The 2020 Major League Baseball amateur draft came to a close Thursday. 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 20th overall pick, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Garrett Mitchell, a center fielder from UCLA. He was part of a draft haul that earned the Brewers an A grade from our experts:
The Brewers essentially took what they were given, and what they were given early on was a pair of potentially undervalued collegiate hitters: UCLA outfielder Garrett Mitchell and Miami shortstop Freddy Zamora. Mitchell has star potential if the Brewers can help him tap into his raw power, and Zamora could be a solid starter provided he recovers from a torn ACL. The Brewers also tapped catcher Zavier Warren. He'll need to be coached up, but the chance to be a good get as well.
Below you'll find a full draft tracker for the Brewers.