IBI to Participate in Prospects Live 2020 MLB Mock Draft
On Friday, May 1st at 8:30 PM ET ProspectsLive.com will commence their first annual mock MLB Draft. The draft is scheduled to begin at 8:45 PM ET and will be live-streamed via YouTube and Periscope. This mock draft is a unique collaboration of prospect writers representing each of their respective organizations. IBI contributor Willie Hood will make the selections representing the Indians along with IBI’s newest contributor Jared Sziber serving as an advisor. You can follow Willie and Jared on Twitter: @WillHoo99 and @coachsziber32.
The mock will consist of three rounds including supplemental rounds. Each organization will have ninety seconds to make selections. Each club representative will utilize Fantrax’s draft software to make selections. The player pool will consist of the top 200 draft prospects available. Bonus pool money will not apply and each team’s draft philosophy will be determined by their respective representatives.
The Indians have drafted prep players in each of the last four years (excluding 2015 selection Brady Aiken). Generally speaking, the Indians key in on the athletic middle of the diamond performers and pitchers with advanced pitch-ability. A few other traits the Tribe seems to prefer are; cold-weather players, “famous” performers, advanced bats with hitting-ability, and young for the class players/pitchers. Look for these trends to continue.
Round 1, pick 23
Round 1 competitive balance A, pick 36
Round 2, pick 56
Round 3, pick 95
2019 round 1 (24) Daniel Espino
2018 round 1 (29) Bo Naylor
2018 round 1a compensation pick (35) Ethan Hankins
2018 round 1b competitive balance pick (41) Lenny Torres Jr.
2017 round 2 (64) Quentin Holmes
2016 round 1 (14) Will Benson
Bobby Miller- RHSP Louisville
Chris McMahon- RHSP Miami
Nick Bitsko- RHSP Central Bucks East HS, PA
Tyler Soderstrom- C Turlock HS, CA
Alika Williams- SS Arizona St.
Jordan Westburg- SS/3b Mississippi St.
Justin Foscue- 2b/3b Mississippi St.
Dillon Dingler- C Ohio St.
Tanner Burns- RHSP Auburn
Carmen Mlodzinski- RHSP South Carolina
Carson Montgomery- RHSP Windermere HS, FL
Cole Wilcox- RHSP Georgia
Jordan Walker- 3b Decatur HS, GA
Pete Crow-Armstrong- CF
JT Ginn- RHSP Mississippi St.
Slade Secconi- RHSP Miami
Ed Howard- SS Mount Carmel HS, IL
Austin Wells- C Arizona
Nick Loftin- SS Baylor
Drew Romo- C The Woodlands HS, TX