Major League Baseball has set a time and date for the 2020 MLB Draft: June 10-11. On Friday, the league announced in a memo that those would be the dates for the upcoming draft, which will be handled virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first round will take place at 4 p.m. PT on June 10, with the final four rounds beginning at 2 p.m. PT on June 11. At the conclusion of the second day, all undrafted players will be eligible to sign for up to $20,000, with no limit on how many undrafted players a team can sign.
Day 1 of the MLB Draft will be June 10, include the first round (37 picks) and start at 7 p.m. ET.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
Day 2 of the MLB Draft will be June 11, include Rounds 2-5 (123 picks) and begin at 5 p.m. ET.
After, teams can sign an unlimited number of players for up to $20,000.
The San Francisco Giants will make one selection on June 10, as they hold the 13th pick in the first round. They’ll make six selections on the second day of the draft, as they have their own picks in Round 2 (49), Round 3 (85), Round 4 (114), and Round 5 (144), plus two compensatory picks for losing Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith in free agency (67 and 68).
ESPN’s Jeff Passan announced that the draft will be similar to the NFL Draft, in that each team will have one of their executives shown on video during the draft, albeit without sound, for obvious reasons. Front offices and scouts will be conducting their draft rooms remotely, as employees are not allowed to be together during the draft.
Like the NFL Draft, the head of baseball operations for every team -- either president or GM -- will be sent a video it and will be on camera with no audio during the MLB Draft, according to the memo— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
Who knows when we’ll next get live MLB baseball, but we now know for sure that we’re only a few weeks away from live Giants news, and that’s worth getting excited about.
Even if we won’t know for years if the Giants made a good pick.