Earlier this week, Baseball America released its Top 400 prospects for the upcoming MLB Draft. The list includes four members of the current Carolina roster, as well as nearly half of its 2020 recruiting class. In a typical draft year, we’d probably see all of these players selected within the first 15 rounds or so, which would significantly affect how roster looks like heading into 2021.
This year is different, though. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down College and Major League Baseball, a decision was made to shorten the draft to as few as five rounds.