July 24, 2021

2020 MLB Draft: Ten players who could be on the Diamondbacks radar with the 18th overall selection (AZ Snakepit)


The Diamondbacks will have their first chance to add to their steadily-improving farm system with the 18th selection of the 2020 MLB First Year Player Draft. Earlier this month, I highlighted ten players who are almost certain to be taken long before the D-backs’ top pick. Next up are ten players who could be available to the team with their top selection, although some are much less likely than others.

Wells is a bat-first catcher who has the physical tools to stick behind the plate if he can improve his receiving abilities. Wells would have been a Day 1 pick in the 2018 Draft out of Bishop Gorman HS (NV), but an injury caused him to fall out of that range and enroll at Arizona instead. Wells is a draft-eligible sophomore, but signability will not be an issue as a likely middle of the first round selection. His bat and arm strength also profile for a corner infield position or left field, where he’s played on days he’s not behind the plate. Even if he doesn’t remain behind the plate, the bat is worth the gamble plus there are 3-4 other positions to try him out at (3B, LF, 1B).

Bailey has the best total…

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