The first pitcher taken in the 2020 MLB draft, Max Meyer is one of the few first-round pitchers that doesn’t toe the rubber at 6’3 or above. Astros: Zach Daniels, OF, Tennessee, 132. Dodgers: Jake Vogel, OF, Huntington Beach (HS) 101. The biggest knock on him is that he's only a right-handed first baseman, and those seldom make for satisfying early selections -- it's basically a sample of the ballad of Andrew Vaughn, the third pick in last year's draft. Cardinals: Levi Prater, P, Oklahoma 94. Even more predictably, there are concerns he'll have to move away from the hot corner due to his size. His delivery features some recoil, yet he walked just over seven percent of the batters he faced in three years against top-end SEC competition. He has combined to score 112 runs, draw 90 walks and steal 50 bases in 135 games throughout his collegiate career. Rangers: Evan Carter, OF, Elizabethton (HS)51. Marlins: Dax Fulton, P, Mustang (HS) 41. Marines: Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M44. Mariners: Tyler Keenan, 3B, Mississippi 108. Cantrelle’s sophomore campaign included a three-homer game on March 16 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a cycle in a perfect 4-for-4 effort on March 19 vs. Northwestern State University. Indians: Tanner Burns, P, Auburn 37. BA's MLB Draft database with every pick, scouting reports, signing bonuses and analysis from 1965 through the 2020 MLB Draft. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected three more players on day two of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. It’s been an incredible process. 11 position in the first round. The top of this class is loaded with good college arms, so Abel might slip outside of the top five. The first-year-player draft is a time for bats, but I’m so excited for these arms that they keep jumping out at me. He's still a candidate to go high in the draft because of what teams saw in the past: a good, physical frame; a clean delivery; a hot fastball; and a curveball that looks good through the lens of Trackman. Marlins: Kyle Hurt, P, USC 135. In some ways, that’s true; in some ways, it’s not. The 2020 MLB Draft -- officially known as the First-Year Player Draft or the Rule 4 Draft -- finished up Thursday night. Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks East (HS). (He played right in 2019 out of deference to former first-round pick Matt McLain, who moved to shortstop this season.) Given his athleticism and pair of top-end pitches, he has a better chance than most at defying the stigma against short righties. Nationals: Cole Henry, P, LSU56. Red Sox: Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central (HS)90. Lacy, who struck out 46 batters in 24 innings this season, seems primed to join that group in the coming years. Scouts are less bullish on his bat. May 27, 2020. He has a firm fastball with plenty of oomph. If one of the top-ranked hitters is going to slide on draft day, then it's probably going to be Gonzales. Rockies: Sam Weatherly, P, Clemson 82. 10:51 pm ET, 2020 MLB Draft: Biggest Surprise Pick From Round One, Team-by-team draft grades can be found here. Tigers: Dillon Dingler, C, Ohio State39. To Crochet's credit, he does have the essential attributes teams desire in their starters: a big frame (6-foot-6), a strong arm (he can flirt with triple digits), and an out pitch (his slider). Howard isn't just the best bet among prep players in this class to remain at shortstop, he's arguably the purest shortstop to come along in years. Giants: Nick Swiney, P, NC State68. The draft will assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. Preparation for the 2020 MLB Draft seemed to take a lifetime, but as soon as draft day actually arrived, it was over in a flash. On March 26, 2020, MLB and the MLBPAreached a deal that included the option to shorten the draft to five … A collegiate catcher has been selected either first (Adley Rutschman in 2019) or second overall (Joey Bart, 2018) in the last two drafts. Reds: Christian Roa, P, Texas A&M49. section: | slug: 2020-mlb-draft-full-results-tracker-list-of-all-160-picks-from-five-round-process | sport: baseball | route: article_single.us | Sabato's game may not feature another average or better tool outside of his bat, so he'll have to hit, hit, and then hit some more in order to justify his selection and punch his ticket to the Show. Angels: Adam Seminaris, P, Long Beach State 142. His slider is also a quality offering, giving him three legit weapons. SAN DIEGO -- The First-Year Player Draft is about to take on a much more collegiate feel. The 21-year-old switch-hitter started all 17 games in his junior season this spring, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 17 runs, 15 walks, 9 RBI and a .469 on-base percentage. His precision gains have coincided with a velocity boost that enables him to touch into the mid-to-upper-90s. 2020’s will be a supremely weird draft, but I’m geeked for it. If asked, he could probably pitch out of a big-league bullpen this season. From the Orioles breaking Twitter at 2nd overall, to the Rangers’ head-scratching second round pick, to several notable omissions at the conclusion of the draft, the industry has plenty to unpack in the coming days. Bitsko has to be convinced to forego his commitment to the University of Virginia, meaning whatever team takes him will have to put its money where its confidence is. Giants: Ryan Murphy, P, Le Moyne College 145. Jarvis received a lot of attention in February, when he threw a perfect game against Cornell. Mets: Eric Orze, P, University of New Orleans 151. Dodgers: Carson Taylor, C, Virginia Tech131. Even at 6′, Meyer’s lively arm speed allows him to routinely pepper fastballs in the mid to upper 90’s towards hitters along with an absolutely filthy slider. The 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft took place on June 10 and 11, 2020. October 14, 2020 8:37 AM View Comments The order for the 2021 First-Year Player Draft was unveiled Monday with the Nationals selecting at the No. While he's skilled at working deep counts and punishing mistakes with his above-average raw power, he's a candidate to finish with a below-average hit tool due in part to his tendency to whiff. Mostly his delivery, which includes a long, whip-like arm action that robs him of command and could threaten his long-term well being. In 2019, he batted .309 (73-for-236) with 56 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, 9 home runs, 31 RBI, a Sun Belt Conference-leading 28 stolen bases and a .930 OPS in 59 games. Despite incinerating the Western Athletic Conference (.448/.610/1.155 slash line with 12 home runs and 11 more walks than strikeouts in 16 games) and last summer's Cape Cod League (.351/.451/.630), there are nagging concerns about his upside. The five-round 2020 MLB Draft is in the books. And so on. Giants: R.J. Dabovich, P, Arizona State115. Wells' standing is tied to a team's belief that he can catch. Royals: Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor 33. Dodgers: Clayton Beeter, P, Texas Tech, 67. Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, P, Miami34. Very dark timeline stuff all over in 2020, including the post-bonanza, post-postponement note from MLB for teams to be miserly with any scholarships connected to the ultra cheap sweepstakes. Jarvis has improved his velocity, now pitching in the mid-90s, and he has one of the draft's best changeups. Pirates: Jared Jones, P, La Mirada (HS)45. Rays: Ian Seymour, P, Virginia Tech58. The first-year player draft is the primary mechanism of Major League Baseball (MLB) for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams. The risk is, as suggested, with his defense. Despite walking nearly five batters per nine in 2019, he's walked just nine batters over his last 11 appearances, dating back to the Cape Cod League. Miller has a big, strong frame. Reds: Jackson Miller, C, J.W. White Sox: Bailey Horn, P, Auburn 143. Abel went 15th despite the pandemic wiping out his season, and preventing teams from taking additional looks. Blue Jays: CJ Van Eyk, P, Florida State43. Phillies: Carson Ragsdale, P, South Florida 117. Giants: Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist69. Not every team has the stomach for his swing-and-miss tendencies, and it's easy to envision him becoming a left-handed Clint Frazier, but that isn't the worst outcome by any means. Cavalli has a fastball he can run into the mid-to-upper-90s as well as a quality slider. Padres: Cole Wilcox, P, Georgia81. Cubs: Koen Moreno, P, Panther Creek (HSS)148. Ranking the top 175 players for your first-year player drafts. Marlins: Kyle Nicolas, P, Ball State62. A Conversation with Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coordinator Kyle Boddy. He walked in 31 of his 82 plate appearances during the abbreviated NCAA season, but he still managed to improve his career homer count to 54 in 498 at-bats. All Rights Reserved. He missed this spring with a right knee injury, but in his sophomore season a year ago he batted .296 (59-for-199) with 43 runs, 12 doubles, six home runs, 46 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 50 games. Blue Jays: Nick Frasso, P, Loyola Marymount107. You read that right: he fanned more than two per inning, or 48 of the 91 batters he faced, and he did that while allowing 16 hits, three runs, and six walks. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- MLB’s first-year player draft will be held Wednesday and Thursday. Blue Jays: Zach Britton, OF, Louisville 137. Mariners: Kaden Polcovich, 2B, Oklahoma State 79. A data-driven team might find it hard to justify popping Gonzales so early, lest they end up with a singles-hitting second baseman who isn't a threat to run or win a Gold Glove. Mariners: Connor Phillips, P, McLennan CC65. 1 overall pick, which was expected. Twins: Marco Raya, P, United South (HS) 129. Brewers: Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami54. He's also a skilled baserunner with good speed and smarts. Cardinals: Masyn Winn, SS, Kingwood (HS)55. Reds: Joe Boyle, P, Notre Dame144. 1 pick Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft has arrived. Hancock has three pitches that could be classified as above-average: his low-to-mid-90s fastball, his changeup, and his slider. The Detroit Tigers picked Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with the No. Mets: Isaiah Greene, OF, Corona (HS) 70. Veen has the tall, lean, broad-shouldered frame that bodes well for him adding muscle over the coming years (and for drawing comparisons to Jayson Werth). The Reds selected RHP Joe Boyle (6-7, 240, BR-TR) , out of the University of Notre Dame, with the team's sixth pick (5th round, 143th overall) of the 2020 first-year player draft. He led the NCAA and established a new single-season program record in triples and was a finalist for an American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Gold Glove Award. Nationals: Brady Lindsly, C, Oklahoma124. 1 pick. Yankees: Beck Way, P, Northwest Florida State 130. Few, if any pitchers in this class have improved their stock as much as Shuster has over the past year. The Brewers began Thursday’s portion of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft with the selection of shortstop Freddy Zamora out of the University of Miami in the second round (53rd overall). Braves: Spencer Strider, P, Clemson 127. Tigers: Colt Keith, 3B, Biloxi (HS) 133. Red Sox: Jeremy Wu-Yelland, P, Hawaii 119. ... To determine the value of each player and each pick, ... 2020 Mock Draft: Mach 1. by Eric Longenhagen. Angels: David Calabrese, OF, St. Elizabeth Catholic83. His delivery features some recoil, yet he walked just over seven percent of the batters he faced in three years against top-end SEC competition. Foscue will have to work on his defense, but his track record of making contact, commanding the zone, and posting above-average exit velocities should attract a team with a good development staff. Hancock has three pitches that could be classified as above-average: his low-to-mid-90s fastball, his changeup, and his slider. Reds: Bryce Bonnin, P, Texas Tech 85. He has a strong arm, but he's a work-in-progress in other ways. Mariners: Taylor Dollardm, P, Cal Poly 138. Tigers: Gage Workman, 3B, Arizona State103. Some consider that a deterrent, but not this guy. In 2019, Warren earned First-Team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors after leading the conference in on-base percentage (.502), runs (73), hits (90), doubles (23) and walks (59) and ranking second in RBI (70) across 60 games played. Teams will have to decide if they trust his odd, albeit adaptable swing enough to project him as a Corey Dickerson type. The most notable baseball alum from West Allegheny High School is Scott Patterson, who played Luke on Gilmore Girls. He's already reconfigured his swing once since high school, and a team hoping to help him unlock his star potential could task him with trying it again. In redraft leagues, there is no better time than your draft prep and actual draft. Orioles: Coby Mayo, 3B, Stoneman Douglas (HS) 104. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. It's to be determined if he can stick at shortstop. He also has the frame and demeanor scouts seek in their top-of-the-rotation prospects. (He struck out in nearly a quarter of his plate appearances this season in 17 games.) Mitchell (HS) 66. The announcements were made by Vice President – Domestic Scouting Tod Johnson. Cardinals: Alec Burleson, 1B, East Carolina71. Braves: Jesse Franklin, OF, Michigan98. But there were plenty of surprises in the early going. He reclassified earlier in the year from the 2021 draft, putting the onus on his performance this spring. The major (and arguably only) flaw in his game is his command: even though he walked three batters per nine in this abbreviated season, he still finished his Aggies career having walked four per nine. Athletics: Michael Guldberg, OF, Georgia Tech 99. He could be an impact-level defender in center thanks to his range, arm, and all-out demeanor. Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State 31. You can find the full list of every selection below, and we here at CBS Sports provided analysis of each of the 29 first-round picks that were made Wednesday night. If he signals to teams he's turning pro, he should be the top prep corner infielder off the board. He's committed to Texas, but figures to be signable. Indians: Milan Tolentino, SS, Santa Margarita (HS) 125. Nonetheless, the wide berth granted by his secondary skills should permit Howard to go early in the draft to a team looking for a potential starting shortstop. He missed this spring with a right knee injury, but in his sophomore season a year ago he batted .296 (59-for-199) with 43 runs, 12 doubles, six home runs, 46 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 50 games. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent so much time watching, listening, and reading about these guys, you know them better than you know thyself. Rays: Hunter Barnhart, P, St. Joseph (HS) 97. Cubs: Luke Little, P, San Jacinto College118. Phillies: Baron Radcliff, OF, Georgia Tech 147. Scouts have concerns that the curve won't be as effective against big-league hitters due to its low-to-mid-70s velocity and its out-of-hand visibility. Padres: Owen Caissie, OF, Notre Dame Catholic (HS)46. You'd think Torkelson was a Joe Hill creation given the fear he invokes in opposing pitchers. There aren’t players with helium riding up boards because they’re dominating in conference play and there aren’t players sliding because Hendrick could usurp Patterson if he someday lands the role of cleanup hitter. Walker, armed with a Duke commitment, is viewed as a tougher sign than his peers. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. 6-keys: media/spln/mlb/reg/free/stories_live-blog, at Should he prove successful, he ought to be a quick-to-rise mid-rotation starter. He can handle himself at the plate, though, and proved as much by hitting .297/.380/.482 with 19 home runs and 10 more walks than strikeouts. 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