San Diego Padres 2020 MLB Draft Guide and Strategy

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A general view of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha where San Diego Padres will pick eighth overall in 2020 MLB Draft. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With the baseball season quickly approaching we put together an easy to use 2020 MLB Draft Guide for the San Diego Padres.

While we certainly didn’t get the results we were hoping for in 2019, the San Diego Padres do get a top 10 pick out of it in the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft.

I know at the time of writing this we are still five months away from the 2020 MLB Draft, but with high school and college baseball set to begin play in about a month, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the upcoming draft.

One thing I’m already excited about with this year’s draft is that it will take place in Omaha from June 10-12 just before the start of the College World Series.

This is something I’ve been hoping would happen for years and I’m glad it is finally taking place.

As someone who loves the college game almost as much as the majors, I think this will be a great opportunity to showcase the college game and get fans more excited about players they may not see for three or four years in the big leagues.

Here are a some links to keep handy as we begin this process:

2020 MLB Draft Order

2020 MLB Draft Top 100 Prospects

2020 MLB Draft Mock Draft of First 10 Picks


The San Diego Padres are set to pick eighth in the upcoming draft and they have three picks total inside the top 50, so this is shaping up to be a very good draft for the Friars.

They’ve done very well drafting in the top 10 the past three years taking MacKenzie Gore third overall in 2017, Ryan Weathers seventh overall in 2018, and CJ Abrams sixth overall in this past year’s draft.

And the last time they picked eighth overall they took Cal Quantrill in the 2016 draft and he’s been OK, but not great for that high of a pick.

What I hope to accomplish here is to go over the Padres strategy for this draft and look at the history of players taken eighth.

Then we’ll briefly look at some of the players projected to go in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft and who they should target.

In the coming weeks I plan on posting individual scouting profiles on each as we prepare for the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft.

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