The 2020 MLB Draft concludes today, because it’s only five rounds total. Before it begins, let’s take a look at who’s leftover from my Big Board v 5.0 and my Big Board for the 2nd round — when the Dodgers pick at No. 60 and 66.
Big Board v 5.0 Carryover
2. RHP Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech
6. C Dillon Dingler, Ohio State
7. RHP Jared Kelley, Refugio HS (Texas)
11. RHP Chirs McMahon, Miami (FL)
14. RHP Cole Wilcox, Georgia
17. RHP CJ Van Eyk, Florida State
18. LHP Nick Swiney, North Carolina State
20. OF Daniel Cabrera, LSU
Beeter and Dingler don’t have the longest track records of performance and were robbed of showing off more this spring. Kelley had the typical prep righty fall, while McMahon, Wilcox, Van Eyk and Swiney all fell for different reasons. And it sounds like Wilcox might be going back to Georgia. As a draft-eligible sophomore, it’s not the worst decision. Cabrera had second round written all over him once the board starting playing out on Wednesday.
If any of these guys are available when the Dodgers pick at 60 or 66, I hope they’d jump all over them. I’m drooling over the idea of getting Beeter, No. 2 on my board, at 60. It doesn’t seem terribly likely, but stranger things have happened.
As for true 2nd-round prospects, here are some guys I’m keeping an eye on. Players are listed in alphabetical order.
- OF David Calabrese, St. Elizabeth HS (Ontario, Canada)
- LHP Burl Carraway, Dallas Baptist
- OF Zach DeLoach, Texas A&M
- LHP Jake Eder, Vanderbilt
- LHP Dax Fulton, Mustang HS (Okla.)
- OF Isaiah Greene, Coronoa HS (Calif.)
- OF Hudson Haskin, Tulane
- OF Trevor Hauver, Arizona State
- RHP Jared Jones, La Mirada HS (Calif.)
- 1B Blaze Jordan, DeSoto Central HS (Miss.)
- LHP Seth Lonsway, Ohio State
- SS Casey Martin, Akransas
- RHP Carson Montgomery, West Orange HS (Fla.)
- RHP Alex Santos, Mount Saint Michael Academy (N.Y.)
- OF Jake Vogel, Huntington Beach HS (Calif.)
- RHP/SS Masyn Winn, Mount St. Michael Academy (N.Y.)
- RHP Tanner Witt, Episcopal HS (Texas)
- SS Freddy Zamora, Miami (FL)
I’m definitely not expecting all these guys to make it to LA’s next pick, but if things play out in a similar way as the first round, the Dodgers could have a nice crop of draft prospects from whom to choose. Expect the Dodgers to spend a little on a prep player with one of their first three picks today. It’ll probably come with one of the 2nd-rounders, and they can make up the difference with a senior-sign guy in Rounds 4 or 5, if necessary.