With MLB’s Draft set to start on June 10th, the presumptive number 1 Pick is Spencer Torkelson. The power hitting first baseman from Arizona State is one of the best hitting prospects in recent years. If Torkelson were to go #1 Overall, he would be just the third 1st baseman taken in the top spot (Ron Blomberg and Adrian Gonzalez were the other two).
The Draft will be Major League Baseball’s first big event since Spring Training was canceled in mid-March. Without a concrete plan to get the season underway, the Draft may be the only event we get in 2020. That would help improve the collectibility of the players chosen in the shortened 5 round version.
Torkelson has had cards with Team USA in the last two years. His less limited autographs (#/499) have settled in at the $20 range since April. His more limited cards start around $50.