2023 MLB Draft: BPJ Staff Draft 3.0

The 2023 MLB draft is days away. MLB teams are finalizing their draft boards in preparation for the start of the three-day draft on Sunday. At Baseball Prospect Journal, Dan Zielinski and Logan Quinton have actively covered the draft prospects in this year’s class.

This is our third staff draft of the year. As you read the staff draft, you will notice it is college-heavy early in the first round. That mostly has to do with the track record of these prospects, the strengths in this year’s class and our draft preference. 

A staff draft is different than a traditional mock draft. The results tend to be a personal preference over what actually might happen. We are making the picks based on our evaluations of each prospect and what we would do if we were selecting for that specific team.

1.PiratesDZDylan CrewsOFLSU
2.NationalsLQPaul SkenesRHPLSU
3.TigersDZWyatt LangfordOFFlorida
4.RangersLQWalker JenkinsOFSouth Brunswick (N.C.)
5.TwinsDZMax ClarkOFFranklin Community (Ind.)
6.AthleticsLQKyle TeelCVirginia
7.RedsDZChase DollanderRHPTennessee
8.RoyalsLQArjun NimmalaSSStrawberry Crest (Fla.)
9.RockiesDZBrayden Taylor3BTCU
10.MarlinsLQBlake MitchellCStinton (Texas)
11.AngelsDZRhett LowderRHPWake Forest
12.DiamondbacksLQNoble MeyerRHPJesuit (Ore.)
13.CubsDZMatt ShawSSMaryland
14.Red SoxLQJacob GonzalezSSOle Miss
15.White SoxDZJacob WilsonSSGrand Canyon
16.GiantsLQEnrique BradfieldOFVanderbilt
17.OriolesDZHurston WaldrepRHPFlorida
18.BrewersLQNolan Schanuel1B/OFFlorida Atlantic
19.RaysDZColin HouckSSParkview (Ga.)
20.Blue JaysLQThomas WhiteLHPPhillips Academy (Mass.)
21.CardinalsDZTommy TroySSStanford
22.MarinersLQGeorge Lombard Jr.SSGulliver Prep (Fla.)
23.GuardiansDZChase DavisOFArizona
24.BravesLQSammy StafuraSSPanas (N.Y.)
25.PadresDZDillon HeadOFHomewood-Flossmoor (Ill.)
26.YankeesLQColt EmersonSSGlenn (Ohio)
27.PhilliesDZYohandy Morales3BMiami
28.AstrosLQWalker MartinOFEaton (Colo.)
29.MarinersDZBryce EldridgeRHPJames Madison (Va.)

Read more in-depth stories on top 2023 MLB draft prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal.

Want to read more draft content? Check out our 2023 MLB Draft: Mock Draft 4.0.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski IIIhttp://BaseballProspectJournal.com
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on The3rdManIn.com, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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