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The Diamondbacks Draft

Prep arms that could be available to the D-backs at the 33rd overall pick

Taking a look at some of the top prep arms who could be available at the 33rd overall pick.

Prep bats that could be available at the 33rd overall pick

College bats that could be available for the D-backs at the 33rd overall pick

Previewing some of the top college bats that should be available when the D-backs pick again at 33.

College arms that could be available for the D-backs at 33

Some of the top college arms that could be available to the Diamondbacks with their second selection of the first night of the draft.

Garrett Mitchell is the most polarizing prospect in the 2020 Draft

Mitchell has the potential to be either the most impactful player from this year’s draft class or the biggest bust due to Type 1 diabetes.

Scouting Report: Jesuit High School RHP Mick Abel

Of the three prep arms that project to go in the first round, Abel possesses the most long term upside although he’s the least likely to make it to the Diamondbacks’ top pick in the draft.

Scouting Report: Tennessee LHP Garrett Crochet

Crochet doesn’t offer a big track record as a starter, but displays electric stuff that in the right system could become a top of the rotation starter.

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Scouting Report: Turlock High School Catcher Tyler Soderstrom

Soderstrom is another high-upside left-handed bat who has concerns about his future defensive position.

Should the D-backs take a chance on Georgia starter Cole Wilcox in the draft?

Wilcox is a draft-eligible sophomore with a very high ceiling, so he’s one of the few players with tremendous leverage on MLB teams. One Atlanta-based writer speculates his asking price is top-half of the first round money to sign.

2020 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Refugio High School RHP Jared Kelley

Kelley is another one of the top prep arms in the draft and would give the team a top of the rotation talent to develop.

Scouting Report: University of Oklahoma RHP Cade Cavalli

Cavalli presents a lot of upside in a draft deep with college arms that project to be MLB starters.

Which players are the media pundits projecting to go to the Arizona Diamondbacks at the 18th overall pick?

Checking on who the media has projected to go to the Diamondbacks in the first round just two weeks before the 2020 MLB Draft

Scouting Report: Central Bucks East High School RHP Nick Bitsko

Nick Bitsko could be one of a few prep arms the Diamondbacks may target with the 18th selection.

2020 MLB Draft Scouting Report: Mount Carmel High SS Ed Howard

Howard is the top shortstop prospect in this year’s class and has a solid chance of ending up being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in this year’s draft.

Fangraphs’ first mock draft has the Arizona Diamondbacks taking Pennsylvania prep righty Nick Bitsko in the first round

Eric Logenhagen has the Arizona Diamondbacks taking one of the top prep arms in the draft.

Latest Baseball America mock draft has the D-backs selecting a college arm and an outfield prep bat

In their 5th mock draft, BA has the D-backs taking a college righty and a prep outfielder with their top two selections.

2020 MLB Draft: Ten players who could be on the Diamondbacks radar with the 18th overall selection

Some potential players for D-backs fans to keep an eye on for the June 10th draft.

MLB announces full schedule for 2020 Draft

The draft will occur on June 10th-11th and teams will have until August 1st to sign their picks.

Pete Crow-Armstrong: Future D-back?

Let’s take a detailed look at the man one mock draft had the D-backs selecting next month.

Latest Baseball America mock has the D-backs selecting California prep outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong

Players likely to be selected before the Diamondbacks’ first round pick

A brief snapshot at which players who could wind up going in the top 10 of this year’s draft

Major League Baseball to make the 2020 Draft as short as five rounds

Previewing the Diamondbacks farm system ahead of the draft

Taking a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the D-backs farm system five weeks ahead of the 2020 MLB Draft

The 2020 MLB Draft will take place on its originally scheduled date of June 10th-12th

With the NFL completing a virtual draft last weekend and obviously no news cycle, it makes sense for MLB to host their own draft on its originally scheduled date

McDaniel: MLB and MLBPA have agreed to framework for 2020 Draft

According to the report, the 2020 Draft will be postponed to July and shrunk down to 5-10 rounds

MLB should hold the 2020 Draft on their original date, if possible

The solution for the 2020 Draft may simply be to change nothing and proceed as intended in order to avoid headaches for all 30 teams and various collegiate programs.

MLB to order teams to halt all amateur scouting

With the cancellation of high school and collegiate seasons, this will have a major impact on both the MLB June Draft and the upcoming International Signing period.

The 2020 MLB Draft will feature plenty of high-ceiling starting pitcher prospects

Could one of these talented arms end up in Arizona this summer?

One of the top pitchers in the 2020 draft will undergo Tommy John surgery

The former Dodgers 1st round pick from two years ago will miss the rest of 2020 and a chunk of 2021, but is the upside worth gambling on?

Final thoughts on the top players at the Perfect Game National Showcase at Chase Field

Day 2 observations and thoughts about players that caught my attention over the first two days of the showcase.

Amateur Scouting Director Deric Ladnier talks Day 2 of the 2019 Draft

The topics coming out of the Day 2 conference call include not only the players, but also the topic of developing pitchers, the incorporation of analytics in the draft, and potential draft strategies that were potentially in play on Day 2.