Garrett Mitchell and Holden Powell headline UCLA baseball’s 2020 draft class as the pair both were selected in the first 100 picks. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The season ended early and the draft was cut short, but some Bruins still have professional contracts with their names on them.
The 2020 MLB Draft took place June 10 through June 11, and although the five rounds were only an eighth of the draft’s usual length, two UCLA baseball players and four more commits were selected by an MLB team.
Sometimes, less is more.
With only a fastball and slider as his go-to pitches, UCLA baseball relief pitcher Holden Powell will be headed to the nation’s capital with the chance to eventually serve as a late-inning bullpen arm in Nationals Park.
Another year, another Bruin picked in the first round.
UCLA baseball junior center fielder Garrett Mitchell was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 20th pick of the 2020 MLB Draft.
Ryan Kreidler expected a summer spent traveling around the country and playing minor league baseball.
But for Kreidler and the rest of the players in major league organizations, that reality never materialized.
Much like the rest of the sports world, the Daily Bruin Sports editors spent the last five Sundays watching ESPN and Netflix’s 10-part documentary series, “The Last Dance.”
The 10-hour saga detailing the rise and fall of the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty with Michael Jordan earned national praise and set Twitter ablaze every week, and it has left audiences begging for more.
It is probable that – for the second year in a row – a Bruin will hear his name called in the first round.
UCLA baseball’s Garrett Mitchell will likely enter the 2020 MLB Draft in June as a consensus top-25 prospect.
When it comes to the four major North American sports and their respective drafts, one sport sticks out like a sore thumb.
Both NFL and NHL prospects can be drafted in one of seven rounds, and for the NBA, teams have two rounds to pick their newest rookie classes.
Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez can still remember the moment her son took his first steps.
Her son – Mikey Perez – was just a toddler, traveling with his mother and the UCLA softball team in Oklahoma City when he walked for the first time in a hotel room, with the whole team surrounding him.
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