Two Bulldogs selected in round one of 2020 MLB Draft

While the owners and the players can’t figure out how to get their season started, the 2020 MLB Draft is underway. Like everything else in the world, this year’s draft has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, the MLB Draft consists of 40 rounds, but this year’s draft will feature just 5. 

Last night, the first round was completed and rounds 2-5 will take place tonight. When the draft ends, teams can sign an unlimited number of undrafted free agents for a signing bonus of up to $20,000. 

Follow along below as we track all of the Mississippi prospects selected in this year’s draft. 

Mississippi State: 

    • Round 1 – Pick 14: Texas Rangers – 2B Justin Foscue
  • Competitive Balance Round A – 30th overall pick: Baltimore Orioles -SS Jordan Westburg

A Bulldog prospect, OF Austin Hendrick from West Allegheny HS in Pennsylvania, was taken by the Cincinnati Reds with the 12th overall pick.

Hendrick’s draft slot is valued at $4.37 million. He has until the August 1st deadline to decide if he’ll sign with Reds or remain committed to Mississippi State.

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