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2020 MLB Draft: How-To-Watch, Draft Order, What To Watch For & Open Thread

Arizona State’s Spencer Torkelson is expected to go first overall to the Detroit Tigers.

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What To Watch For

The 2020 MLB Draft goes down on Wednesday night and following our primer with all things related to Oregon State from yesterday, we’re ready to take in all the name-calling action along with you.

The main focus for Beaver Nation will likely be around pitcher Mick Abel, an Oregon State commit from Jesuit High School in Portland, who is a projected Top 20 pick. There’s currently no information if Abel would sign a professional contract based on his high projection or opt to continue with his college plans.

MLB.com’s latest Mock Draft has Abel being selected with the #17 overall pick by the Boston Red Sox.

Other names who are currently in the Oregon State program to watch include a pair of pitchers in Kevin Abel (ranked #152 overall prospect by ESPN.com) and Christian Chamberlain (ranked #174 overall prospect by ESPN.com).

Round 1 (Day 1) of the draft begins at 4:00 PM PT and will feature 37 picks. Rounds 2-5 (Day 2) of the selection process will continue tomorrow on Thursday, June 11th, beginning at 2:00 PM PT.


1st Round Draft Order

1. Detroit Tigers
2. Baltimore Orioles
3. Miami Marlins
4. Kansas City Royals
5. Toronto Blue Jays
6. Seattle Mariners
7. Pittsburgh Pirates
8. San Diego Padres
9. Colorado Rockies
10. Los Angeles Angels
11. Chicago White Sox
12. Cincinnati Reds
13. San Francisco Giants
14. Texas Rangers
15. Philadelphia Phillies
16. Chicago Cubs
17. Boston Red Sox
18. Arizona Diamondbacks
19. New York Mets
20. Milwaukee Brewers
21. St. Louis Cardinals
22. Washington Nationals
23. Cleveland Indians
24. Tampa Bay Rays
25. Atlanta Braves
26. Oakland Athletics
27. Minnesota Twins
28. New York Yankees
29. Los Angeles Dodgers

30. Baltimore Orioles (Competitive Balance Pick)
31. Pittsburgh Pirates (Competitive Balance Pick)
32. Kansas City Royals (Competitive Balance Pick)
33. Arizona Diamondbacks (Competitive Balance Pick)
34. San Diego Padres (Competitive Balance Pick)
35. Colorado Rockies (Competitive Balance Pick)
36. Cleveland Indians (Competitive Balance Pick)
37. Tampa Bay Rays (Competitive Balance Pick)


How-To-Watch

  • What: 2020 MLB Draft - Round 1
  • Date: Wednesday, June 10th
  • Time: 4:00 PM PT
  • Coverage: ESPN, MLB Network, MLB.com