MLB mock drafts 2020: Experts agree on Tigers' pick at No. 1, other top prospects to start first round

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MLB mock drafts 2020: Experts agree on Tigers' pick at No. 1, other top prospects to start first round 1

With the 2020 MLB Draft shortened to just five rounds in 2020, teams are going to have to get it right with those limited amount of picks — and the deep free agent pool that follows. But with just five official picks on the board for a lot of teams — some have been penalized and some have been forfeited due to free-agent signings — there’s an urgency to make sure these players are the right ones.

It’s always tough to sift through prospective MLB talent, but in 2020, there’s a pretty clear top three: Arizona State’s Spencer Torkelson is pretty much deemed a unanimous No. 1 overall pick, ticketed for Detroit, while Austin Martin and Asa Lacy are both expected to go within the top five.

Here are what some of the experts are saying about this year’s first round, which features 29 picks:

MORE: What to know about the 2020 MLB Draft

MLB mock drafts 2020

Keith Law, The Athletic

Law’s latest mock draft was released on June 3. Visit The Athletic for Law’s full analysis and more.

NumberTeamPlayerPositionCollege/High School
1TigersSpencer Torkelson1BArizona State
2OriolesAustin MartinIFVanderbilt
3MarlinsAsa LacyLHPTexas A&M
4RoyalsZac VeenOFSpruce Creek High School (Florida)
5Blue JaysEmerson HancockRHPGeorgia
6MarinersNick Gonzales2BNew Mexico State
7PiratesMick AbelRHPJesuit High School (Oregon)
8PadresMax MeyerRHPMinnesota
9RockiesRobert HassellOFIndependence High School (Tennessee)
10AngelsPatrick BaileyCNC State
11White SoxReid DetmersLHPLouisville
12RedsHeston KjerstadOFArkansas
13GiantsTyler SoderstromCTurlock High School (California)
14RangersNick BitskoRHPCentral Bucks East High School (Pennsylvania)
15PhilliesCade CavalliRHPOklahoma
16CubsGarrett MitchellOFUCLA
17Red SoxPete Crow-ArmstrongOFHarvard-Westlake High School (Calfornia)
18DiamondbacksEd HowardSSMount Carmel High School (Illinois)
19MetsAustin HendrickOFWest Allegheny High School (Pennsylvania)
20BrewersDillon DinglerCOhio State
21CardinalsChris McMahonRHPMiami
22NationalsCole WilcoxRHPGeorgia
23IndiansTanner WittRHPEpiscopal High School (Texas)
24RaysBryce JarvisRHPDuke
25BravesJared KelleyRHPRefugio High School (Texas)
26AthleticsJordan WestburgSSMississippi State
27TwinsClayton BeeterRHPTexas Tech
28YankeesBobby MillerRHPLouisville
29DodgersCJ Van EykRHPFlorida State

Jim Callis, MLB.com

The latest mock draft by Callis was released on May 27.

NumberTeamPlayerPositionCollege/High School
1TigersSpencer Torkelson1BArizona State
2OriolesAustin MartinIFVanderbilt
3MarlinsAsa LacyLHPTexas A&M
4RoyalsNick Gonzales2BNew Mexico State
5Blue JaysZac VeenOFSpruce Creek High School (Florida)
6MarinersEmerson HancockRHPGeorgia
7PiratesHeston KjerstadOFArkansas
8PadresMax MeyerRHPMinnesota
9RockiesReid DetmersLHPLouisville
10AngelsRobert HassellOFIndependence High School (Tennessee)
11White SoxPatrick BaileyCNC State
12RedsAustin HendrickOFWest Allegheny High School (Pennsylvania)
13GiantsCade CavalliRHPOklahoma
14RangersGarrett CrochetLHPTennessee
15PhilliesGarrett MitchellOFUCLA
16CubsTyler SoderstromCTurlock High School (California)
17Red SoxMick AbelRHPJesuit High School (Oregon)
18DiamondbacksNick BitskoRHPCentral Bucks High School (Pennsylvania)
19MetsCole WilcoxRHPGeorgia
20BrewersPete Crow-ArmstrongOFHarvard-Westlake School (California)
21CardinalsJustin Foscue2BMississippi State
22NationalsClayton BeeterRHPTexas Tech
23IndiansDillon DinglerCOhio State
24RaysJarred KelleyRHPRefugio High School (Texas)
25BravesChris McMahonRHPMiami
26AthleticsBobby MillerRHPMiami
27TwinsCarmen MlodzinskiRHPSouth Carolina
28YankeesEd HowardSSMount Carmel High School (Illinois)
29DodgersSlade CecconiRHPMiami

Mike Axisa, CBS Sports

Mike Axisa’s latest mock draft was released on June 2.

NumberTeamPlayerPositionCollege/High School
1TigersSpencer Torkelson1BArizona State
2OriolesAustin MartinIFVanderbilt
3MarlinsAsa LacyLHPTexas A&M
4RoyalsZac VeenOFSpruce Creek High School (Florida)
5Blue JaysEmerson HancockRHPGeorgia
6MarinersReid DetmersRHPLouisville
7PiratesNick Gonzales2BNew Mexico State
8PadresRobert HassellOFIndependence High School (Tennessee)
9RockiesPatrick BaileyCNC State
10AngelsMax MeyerRHPMinnesota
11White SoxHeston KjerstadOFArkansas
12RedsAustin HendrickOFWest Allegheny High School (Pennsylvania)
13GiantsTyler SoderstromCTurlock High School (California)
14RangersGarrett CrochetLHPTennessee
15PhilliesNick BitskoRHPCentral Bucks East High School (Pennsylvania)
16CubsMick AbelRHPJesuit High School (Oregon)
17Red SoxGerrett MitchellOFUCLA
18DiamondbacksPete Crow-ArmstrongOFHarvard-Westlake High School (California)
19MetsTanner BurnsRHPAuburn
20BrewersClayton BeeterRHPTexas Tech
21CardinalsEd HowardSSMount Carmel High School (Illinois)
22NationalsJ.T. GinnRHPMississippi State
23IndiansJared KelleyRHPRefugio High School (Texas)
24RaysNick LoftinSSBaylor
25BravesChris McMahonRHPMiami
26AthleticsJustin Foscue2BMississippi State
27TwinsCade CavalliRHPOklahoma
28YankeesAustin WellsCArizona
29DodgersBryce JarvisRHPDuke

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