The Cleveland Indians added four more players in the MLB amateur draft Thursday including two pitchers highlighted by another Logan Allen.
Cleveland selected Carson Tucker and Tanner Burns on the first day of the 2020 MLB amateur draft, they added four more players on second day. The Indians added two more pitchers, an outfielder, and a shortstop.
56. Logan Allen – Left-handed pitcher
Yes, the Cleveland Indians now have two players named Logan Allen. Better yet, both are left-handed pitchers. This provided some entertainment on Twitter Thursday.
Sarah Langs pointed out some fun facts about Logan Allen and the new Logan Allen.
If the new Logan Allen makes the big leagues with the old Logan Allen, that could be fun from a comedic standpoint.
95. Petey Halpin – Outfielder
Petey Halpin is a left-handed outfielder with his running ability and his arm being his highest rated tools. Halpin’s’ bat control is also considered to be above average. The only issue seems to be that his power is a work in progress, although that could develop in time. Halpin is committed to the University of Texas and could decide to go to college if he does not sign with the Indians.
124. Milan Tolentino – Shortstop
Cleveland selected Carson Tucker in the first round, but decided that they wanted to select another shortstop in Milan Tolentino. Tolentino could move to a different position if necessary, but that conversation is a long way away. Tolentino could opt to go to UCLA if he does not believe that Cleveland is the best situation for him or if he thinks he could get drafted higher next year.
154. Mason Hickman – Right-handed Pitcher
With their final pick the Cleveland Indians selected 6-foot 6-inch righty Mason Hickman. Hickman has great command and spin rate with a fastball that tops out in the low-90’s, but as well all know could improve with the right help.