Major League Baseball's draft remains unique among major sports in North America in that high school players can be drafted alongside their college counterparts. Several have gone in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft that began Wednesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals took perhaps the most intriguing of them all.
The Redbirds drafted Jordan Walker at pick No. 21 overall. The third baseman stands 6-5 and looks to be physically prepared to take on MLB pitching despite coming right out of the high school ranks.
Walker's size and power should have Cardinals fans excited. He is also still a teenager, so he should realistically get much stronger before even reaching the majors.
That's quite the proposition. This kid is absolutely one to watch.
Matt Carpenter is currently holding down the hot corner in St. Louis, but Walker enters the organization as the third baseman of the future. Since he is so young, the team could even look to move him to a corner outfield spot given his size. The most important thing? Just having him in the lineup. He's destined to make pitchers feel weak in the knees.