2020 MLB Mock Draft Version 4.0: Full First Round Projections
While MLB has yet to officially announce the draft date and length, we are closing in on a five-round draft set to begin June 10.
So we present our latest mock draft projection roughly a month away from showtime.
Typically around this time, there's growing chatter connecting teams to specific players. That's more muted this year.
“Nobody knows what’s going to happen,” said one National League executive. “Really, how confident is anyone doing it? This is the least confidence I have ever had in a draft. I haven’t talked to one guy who feels good about it.”
While teams generally feel strong about their evaluations in the time they’ve been given, they are missing matchups which could help determine key distinctions between players. And just as importantly, teams aren’t able to get information at games that could clue them into which players their competitors around the league are targeting down the stretch.
“The thing that everyone is missing, especially when you pick really high—it’s very important who you are seeing out at the games,” said the NL exec. “If (a general manager and scouting director) walk in and their team is picking high—those guys aren’t going to coverage games.
“What you’re missing is the in-field intel that you get . . . If you’re picking further down the list you know who those top four or five guys are . . . You know to move on to the next group (of players). That information is very important.”
Luckily we're able to talk with every team. So using what we know, combined with our BA 500 draft rankings, we present our latest first-round mock draft.