The 2020 MLB Draft has come and gone — thanks to the owners cutting 35 rounds off the back end of the entire event — which means it’s time to have a little fun.

Who’s got the best fastball? Curveball? Who will make the majors first?

All of that and more in some bests and firsts of the draft.

*None of the below players have signed

Most Likely MVP
1. Spencer Torkelson, 1B — Tigers
2. Zac Veen, RF — Rockies
3. Austin Martin, SS — Blue Jays

Most Likely Cy Young
1. Emerson Hancock, RHP — Mariners
2. Asa Lacy, LHP — Royals
3. Max Meyer, RHP — Marlins

First Bat to the Majors
1. Torkelson, 1B — Tigers
2. Nick Gonzales, SS — Pirates
3. Martin, SS — Blue Jays

Day 2
1. Daniel Cabrera, OF — Tigers
2. Freddy Zamora, SS — Brewers
3. Zach DeLoach, OF — Mariners

First College Starting Pitcher to the Majors
1. Reid Detmers, LHP — Angels
2. Tanner Burns, RHP — Indians
3. Hancock, RHP — Mariners

Day 2
1. CJ Van Eyk, RHP — Blue Jays
2. Burl Carraway, LHP — Cubs
3. Chris McMahon, RHP — Rockies

First High School Bat to the Majors
1. Robert Hassell, OF — Padres
2. Austin Hendrick, RF — Reds
3. Veen, RF — Rockies

Day 2
1. Isaiah Greene, OF — Mets
2. Petey Halpin, CF — Indians
3. Blaze Jordan, 1B — Red Sox

First High School Starting Pitcher to the Majors
1. Nick Bitsko, RHP — Rays
2. Mick Abel, RHP — Phillies
3. Justin Lange, RHP — Padres

Day 2
1. Alex Santos, RHP — Astros
2. Jared Kelley, RHP — White Sox
3. Daxton Fulton, LHP — Marlins

Most Likely Batting Champ
1. Martin, SS — Blue Jays
2. Gonzales, SS — Pirates
3. Hassell, OF — Padres

Most Likely HR Champ
1. Torkelson, 3B — Tigers
2. Aaron Sabato, 1B — Twins
3. Jordan Walker, 3B — Cardinals

Best Fastball
1. Lacy, LHP — Royals
2. Nick Bitsko, RHP — Rays
3. Justin Lange, RHP — Padres

Best Curveball
1. Carraway, LHP — Cubs
2. Zach McCambley, RHP — Marlins
3. Detmers, LHP — Angels

Best Slider
1. Meyer, RHP — Marlins
2. Clayton Beeter, RHP — Dodgers
3. Lacy, LHP — Royals

Best Chanegup
1. Hancock, RHP — Mariners
2. Garrett Crochet, LHP — White Sox
3. Jared Schuster, LHP — Braves

Best Athlete
1. Austin Martin, SS — Blue Jays
2. Masyn Winn, SS/RHP — Cardinals
3. Meyer, RHP — Marlins

Best Defensive Player
1. Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF — Mets
2. Alika Williams, SS –Rays
3. Ed Howard, SS — Cubs

 

Last Updated on June 11, 2020 by Jason A. Churchill

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Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 and spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI. Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio. He now serves as the Executive Copy Editor at Data Skrive, a tech company that manipulates data to provide automated content to clients including the AP, BetMGM, USA Today, and ESPN. Find Jason's baseball podcast, Baseball Things, right here.