Catching you up on the players selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 MLB Draft.
The Los Angeles Dodgers finally returned to somewhat normal baseball operations by making six selections in the 2020 MLB Draft. While the draft was conducted in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing negotiations between the owners and players over a financial framework for the 2020 season, it was refreshing to focus on future players who one day could be stars at Chavez Ravine.
There were a few trends from the players selected by the Dodgers.
They continued to focus on college arms. Their first two picks where both pitchers who were scouted by Marty Lamb, the same scout who was instrumental in the team selecting players such as Walker Buehler, Will Smith, and Chad Billingsley.
The Dodgers also placed value on players who performed well over an abbreviated 2020 amateur season. Several of the players selected by the Dodgers had breakout spring campaigns before everything was shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Andrew Friedman, who conducted the draft remotely, also seemed to place an emphasis on pitchers with high strikeout-to-walk ratios.
The Dodgers entered the draft with a bonus pool amount of $5.9 million to use on their six picks. They selected in each of the five rounds, and also used a Competitive Balance Round pick acquired from Minnesota to add a sixth player to their prospect ranks.
With a little background on the big picture, let’s learn some more detail about each of the players drafted by the Dodgers.