The 2020 MLB Draft begins at 6 p.m. CT on MLB Network, ESPN and MLB.com, and so does the Sox Machine 2020 MLB Draft Show. Turn down the TV and turn up your computer as Josh, James Fox from Future Sox and Burke Granger of 2080 Baseball break down the picks as they happen.soxmachine is on Mixlr
Sox Machine Draft Coverage
- Potential strategies, our picks
- Sox Machine Mock Draft 2.0
- The last mock draft roundup
- Player Profile: Patrick Bailey, C, NC State
- Player Profile: Reid Detmers, LHP, Louisvillle
- Player Profile: Garrett Crochet, LHP, Tennessee
- Player Profile: Cade Cavalli, RHP, Oklahoma
- Player Profiles: The prep options
- Player Profiles: Day 2 options
Rankings and Resources
- MLB.com Draft Tracker
- 2020 MLB Draft bonus pools and pick values
- 2020 MLB Draft Top 160 Players (Patreon exclusive)
- MLB.com’s Top 200
- Baseball America’s Top 500
- Keith Law’s Top 100
- FanGraphs’ The BOARD
- ESPN.com’s Top 150
- 2080 Baseball’s Top 125
Spencer Torkelson goes first, and he’s listed as a third baseman. Intriiiiiigue.
Kjerstad second, and it’s already off the rails.
Max Meyer goes third to Miami.
And Longenhagen has Lacy going fourth to the Royals. Austin Martin is sliding.
Martin to Toronto. This is way more chaotic than last year.
And just like Torkelson, Manfred listed him at an uncommon position (shortstop, not OF/3B).
“Emerson Hancock,” (barely suppressed smirk) “Power forward.”
At this rate, Nick Gonzales will be listed as a shortstop. Wonder who takes him now….
Eric Longenhagen has the Pirates taking Gonzales. Let’s see the position….
You got it.
Anyone else having issues with stream audio double talking from time to time? Or is that me?
Not just you.
I was, but I started playing it on a separate browser on the mixlr page because I’m also updating a post draft, and that seems to have resolved it on my end.
Hassell goes to San Diego. I wonder what Veen’s price tag is?
There goes my lede about hoping the Thompson’s Station product would come from Trayce Thompson’s station as a high school draft pick to make it to the White Sox outfield.
Colorado gets to find out.
His party violated most states’ social distancing/mass gatherings rules.
And the Angels take Detmers. Makes sense as they need pitching quickly. We are next!
According to Longenhagen, it will be Crochet.
And it is. Hoping the Chris Sale comp resonates and he’s not more like Royce Ring.
Aaron Poreda or LH Fulmer?
Was hoping for Howard, I just love a good Narrative. But this is okay
Austin Headrick has some remarkable eye-black, or, more accurately, a liberal approach to rouge.
Looked like a very bizarre and rampant case of Lupus
Giants cornering the market on catching.
Got teased by Veen and Detmers going 9 and 10… unfortunately the sox were in a tough spot at 11… really seemed like a tier of player was gone. Too bad you cant trade down. Having said that I still think they made the right pick given a lot of factors. Adding power lefty arms that can start or relieve is a good idea. Definitely some upside/bust potential but thats ok. Sox should be trying to push the envelope on adding elite talent.
Felt the same way. Was hoping the rockies would do one of their rockie things and screw it up but alas.
Oh, making my life difficult, Ed Howard is going to the Cubs.
Please trade him to a team I like….
God, I know. Wanted that kid to succeed so badly, so now, what, hope he doesn’t sign and rocks it an Oklahoma to get a top 5 pick in a couple years? Get traded for someone who sucks while he elevates to stardom?
He just said “go Cubs go” on his MLB Network interview, so I think he’s signing. Maybe he’ll be part of an ill-conceived trade for Nomar Mazara next summer.
Does Matt Karchner have a kid we can sign as a UDFA to trade him for Howard in a year or two?
Wow, damn. That’s… that’s got the potential to sting in time.
(Man, if I had a nickel…)
Not great, Bob.
For reasons of blood pressure, I cannot follow Nightengale on Twitter.
Do teams often use hallowed words? What words are hallowed, Bob, that action is better than?
Re: Crochet/Sale comps. I read Crochet has make up issues so he may indeed be another Sale in that he shreds jerseys.
A jersey with a crocheted collar may be cutting edge