The Rays made two picks yesterday as the shortened 2020 MLB Draft got underway. If you happened to miss the draft last night, we have you covered with breakdowns of both players taken.
Nick Bitsko, RHP, 24th overall pick
Alika Williams, SS, 37th overall pick
The Rays took a risk on Bitsko, but with the strongest farm system in baseball nobody is better suited to take on risk. In Williams, the Rays added to their plethora of shortstops that already includes the consensus top prospect, Wander Franco.
- The Rays make their third pick at No. 57 overall (at approx. 6:00 p.m.), fourth pick at No. 96 overall (~8:00 p.m.), fifth pick at No. 125 overall (~9:15 p.m.), and sixth pick at No. 155 overall (~10:45 p.m.).
How to watch Day 2 of the draft:
When: June 11th, 5 p.m.
Where: ESPN 2, MLBN
Here are the most notable players still available on MLB.com’s Draft Board:
High School Arms:
12. Jared Kelley, RHP, Refuglio HS (TX)
- Gatorade Player of the Year with three plus pitches and quality control.
34. Carson Montgomery, RHP, Windermere HS (FL)
- Solid three pitch mix, but commitment to FSU may make him a hard sign.
43. Dax Fulton, LHP, Mustang HS (OK)
- Had Tommy John surgery in September but could be the first high school lefty taken this draft.
High School Bats:
42. Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central HS (MS)
- Huge power potential with some swing and miss concerns.
47. Cade Horton, RHP/SS, Norman HS
- Two-way guy for now. Solid shortstop prospect, but could be drafted as a pitcher.
48. Kevin Parada, C, Loyola HS (CA)
- Offense-first catcher right now, but has potential to be a complete package.
23. Cole Wilcox, RHP, Georgia
- Fastball that can reach triple digits
29. Chris McMahon, RHP, Miami
- Solid college arm who has potential to be a complete package. Has touched 98 mph.
39. CJ Van Eyk, RHP, Florida State
- Solid three pitch mix with a great curveball.
24. Dillon Dingler, C, Ohio State
- Athletic backstop with a good arm.
30. Casey Martin, SS, Arkansas
- Possible 20-20 player.
38. Daniel Cabrera, Louisiana State
- Steady bat from the left side. One of the most consistent college bats.