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 Los Angeles Dodgers have the 29th pick in Wednesday's draft and our Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup compiles picks for the Dodgers 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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The last of the college right-handers to go in the second half of the first round. The Dodgers could also look at South Carolina righty Carmen Mlodzinski or maybe go the high school bat route with Howard.
The Dodgers are willing to go high school, although the last time they did that was in 2018 for J.T. Ginn, who didn't sign and will probably go in the No. 20-40 range next week. Van Eyk was getting top-15 buzz in the preseason, but after Week 1 he had a few disappointing outings and never got a chance to right the ship. His stuff grades out well on TrackMan, which will appeal to several teams at the end of the round.
The Dodgers acquired a competitive balance pick (No. 66) in the Kenta Maeda trade and they have some bonus pool money to play with. Jarvis trained at Driveline Baseball last summer, a leading data-driven independent training facility, and showed up this spring with an extra 5-6 mph on his fastball. The added velocity plus two distinct breaking balls have put him in the first-round mix. Because he's an older college junior (22 1/2 on draft day), Jarvis figures to sign below-slot, setting the Dodgers up to something big with their extra pick.
Fangraphs - Longenhagen (5/27)
Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke
Here I've given the Dodgers the best remaining player on my board but they're apt to take an injured player who they think should have gone higher on talent (Freddy Zamora, maybe a J.T. Ginn sequel?) or someone with a shorter track record like Beeter (who I think has homes throughout the back half of round one) or Shuster.
We have the Dodgers hopping on the college right-hander train, but they've also been attached to several infielders such as Howard, Foscue, Loftin, Tucker and Mississippi State shortstop Jordan Westburg.
ESPN - McDaniel (5/26)
Jordan Westburg, SS, Mississippi State
I had the Dodgers taking Foscue last time, but now it looks like he won't last to No. 29. His double-play partner, Westburg, has more upside and is bigger and more athletic but also has more trouble with contact. The Dodgers have some of the best hitter development in the game, so they can afford to gamble on the upside here.
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