Four 2020 MLB Draft Prospects With Big Tools
Jordan likely has the most raw power in the high school class despite being one of the youngest players in it. He matured physically quicker than most players his age, and he has well above-average natural strength in the box, plus extremely quick bat speed. The two combine to give Jordan 80-grade raw power, which has been seen in both amateur home run derbies and in game competition against older pitchers.
Torkelson ranked No. 436 on the BA 500 predraft ranking in 2017 when he was a high schooler in Petaluma, Calif. After going undrafted, Torkelson tapped into immense power at Arizona State. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound first baseman shattered Barry Bonds’ ASU freshman home run record (11) in 2018 by hitting 25. He followed that up with 21 more as a sophomore. Torkelson has top-of-the scale raw power and the most usable juice in the entire 2020 class. He is in play to go No. 1 overall.
A 6-foot, 155-pound outfielder, Bradfield has already drawn comparisons with Juan Pierre thanks to his elite speed, center field profile and slap-and-dash hitting approach. At PG National, he was responsible for one of the fastest 60-yard times, clocking in at 6.26 seconds—which is an 80-grade run time. Without much power, Bradfield’s game revolves around his speed, but he’s got plenty to work with.
A highly touted prep prospect out of Orange, Calif., thanks to a tantalizing across-the-board tool set, Mitchell is a plus-plus runner with a plus glove in center field and plus raw power. He has all the tools to be a star, but scouts questioned his hitting ability in high school and as a freshman at UCLA. He bounced back in 2019 with a 1.023 OPS, and now with a strong 2020 season, Mitchell could radically improve his draft stock. In that regard, he is similar to 2019 toolsheds Hunter Bishop and Kameron Misner.