Major League Baseball's 2020 amateur draft wrapped up 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 22nd overall pick, the Washington Nationals selected Cade Cavalli, a right-handed pitcher out of Oklahoma. He was part of a Washington draft haul that earned a B grade from our experts:
The champions went college-righty-heavy, taking Oklahoma's Cade Cavelli, LSU's Cole Henry, and UCLA's Holden Powell. Cavelli and Henry could pitch in the middle of a rotation if they can stay healthy, while Powell has late-inning potential. The Nationals also popped prep shortstop Samuel Infante, who profiles as at least a spare infielder.
Below you'll find a draft tracker for the Washington Nationals.
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