Major League Baseball will launch its 2020 amateur draft on Wednesday, June 10, and will complete the five-round sprint on Thursday, June 11. The spread of the novel coronavirus required the draft to be held virtually instead of in Omaha, Nebraska alongside the College World Series. The owners’ desire to slash costs, meanwhile, led to the draft being shortened from 40 rounds to five.
The Tigers hold the No. 1 pick for the second time in three years, having previously selected Auburn right-hander Casey Mize in 2018. The Tigers had selected first overall just once prior to this three-year stretch: in 1997, when they drafted reliever Matt Anderson.
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Teams have until Aug. 1 to sign their draft picks.  No. 82
The Astros were stripped of their first- and second-round picks as punishment for illegally stealing signs. The Astros do have one selection in the top 100: the 72nd pick, which was compensation for losing starter Gerrit Cole to the New York Yankees in free agency. No. 10
Below you’ll find a draft tracker for the Los Angeles Angels: 1
The top five players available in the class, according to our rankings, are Vanderbilt centerfielder/infielder Austin Martin; Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson; Texas A&M left-hander Asa Lacy; Georgia right-hander Emerson Hancock; and Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer. No. 111

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