We have pick-by-pick analysis of all 29 first-round selections
MLB Draft Recap: Biggest Reach Of The First Round
Major League Baseball held the first round of its annual amateur draft on Wednesday night. The Detroit Tigers took Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, but there were plenty of surprises in the early going. Twenty-nine picks were made during Wednesday’s first round, as the Astros were stripped of their first- and second-round picks as punishment for electronic sign-stealing.
The 2020 draft is a two-day event that will continue Thursday with 123 more picks. MLB shortened the draft from 40 rounds to five rounds this year in a cost-cutting move amid the coronavirus pandemic.
We here at CBS Sports provided instant analysis of all 29 first-round picks as the selections are announced. Check out a breakdown of each first-round pick below and a full list of the 37 picks made Wednesday night.
2020 MLB Draft: First Round Analysis
Competitive Balance Round A
30. Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State
31. Pirates: Carmen Mlodzinski, P, South Carolina
32. Royals: Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor
33. Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, P, Miami
34. Padres: Justin Lange, P, Llano (HS)
35. Rockies: Drew Romo, C, Woodlands (HS)
36. Indians: Tanner Burns, P, Auburn
37. Rays: Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State
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