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 19th overall pick in the draft, the New York Mets selected Pete Crow-Armstrong, a center fielder out of Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, California. He was part of the reason why our experts gave the Mets an A grade for their draft haul.
The Mets draft boils down to signing three players: outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong (a defensive dynamo and potential leadoff hitter); right-hander J.T. Ginn (a possible top-10 pick before he blew out his elbow this spring); and outfielder Isaiah Greene (another centerfielder with power potential). Each has the chance to provide the Mets with a ridiculous return on investment relative to where they were selected. Say what you will about the other aspects of Brodie Van Wagenen's bold approach to running a team, but it makes for exciting draft classes.
Below you'll find a draft tracker for the Mets.
Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
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San Diego State
University of New Orleans