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MLB Draft Day 1 open thread

Who will the Giants select?

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2018 Major League Baseball Draft

It’s here! Day 1 of the 2020 MLB Draft. It’s our first live baseball action — if you can call it that — in three months. It’s our first chance since mid-June to root for the San Francisco Giants as they do actual things!

So let’s enjoy it.

The draft starts at 4 p.m. PT, and is televised on ESPN and the MLB Network. If you don’t have a TV package, you can get ESPN by signing up for Hulu TV.

Today’s coverage is just the first round, and the competitive balance A round, which is picks 1-37. So the Giants only pick once: 13th overall.

But there figures to be a lot of interesting options available there, and you can check out the latest mock drafts to see who the Giants might end up with. Right now the consensus seems to be that they’re hoping for Northern California high school catcher Tyler Soderstrom, whose father Steve was selected sixth overall by the Giants in 1993. But most mock drafts now have Soderstrom going four spots earlier, to the Colorado Rockies, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who the Giants pick.

Here’s the full order of the first round. I’ll fill in the picks as the occur for anyone who’s following along but not watching:

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