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Every Arizona-linked player selected in the 2020 MLB Draft

In this April 9, 2019, file photo, Arizona first baseman Austin Wells catches a throw during the team's NCAA college baseball game against Grand Canyon in Phoenix. The New York Yankees selected Wells in the first round of the baseball draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

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.

Arizona Wildcats

Austin Wells, C – No. 28 overall (first round), New York Yankees

Matthew Dyer, C – No. 120 overall (fourth round), New York Mets

GCU Antelopes

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


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