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MLB Draft Day 1 Open Thread

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A real baseball thing is happening!

2020 Major League Baseball Draft Previews Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

We have an actual live baseball event to follow! It’s not a baseball game, but it is at least baseball-adjacent with the first night of the draft. Tonight will see the first round as well as the Competitive Balance Round A, or in other words the first 37 picks. The Red Sox have one pick tonight coming in at number 17 overall. Obviously, we will get you coverage on that selection as soon as it happens, but consider this your space to discuss the draft as a whole as it is happening. I’ll track picks as they happen below too, though it’s not always going to be right up to date. But I’ll try my best.

  1. Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Arizona State University
  2. Orioles: Heston Kjerstad, OF, University of Arkansas
  3. Marlins: Max Meyer, RHP, University of Minnesota
  4. Royals: Asa Lacy, LHP, Texas A&M
  5. Blue Jays: Austin Martin, 3B/OF, Vanderbilt
  6. Mariners: Emerson Hancock, RHP, University of Georgia
  7. Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State University
  8. Padres: Robert Hassell III, OF, Independence HS (TN)
  9. Rockies: Zac Veen, OF, Spruce Creek HS (FL)
  10. Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP, University of Louisville
  11. White Sox: Garrett Crochet, LHP, University of Tennessee
  12. Reds: Austin Hendrick, OF, West Allegheny (PA)
  13. Giants: Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State University
  14. Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B, Mississippi State University
  15. Phillies: Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS (OR)
  16. Cubs: Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel HS (IL)
  17. Red Sox: Nick Yorke, 2B, Archbishop Mitty HS (CA)
  18. Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke University
  19. Mets: Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
  20. Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, OF, UCLA
  21. Cardinals: Jordan Walker, 3B, Decatur HS (GA)
  22. Nationals: Cade Cavalli, RHP, University of Oklahoma
  23. Indians: Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ)
  24. Rays: Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks HS East (PA)
  25. Braves: Jared Shuster, LHP, Wake Forest University
  26. Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C, Turlock HS (CA)
  27. Twins: Aaron Sobato, 1B, Univeristy of North Carolina
  28. Yankees: Austin Wells, C, University of Arizona
  29. Dodgers: Bobby Miller, RHP, University of Louisville
  30. Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State University
  31. Pirates: Cameron Mlodzinski, RHP, University of South Carolina
  32. Royals: Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor University
  33. Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, RHP, University of Miami
  34. Padres: Justin Lange, RHP, Llano HS (TX)
  35. Rockies: Drew Romo, C, The Woodlands HS (TX)
  36. Indians: Tanner Burns, RHP, Auburn University
  37. Rays: Alika Williams, SS, Arizona State University