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2020 MLB Draft: Profiles on top prospects

2020 MLB Draft

The 2020 MLB draft marks my sixth year covering the draft and writing detailed stories on the top prospects.

Over the last five years, I’ve interviewed 191 MLB draft selections, including 67 first-round picks. Out of those 67 first-rounders, 13 of them were taken in the first five picks, including prep outfielder Mickey Moniak, prep shortstop Royce Lewis and college right-handed pitcher Casey Mize, who each went No. 1 overall.

My coverage has been quoted by many publications, including Baseball America, USA Today and The Arizona Republic. I also have made radio appearances as a “MLB draft expert.”

Make sure to check out the Baseball Prospect Journal frequently, as I’ll continue to publish profiles on top prospects until the MLB draft occurs. Also, follow me on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

High School MLB Draft Prospects

Carson Tucker motivated by brother’s success

Cole Foster enjoying process, working on skills

Competition fuels two-sport star Cade Horton

Family, passion drives Ben Hernandez

Isaiah Greene bursts onto the scene

Issac Williams bursts onto the scene

Kyle Teel develops into MLB draft prospect

Markevian Hence bursts onto the scene

Marquis Grissom trying to make his own mark

Pete Crow-Armstrong is a high-end prep talent

Ryan Bruno preps for ‘biggest spring season’

Ryan Hagenow develops into a top prep hurler

Slade Wilks focused on improving his skills

Tyler Soderstrom hopes to build on strong summer

College MLB Draft Prospects

Asa Lacy refines his skills at Texas A&M

Austin Martin focused on Vanderbilt’s success

Cade Cavalli shows growth at Oklahoma

Carmen Mlodzinski focuses on consistency

Carson Seymour focuses on taking next step

Casey Martin seeks improvement, national title

Dillon Dingler seeks consistency at the plate

Garrett Crochet has refined skills at Tennessee

Hudson Haskin has shown growth at Tulane

Ian Bedell motivated to show growth this year

Jeff Criswell hopes to lead Michigan back to CWS

Joe Boyle boasts an elite fastball

Josh Day develops into a MLB draft prospect

Kyle Nicolas hopes to have breakout season

Luke Little is an intriguing junior college pitcher

Max Meyer shows growth at Minnesota

Nick Loftin prides himself on team-first mindset

Patrick Bailey hopes to show more consistency

Reid Detmers has refined his skills at Louisville

Slade Cecconi motivated ‘to get to the top’

Tanner Burns appreciative for time at Auburn

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for five years. He’s interviewed 191 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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