07.09.23 MLB Draft Analysis on Every First Round Pick Horizontal

2023 MLB Draft: Follow the Live Tracker and Results for the First Round

2023 MLB Draft: Follow the Live Tracker and Results for the First Round

07.09.23 MLB Draft Analysis on Every First Round Pick Horizontal

The highly anticipated 2023 MLB Draft is set to kick off with the first round, featuring 70 picks, including compensatory selections, on Sunday. Both Vanderbilt and Tennessee baseball teams have players expected to be chosen in the opening round. Vanderbilt’s outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. and Tennessee’s pitcher Chase Dollander have been projected as potential first-round picks.

Ethan McElvain, a left-handed pitcher committed to Vanderbilt from Nolensville High School, is also likely to hear his name called during the draft, estimated to take place on Sunday or Monday. McElvain is currently ranked 106th in MLB.com’s draft rankings.

The first round of the 2023 MLB Draft will commence at 7 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Central time from Seattle. Stay updated with the live updates and pick tracker provided below. It’s important to note that the bonus figures listed for each pick represent the values assigned to the slots for setting the bonus pools of the teams. The actual bonus amounts received by the selected players may vary after negotiations between the team and the player.

Here is the first-round pick order for the 2023 MLB Draft:

1. Pittsburgh Pirates select Paul Skenes, RHP from LSU. Skenes boasts an impressive 2023 season with a 12-2 record, 1.69 ERA, and 209 strikeouts in 122.2 innings pitched.

2. Washington Nationals choose Dylan Crews, OF from LSU. Crews stands out with his .426 batting average, 18 home runs, and 70 RBIs in 344 plate appearances this season.

3. Detroit Tigers pick Max Clark, OF from Franklin Community High School (Indiana). Clark’s notable stats include a .646 batting average, 6 home runs, and 33 RBIs in 120 plate appearances.

4. Texas Rangers select Wyatt Langford, OF from Florida. Langford’s impressive numbers include a .373 batting average, 21 home runs, and 57 RBIs in 303 plate appearances.

5. Minnesota Twins choose Walker Jenkins, OF from South Brunswick High School (North Carolina). Jenkins, the 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina, is committed to UNC.

6. Oakland Athletics pick Jacob Wilson, SS from Grand Canyon. Wilson showcases a .412 batting average, 6 home runs, and 61 RBIs in 217 plate appearances.

7. Cincinnati Reds select Rhett Lowder, RHP from Wake Forest. Lowder’s impressive performance includes a 15-0 record, 1.87 ERA, and 143 strikeouts in 120.1 innings pitched.

8. Kansas City Royals choose Blake Mitchell, C from Sinton High School (Texas). Mitchell has a .452 batting average, 6 home runs, and 41 RBIs in 165 plate appearances.

9. Colorado Rockies select Chase Dollander, RHP from Tennessee. Dollander’s stats include a 7-6 record, 4.75 ERA, and 120 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched.

10. Miami Marlins pick Noble Meyer, RHP from Jesuit High School (Oregon). Meyer, the 2023 Gatorade Player of the Year in Oregon, is committed to Oregon.

The remaining picks and live updates for the 2023 MLB Draft can be found on the original source.

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