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2020 MLB Draft: Day 2 open thread

Here’s your space to discuss all of Thursday night’s draft results.

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Well Tigers fans, we should all be in spectator mode tonight. The 2020 MLB draft kicks off with first round selections Wednesday evening. As the Tigers seem a near lock to take Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson, we’re presumably going to share an early high five and settle in with a drink to watch the draft board set up for their second round pick.

Several new mock drafts have landed today. Kiley McDaniel at ESPN, paywall alert, has the Tigers landing J.T. Ginn, the big right-hander out of Mississippi State, with their pick at 38 to lead off the second round. He also them landing Casey Martin, a tooled-up shortstop with contact issues out of Arkansas with their Comp B round selection.

Baseball America also released their Mock Draft 8.0, which only covers Day One selections. The notable part of that mock, is that basically every bat we hoped the Tigers would get a look at is already projected to go before their second round pick at 38. That includes, Austin Wells, Nick Loftin, Daniel Cabrera, and Aaron Sabato.

However, we’ve also heard from essentially every national evaluator we’ve talked to that this draft could hold far more than the usual number of surprises. So don’t take any of these mocks too seriously.

This open thread is the place to discuss the draft all night. And please feel free to ask questions of the Bless You Boys staff. Prospect writers Brandon Day and Jay Markle, along with the rest of the staff, will be popping in and out of the comments section throughout the day. Drop questions in the comments and you’ll get an answer, and probably more than one.

You can find the bonus pools and slot values for picks here at MLB Pipeline.

Draft Day 2

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m., ET

Where to watch: MLB Network, ESPN, (streaming).

Wednesday’s results

The Houston Astros forfeited their first round selection as part of their punishment for using technology to steal signs, so the first round will consist of 29 selections, with eight picks to follow tonight in the Competitive Balance Pick A round.

  1. Detroit Tigers - 3B Spencer Torkelson
  2. Baltimore Orioles - OF Heston Kjerstad
  3. Miami Marlins - RHP Max Meyer
  4. Kansas City Royals - LHP Asa Lacy
  5. Toronto Blue Jays - SS Austin Martin
  6. Seattle Mariners - RHP Emerson Hancock
  7. Pittsburgh Pirates - SS Nick Gonzales
  8. San Diego Padres - OF Robert Hassell III
  9. Colorado Rockies - OF Zac Veen
  10. Los Angeles Angels - RHP Reid Detmers
  11. Chicago White Sox - LHP Garrett Crochet
  12. Cincinnati Reds - OF Austin Hendrick
  13. San Francisco Giants - C Patrick Bailey
  14. Texas Rangers - 2B Justin Foscue
  15. Philadelphia Phillies - RHP Mick Abel
  16. Chicago Cubs - SS Ed Howard
  17. Boston Red Sox - SS Nick Yorke
  18. Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP Bryce Jarvis
  19. New York Mets - OF Pete Crow-Armstrong
  20. Milwaukee Brewers - OF Garrett Mitchell
  21. St. Louis Cardinals - 3B Jordan Walker
  22. Washington Nationals - RHP Cade Cavalli
  23. Cleveland Indians - SS Carson Tucker
  24. Tampa Bay Rays - RHP Nick Bitsko
  25. Atlanta Braves - LHP Jared Shuster
  26. Oakland Athletics - C Tyler Soderstrom
  27. Minnesota Twins - 1B Aaron Sobato
  28. New York Yankees - C Austin Wells
  29. Los Angeles Dodgers - RHP Bobby Miller
  30. Baltimore Orioles (Comp A) - SS Jordan Westburg
  31. Pittsburgh Pirates - RHP Carmen Mlodzinski
  32. Kansas City Royals - SS Nick Loftin
  33. Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP Slade Cecconi
  34. San Diego Padres - RHP Justin Lange
  35. Colorado Rockies - C Drew Romo
  36. Cleveland Indians - RHP Tanner Burns
  37. Tampa Bay Rays - SS Alika Williams