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Way-Too-Early 2023 Mock Draft


Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

There is no rest for the scouting community, and while the book may be closed on the 2022 MLB Draft, the next one has been opened, and the summer circuit is quickly approaching its apex. The buzz that last summer created when the high school class of 2023 was anointed as the most talented amateur group has only risen, and combined with a strong crop of collegiate prospects, MLB scouting departments are already eyeing the value that next summer’s draft will bring.

Excitement fills each venue that these future draftees enter, and while the dust is still settling from the aftermath of the 2022 MLB Draft, PBR Draft HQ presents a way-too-early look at a first round mock draft for next summer. Yes, things will change. Players will improve their stock and prospects will elevate their abilities. Through all that, and over the course of the next year, you can count on PBR being there every step of the way, and providing the most credible and up-to-date information on all that amateur baseball has to offer.

Note: The MLB standings at the All-Star break is the order utilized below. In addition to likely movement the rest of the year, a draft lottery will be in place starting in 2023, giving non-playoff teams a chance at selecting first overall. Teams that do make the playoffs will select select in reverse order of their postseason finish.

Pick Team Selection POS School
1 Nationals Dylan Crews OF LSU
2 Athletics Max Clark CF Franklin HS (IN)
3 Reds Chase Dollander RHP Tennessee
4 Cubs Walker Jenkins OF South Brunswick HS (NC)
5 Royals Jacob Wilson IF Grand Canyon
6 Tigers Jacob Gonzalez SS Mississippi
7 Angels Enrique Bradfield OF Vanderbilt
8 Pirates Kevin McGonigle SS Monsignor Bonner HS (PA)
9 Diamondbacks Thomas White LHP Phillips Andover Academy (MA)
10 Rangers Travis Sykora RHP Round Rock HS (TX)
11 Rockies Brayden Taylor SS TCU
12 Marlins Maui Ahuna SS Tennessee
13 Orioles Wyatt Langford OF/C Florida
14 White Sox Adam Hachman LHP Timberland HS (MO)
15 Guardians Rhett Lowder RHP Wake Forest
16 Red Sox Ross Dunn LHP Arizona State
17 Giants Wil Sanders RHP South Carolina
18 Cardinals Tanner Witt RHP Texas
19 Phillies Noble Meyer RHP Jesuit HS (OR)
20 Blue Jays Aidan Miller 3B JW Mitchell HS (FL)
21 Mariners Jack Hurley OF Virginia Tech
22 Padres Blake Mitchell C/RHP Sinton HS (TX)
23 Twins Brock Wilken 3B Wake Forest
24 Brewers Paul Skenes RHP Air Force
25 Rays Hunter Dietz LHP Calvary Christian HS (FL)
26 Braves Wyatt Crowell LHP Florida State
27 Mets Gavin Grahovac C Villa Park HS (CA)
28 Astros Joseph Gonzalez RHP Auburn
29 Dodgers Jaxon Wiggins RHP Arkansas
30 Yankees Kyle Teel C Virginia

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