According to the most recent installment of Baseball America’s mock first round for the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft, New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 alums Mick Abel, Zac Veen and Drew Romo are all projected to be taken with one of the first 30 picks.
The International Week event has produced at least one first rounder in each Draft since its inception — Grayson Rodriguez and Bo Naylor in 2017, then Daniel Espino in 2018 — but three first-rounders would set a new record.
Abel is projected to go 15th overall to the Philadelphia Phillies, and has appeared at each of the first three IW events; unfortunately, he was not able to play in the most recent installment at Fenway Park due to illness, but still made the trip to Boston to finish what he’d started.
Veen is projected to be selected by the Oakland Athletics with the 26th pick, and made huge waves both with Scorpions Baseball at the P15 national tournaments in Cypress, Texas as well as International Week, where he hit just the second home run in the history of the event with a blast to right field in Pawtucket.
Lastly, Baseball America has Romo going to the Dodgers at 29, which is now the last pick of the first round with the Houston Astros having had theirs taken away. Romo was unable to play at International Week, but did stand out on that same Scorpions team with Veen at the most recent P15 national tournament for the 2020 grad class.
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