The 2020 MLB Draft format is shortened due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the MLB season (still) being delayed. This year, the draft only has 5 rounds and 160 total picks.

However, much like the NFL Draft, the SEC dominated the top-end of the MLB Draft in Wednesday night’s first round. In fact, the conference made history with 3 of the top 5 picks. No other conference can make that claim.

Arkansas’ Heston Kjerstad (No. 2 to the Baltimore Orioles), Texas A&M’s Asa Lacy (No. 4 to the Kansas City Royals) and Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin (No. 5 to the Toronto Blue Jays) helped the conference flex its muscles and make history.

All 3 of these players — along with others selected in the first round — should make it to the big leagues fairly soon. Things didn’t slow down after the top 5 either, as Georgia right handed pitcher Emerson Hancock went No. 6 overall to the Seattle Mariners.

All total, 9 SEC baseball players were picked in the first round.

The second through the fifth rounds continue Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. ET on the MLB Network and ESPN2.