If I could compare some of these top prospects to all-time MLB players, wow, this article would’ve taken forever to write. Besides, I wouldn’t dare show any disrespect to the great. Instead, I’ve highlighted 10 prospects and compared them to one present day MLB player to whom they match up well with in terms of future upside.
The following is in no particular order.
AUSTIN MARTIN, IF/OF, VANDERBILT
Comparison: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros
Martin’s ceiling projection might damn near, if not is, the highest in the entire 2020 draft. Out of LSU, Bregman was selected by Astros with the second pick of the 2015 draft. The great unknown, at the time, was his power development. Everyone knew he could hit. But how would his power show against stud big league pitching? Hitting in the heart of the 2017 World Series winning Houston Astros should give you your answer. Martin’s projections line up very well to Bregman’s; only difference being Martin could become a full-time shortstop, where Bregman has since settled in at third.