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2020 MLB draft thread 

Post#1 » by Schad » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 pm

Is this at least 10 months too early? Yes. But when you're as bad as we are, we might as well get the hype train out of station.

MLB.com's first mock: https://www.mlb.com/news/early-2020-mock-mlb-draft

Fangraphs' 2020 THE BOARD!: https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2020-mlb-draft?type=0&team=&sort=-1,1

A random ESPN Here Are Some Guys article!: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26923672/the-2020-mlb-draft-class-stacked-here-names-know


Pitcher Emerson Hancock, who I believe is a white-collar law firm, and Spencer Torkelson, a power-heavy 1B, are the early favourites to be top picks. There are a bunch of interesting arms to follow:

- Mick Abel: tall, thin right-hander in HS who already throws quite hard as a junior, but has plenty of projection.
- Cole Wilcox: will be a draft-eligible sophomore, pretty big stuff, was a reliever owing to Georgia's staff but should be a starter in the spring.
- Asa Lacy: fantastic left-handed stuff, strikeout monster at Texas A&M, some relief risk and a bit walk-prone.
- JT Ginn: big numbers as a freshman, including a 5:1+ K:BB, will be draft-eligible sophomore.
- Jared Jones: smaller, but hyperathletic right-hander with elite stuff.
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Post#2 » by phillipmike » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:09 pm

Sign me up for Hancock or Ginn

#1 Hancock
#2 Pearson
#3 Manoah
#4 Borucki
#5 Thornton
#6 Gaviglio, Pannone

Potential backend guys: Zeuch, Merryweather, Paulino, Perez, Waguespack, SRF, Sopko, Murphy, Diaz

High Upside: Pardinho, Kloffenstein and Williams

High risk, high reward: Elvis

Plus Multiple arms i assume will come when Stroman, Giles, Sanchez and Smoak are moved. Arms in the system dont look so bad.
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Post#3 » by Mr Swagtastic » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Has anybodies opinions changed on all they wanted so far? I think Hancock is still the clear #1 right now that 98+ mph fastball is something you can't teach.

I think if Toronto is in the 2-5 range the options should be Torkelson kid has big time power and can be a quality 1B. Imagine Vladdy, Bo Bichette and Hancock in your top 4.

I think if they are looking at a 3B and planning to play Vladdy as a DH Austin Martin is a great option, he is a solid defensive player and is getting more power.

Those would be my top 3, if they fall to 4-5 then Mitchell or Chow-Armstrong are the two best outfield prospects. Both will be solid hitters for average and have above average to plus speed.

That's my top five just curious who would you omit and put in and why
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Post#4 » by Balki-B » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 pm

Jays may slot closer to 5 through 10 for draft. How many tiers are there for this draft class? Who sits on which tiers?
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Post#5 » by Schad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:07 am

Too early to say. There's a lot of well-regarded pitching, but as a couple of them are draft-eligible sophomores who were used in relief as freshmen (which isn't uncommon in top college programs) it'll take the spring season to really prove out their stature.
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Post#6 » by Lukeem » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 am

Obviously you cannot look to much at position and fit when players are all big question marks but aside from going with a pitcher Torkelson could be really interesting if vlad stays at 3b.... potential of an infield that is also the top of he order

Biggio (I think he will be a constant ob guy and give bo someone to bring in unlike the bottom of the order)
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Torkelson with enough power to potential force pitchers to go at vlad little more
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Post#7 » by -MetA4- » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:21 pm

That infield defense would be horrendous lol. No way Vlad sticks at 3B.
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Post#8 » by phillipmike » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm

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Post#9 » by dagger » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:34 pm

Here's a mock draft for you - another catcher, anyone?

https://futurebluejays.com/2019/08/23/2020-mlb-mock-draft-v2/
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Post#10 » by ratul » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:15 pm

I feel like we need more outfielders. Shatkins will be on the case!

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