2020 MLB Mock Draft: Predictions for the Top 10 Picks

Tim Kelly
May 21, 2020 - 12:05 pm

2020 may be the least opportune time to be a scouting director in the modern history of baseball.

As the June 10-11 MLB Draft looms, front offices will lean on scouting directors to point them in the right direction in a draft without much to work with. Said scouting directors will have little or no 2020 NCAA or high school spring seasons to work off of when trying to evaluate the prospects that their employers should spend heavy resources on in the MLB Draft.

Additionally, the economic fallout of COVID-19 led the MLB to adjust their 2020 draft to include just five rounds. Normally, the draft is 40 rounds. Without the normal length of the draft, the handful (or less) of picks that each team possess will take on greater significance. As previously stated, though, it will be harder to evaluate prospects without seeing another year of their development.

With the understanding that there's next-to-no certainty in terms of how the 2020 MLB Draft board will fall, here's RADIO.COM Sports' projection of what the first 10 picks could look like:

Spencer Torkelson (right) is expected to be the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Photo credit (Cheryl Evans/The Rep/Imagn)
Austin Martin was a star for Vanderbilt. Photo credit (Bruce Thorson/USA Today)
Derek Jeter's Marlins are trending in the right direction. Photo credit (Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Royals' general manager Dayton Moore is looking to build another World Series contending team. Photo credit (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Ross Atkins has the Blue Jays headed towards contention. Photo credit (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Nick Gonzales had an impressive career at New Mexico State. Photo credit (Nathan J Fish/Sun-Ne/USA Today)
Ben Cherington is looking to rebuild the Pirates. Photo credit (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
A.J. Preller has set the Padres up for success. Photo credit (Orlando Ramirez/USA Today)
Heston Kjerstad is one of the top college prospects in the 2020 MLB Draft class. Photo credit (Steven Branscombe/USA Today)
Billy Eppler is the Angels' general manager. Photo credit (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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