Every Arizona-linked player selected in the 2020 MLB Draft
Spencer Torkelson led off the 2020 MLB Draft, putting Arizona State’s baseball program in a historic light. Drafted first overall by the Detroit Tigers, he became the Sun Devils’ fourth ever No. 1 pick, an NCAA record for a single school.
He wasn’t the only draft pick out of the state of Arizona on Day 1 of the draft.
Nick Gonzales, who played in college at New Mexico State, hails from Cienega High School in Vail, Ariz.
Torkelson’s teammate Alika Williams was selected 37th overall, which was a competitive balance round A selection, by the Tampa Bay Rays. That meant ASU players led off and wrapped up the first day in the 2020 draft.
Here’s a look at other players drafted over the last two days who went to high school or college in the state of Arizona.
Arizona State Sun Devils
Spencer Torkelson, 3B – No. 1 overall (first round), Detroit Tigers
Alika Williams, SS – No. 37 overall (competitive balance round A), Tampa Bay Rays
Trevor Hauver, 2B – No. 99 overall (third round), New York Yankees
Gage Workman, 3B – No. 102 overall (fourth round), Detroit Tigers
R.J. Dabovich, RHP – No. 114 overall (fourth round), San Francisco Giants
*The selection of five ASU players marks the first time in program history it has had five selections in the first two rounds of the primary June MLB Draft, per ASU.
Austin Wells, C – No. 28 overall (first round), New York Yankees
Matthew Dyer, C – No. 120 overall (fourth round), New York Mets
Kade Mechals, RHP – No. 112 (fourth round), Chicago White Sox
Arizona high schools
Nick Gonzales, SS, Cienega High School (New Mexico State) – No. 7 overall (first round), Pittsburgh Pirates
Carson Tucker, SS, Mountain Pointe High School – No. 23 overall (first round), Cleveland Indians