A week ago I did a roundup of some mock drafts for the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft. While we don’t know who the San Francisco Giants will select with their first round pick — 13th overall — on June 10, mock drafts are fun insight into the players that may be on the board when the Giants make their selection.
Since then, a few more mocks have dropped, and I’ve found a few I missed the first time.
So here’s the mock draft 2.0, with a few more prospects that some of the top evaluators see going to the Giants in a few weeks.
The link to each mock draft can be found by clicking on the player’s name, and the you can find the reference Fangraphs big board here.
Jim Callis, MLB Pipeline
Mitchell is the biggest wild card among position players because while he has five-tool potential, he also has Type 1 diabetes and just six homers in 121 college games. Some teams believe he could drop into the 20s. If the Giants pass, they could opt for a high school position player such as Hendrick or a pair of Californians, catcher Tyler Soderstrom or outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong. San Francisco popped Soderstrom’s father Steve with the No. 6 overall choice in 1993.
Fangraphs ranking: 10
Fangraphs FV: 45+
I’m always a fan of untapped five-tool potential. Especially with the Giants revamped and seemingly dramatically improved development team, I’m all for taking the Aaron Judges of the world — players who have the tools, but haven’t yet built much.
Brian Sakowski and Vincent Cervino, Perfect Game
Robert Hassell III, OF, Independence High School (Tennessee)
This class is loaded with talented prep bats, and Hassell may just be in play even higher than this. An athletic, toolsy hitter with one of the better hit tools in the prep ranks, Hassell has prodigious upside as a player who can potentially be an impactful offensive piece while also playing the middle of the field.
Fangraphs ranking: 28
Fangraphs FV: 45
Certainly a bit of a difference in how Fangraphs and Perfect Game view this prospect, but “prodigious upside” always gets my attention.
Mike Axisa, CBS Sports
Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit High School (Oregon)
This Giants have two extra picks after losing Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith to free agency, giving them a huge bonus pool ($9.2 million) and allowing them to pay any top talent who falls here. Teams have not seen Abel pitch since last summer — his high school didn’t play any games prior to the shutdown — but he has power stuff and ace upside. He could have been a top five pick this year with a normal spring. Our R.J. Anderson ranked Abel as the No. 7 prospect in the draft class.
Fangraphs ranking: 8
Fangraphs FV: 45+
I’m sounding repetitive, but I’m all for overlooked players with high upside. “Could have been a top five pick . . . with a normal spring” sounds like “probably should be drafted higher” to me.
Mason McRae, Prospects 365
Austin Hendrick, OF, West Allegheny High School (Pennsylvania)
At pick-13, second year director Michael Holmes was likely set to snatch one of the many college prospects on the board. That is, until the sublime power of Austin Hendrick remained on the board until the Giants went on the clock. Traditionally risk averse in the draft room, Austin Hendrick’s massive upside is enough for Holmes to move outside of his comfort zone to make this pick. While Heston Kjerstad fits their previous M.O., Hendricks’ raw-bat has some similarities to current top prospect and 2017 first-round pick Heliot Ramos, often hitting for plus-power while showing well above average actions in a corner-outfield role. One could argue that the pitching needy Giants would inevitably select Garrett Crochet here, but as previously stated, it would be incredibly difficult to pass-up on Hendrick’s immense upside at this point of the first round.
Fangraphs ranking: 18
Fangraphs FV: 45
Again with the “massive upside!” I’m getting this close to forgetting that the 13th pick is not likely to develop into a quality MLB player.
Adam Wells, Bleacher Report
Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State
Fangraphs ranking: 6
Fangraphs FV: 50
I wouldn’t get too invested in Gonzales, as this is a very big fall in the draft relative to other mocks. Most other mocks don’t have him being even close to available when the Giants are on the clock.
So get excited if the Giants pick him, but don’t get excited about the chances of that happening.