The 2020 Major League Baseball Draft wrapped up Thursday night. 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.
With the No. 18 overall pick, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Bryce Jarvis, a right-handed pitcher from Duke University. The D-Backs earned a B grade for their overall class.
Arizona selected pitchers with its first three picks, adding Duke's Bryce Jarvis, Miami's Slade Cecconi, and prep lefty Liam Norris to the fold. Jarvis and Norris both had huge springs before the pandemic ended their seasons, and Cecconi has tantalizing size and stuff. It's up to the Diamondbacks' player development staff to ensure each fulfills their potential as a starter.
Below you'll find a draft tracker for the Diamondbacks.
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