2020 MLB Draft Preview
We're closing in on the 2020 MLB Draft.
While the draft will be the shortest we've ever seen at just five rounds, the 2020 draft class is one of the deepest we've seen in recent years.
So let's break it all down.
Below you'll find our draft rankings, news and analysis.
- BA Prospect Rankings
- 2020 Mock Draft
- Full MLB Draft Order, Bonus Values
- Prospect Showdowns
- Team-By-Team Previews
- Draft Database
- MLB Draft Stock Watch Series
- Draft Chats
- Draft Podcasts
- Summer Showcase
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MLB Draft Prospect Rankings
Every great structure starts with a solid foundation. So with that, here are the 500 best draft prospects in the 2020 class.
2020 MLB Mock Draft
Prospect Showdowns, Position Rankings
We ranked + analyzed each position group. You can find each breakdown, as well as the corresponding prospect showdown, below.
- Outfield (Zac Veen vs. Garrett Mitchell)
- Corner Infield (Blaze Jordan vs. Jordan Walker)
- Lefthanders (Reid Detmers vs. Garrett Crochet
- Righthanders (Jared Kelley vs. Mick Abel)
- Middle Infielders (Nick Loftin vs. Casey Martin)
- Catchers (Patrick Bailey vs. Austin Wells)
Baseball America's MLB Draft Database
Want to explore the history of the draft? We can help. Our draft database has archived information dating back to 1965. You can sort by team, year, round, position, player and specific pick number. And we've added shareable links this year so you can better utilize your queries!
Click here to explore the database, which also includes thousands of archived draft scouting reports.
MLB Draft Stock Watch Series
Each week in the spring, Carlos Collazo took the temperature of MLB Draft stock for hundreds of prospects. You can see each installment below.
- How Potential First Rounders Can Boost Their Stock
- How Juco Can Pay Off
- 10 Sleepers To Watch
- Will Robo Umps Affect Catcher Scouting?
- A Strong Year For Eligible-Sophomores
- Nick Gonzales Keeps Hitting
- 10 Prospects Trending Up
- This Year's Draft Has Pitching, Pitching And More Pitching
- Revisiting Our Preseason To-Do Lists
Here are transcripts from all our draft-related chats.
We also have several MLB Draft-related podcasts, which you can find below. Please consider subscribing to the Baseball America podcast wherever you get your pods.
- The Debate at No. 1: Spencer Torkelson or Austin Martin
- Chatting With Dallas Baptist LHP Burl Carraway
- Prospects Most & Least Affected By Coronavirus
- How The MLB-MLBPA Deal Changes Everything
- What Will Happen To The 2020 Draft?
- How COVID-19 Is Impacting Games & Scouting
- February Draft Mailbag
Study: Improving Diversity In Coaching Hirings 'Not A Priority' For College Baseball
TIDES' racial and gender report card reported continued stagnation when hiring people of color for head coaching jobs across college baseball.
As always, you can find all of our additional stories here.
Summer Showcase Circuit
Often times, the heavy leg work for a draft class actually happens the preceding summer. Find all of our prospect coverage from showcases below. Here are 13 prospects who stood out to scouts.
We were on the ground at the inaugural PDP camp. Below are our notebooks from each day.
Under Armour All-America Game
East Coast Pro
Area Code Games
Perfect Game All-American Classic