We take a look at who I think the San Diego Padres should take in the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft with their six selections.
The San Diego Padres should have a big couple of days in the 2020 MLB Draft with six picks in the shortened five-round draft.
As I always say, and is always true, it’s virtually impossible to guess who teams will take in a baseball draft — especially one as weird as this one is.
With the bonus pool limitations in play and taking into account the signability of players, it’s nearly impossible to predict outside of the top five picks.
This the Padres’ picks are eighth, 34th, 45th, 80th, 110th, and 140th.
FanGraphs currently has 2020 MLB Draft prospects ranked past 230, so that gives us a good size of players to choose from for those five picks in the top 140.
Eighth Overall Pick — Mick Abel (RHP)
With the extra bonus pool money they have because of all their picks, I’d take a shot on a high school kid with a lot of upside like Able.
I know, taking high school players is risky business and I almost never like when my team does it, but I think it’s worth the risk here.
And if you can’t sign him, then you get that pick back the following year when we’ll likely have a normal draft again.