All the information you need about how to watch the 2020 MLB Draft and who was taken in the first round.

The 2020 MLB Draft kicked off on Wednesday night. Things look a little different this year, as the draft has been shortened from its usual 40-round marathon down to a five-round sprint and will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Detroit Tigers did what was expected with first overall pick in Wednesday’s first round, taking Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson, but things quickly went off the expected script with the Orioles’ pick of Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad at No. 2 and Miami’s pick of Minnesota pitcher Max Meyer at No. 3.

Here are the full results of the first round on Wednesday night.

2020 MLB Draft first round picks

1. Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 1B/3B
2. Baltimore Orioles: Heston Kjerstad, RF
3. Miami Marlins: Max Meyer, P
4. Kansas City Royals: Asa Lacy, P
5. Toronto Blue Jays: Austin Martin, SS
6. Seattle Mariners: Emerson Hancock, P
7. Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B
8. San Diego Padres: Robert Hassell III, CF
9. Colorado Rockies: Zac Veen, OF
10. Los Angeles Angels: Reid Detmers, P
11. Chicago White Sox: Garrett Crochet, P
12. Cincinnati Reds: Austin Hendrick, OF
13. San Francisco Giants: Patrick Bailey, C
14. Texas Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B
15. Philadelphia Phillies: Mick Abel, P
16. Chicago Cubs: Ed Howard, SS
17. Boston Red Sox: Nick Yorke, 2B
18. Arizona Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, P
19. New York Mets: Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF
20. Milwaukee Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, OF
21. St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Walker, 3B
22. Washington Nationals: Cade Cavalli, P
23. Cleveland Indians: Carson Tucker, P
24. Tampa Bay Rays: Nick Bitsko, P
25. Atlanta Braves: Jared Shuster, P
26. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C
27. Minnesota Twins: Aaron Sabato, 1B
28. New York Yankees: Austin Wells, C
29. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Miller, P

Competitive Balance Round A
30. Baltimore Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS
31. Pittsburgh Pirates: Carmen Mlodzinski, P
32. Kansas City Royals: Nick Loftin, SS
33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, P
34. San Diego Padres: Justin Lange, P
35. Colorado Rockies: Drew Romo, C
36. Cleveland Indians: Tanner Burns, P
37. Tampa Bay Rays (received in trade from the Cardinals): Alika Williams, SS

(The Houston Astros do not have a pick in the first or second rounds as punishment for their sign stealing.)

Round two through five will take place on Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. ET on MLB Network and ESPN2. Both days will also be streaming on MLB.com.

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