Draft Order MLB: 2020 MLB Draft Order Round 1: 1. Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Arizona State, 2. Baltimore Orioles: Heston Kjerstad, RF, Arkansas, 3. Miami Marlins: Max Meyer, P, Minnesota, 4. Kansas City Royals: Asa Lacy, P, Texas A&M, 5. Toronto Blue Jays: Austin Martin, 3B, Vanderbilt, 6. Seattle Mariners: Emerson Hancock, P, Georgia, 7. Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State, 8. San Diego Padres: Robert Hassell, RF, Independence HS (TN), 9. Colorado Rockies: Zac Veen, RF, Spruce Creek HS (FL), 10. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Reid Detmers, P, Louisville, 11. Chicago White Sox: Garrett Crochet, P, Tennessee, 12. Cincinnati Reds: Austin Hendrick, RF, West Allegheny HS (PA), 13. San Francisco Giants: Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State, 14. Texas Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B, Mississippi State, 15. Philadelphia Phillies: Mick Abel, P, Jesuit HS (OR), 16. Chicago Cubs: Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel HS (IL), 17. Boston Red Sox: Nick Yorke, 2B, Archbishop Mitty HS (CA), 18. Arizona Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, P, Duke, 19. New York Mets: Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA), 20. Milwaukee Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, CF, UCLA, 21. St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Walker, 3B, Decatur HS (GA), 22. Washington Nationals: Cade Cavalli, P, Oklahoma, 23. Cleveland Indians: Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ), 24. Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Bitsko, P, Bucks County HS (PA), 25. Atlanta Braves: Jared Shuster, P, Wake Forest, 26. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C, Turlock HS (CA), 27. Minnesota Twins: Aaron Sabato, 1B, North Carolina, 28. New York Yankees: Austin Wells, C, Arizona, 29. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Miller, P, Louisville, 30. Baltimore Orioles (Compensation Pick): Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State, 31. Pittsburgh Pirates (Compensation Pick): Carmen Mlodzinski, P, South Carolina, 32. Kansas City Royals (Compensation Pick): Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor, 33. Arizona Diamondbacks (Compensation Pick): Slade Cecconi, P, Miami FL, 34. San Diego Padres (Compensation Pick): Justin Lange, P, Llano HS (TX), 35. Colorado Rockies (Compensation Pick): Drew Romo, C, The Woodlands HS (TX), 36. Cleveland Indians (Compensation Pick): Tanner Burns, P, Auburn, 37. Tampa Bay Rays (Compensation Pick from St. Louis Cardinals): Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State




2020 MLB Draft Results




Round 1 Picks 1-29



The 2020 MLB Draft has a lot of talent for teams that are looking to rebuild.



Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 10, 2020.


  1. Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Arizona State A+ Grade

    I mocked Casey Mize to Detroit in my 2018 MLB Mock Draft and Riley Greene to Detroit in my 2019 MLB Mock Draft. Back in February, when I had some free time to preview some College Baseball players prior to COVID 19 cancelling College Baseball season, many MLB Draft sites had the Tigers taking Emerson Hancock at 1. I was under the notion that Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson would supplant Hancock to be the first pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Now every mock draft site has Spencer Torkelson going first overall and one of my friends Justin David Kish reported that Torkelson to the Tigers is a done deal.


    Detroit has Casey Mize, Alex Faedo, Beau Borrows, Matt Manning, and Franklin Perez in their farm system on their AA team the Erie Wolves pushing each other for roster spots. Once these guys get called up and once Ron Gardenhire gets fired, this is another team that will have a chance to contend for the AL Central.


    Detroit used the 2018 MLB Draft and 2019 MLB Draft to get future bats as well. Center fielder Parker Meadows, right fielder Riley Greene, and shortstop Nick Quintana are all future pieces to this batting lineup. A blue chip guy and a leader to this team will be needed at 1 and the Tigers have two enticing options with Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson and Vanderbilt third baseman Austin Martin.


    You can make an argument that Austin Martin is the better overall player. However, I believe Spencer Torkelson will be the player Detroit ends up selecting first overall because of his consistency as a home run hitter along with his leadership and discpline. Torkelson also has slightly more upside as both College Batters are blue chip batters you can build an MLB team around.


    The Tigers get the best player in this years class to rebuild their team. The 6-1 220 lb Spencer Torkelson is the top player in this draft. He broke the school record for home runs set by a freshman which was previously held by Barry Bonds with 11 home runs in 1983 by blasting 25 home runs as a freshman. He had 23 home runs as a sophomore and improved his batting average from .320 as a freshman in 2018 to .351 as a sophomore in 2019.


    The Tigers get the best player in this years class to rebuild their team. The 6-1 220 lb Spencer Torkelson is the top player in this draft. He broke the school record for home runs set by a freshman which was previously held by Barry Bonds with 11 home runs in 1983 by blasting 25 home runs as a freshman. He had 23 home runs as a sophomore and improved his batting average from .320 as a freshman in 2018 to .351 as a sophomore in 2019.


    Torkelson had a .340 batting average in a shortened 2020 season before COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 College Baseball Season and the College World Series. Torkelson also has that 5-tool ability to hit any type of pitch whether its a home run, line drive, grounder, or bunt as well as the ability to run fast, throw quick outs, or field effectively as Torkelson had a .981 fielding percentage as a freshman before improving that to .992 in 2019 and maintaining that exact field percentage in 2020.


    Spencer Torkelson would be the third first baseman to be taken first overall and the first right handed first baseman in MLB history. The last first baseman to be picked first overall was Adrian Gonzalez in 2000.


    My player comp for Spencer Torkelson would be Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman as both are right handed first baseman on defense throwing with the right hand with the only difference being that Freeman bats left handed while Torkelson bats right handed. I try to gauge a players potential and avoid doing player comparisions, but Freddie Freeman is already a 4-time All Star by Age 30. Torkelson could end up being a 4-time All Star once he joins the Tigers in the majors which is why I compared him to Freeman.


  2. Baltimore Orioles: Heston Kjerstad, RF, Arkansas B+ Grade

    The Orioles got some good bats in 2019 on a team that needed help everywhere. Batters like Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, High School shortstop Gunnar Henderson, Stanford left fielder Kyle Stowers, and LSU center fielder Zach Watson, you have to feel confident about the Baltimore Orioles future batters assuming they hit on the four batters they took in the first three rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft.


    Baltimore goes with a surprise. Heston Kjerstad fills a need at right fielder which is why you have to like the pick. He's also a more consistent batter than Austin Martin in terms of batting average.


    The 6-3 205 lb Heston Kjerstad can hit home runs, line drives, grounders, and bunts. He's a College Batter in this draft class that displays 5-tool ability which is why many have him mocked in the top 10 overall. He throws quick outs for a right fielder. Had a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000 in both 2019 and 2020.


    Heston Kjerstad started all 69 games in 2018 with .332 batting average, 87 hits, 30 hits for extra bases, 16 doubles, 14 home runs, 58 RBI's and 145 total bases as a true freshman in 2018. Heston Kjerstad had a .327 batting average, 87 hits, 13 doubles, 17 home runs, and 51 RBI's in 2019.


    Heston Kjerstad dominated in a shortened 2020 season by leading Arkansas in 7 different offensive categories. Heston Kjerstad had a team best .448 batting average, .791 slugging percentage, .513 on base percentage, 30 hits, 6 home runs, 20 RBI's and 53 total bases. He led the SEC in hits and total bases in the shortened season too.



  3. Miami Marlins: Max Meyer, P, Minnesota A- Grade

    The Miami Marlins surprised me. That being said, I do not fault them too much for taking Minnesota's ace at 3.


    The 6-0 185 lb Max Meyer gives San Diego a future starter after going from closer to the teams Friday Night Starter with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Max Meyer has a 98-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 97-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, both of his fastballs go up to 100-miles per hour if you warm him up out of the bullpen, he can take a fastball up to 95-miles-per hour late into games, and he also has the best slider of any pitcher in the 2020 MLB Draft.


    Max Meyer had 16 saves as a true freshman. He also struck out Adley Rutschman in 2018, but can be used as a long reliever, middle reliever, set-up pitcher, or closer. Max Meyer transitioned into the starting rotation in 2019 going 5-3 with a 2.11 ERA striking out 87 batters in 76 1/3 innings pitched in his sophomore season. Max Meyer became the Friday Night Starter in 2020 leading Minnesota with a 1.95 ERA. His 46 strikeouts were fifth in the Nation in a shortened season and he led the Big 10 in strikeouts in 2020 while throwing his first complete game victory against North Carolina where he pitched 14 strikeouts in one game giving up only one run.


  4. Kansas City Royals: Asa Lacy, P, Texas A&M A Grade

    The Kansas City Royals got the top pitcher in the draft. They didn't get the best player on the board, but this is an amazing pick that warrants an A grade.


    The 6-4 215 lb Asa Lacy is the top pitcher in the 2020 MLB Draft. Asa Lacy has a 94-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 92-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a fastball that goes up to 98-miles per hour if you use him in the bullpen, an MLB ready slider, a curveball, and a changeup, both are plus pitches. Some scouts like his changeup and curveball more than his slider which can max out at 90-miles per hour giving Lacy exceptional velocity.


    Asa Lacy pitched out of the bullpen as a freshman. He only had one save, but was able to pitch 4.2 scoreless innings. He is capable of pitching as a long reliever, middle reliever, set-up pitcher, and closer in addition to being a starting pitcher in 2018.


    Asa Lacy went 8-4 as a starter with a 2.13 ERA, .162 opponents batting average against him, and 130 strikeouts in 2019. He went 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA in four starts before the 2020 Season got cancelled. Lacy is an exceptional pitching prospect that would probably be the first pick in any other draft year that did not wield two exceptional batters like Spencer Torkelson and Austin Martin or if he was eligible for 2019 he would have been picked behind Adley Rutschman and Bobby Witt Jr.



  5. Toronto Blue Jays: Austin Martin, 3B, Vanderbilt A+ Grade

    The 6-0 170 lb Austin Martin can play third baseman, shortstop, second baseman, first baseman, left fielder, center fielder, or right fielder with his versatility. His main position at Vanderbilt was third baseman on a team that won the 2019 College World Series.


    Martin can hit home runs, line drives, grounders, and bunts. Martin led Vanderbilt with a .388 on-base percentage as a true freshman in 2018. He also led Vanderbilt with 22 stolen bases during his freshman season while batting .308. He began his first career at bat at Vanderbilt with a home run blast against Duke. He ended his 2018 campaign on a ten game hitting streak before opening up the 2019 campaign with a ten game hitting streak and .512 batting average in his first ten games as a sophomore.


    Martin had a .392 batting average, 10 home runs, 87 runs, 46 RBI's, a .604 slugging percentage, and a .943 fielding percentage in 2019 while leading Vanderbilt to a College World Series Championship. Martin had a .377 batting average, 3 home runs, 11 RBI's .660 slugging percentage, and a .897 fielding percentage in 2020 before the College Baseball season got cancelled.


  6. Seattle Mariners: Emerson Hancock, P, Georgia A+ Grade

    Seattle got Logan Stenberg and Will Kirby in the last two MLB Drafts really loading up with College arms at pitcher. Seattle takes another College Pitcher that may be an upgrade over both Logan Stenberg and Will Kirby by taking Georgia Bulldogs pitcher Emerson Hancock sixth overall.


    The 6-4 213 lb Emerson Hancock is the best player on the board and he provides competition for the prospects that the Mariners drafted. Emerson Hancock has a 96-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 94-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, an 82-mile per hour slider, an 81-mile per hour curveball, and a changeup. Hancock entered the season as the projected top pick in some mocks so for Seattle to get him at 6 is fantastic value as Hancock may provide the Mariners with an ace pitcher here.


    Hancock had a rough freshman year in 2018 going 6-4 in 15 starts with a 5.10 ERA. Hancock had an 8-3 record with a 1.99 ERA as a sophomore with 97 strikeouts in 90.1 innings pitched in 2019. Hancock went 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts in four starts during his junior season which were all wins for Georgia before the College Baseball season got cancelled.



  7. Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State A+ Grade

    Pittsburgh got the best player on the board at 7. You cannot fault them for this pick.


    The 5-10 190 lb Nick Gonzales led New Mexico State with a .347 batting average, 17 doubles, 9 home runs, 36 RBI, and a .596 slugging percentage as a freshman in 2018. Gonzalez had a .432 batting average, 16 home runs, 80 RBI's, 19 doubles, and 4 triples in 2019. Nick Gonzales led the NCAA with 12 home runs in 2020 before the season was suspended due to COVID-19. Most scouts don't consider Nick Gonzales a power hitter even though he appears to be a complete 5-tool batter when you look at his stats. He did well enough in 2020 to cement his status as a top 5 prospect.


    Nick Gonzales is pretty complete offensively. The downside played in a stadium with high alttitude, and take into consideration that New Mexico State has one of the smallest fences in the FBS for baseball which is why Gonzales still finished third on his team in home runs in 2019.


    Nick Gonzales lacks the arm to play shortstop even though he's listed as a second baseman/shortstop. Scouts say he's limited defensively even though he had a .953 fielding percentage in 2018 and a .963 fielding percentage in 2019. He also has average speed and some think his batting skills will not translate.


    Nick Gonzales is an upgrade over Cole Tucker and Kevin Kramer. Pittsburgh has something to be optimistic about if the Pirates put Gonzales at second baseman and keep Kevin Newman at shortstop. I love this pick and its my favorite pick since the Pirates took Newman. Think a faster version of Neil Walker with a better batting average. He reminds me of Jose Ramirez in terms of being a power batter, but his arm is weaker.


  8. San Diego Padres: Robert Hassell, RF, Independence HS (TN) A- Grade

    Robert Hassell had a .410 batting average with 12 home runs, 31 runs scored and 33 RBI into the postseason. With 43 walks, he had a .583 on-base percentage, and a .890 slugging percentage. Hassell dominated in 2019 and that's why he won the Gatorade State Player Of the Year in the state of Tennessee.



  9. Colorado Rockies: Zac Veen, RF, Spruce Creek HS (FL) A Grade

    The 6-5 205 lb Zac Veen had a .500 batting average, 15 runs scored, 10 RBI's, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 17 stolen bases, a .627 on base percentage, and a .969 slugging percentage in 11 games before the 2020 season got cancelled. He won Gatorade Player Of The Year in the State of Florida. He did well in 2019 as well which is why I am warming up to the idea of Colorado taking Zac Veen at 9.


  10. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Reid Detmers, P, Louisville A+ Grade

    The Angels got the best player on the board. This pitcher will help them down the road.


    The 6-2 210 lb Reid Detmers has a 92-mile per hour 4-seam fastball and a 89-mile per hour 2-seam fastball. His 75-mile per hour 12-6 curveball and his 72-mile per hour curveball are his two best pitches rather than his fastballs.


    Reid Detmers managed to win the Friday Night Starter job becoming Louisville's starting pitcher and ace on the mound as early as his sophomore season. Reid Detmers went 13-4 with a 2.78 ERA, 167 strikeouts, and pitched 113.1 innings in 2019. Reid Detmers went 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 2020 in a shortened season.



  11. Chicago White Sox: Garrett Crochet, P, Tennessee A Grade

    Chicago finally got a pitcher. The White Sox got the top college pitcher.


    Garrett Crochet has a 97-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 95-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a 85-mile per hour slider, 89-mile per hour changeup that has more velocity than any changeup in this draft class, and a 80-mile per hour curveball. Not only does Crochet have the velocity and throwing power, but also posseses the command and pitching accuracy to control his pitches effectively.


    The 6-6 218 lb Garrett Crochet had an ERA of 0.00 in one start in 2020 before COVID-19 suspended Tennessee's season. He only pitched 3 1/3 innings against Wright State with an ERA of 0.00 causing 6 strikeouts.


  12. Cincinnati Reds: Austin Hendrick, RF, West Allegheny HS (PA) A+ Grade

    The Cincinnati Reds have batters that can help them win now at every position. Unfortunately you cannot say the same with their pitching even though they have seven good pitching prospects in their farm system including Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Tony Santillan, Lyon Richardson, Packy Naughton, Vladimir Gutierrez, and Jacob Heatherly. They can put five of those guys in their starting rotation and move two to the bullpen if all seven manage to make it to the big leagues at some point down the road. The Reds just need five of those pitchers to make it while keeping their core of batters in tact with future batters like Tyler Stevenson and Jonathan India as well.


    Cincinatti's takes the best player on the board here. Back in 2018, Austin Hendrick was listed as the number one pick in preliminary 2020 MLB Mock Drafts. The Reds are getting a huge steal as well as my top ranked High School Batter in this entire draft at 12.


    The 6-1 205 lb Austin Hendrick was a four year starter at center fielder at West Allegheny High School in PA. Hendrick can hit home runs, line drives, grounders, and bunt. He practiced with former Pine Richland standout Neil Walker, who was the last WPIAL standout to enter the MLB Draft.


    He does not have the arm to play center fielder in the MLB and going to a team where he can move to a corner outfielder role is what's best for him since most MLB center fielders have the arm to throw far.



  13. San Francisco Giants: Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State C Grade

    Patrick Bailey can hit home runs. They drafted a player that never had a batting average of .300 after taking Joey Bart second overall.


    The 6-2 207 lb Patrick Bailey may not hit consistently, but he does hit home runs consistently despite never having a batting average of .300 or higher. Bailey hit 13 home runs in 2018 and 10 in 2019 before leading North Carolina State with 6 home runs in 2020. Not sure this is a good pick with them having Buster Posey and Joey Bart. This is a solid C grade for me.


  14. Texas Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B, Mississippi State D Grade

    Justin Foscue is a floor guy. He would be great for a team like the Cleveland Indians late in the first round. Taking a floor guy in the top 15 is irresponsible which is why I'm giving the Rangers a D grade.


    The 6-0 203 lb Justin Foscue had a .331 batting average and 14 home runs in 2019. Foscue batted .321 in a limited 2020 season. He's talented. My issue is the Rangers think this guy is Ian Kinsler and he's not.



  15. Philadelphia Phillies: Mick Abel, P, Jesuit HS (OR) A+ Grade

    Mick Abel has a 97-mile per hour 4-seam fastball and a 94-mile per hour 2-seam fastball. He delivers both pitches with a 3/4 arm slot and has similar pitching mechanics to Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Additional pitches include a 94-mile per hour sinker and an 87-mile per hour slider. He can also throw a curveball and changeup so he has four pitches he can throw effectively now and two he could develop with his curveball and changeup.


    The 6-5 198 lb Mick Abel went 9-0 with a 1.34 ERA, and 90 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings pitched. Mick Abel was also the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Oregon in 2019. The Phillies got the best player on the board.


  16. Chicago Cubs: Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel HS (IL) A+ Grade

    First baseman Anthony Rizzo, shortstop Javier Baez, third baseman Kris Bryant, and outfielder Kyle Schwarber all have expiring deals in 2022. Nico Hoener, Chicago's 2018 first round pick out of Stanford is going to start at second base even though he was originally a shortstop at Stanford before taking a second baseman in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Chicago ignored all of these positions in the first round by going with a pitcher after giving up on their 2016 and 2017 first round picks.


    That means third baseman Kris Bryant probably gets extended with the Cubs reloading at the rest of the infield positions through the draft with second base being a position of strength once Nico Hoener gets called up to the MLB. The 6-2 185 lb Ed Howard is the top shortstop in this draft, and he was also the starting shortstop on the Great Lakes team that made it to the 2014 Little League World Series finals.


    Ed Howard has a high baseball IQ which will help him learn things he's unfamiliar with. He plays High School Baseball in the state of Illinois which is why it is very fitting for the Cubs to draft Ed Howard.



  17. Boston Red Sox: Nick Yorke, 2B, Archbishop Mitty HS (CA) F Grade

    Nick Yorke wasn't even my top 72. The Red Sox took a third round player at 17. To make matters worse the Red Sox didn't even have a second round pick. This pick is an F grade.


  18. Arizona Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, P, Duke B Grade

    They go with Duke's Friday Night Starter in 2020 by taking a flyer on Bryce Jarvis. Jarvis was part of one of the ACC's best pitching rotations at Duke and will be tested in Arizona's farm system. His 94 strikeouts and 0.60 ERA in 2019 were a team best and what allowed Jarvis to earn the number one starter role in 2020.


    There were only four players graded higher than Bryce Jarvis. This is a good prospect for the Arizona Diamondbacks to take at 18 not a great pick.



  19. New York Mets: Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA) C Grade

    This pick is a reach. I like Pete Crow-Armstrong in the 25-30 range. I felt like the Mets reached at 19 even though he was the best player on their team.


  20. Milwaukee Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, CF, UCLA A+ Grade

    The 6-3 215 lb junior can hit line drives, grounders, and bunts. He needs to improve his ability to hit with power, but if he does this correctly he can develop into a 30 to 35 home run hitter and be the third or fourth 5-tool player in this draft.


    Garrett Mitchell started 41 games as a freshman. His sophomore season in 2019 is when he really broke out having a .349 batting average, 12 triples, 14 doubles, 6 home runs, 57 runs scored, and 41 RBI's in 2019. Mitchell had a .355 batting average in 2020. He doesn't hit the ball with enough power, but everything else checks out on tape which is why I believe Mitchell will be the pick here since the other center fielders in this draft lack the range and arm to be MLB center fielders and project in corner outfield spots at left fielder or right fielder.


    Milwaukee got someone who was once a top 10 pick at 20. This is a fantastic pick.



  21. St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Walker, 3B, Decatur HS (GA) A+ Grade

    Jordan Walker who got into Duke, but had two parents go to MIT is paramount because the 6-5 212 lb Jordan Walker is the top third baseman in this draft. Jordan Walker has a great power bat, but the rest of his game needs to develop.


    The Cardinals are a team that took a player who could be their best third baseman since Scott Rolen. The entire NL Central division is a winner of this draft. This is the first time since I covered the MLB Draft that I handed all 5 NL Central teams A+ grades and I've covered this draft dating back to 2011 when I was at Rant Sports prior to Draft Utopia launching in 2012.


  22. Washington Nationals: Cade Cavalli, P, Oklahoma F Grade

    Washington took a pitcher with an ERA of over 4.00 here. Also this is the first time in my history of covering the draft since 2011 where I ever handed a World Series Champion of F grade on draft day.



  23. Cleveland Indians: Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) A+ Grade

    The Dogers were looking at Carson Tucker at 29. He is also the little brother of Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker.


    I think Carson will be better than Cole. Also he looks like the ideal candidate to succeed Francisco Lindor with the right development.


  24. Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Bitsko, P, Bucks County HS (PA) A+ Grade

    The 6-4 225 lb Nick Bitsko was originally supposed to graduate from High School in 2021 and challenge Kumar Rocker to be the top pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. He chose to graduate early this year in 2020 after being a sophomore last year so he could be draft eligible in the 2020 MLB Draft.


    Nick Bitsko had a 1.50 ERA as a freshman at Central Bucks East High School in 2018. Bitsko cut that ERA down to 1.18 as a sophomore at Central Bucks East High School. Nick Bitsko played his Summer ball at Bucks County HS for the Bucks County Generals so the fact that Bitsko graduated early along with the fact that his workload with HS Baseball and Summer Ball is bigger than any HS Pitcher prospect pretty much means he will be a first round pick.



  25. Atlanta Braves: Jared Shuster, P, Wake Forest D Grade

    Jared Shuster was a Friday Night Starter at Wake Forest. It's a deep College Pitcher draft.


  26. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C, Turlock HS (CA) D Grade

    The Athletics have Sean Murphy and took a backup catcher here. The value they are getting is what keeps this from an F grade.



  27. Minnesota Twins: Aaron Sabato, 1B, North Carolina C Grade

    Twins see a future first baseman. That's why this pick doesn't appear so bad on paper. The 6-2 230 lb Aaron Sabato led North Carolina with a .343 batting average and had 18 home runs in 2019 breaking the previous school record for home runs by a freshman at North Carolina in 2019.


    Aaron Sabato is mainly a power hitter though. He had 0 stolen bases in 2019. Aaron Sabato also declined in the shortened 2020 season with a .292 batting average and only 7 home runs after having a very dominant 2019 campaign at North Carolina.


  28. New York Yankees: Austin Wells, C, Arizona F Grade

    New York has a very good 1-9 batting lineup. They got the pitching to win the AL Pennant. Taking a catcher when Gary Sanchez is still 27-years-old is irresponsible.



  29. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Miller, P, Louisville C+ Grade

    The 6-5 220 lb Bobby Miller complimented Reid Detmers in Louisville's rotation. Most had a first round grade on him, but I had him going in the second round. This isn't a bad pick for the Dodgers.


    Bobby Miller had a 0.80 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched during his senior year of High School. He got picked by the Orioles in the thirty eighth round of the 2017 MLB Draft, but chose to enroll in Louisville instead to boost his draft stock.


    Bobby Miller went 6-1 with a 2.97 ERA posting 55 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings in 2018. Miller went 7-1 with a 3.83 ERA in 80 innings. Miller went 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 2020. Miller won games at Louisville and the organization that ends up with Bobby Miller will be hoping for more of the same if Miller manages to make his way up to the big leagues.












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