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MLB Draft 2020: Everything Yankees fans need to know

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2019 Major League Baseball Draft Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB via Getty Images

The 2020 MLB Draft has arrived, and that means an avalanche of content is about to fill your newsfeed. We’re going to keep track of all of the Yankees’ news for you in one easy to reference page.

Here’s you’ll find an FAQ, story tracker, and more. If you have questions, ask them in the comments, and the PSA staff will answer to the best of our abilities. Make sure to bookmark this page for handy reference throughout the entire draft!


Frequently Asked Questions

When do the Yankees pick?

The Yankees have three picks in the 2020 MLB Draft. They will select in the first round (28th overall), the third round (99th overall), and the fourth round (129th overall).

Is it just me, or is the draft shorter this year?

You’re right. The MLB Draft typically has 40 rounds. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league contracted this year’s installment to five rounds.

Then why don’t the Yankees have five picks?

When the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole in December, they forfeited their second and fifth round picks because he was a qualified free agent.

How much money do the Yankees have to spend on the draft?

The Yankees have $3.7 million in bonus pool money.

Can players who go undrafted still sign with teams?

Yes, they can sign as undrafted free agents for a maximum signing bonus of $20,000. This is probably how organizations will fill out their minor-league rosters.

How can I watch the draft?

MLB Network and ESPN will broadcast the 2020 MLB Draft. You can learn more about that here.

Is this a virtual draft, like the ones the NFL and WNBA did?

Sure is. The coronavirus pandemic forced MLB to go virtual, instead of the previously scheduled live event in Omaha.

Will we see any good dogs?

I hope so. Pay attention to Bill Belichick, baseball executives.

Who do you think the Yankees will pick?

Good question! Our in-house prospect expert Dan Kelly previewed a dozen or so candidates. You can read about them in this thread:

What other draft resources do you recommend?

MLB.com’s Draft Tracker is great for live results. You can also find their top 200 draft candidates here. If you have a Baseball America subscription, they have scouting reports for 500 eligible prospects. FanGraphs have an excellent draft primer, and The Baseball Cube provides stats for college players (if you want background on selections).

If you want to follow folks on Twitter, I recommend Kiley McDaniel, Eric Longenhagen, Keith Law, Jim Callis, and Jonathan Mayo.


Below you will find a tracker with all of our posts for the MLB Draft:

MLB Draft 2020: Live blog, reactions, grades
Yankees select catcher Austin Wells 28th overall
Grading Austin Wells, the Yankees’ first-round pick
Yankees third-round pick (99th overall)
Grading the Yankees’ third-round pick
Yankees fourth-round pick (129th overall)
Grading the Yankees’ fourth-round pick
Yankees 2020 Draft in Review
MLB Draft 2020: How do you feel about the Yankees’ draft?

If you’re interested in more pre-draft coverage, you can find our entire archive here.