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Diamondbacks fans reckon it was a solid if unspectacular draft

But we’ll likely have to wait before we see the fruits of it.

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2020 Major League Baseball Draft
Slade Cecconi poses for a photo with his family after being drafted 33rd overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks
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The immediate future of MLB couldn’t be more in question. However, attention around the league, at least momentarily, turned to the game’s next wave at the MLB Draft.

It may have been considerably shorter than usual, but Diamondbacks fans, specifically, are reasonably excited for what is to come. More than 60 percent of Diamondbacks fans gave the team a B-grade for their first-round selection of pitcher Bryce Jarvis out of Duke. Arizona selected the right-handed pitcher with the 18th pick in the first round.

The Diamondbacks made five selections during the truncated five-round draft, selecting four pitchers and one infielder.

As a class, 68 percent of Diamondbacks fans gave the team a B.

Despite the excitement now, most fans don’t think any of the newly-drafted players will make an impact on the big-league team for a few seasons. More than 90 percent of fans don’t expect a player to break through until at least next season – assuming there is a 2020 season – with the highest percentage looking to 2022.

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