June 19, 2021

Keith Law’s Top 30 prospects for the 2020 MLB Draft (The Athletic)

This year’s MLB draft is not going to be a normal one. I wrote on Saturday about how coronavirus and the resulting cancelation of weeks (at least) of games will affect teams’ approach. Yet despite all the uncertainly, this is shaping up to be one of the strongest drafts in years — especially in the college class, where it’s easily the deepest it’s been since the epic 2011 draft that gave us Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and George Springer from the college ranks and Francisco Lindor and Javier Báez from high school. This year’s high school pitching crop is thin, but after last year, when the first high school pitcher didn’t go off the board until pick 18, it seems like teams may be less inclined to chase those guys in the top half of the round.

Here’s my first ranking of prospects for this year’s draft, running 30 deep since that’s the length of a single round (although the first round this year has just 27 picks). Note…

Read “Keith Law’s Top 30 prospects for the 2020 MLB Draft” at The Athletic