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New York Yankees 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup


The 2020 MLB Draft will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th.

We've been tracking MLB mock drafts from various baseball analysts, writers and bloggers via our 2020 MLB Mock Draft Database.

The New York Yankees have the 28th pick in Wednesday's draft and our New York Yankees 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup compiles picks for the Yankees in recently-updated mock drafts.

The picks listed below are sorted by when the mock draft was updated (date in parenthesis) with the most recent mocks listed first.

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MLB.com - Mayo (6/4)
Nick Loftin, SS, Baylor

Most talk is about a position player here, and Howard could come into play. But given the scenario that's laid out above, Loftin's ability to stick at shortstop as a college performer would put him high on the Yankees' list.

The Athletic - Law (6/3)
Bobby Miller, RHP, Louisville

Miller has been overshadowed a bit by teammate Detmers but is getting some first-round attention from teams in the 20s, especially the Yankees, who like the plus life on his mid-90s fastball.

CBS Sports - Axisa (6/2)
C Austin Wells, Arizona

The Yankees have only three picks this draft -- they surrendered their second and fifth rounders to sign Gerrit Cole -- and the latest rumblings have them taking a bat early and arms late. New York prioritizes offense at the catcher more than most teams and Wells has a first-round bat. His receiving is rough, though there's a decent chance the automated strike zone will render pitch-framing moot by time he's MLB ready.

Fangraphs - Longenhagen (5/27)
Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe HS (AZ)

Sources tell me Tucker is motivated to sign on Day 1 even though that likely means he'll go under slot, and because the Yankees “absorbed” their four corners area for this year, it was easier for my four corner pals to see him when they (we assume) had decision-making personnel at games in that area, which they appeared to at Tucker's games this spring when he looked better than he did last summer.

MLB.com - Callis (5/27)
Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel HS (Chicago)

The Yankees forfeited their second- and fifth-round picks as compensation for signing free agent Gerrit Cole, and they're hoping to get a quality position player in the first round before dipping into the pitching depth later. Howard is the Draft's best true shortstop and doesn't deserve to last this long but he could. Arizona prep shortstop Carson Tucker is a more realistic option, though he's a hot name right now and also might not get to No. 28.

ESPN - McDaniel (5/26)
Bobby Miller, RHP, Louisville

A handful of college names have been connected to the Yankees -- Miller, Cavalli, Cecconi, Beeter, Dingler -- but only one of them gets to this pick.


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