2020 MLB Draft Tracker: One tweet for every first-round pick

The Toronto Blue Jays select shortstop Austin Martin with the fifth overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft.

While MLB has yet to reach an agreement with players on return to play, the 2020 draft will go on – although it will look much different than in years past.

The COVID-19 pandemic means Wednesday’s draft has been cut down dramatically from 40 rounds to just five and only 160 total picks will be made.

When the draft gets underway, the Detroit Tigers will be on the clock with the first pick and you can keep it locked right here throughout the first round and Competitive Balance Round A for all the latest on who goes where. We’ll also be adding context to each first-round selection with an interesting tweet for each pick.


1) Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 3B, Arizona State

2) Baltimore Orioles: Heston Kjerstad, OF, Arkansas

3) Miami Marlins: Max Meyer, RHP, Minnesota

4) Kansas City Royals: Asa Lacy, LHP, Texas A&M

5) Toronto Blue Jays: Austin Martin, SS, Vanderbilt

6) Seattle Mariners: Emerson Hancock, RHP, Georgia

7) Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Gonzales, SS, New Mexico State

8) San Diego Padres: Robert Hassell III, OF, Independence HS

9) Colorado Rockies: Zac Veen, OF, Spruce Creek HS

10) Los Angeles Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP, Louisville

11) Chicago White Sox: Garrett Crochet, LHP, Tennessee

12) Cincinnati Reds: Austin Hendrick, OF, West Allegheny HS

13) San Francisco Giants: Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State

14) Texas Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B, Mississippi State

15) Philadelphia Phillies: Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS

16) Chicago Cubs: Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel HS

17) Boston Red Sox: Nick Yorke, 2B, Archbishop Mitty HS

18) Arizona Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke

19) New York Mets: Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, Harvard-Westlake HS

20) Milwaukee Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, OF, UCLA

21) St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Walker, 3B, Decatur HS

22) Washington Nationals: Cade Cavalli, RHP, Oklahoma

23) Cleveland Indians: Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS

24) Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks East HS

25) Atlanta Braves: Jared Shuster, LHP, Wake Forest

26) Oakland Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C, Turlock HS

27) Minnesota Twins: Aaron Sabato, 1B, North Carolina

28) New York Yankees: Austin Wells, C, Arizona

29) Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Miller, RHP, Louisville

Competitive Balance Round A

30) Baltimore Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State

31) Pittsburgh Pirates: Carmen Mlodzinski, RHP, South Carolina

32) Kansas City Royals: Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor

33) Arizona Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, RHP, Miami (FL)

34) San Diego Padres: Justin Lange, RHP, Llano HS

35) Colorado Rockies: Drew Romo, C, The Woodlands HS

36) Cleveland Indians: Tanner Burns, RHP, Auburn

37) Tampa Bay Rays (via trade w/ St. Louis Cardinals): Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State

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