Final Mock Draft

Nathan Rode and David Seifert

We’re less than three hours from the 2020 MLB Draft. Here’s the latest on what we’re hearing and forecasting.

1. Tigers: No reason to change here... PICK: Spencer Torkelson

2. Orioles: ...or here...although rumors are circulating that the O's may go with Lacy. In that case, Miami would select Martin at 3. PICK: Austin Martin

3. Marlins: ...or here. PICK: Asa Lacy

4. Royals: Arkansas OF Heston Kjerstad was mentioned, but we're going with OF Zac Veen (Spruce Creek HS, FL). PICK: Zac Veen

5. Blue Jays: RHP Max Meyer (Minnesota) isn't that different from former Blue Jay first-rounder Marcus Stroman. PICK: Max Meyer

6. Mariners: We're sticking with RHP Emerson Hancock (Georgia) for Seattle. PICK: Emerson Hancock

7. Pirates: If you can call getting to seventh overall slipping, 2B Nick Gonzales (New Mexico State) slips to Pittsburgh. PICK: Nick Gonzales

8. Padres: It sounds like San Diego really likes OF Robert Hassell (Independence HS, TN). This has been mentioned as the ceiling for OF Pete Crow-Armstrong (Harvard-Westlake HS, CA). PICK: Robert Hassell

9. Rockies: We're pivoting to a bat for Colorado and are going with Kjerstad. PICK: Heston Kjerstad

10. Angels: No change here either. PICK: Reid Detmers

11. White Sox: We've heard some rumblings of C Tyler Soderstrom (Turlock HS, CA) here, but we're sticking to the South Siders taking a college guy shaped similar to Chris Sale. PICK: Garrett Crochet

12. Reds: Last mock we said C Patrick Bailey (North Carolina State) would be an option if he made it this far. Well he does here. PICK: Patrick Bailey

13. Giants: We've been hearing a lot about 2B Justin Foscue (Mississippi State) going in the top 15-18 picks. PICK: Justin Foscue

14. Rangers: Texas is supposedly in on a bat. Bailey if he made it this far, but we'll cross bat with the Rangers' propensity for gambling on upside. PICK: Austin Hendrick

15. Phillies: The Phillies have been known to go for athletes. SS Ed Howard (Mount Carmel HS, IL) is about as athletic as they come. PICK: Ed Howard

16. Cubs: Soderstrom might not make it this far. We need to slot him in somewhere. PICK: Tyler Soderstrom

17. Red Sox: Crow-Armstrong was here in our last mock. That still feels possible, but RHP Mick Abel (Jesuit HS, OR) is also a very enticing upside selection. PICK: Mick Abel

18. Diamondbacks: OF Garrett Mitchell (UCLA) has top 10 tools. This could be a steal for Arizona. PICK: Garrett Mitchell

19. Mets: This spot feels like a linchpin for the back end. We considered Foscue before pushing him up further and stuck with RHP Cade Cavalli (Oklahoma). PICK: Cade Cavalli

20. Brewers: There is strong sentiment that RHP Bryce Jarvis (Duke) is going in the top 20 for a below slot deal. PICK: Bryce Jarvis

21. Cardinals: If Crow-Armstrong gets this far, it would be hard to pass up. PICK: Pete Crow-Armstrong

22. Nationals: He might be a tough sign considering his sophomore-eligible status and potential as a top 10 pick next year, but RHP Cole Wilcox (Georgia) to Washington feels comfortable. PICK: Cole Wilcox

23. Indians: There have been a lot of rumors about RHP Tanner Witt (Episcopal HS, TX) going in the first round and Cleveland would be a fitting landing spot. PICK: Tanner Witt

24. Rays: Sticking with RHP Nick Bitsko (Central Bucks East HS, PA) here. PICK: Nick Bitsko

25. Braves: It's hard to leave RHP Jared Kelley (Refugio HS, TX) out of the first round, so we'll go with Atlanta. PICK: Jared Kelley

26. Athletics: We said last time that C Austin Wells (Arizona) could go in the teens if you think he stays at catcher. If you don't, he could slide. That would be a nice bat for Oakland. PICK: Austin Wells

27. Twins: Minnesota doesn't have much money to play with so look for a high floor guy. That could be SS Nick Loftin (Baylor). PICK: Nick Loftin

28. Yankees: There was some chatter about C Dillon Dingler (Ohio State) going in the top 20. We're sticking with the Bronx as his landing spot. PICK: Dillon Dingler

29. Dodgers: The real question here is just who slides this far? Or does Los Angeles go a little off the board? RHP Clayton Beeter (Texas Tech) has nasty stuff and could get to the Major Leagues in shorter order as a reliever if 2020 has a season. PICK: Clayton Beeter

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