After the first round of the MLB Draft saw a slew of college players drafted, the theme continued on day two. Texas A&M started the day strong with two players drafted at the beginning of the second round, Zach DeLoach (43rd) and Christian Roa (48th). The Aggies had the most players (three) drafted within the first 50 picks.
Defending national champion, Vanderbilt, and runner-up, Michigan, each saw four players drafted in total, with all of Michigan's players coming on day two. Oklahoma joined the group with four picks. The Sooners finished the season ranked 14th and were on pace for a banner year.
Arizona State led all colleges with five picks in the MLB Draft, including the first overall pick Spencer Torkelson. The 2020 Draft marked the second straight year that a player from the Pac-12 was picked first overall (Adley Rutschman - 2019). The Sun Devils extended their lead with the most MLB Draft picks since 1999.
Once again, the SEC had the most players drafted (26), followed by the ACC (20), Pac-12 (12), Big 12 (9), Big Ten (6), and American (5).
The MLB Draft was reduced from the typical 40 rounds to just five in 2020 and will likely be 20 rounds in 2021. The shortened draft cost several college baseball powers their draft streaks, including TCU, Florida, Virginia, and Stanford.
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