Indians sign three 2020 MLB Draft Picks

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By 92.3 The Fan

The Cleveland Indians signed three of their 2020 MLB Draft picks Friday afternoon, including their top selection Carson Tucker.

Second-round pick Logan Allen and fifth-round selection Mason Hickman also signed their rookie deals.

Tucker, a shortstop, is the younger brother of Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker, who was taken in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

The 23rd overall pick out of Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, AZ batted .390 with 68 RBI, 20 doubles, five home runs in 92 games played during his career. Tucker was hitting .264 with a pair of homers and five RBI before his senior season was canceled due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitcher Loan Allen was taken with the 56th overall pick out of Florida International University. The left-hander compiled a career ERA of 3.33 in 183.2 innings while at FIU.

Allen was originally drafted in the 16th round out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles in 2017, but elected to pursue college. He was named Conference-USA preseason Pitcher of the Year.

He was a member of the 2019 collegiate national Team USA. He did not allow a run in 15 innings pitched in the 2019 Cape Cod League.

Fifth-round selection Mason Hickman helped Vanderbilt win the College World Series as a Sophomore. The right-hander struck out nine or more batters in five of his last six starts. He fanned 10 in Vandy’s College World Series-clinching win last June.

Hickman was named a First Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

In three starts before the COVID-19 pandemic halted his season, Hickman was 2-0 with a 0.48 ERA.

The Hendersonville, TN native has a career record of 19-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 29 starts.