In collaboration with Major League Baseball, the 2020 Rookie Program brought top prospects to learn about how their lives will change in the big leagues.
In its 29th year, the Rookie Program was hosted in Miami. Each of the 30 clubs select a handful of their top prospects to send to the program. Some of the players had their first MLB experience in 2019 while the majority are expected to make their first appearances this season.
Players took part in instructional sessions such as “The Majors: Making the Transition,” “Working with the Media” and “Know the Rules & Taking Care of Your Body.” In a session devoted to the MLBPA, Executive Director Tony Clark introduced the young players to the union.
All meetings and discussions are presented in Spanish, as well, to enable players to connect with the league and union in their native language.
There were 20 players listed on Baseball America’s 2019 Top 100 prospects in attendance:
Jo Adell (Los Angeles Angels)
Cristian Pache (Atlanta Braves)
Dylan Carlson (St. Louis Cardinals)
Nico Hoerner (Chicago Cubs)
Daulton Varsho (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Josiah Gray (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners)
Logan Gilbert (Seattle Mariners)
Evan White (Seattle Mariners)
Sixto Sanchez (Miami Marlins)
Ryan Mountcastle (Baltimore Orioles)
MacKenzie Gore (San Diego Padres)
Taylor Trammell (San Diego Padres)
Luis Patino (San Diego Padres)
Ke’Bryan Hayes (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Oneil Cruz (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Brendan McKay (Tampa Bay Rays)
Vidal Brujan (Tampa Bay Rays)
Brusdar Grateral (Minnesota Twins)
Deivi Garcia (New York Yankees)
To see the entire list of attendees: https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-rookie-career-development