2020 MLB Mock Draft: Nationals Add Talented Infielder

Tim Kelly
June 01, 2020 - 11:52 am

The 2020 MLB Draft will begin on June 10. Given that the event is normally 40 rounds and has been trimmed to just five rounds in 2020, it will take on an entirely different feel than normal.

Additionally, the MLB Draft is unique from the other major American sports leagues because it's normally held during a season, and picks typically are immediately sent to Low-A to begin their professional careers. There's no evidence to suggest that there will be a 2020 minor league season, and even if there is, it almost certainly won't include the lower levels of each team's pipeline.

So, as is, the 2020 MLB Draft is going to be a bit awkward.

It will be especially uncomfortable if MLB and MLBPA haven't yet reached an agreement for there to be a 2020 MLB season. If no deal has been brokered by June 10, the two sides almost certainly won't have given up yet. But if mid-June is approaching and a deal hasn't been agreed to for the 2020 season, you'll be left to wonder if there's enough time to realistically do so this year. The prospects of a cancelled 2020 season could cast a black cloud over an MLB Draft that already will come with an uneasy feeling.

With all of that acknowledged, here's RADIO.COM Sports' latest projection at how the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft will play out:

Spencer Torkelson (right) is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick. Photo credit (Cheryl Evans/The Rep/USA Today)
Reid Detmers is expected to be a first-round pick. Photo credit (Scott Utterback/Cour/USA Today)
Matt Klentak is the Phillies' general manager. Photo credit (Joe Camporeale/USA Today)
Brodie Van Wagenen is the Mets' general manager. Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)
Justin Foscue heads to the Nationals in our latest mock draft. Photo credit (Bruce Thorson/USA Today)
Jim Crane is the owner of the Houston Astros. Photo credit (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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