Here are all of the Phillies 2020 MLB Draft picks
The Phillies 2020 MLB Draft is a unique one being that there still hasn’t been any major league baseball played and that all the prospects, whether high school or college, didn’t play much this year.
Philadelphia enters the 2020 MLB Draft without a second round pick after signing Zack Wheeler, but they did get a quality first round pick in Mick Abel, a right-handed high school pitcher from Oregon.
Here are all of the Phillies 2020 MLB Draft selections:
Phillies 2020 MLB Draft Tracker
1st round – 15th overall: Mick Abel, RHP
We broke down Abel here, but he was named one of the top high school pitchers in the draft and has electric stuff with a blistering fast fastball and a really good slider.
3rd round – 87th overall: Casey Martin, SS, U of Arkansas
MLB Pipeline had Martin ranked as the 30th best player in the draft and Baseball America (subscription required) had him 38th, so the Phillies might have gotten a steal in the third round.
Baseball America called Martin the “most toolsy” college infielder in the class.
The power and speed combination in Martin are both very strong. He has power to both sides of the field and has position flexibility. He could move to second base or center field if shortstop doesn’t work out.
Harold Reynolds compared Martin to a young Dustin Pedroia with speed. Reynolds thinks he could be a premier threat at second base where the Phillies don’t have many prospects behind Scott Kingery.
4th round – 116th overall: Carson Ragsdale, RHP, U of South Florida
Ragsdale underwent Tommy John surgery during his college career but came back with an above-average breaking ball. He’s one of the tallest players in the draft at 6’8.
In four games this year Ragsdale had a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings with 37 strikeouts and seven walks, according to Baseball America. He throws in the low 90s with an above-average curve and a developing changeup.
Baseball America had ranked Ragsdale as the 191st player in the draft, while MLB Pipeline ranked him 169.
5th round – 146th overall: Baron Radcliff, OF, Georgia Tech
Baseball America says that Radcliff has some of the best raw power in the 2020 draft. His biggest issue was strikeouts after having a 34 percent strikeout rate in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he hit six home runs in 29 games there.
He’s huge at 6’4 239 lbs and he hit some DINGERS for Georgia Tech that are on Youtube, but he hit just .236 in three seasons there.
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This year the 2020 MLB Draft will be aired on ESPN and MLB Network over two days.
June 10: Round 1, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
June 11: Rounds 2-5, 5 p.m. ET, ESPN2, MLB Network
We will have instant analysis on the rest of the Phillies 2020 MLB Draft picks throughout the rest of the night here on That Ball’s Outta Here.