Draft Day 2: Pick-by-pick rundown, analysis

June 13th, 2020

After a memorable first day of the 2020 MLB Draft, clubs pounced on the deep pool of top-prospect talent still on the board entering Day 2, which concluded with Round 5 Thursday night.

While this year's event was shortened from 40 rounds to five due to the coronavirus pandemic, recent history suggests that Thursday's picks will yield some future stars. Clubs will have until Aug. 1 to sign draftees, and there is a $20,000 limit per player on bonuses for non-drafted free agents.

Below is a breakdown of every Day 2 pick, from No. 38 to 160.

Round 2

38) Tigers: Dillon Dingler, C, Ohio State: He played center field as a freshman before moving behind the plate and has the kind of athleticism and speed you normally don’t see in a catcher. More >

39) Orioles: Hudson Haskin, OF, Tulane: Haskin went to Avon Old Farms (Conn.) High School, the same school as Astros center fielder George Springer. Haskin is projected as a 20-plus-homer hitter and a solid defensive center fielder. More >

40) Marlins: Daxton Fulton, LHP, Mustang (Okla.) HS: Regarded by most evaluators as the top prep left-hander in the 2020 class, Fulton might have gone in the first round had he not undergone Tommy John surgery last September. When healthy, the 6-foot-6, 225-pounder features a projectable three-pitch mix, highlighted by a plus curveball. More >

41) Royals: Ben Hernandez, RHP, De La Salle (Ill.) Institute: The 6-foot-2 right-hander has the best changeup in the 2020 high school class, which he showed off in lights-out performances in the inaugural PDP League and the Under Armour All-America Game. More >

42) Blue Jays: CJ Van Eyk, RHP, Florida State: After pitching out of the bullpen as a freshman, the 6-foot-1 right-hander moved into the Seminoles’ rotation as a sophomore and then continued to improve this spring, operating with a solid three-pitch mix that includes a plus curveball. More >

43) Mariners: Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M: The left-handed hitter won the 2019 Cape Cod League batting title (.353) and was off to a hot start this spring, hitting .421 with six homers in 18 games and ranking 11th in NCAA Division I with a 1.336 OPS. More >

44) Pirates: Jared Jones, RHP, La Mirada (Calif.) HS: A two-way standout from the California prep ranks whom the Pirates drafted as a pitcher, Jones is raw but highly projectable, with big-time arm strength that helps him generate a fastball that reaches 96-97 mph. More >

45) Padres: Owen Caissie, OF, Notre Dame Catholic (Ontario) SS: The lefty-swinging prep outfielder from Ontario played for the Canadian junior national team and has the raw power and arm strength to profile in right field. More >

46) Rockies: Chris McMahon, RHP, Miami: When he's on, like he was for the U.S. Collegiate National Team, the 6-foot-2 righty is the total package -- stuff, command, feel and athleticism. More >

47) White Sox: Jared Kelley, RHP, Refugio (Texas) HS: Kelley’s high school is in the same Texas town where Nolan Ryan was born. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-hander features a 96 mph fastball along with a changeup and slider. More >

48) Reds: Christian Roa, RHP, Texas A&M: Roa teamed up with No. 4 overall pick Asa Lacy to form a dominant righty-lefty duo for the Aggies, and he's an imposing pitcher at 6-foot-4 with an overhand delivery. More >

49) Giants: Casey Schmitt, 3B, San Diego State: A true two-way player for San Diego State, Schmitt served as the Aztecs’ closer (23 saves) on top of his corner-infield duties (.295/.366/.408). More >

50) Rangers: Evan Carter, OF, Elizabethton (Tenn.) HS: A graduate of the same high school as longtime Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Carter not only played both football and baseball, he also was a two-way player on the baseball field, hitting .324 and pitching to a 1.34 ERA in 2019. More >

51) Cubs: Burl Carraway, LHP, Dallas Baptist: A left-hander with two plus pitches (fastball, curveball) who posted a 3.16 ERA and averaged 15.6 K/9 out of Dallas Baptist’s bullpen, Carraway boasts stuff and a late-inning track record that could help him reach the Majors quickly. More >

52) Mets: J.T. Ginn, RHP, Mississippi State: A right-hander with a 91-95 mph fastball that touches 97 mph, Ginn was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2019, and he pitched in the College World Series. He underwent Tommy John surgery this spring. More >

53) Brewers: Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami: Zamora’s father, Freddy Sr., played professional baseball in Nicaragua. The shortstop stands out more for his defense than his bat, projecting as an above-average defender who could stay at the position, though some evaluators believe he has untapped potential at the plate. More >

54) Cardinals: Masyn Winn, SS, Kingwood (Texas) HS: He is seen as a legitimate two-way prospect, with the ability to reach the upper 90s with his fastball, plus raw power at the plate. More >

55) Nationals: Cole Henry, RHP, LSU: A 38th-round pick by the Tigers in 2018, he went to LSU, where he battled injuries but showed the potential for three solid to plus pitches. More >

56) Indians: Logan Allen, LHP, Florida International: He won’t be the only left-handed pitcher named Logan Allen in the Cleveland organization, as the Indians acquired the other guy by that name last July. More >

57) Rays: Ian Seymour, LHP, Virginia Tech: The lefty stands just 6-foot but raised his velocity into the 90-94 mph range this year, and he adds deception and heavy life to his fastball. More >

58) A's: Jeff Criswell, RHP, Michigan: After going to the Tigers in the 35th round in 2017, the righty performed well for the Wolverines, showing a 93-96 mph fastball with heavy sink. More >

59) Twins: Alerick Soularie, OF, Tennessee: He finished second in the SEC in OBP (.466) and third in slugging (.602) in 2019, and he’s got an excellent feel for recognizing and barreling pitches. More >

60) Dodgers: Landon Knack, RHP, East Tennessee State: He’s the best fifth-year prospect in years, and he took a big leap forward this season, posting a 1.08 ERA and an NCAA Division I-leading 51 strikeouts in 25 innings. More >

Competitive Balance Round B

61) Marlins: Kyle Nicolas, RHP, Ball State: The nephew of former NFL quarterback Todd Blackledge, Nicolas owns one of the best fastballs in college baseball, with the ability to sit in the mid-90s as a starter and reach back for triple digits in shorter stints. The 6-foot-4 right-hander’s power slider gives him a second swing-and-miss pitch, though his curveball, changeup and control all leave something to be desired. More >

62) Tigers: Danny Cabrera, OF, LSU: A well-rounded left-handed hitter who projects for both average and power at the next level, Cabrera was a consistent producer at LSU, posting a .300/.382/.520 batting line with 20 homers and 104 RBIs in three SEC seasons, and he also fared well in two Cape Cod League campaigns. More >

63) Cardinals: Tink Hence, RHP, Watson Chapel (Ark.) HS: Hence, a fast-arm right-hander whose fastball has been up to 96 mph, is the third high school player taken by the Cardinals in as many picks. Just 17, the Arkansas commit is undersized but has the potential to stick as a starter thanks to his arsenal, athleticism and ability to repeat his sound delivery. More >

64) Mariners: Connor Phillips, RHP, McLennan (Texas) CC: The first JUCO player taken in the 2020 Draft has a pair of potential plus pitches in a 92-96 mph fastball that touches 98 and an upper-70s curveball that he throws with depth. More >

65) Reds: Jackson Miller, C, J.W. Mitchell (Fla.) HS: More athletic than the typical catcher, Miller, a Wake Forest recruit, could have average tools across the board, standing out most for his sound left-handed bat and solid defense behind the plate. More >

66) Dodgers: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech: He has undergone two elbow operations during his college career, including Tommy John surgery, but he performed at a high level when healthy, with huge numbers in an abbreviated 2020 season. More >

Round 2 Compensation

67) Giants: Nick Swiney, LHP, NC State: The 6-foot-3 righty moved from the bullpen to the rotation this season, but his long-term role is uncertain, with his stuff playing up in relief. More >

68) Giants: Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist: The second Dallas Baptist player to come off the board in the first 68 picks, Glowenke is carried by his right-handed bat, which helped him finish fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference batting race (.328) in 2018. More >

69) Mets: Isaiah Greene, OF, Corona Senior (Calif.) HS: The Missouri commit has an eye-catching collection of raw tools, with plus speed that will allow him to stay in center field for the long run and a contact-oriented left-handed swing. More >

70) Cardinals: Alec Burleson, 1B, East Carolina: Burleson is one of the top two-way players in college baseball and played a dual role for Team USA, but his sweet lefty swing makes him a better hitting prospect. More >

71) Nationals: Sammy Infante, SS, Monsignor Edward Pace (Fla.) HS: Hailing from the same program that produced big league pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Alex Fernandez, Infante, a Miami recruit, is a sum-of-all-parts player who lacks a true plus tool but does many things well. More >

72) Astros: Alex Santos II, RHP, Mont Saint Michael Academy (N.Y.): Santos is a rare pitcher to come from the New York City high school ranks, and the Bronx native is the type of tall, projectable arm a team can dream over. More >

Round 3

73) Tigers: Trei Cruiz, SS, Rice: Cruz’s father Jose, grandfather Jose, and great-uncles Hector and Tommy all played in the Majors. He improved in each of his three years at Rice, compiling a .296/.405/.482 line with 16 homers in 132 games. More >

74) Orioles: Anthony Servideo, SS, Ole Miss: The junior shortstop struggled in the Cape Cod League last summer but was off to a hot start this spring, showing improved hitting ability to go along with a patient approach and his usual above-average defense up the middle. More >

75) Marlins: Zach McCambley, RHP, Coastal Carolina: A strong showing in the Cape Cod League helped boost McCambley's stock, as did the high spin rate on his fastball and curveball. More >

76) Royals: Tyler Gentry, OF, Alabama: After transferring from Walters State (Tenn.) CC, Gentry topped Alabama in most offensive categories in 2019 and again this spring, when he ranked among the NCAA Division I leaders in all three slash stats (.429/.554/.750) during the shortened season. His right-handed bat is his calling card, as scouts project Gentry to hit for both average and power. More >

77) Blue Jays: Trent Palmer, RHP, Jacksonville: The 6-foot-1 righty doesn’t have prototypical size for a starter and he has more experience out of the bullpen, though some scouts feel he can stick in a rotation. More >

78) Mariners: Kaden Polcovich, 2B, Oklahoma State: The son of former big leaguer Kevin Polcovich, Kaden is undersized (5-foot-8, 180 pounds) but was batting .344 at OSU this year. More >

79) Pirates: Nick Garcia, RHP, Chapman: Originally an infielder, Garcia converted to pitching in his sophomore year and helped lead Chapman to a Division III College World Series title in 2019. He's got a strong arsenal out of the bullpen, with a fastball that is consistently up to 97 mph. More >

80) Padres: Cole Wilcox, RHP, Georgia: Wilcox has some of the best pure stuff in the Draft, including a 100 mph fastball, and he and No. 6 overall pick Emerson Hancock were quite the tandem for the Bulldogs. More >

81) Rockies: Sam Weatherly, LHP, Clemson: Initially a two-way player for the Tigers, Weatherly was moved into a bullpen role before transitioning to the rotation, where he operated with a promising three-pitch mix headlined by a plus slider. More >

82) Angels: David Calabrese, OF, St. Elizabeth Catholic (Ontario) HS: Initially slated to be in the 2021 Draft before reclassifying for this year’s, Calabrese is undersized (5-foot-11, 160 pounds) but possesses plus-plus speed that enables him to impact the game on both sides of the ball. More >

83) White Sox: Adisyn Coffey, RHP, Wabash Valley: The Louisville commit was converted to the mound after he transferred from Arizona State to Wabash and showed immediate potential in the new role, operating with a low- to mid-90s fastball and slider. More >

84) Reds: Bryce Bonnin, RHP, Texas Tech: His crossfire delivery produces tremendous life on his two plus pitches, a 93-95 mph fastball that tops out at 97 mph and a mid-80s slider. He profiles as a reliever in the big leagues. More >

85) Giants: Kyle Harrison, LHP, De La Salle (Calif.) HS: The local southpaw has a solid three-pitch mix, with a fastball that tops out at 93 mph, a good slider as his out pitch and a good changeup. His repertoire is tougher to hit because of a three-quarters arm slot in a deceptive delivery. More >

86) Rangers: Tekoah Roby, RHP, Pine Forest (Fla.) HS: He has a good fastball-curveball combination, with the fastball in the 89-94 mph range and a downward-breaking curve that sits 74-78 mph. He projects as a No. 4-type starter in the Majors. More >

87) Phillies: Casey Martin, SS, Arkansas: An explosive athlete whose best tool is his speed, Martin also has some pop but has shown a tendency to strike out. He should be able to stick in the infield, if not at shortstop. More >

88) Cubs: Jordan Nwogu, OF, Michigan: The fourth Canadian-born player selected in the Draft, Nwogu packs a ton of strength into his 6-foot-3, 235-pound frame, with bat speed and raw power that translate to high-end exit velocities. He’s also a plus runner who runs the bases well. More >

89) Red Sox: Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central (Miss.) HS: One of the 2020 Draft’s premier sluggers as well as one of its youngest prospects, Jordan won his first national home run derby at age 11 and belted a pair of 500-foot homers at another when he was 13. The Mississippi State commit won the High School Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game last July and recorded the highest exit velocity (106.9 mph) at the WWBA World Championship in October. More >

90) D-backs: Liam Norris, LHP, Green Hope (N.C.) HS: The 6-foot-4, 215-pound North Carolina commit has a 90-94 mph fastball that has touched 96 and has late life, as well as two plus pitches for secondary offerings in a curveball and a slider. He’s currently developing a changeup with sink. More >

91) Mets: Anthony Walters, SS, San Diego State: The 6-foot-1, 185-pound shortstop batted .271 with three extra-base hits in 16 games this spring for the Aztecs. More >

92) Brewers: Zavier Warren, C, Central Michigan: The first position player drafted out of Central Michigan in the first five rounds since 1980, Warren is a line-drive, gap-to-gap switch-hitter who played shortstop in high school. His limited range, however, led him to be selected as a catcher by Milwaukee. More >

93) Cardinals: Levi Prater, LHP, Oklahoma: The junior southpaw doesn’t have power stuff but really knows how to pitch, mixing a low-90s fastball with an average slider and changeup. He was a consistent performer in the Big 12, posting a 3.56 ERA and 11.3 K/9 in 154 1/3 innings with the Sooners. More >

94) Nationals: Holden Powell, RHP, UCLA: The 6-foot, 190-pound righty logged 26 saves during his Bruins career, second in school history behind only David Berg. Named the nation’s Stopper of the Year as a sophomore, Powell employs a low-90s fastball that he uses to set up his slider -- a true plus pitch that nets him whiffs against hitters on both sides of the plate. More >

95) Indians: Petey Halpin, OF, Mira Costa (Calif.) HS: The Texas Longhorns recruit has impressive tools across the board, including plus wheels and arm strength that has produced a fastball up to 92 mph. He makes loud contact from the left side of the plate and showed that he could drive the ball when he was launching balls out at Angel Stadium last fall. More >

96) Rays: Hunter Barnhart, RHP, St. Joseph (Calif.) HS: The 6-foot-2, 205-pound right-hander was an MVP quarterback for St. Joseph’s, but he bumped up his fastball velocity to 96 mph this spring, causing his MLB Draft stock to rise. He also has a high-spin curveball and a developing changeup. More >

97) Braves: Jesse Franklin V, OF, Michigan: A 37th-round pick by the Mariners out of high school, Franklin suffered a broken collarbone in a skiing accident and never took the field this spring. In 2019, however, he helped lead the Wolverines to a second-place finish at the College World Series, finishing the season with a .262/.338/.477 line and 13 home runs. More >

98) A's: Michael Guldberg, OF, Georgia Tech: The junior outfielder led the Atlantic Coast Conference in hitting (.450) while striking out just three times in 72 plate appearances during the shortened 2020 season after finishing second in the ACC batting race (.361) in 2019. More >

99) Yankees: Trevor Hauver, 2B, Arizona State: Hitting leadoff, then in the three-hole behind No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson at Arizona State, Hauver bounced back from a mediocre freshman season to hit .339/.433/.574 for the Sun Devils this spring. Some scouts see him playing some infield in the future, potentially becoming a Daniel Murphy-type player. More >

100) Dodgers: Jake Vogel, OF, Huntington Beach (Calif.) HS: One of the fastest players in the 2020 class, Vogel is an absolute burner who occasionally posts 80-grade run times. The UCLA commit also has a clean and simple right-handed swing and knows how to get the barrel to the ball, making some scouts believe he’ll unlock some power at the next level. More >

101) Astros: Ty Brown, RHP, Vanderbilt: With his four pitches, strike-throwing ability and a strong 6-foot-4 build, Brown certainly looks the part of a future big leaguer starter, though he could also have a bright future in the bullpen if that doesn’t work out. The right-hander set a school record with 17 saves in 2019, including three in Omaha as the Commodores won their second national championship. More >

Round 4

102) Tigers: Gage Workman, 3B, Arizona State: Workman’s father, Widd, was selected out of Arizona State as a right-handed pitcher in the third round of the 1996 Draft and pitched in the Dodgers and Padres organizations. Gage is a 6-foot-4, 195-pound switch-hitter with a lot of raw power, particularly from the left side. More >

103) Orioles: Coby Mayo, 3B, Stoneman Douglas (Fla.) HS: Continuing a tradition of Major League prospects to come out of Stoneman Douglas, Mayo follows in the footsteps of players like Anthony Rizzo and Jesús Luzardo. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound slugger has major power from the right side of the plate, and though he has a strong arm, he may end up at first base. More >

104) Marlins: Jake Eder, LHP, Vanderbilt: A durable 6-foot-4, 220-pound left-hander, Eder has a 92-95 mph fastball that tops out at 97, along with a good 12-to-6 curveball. He needs to work on the consistency of his command, but if he can improve it, he could be a solid mid-rotation starter in the big leagues. More >

105) Royals: Christian Chamberlain, LHP, Oregon State: Chamberlain tied a College World Series record in 2018 when he struck out 11 batters in a relief outing. He moved into the Beavers’ rotation this spring and performed well, flashing a three-pitch mix that gives many evaluators confidence in his ability to start as a pro. Altogether, the 6-foot southpaw posted a 3.09 ERA and averaged 12.0 K/9 across 105 innings in three seasons. More >

106) Blue Jays: Nick Frasso, RHP, Loyola Marymount: The 6-foot-5 righty focused on baseball in college after splitting time with basketball in high school, and he can now run his fastball up to 97 mph. More >

107) Mariners: Tyler Keenan, 3B, Mississippi: The 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger possesses big-time power, having hit seven homers while racking up an NCAA Division I-leading 33 RBIs before the 2020 season ended prematurely. More >

108) Pirates: Jack Hartman, RHP, Appalachian State: A 6-foot-3 senior right-hander, Hartman piled up both whiffs (12.8 K/9) and walks (7.0) in two seasons for the Mountaineers, appearing in 30 games. After pitching to mixed results in 2019 (4.98 ERA, 26/17 K/BB), Hartman fared better this spring, posting a 3.00 ERA and 22/9 K/BB across 10 appearances before the season was shut down. More >

109) Padres: Levi Thomas, RHP, Troy: The right-hander doesn’t have prototypical size (5-foot-11) but he has performed well at Troy, striking out 42 over 23 innings across four 2020 starts before the season was shut down. More >

110) Rockies: Case Williams, RHP, Douglas County (Colo.) HS: Williams is a product of Castle Rock, Colo., not far from where Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland pitched for Thomas Jefferson High School before being taken eighth overall in 2014. Williams has a fastball that ranges from 88-92 mph and a developing curveball, but he’s certainly used to pitching at altitude. More >

111) Angels: Werner Blakely, SS, Detroit Edison (Mich.) HS: The Auburn recruit is an athletic, high-upside player who has the tools to stick at shortstop and a left-handed swing that suggests there’s power to come. He’s highly projectable from a physical standpoint, with plenty of room still to grow into his 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. More >

112) White Sox: Kade Mechals, RHP, Grand Canyon: The White Sox selection of Mechals marked the fourth time in as many picks that they went with a pitcher. The 5-foot-11 right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery this spring but compiled a 12-2 record and a 2.19 ERA in 107 innings for Grand Canyon. More >

113) Reds: Mac Wainwright, OF, St. Edward (Ohio) HS: Wainwright is both a physical specimen -- he’s listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds -- and an impressive athlete, with huge right-handed raw power and above-average speed that gives him a chance to play center field. He comes with some risk and will need time to refine his skills, but the payoff could be huge. More >

114) Giants: R.J. Dabovich, RHP, Arizona State: With the combination of a fastball he can run up to 97 mph and a hard breaking ball, the 6-foot-3 righty could wind up as a very effective reliever in the big leagues. More >

115) Rangers: Dylan MacLean, LHP, Central Catholic (Ore.) HS: Behind the No. 15 overall pick, Mick Abel, MacLean is the second-best pitcher out of Oregon in this year’s prep Draft class. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound southpaw is super projectable, with room to grow into his frame and increase his velocity and the quality of his repertoire. His fastball, which was topping out in the mid-80s in 2019, is up to 92 mph. More >

116) Phillies: Carson Ragsdale, RHP, South Florida: Ragsdale’s 6-foot-8 frame gives him good downhill plane and the potential to add velocity to a fastball that has registered in the 91-95 mph range. He’s also got a curveball that has acted as a strikeout pitch. More >

117) Cubs: Luke Little, LHP, San Jacinto College North: A 6-foot-8, 225-pound lefty out of the same junior college that produced Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, Little has the highest maximum velocity of any left-handed pitcher in the Draft, having hit 105 mph during an indoor workout. His fastball regularly sits at 93-96 mph, and his secondary offerings -- a curveball, slider and changeup -- need more development. More >

118) Red Sox: Jeremy Wu-Yelland, LHP, Hawaii: He has mostly worked out of the bullpen in college and likely profiles there due to command issues, showing a mid-90s fastball, a breaking ball and a solid changeup. More >

119) D-backs: A.J. Vukovich, 3B, East Troy (Wis.) HS: Vukovich, a Louisville commit, finished second to Blaze Jordan at the High School Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game last July. He packs lots of strength into his 6-foot-5 frame and has the necessary bat speed and loft in his right-handed stroke to produce well-above-average raw power. More >

120) Mets: Matthew Dyer, C, Arizona: Dyer is a plus runner with an easily plus arm who shows above-average defensive skills behind the plate. He's also athletic enough to play center field and second base, pointing to a potential future career as a super-utility type. More >

121) Brewers: Joey Wiemer, OF, Cincinnati: Cincinnati's best prospect since Ian Happ was picked in the 2016 Draft’s first round by the Cubs, Wiemer offers some of the best tools in the 2020 college crop but little track record of doing damage at the plate. He has a big league body (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) and three tools that grade as plus or better, yet he recorded a career .264/.379/.408 line for the Bearcats and slugged just .354 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. More >

122) Cardinals: Ian Bedell, RHP, Missouri: At 20 years, 9 months old, Bedell is one of the youngest collegiate players in the Draft because he graduated early from high school. He was very impressive in the Cape Cod League, where he posted a 0.59 ERA and struck out 36 while walking three. He has both a two-seam and four-seam fastball, each of which sits in the low 90s. He also features a curveball, changeup and cutter. More >

123) Nationals: Brady Lindsly, C, Oklahoma: A defensive-minded catcher with good makeup, Lindsly caught Nationals first-round pick Cade Cavalli while with the Sooners. More >

124) Indians: Milan Tolentino, SS, Santa Margarita (Calif.) HS: Tolentino’s father, Jose, won a College World Series title with Texas before a 15-year professional career that included a year in the Majors. Tolentino is strong defensively and has the tools to stay at shortstop long term, but his offensive ability will determine what kind of prospect he looks like for the Indians. More >

125) Rays: Tanner Murray, SS, University of California-Davis: A three-year starter for the Aggies, Murray has built a reputation for making a ton of contact with excellent plate discipline and terrific hand-eye coordination, the combination of which fueled his career .343/.394/.469 line in college. Some scouts feel he has the chance to be a very good shortstop defensively, and he's also shown the ability to slide over and play third. More >

126) Braves: Spencer Strider, RHP, Clemson: Strider was selected in the 35th round of the 2017 Draft out of high school by the Indians but blew out his elbow just prior to the 2019 campaign. He then missed his sophomore season due to Tommy John surgery. But despite throwing only 12 innings this spring, he was able to demonstrate he still has a 95 mph fastball. He also features a promising curveball and changeup. More >

127) A's: Dane Acker, RHP, Oklahoma: He turned down the D-backs as a 23rd-round pick last year, then threw a no-hitter against LSU before the 2020 college season ended. More >

128) Twins: Marco Raya, RHP, United South (Texas) HS: The 6-foot right-hander has advanced pitchability for a prep player, possessing a feel for mixing a 90-94 mph fastball with a pair of quality breaking balls and a changeup from a clean and repeatable delivery. He is committed to Texas Tech. More >

129) Yankees: Beck Way, RHP, Northwest Florida State: A strong showing in the Cape Cod League last summer put Way on the map. He boasts an arsenal of three pitches that could become average or better at the big league level -- a 91-95 mph fastball, a low-80s slider and a mid-80s changeup. The fastball-slider combo could be strong out of a Major League bullpen. More >

130) Dodgers: Carson Taylor, C, Virginia Tech: The switch-hitting backstop was off to a fantastic start this spring as a Draft-eligible sophomore, hitting .431/.541/.690 through the Hokies’ first 16 games. He has bat speed and shows power potential from both sides of the plate, though the jury is still out on whether Taylor can remain behind the plate. More >

131) Astros: Zach Daniels, OF, Tennessee: Daniels is a high-upside selection given that he didn’t hit well over his first two seasons at Tennessee. He has well-above-average raw power as a right-handed hitter, speed and an average arm that could make him a solid professional center fielder. He helped his cause by slashing .357/.478/.750 this spring. More >

Round 5

132) Tigers: Colt Keith, 3B, Biloxi (Miss.) HS: Named Gatorade's Mississippi high school player of the year as a junior last spring after batting .587, Keith was regarded by scouts as one of the top two-way talents in the 2020 Draft. The Tigers drafted the Arizona State recruit as a position player, preferring the 6-foot-2, 220-pound prep star's left-handed bat and solid across-the-board tools over his abilities on the mound. More >

133) Orioles: Carter Baumler, RHP, Dowling Catholic (Iowa) HS: A standout athlete who also served as his high school football team’s kicker and punter, Baumler has a clean and easy delivery that allows him to generate a 90-94 mph fastball with riding life that he pairs with an improving curveball. He’s committed to Texas Christian. More >

134) Marlins: Kyle Hurt, RHP, USC: A Top 100 Draft prospect coming out of high school, Hurt was taken in the 34th round in 2017 due to a knee injury and a strong commitment to USC. He has a 92-94 mph fastball that tops out at 97, with the potential for an uptick in velocity if he adds more to his 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame. His best secondary offering is a changeup, and he also features a curveball. Both pitches are promising but need work. More >

135) Royals: Will Klein, RHP, Eastern Illinois: A 6-foot-5, 230-pound righty, Klein broke out last summer in the Northwoods League and carried that over into the spring. As a reliever, he could focus on his two best pitches, including an upper-90s fastball. More >

136) Blue Jays: Zach Britton, OF, Louisville: Britton improved his stock last summer by hitting five home runs in the Cape Cod League and made even greater progress this spring, slashing .322/.446/.542 with an NCAA Division I-leading 11 doubles in 17 games during the shortened college season. More >

137) Mariners: Taylor Dollard, RHP, Cal Poly: Dollard spent his first two years coming out of the bullpen, earning first-team All-Big West Conference honors as a sophomore before enjoying a strong turn as a reliever on the Cape last summer. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder looked very good in his first chance as a starter for the Mustangs this spring, demonstrating above-average control of a four-pitch mix. More >

138) Pirates: Logan Hofmann, RHP, Northwestern State: The 5-foot-10 righty was a 2019 Cape Cod League All-Star and didn’t allow an earned run in 28 innings over four starts during the 2020 college season. More >

139) Padres: Jagger Haynes, LHP, West Columbus (N.C.) HS: The UNC commit looks like an upside pick for the Padres -- a 6-foot-3 high-school lefty with arm strength and a fastball that already gets up into the 90s. More >

140) Rockies: Jack Blomgren, SS, Michigan: His makeup stands out more than any individual tools, and he has better-than-average range at short to go along with average speed and an average arm. Blomgren is a contact hitter who posted a .360 batting average during the 2019 College World Series, which Michigan lost in the finals. He could play shortstop or serve as a utility infielder as a pro. More >

141) Angels: Adam Seminaris, LHP, Long Beach State: The 6-foot southpaw moved into the Dirtbags’ rotation full-time as a sophomore, then pitched well on the Cape last summer and carried that over to the start of the 2020 season. He compensates for his lack of power stuff with deception and advanced pitchability that makes his fastball-changeup pairing play up. More >

142) White Sox: Bailey Horn, LHP, Auburn: One of the better redshirt juniors available in the 2020 Draft, Horn has shown enough pitches -- led by a low-80s slider that flashes plus -- and the control to remain a starter. More >

143) Reds: Joe Boyle, RHP, Notre Dame: Boyle is a 6-foot-7, 240-pound right-hander who has touched 102 mph on the radar gun with his fastball. Though he has the best arm strength in the Draft, he is still learning to harness his electric stuff, having experienced control issues in his first two seasons at Notre Dame before walking 13 in 8 1/3 innings during the shortened 2020 season. He also has a high-80s slider but not much beyond that. The hope is that more regular innings will lead to more consistency for him. More >

144) Giants: Ryan Murphy, RHP, Le Moyne: The Giants selected Murphy, a 6-foot-1 junior right-hander, with the last of their Draft-high six picks. A three-year member of Le Moyne’s rotation, he compiled a 3.40 ERA while averaging 9.5 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 over 203 2/3 innings. More >

145) Rangers: Thomas Saggese, SS, Carlsbad (Calif.) HS: The fourth straight high school player taken by the Rangers after they went with Mississippi State’s Justin Foscue in the second round, Saggese, a Pepperdine recruit, is an athletic shortstop with a loose swing that gives him the potential to hit for average as well as some home run power. More >

146) Phillies: Baron Radcliff, OF, Georgia Tech: At a powerful 6-foot-4, Radcliff has plus-plus raw power that wows scouts, and he hit 12 homers in 2019, but he has struggled with whiffs and consistently tapping into his power. More >

147) Cubs: Koen Moreno, RHP, Panther Creek (N.C.) HS: A young, projectable (6-foot-2, 170 pounds) right-hander who is committed to East Carolina, Moreno uses his fast arm and unique path to generate a fastball that can reach 93 mph. He also has feel for mixing in a changeup and a sweeping mid-70s breaking ball, and he’s expected to add velocity as he gets stronger. More >

148) Red Sox: Shane Drohan, LHP, Florida State: A Top 100 prospect in 2017 when he was coming out of high school, Drohan established himself as a regular in Florida State’s weekend rotation. His fastball is consistently in the 92-93 mph range, and can hit 95. He hides the ball well during his delivery, leading to swings and misses on that pitch as well as with his developing curveball and changeup. He has more upside than the typical college pitcher. More >

149) D-backs: Brandon Pfaadt, RHP, Bellarmine University: NCAA Division II Bellarmine's best prospect since Todd Wellemeyer (a fourth-round pick in 2000), Pfaadt made a name for himself by starring in the Northwoods and Cape Cod Leagues the last two summers. He can touch 95 mph with his heavy sinker and backs it up with a solid breaking ball, throwing strikes with both pitches as well as his average changeup. He has a strong 6-foot-4 frame, but his stuff tends to drop off after a couple of innings, so he profiles better as a reliever. More >

150) Mets: Eric Orze, RHP, University of New Orleans: A survivor of both testicular and skin cancer, Orze was sidelined for all of 2019 but returned to the mound this spring as the Privateers’ opening night starter. He pitched to a 2.75 ERA over 19 2/3 innings, posting 29 strikeouts against five walks. More >

151) Brewers: Hayden Cantrelle, SS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Cantrelle drew interest from college football programs out of high school, and the quarterback was also drafted by the Yankees in the 40th round of the 2017 Draft. He is a switch-hitting shortstop who was one of six NCAA Division I players to have 25 extra-base hits and 25 steals in 2019, but he hit just .148 this spring, lowering his Draft stock. More >

152) Cardinals: LJ Jones IV, OF, Long Beach State: A redshirt sophomore who missed all of 2019 after he was hit by a pitch on his hand, Jones uses his physically strong 6-foot, 225-pound frame to generate impressive right-handed raw power. More >

153) Nationals: Mitchell Parker, LHP, San Jacinto College North: A 6-foot-4, 195-pound lefty, Parker can run his fastball up to 94-95 mph, giving him more than enough velocity to set up his big, swing-and-miss breaking ball. He is committed to Kentucky. More >

154) Indians: Mason Hickman, RHP, Vanderbilt: The 6-foot-6 right-hander has been a consistent winner for Vandy, going 19-2 with a 3.13 ERA in three college seasons, and he earned the victory in the College World Series clincher last June. He profiles as a back-of-the-rotation starter with above-average command of a four-pitch mix and natural deception. More >

155) Rays: Jeff Hakanson, RHP, Central Florida: The junior reliever has effort in his delivery but is tough to pick up due to his low-three-quarters arm slot and because he has two swing-and-miss pitches in his fastball and slider. In three seasons pitching out of the Knights bullpen, Hakanson posted a 3.44 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 49 2/3 frames (17.8 K/9). More >

156) Braves: Bryce Elder, RHP, Texas: Elder has been the Longhorns’ No. 1 starter the past two seasons and pitched as a reliever during the 2018 College World Series. He’s not overpowering with his fastball but has a biting slider and tight curveball. He rounds out his repertoire with a changeup. All of his pitches tunnel well together, making the sum of his repertoire greater than its individual parts. More >

157) A's: Stevie Emanuels, RHP, Washington: Emanuels doesn’t have the type of power stuff that his 6-foot-5, 210-pound frame suggests he should, but he does have a plus, swing-and-miss slider that he relies on heavily. After spending his first two seasons in the Huskies’ bullpen, the junior moved into the rotation this spring and went 3-1 with a 0.79 ERA and 15.09 K/9 in his first four starts. More >

158) Twins: Kala'i Rosario, OF, Waiakea (Hawaii) HS: Plus-plus right-handed power is the California Baptist recruit’s calling card, and it was on full display last summer when he defeated fellow 2020 prep slugger Blaze Jordan in the Area Code Games home run derby. He does, however, face questions about his pure hitting ability and future defensive home. More >

159) Dodgers: Gavin Stone, RHP, Central Arkansas: Stone made a successful transition from closer in 2019 (1.52 ERA, 6 saves) to starter this spring, throwing a 13-strikeout no-hitter against Southeastern Louisiana in his final outing of the abbreviated season. He’s a bit on the small side, listed at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, but he throws strikes with three pitches that could play up if he were to return to the ‘pen. More >

160) Astros: Shay Whitcomb, SS, UC San Diego: Whitcomb was second in the Cape Cod League last summer with eight homers. He can also run, with above-average speed that can help him take the extra base when it’s there. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound shortstop was named the 2019 California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year. More >