2020 MLB Draft Day Thread

by
Greek Giant

Howdy folks. Welcome to the weirdest MLB draft day ever. First, we still have no agreement on when or if baseball will be played in 2020. Second, this year’s draft only has five rounds, for reasons which, frankly, stun me. Each year there are usually 40 rounds of selections. Going from 40 to 5 is, needless to say, a very different dynamic. I am willing to lay even odds that MLB is using the pandemic is a way to give certain teams a bigger advantage when it comes to post-draft free agent signings of amateur players. We shall see.

The Giants pick 13th this year. Here are but a few stars who were drafted in the 13th slot: Manny Ramirez (1991), Chris Sale (2010) and Trea Turner (2014). This is the first time in San Francisco Giants history that our club picks 13th.

I highly recommend Dr. Lefty’s recent post on the draft if you want a look at possible Giants picks.

Here is the draft order:

1. Detroit Tigers 47-114
2. Baltimore Orioles 54-108
3. Miami Marlins 57-105
4. Kansas City Royals 59-103
5. Toronto Blue Jays 67-95
6. Seattle Mariners 68-94
7. Pittsburgh Pirates 69-93
8. San Diego Padres 70-92
9. Colorado Rockies 71-91
10. Los Angeles Angels 72-90
11. Chicago White Sox 72-89
12. Cincinnati Reds 75-87
13. San Francisco Giants 77-85
14. Texas Rangers 78-84
15. Philadelphia Phillies 81-81
16. Chicago Cubs 84-78
17. Boston Red Sox 84-78
18. Arizona Diamondbacks 85-77
19. New York Mets 86-76
20. Milwaukee Brewers 89-73
21. St. Louis Cardinals 91-71
22. Washington Nationals 93-69
23. Cleveland Indians 93-69
24. Tampa Bay Rays 96-66
25. Atlanta Braves 97-65
26. Oakland A’s 97-65
27. Minnesota Twins 101-61
28. New York Yankees 103-59
29. Los Angeles Dodgers 106-56