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This is Pipeline's first full 2023 mock draft

here %s pipe &First complete mock draft

NEW DRAFT TOP 28 Prospect List It’s out, so now we should be ready to cast our first round Draft, right?

Of course, why not.

Jim Callis has broken down the draft class, now is the time to watch Let’s see who goes where in the first round. The general caveat is that there’s a lot going on between now and July, and this prediction is based on whether teams are picking now. I was helped by a scouting director who discussed the players and trends that teams (and other scouting directors) sometimes follow when making their top picks.

• 2020 DRAFT | TOP94 | Order | Draft Lottery

This How many will be set up now in seven months? We’ll have to wait and see.

1. Pirates: Dylan Crews, OF, LSU

The Buccaneers won the inaugural draft lottery, earning them the No. 1 pick for the second time in three years. At 2019, they saved some money on Henry Davis, They like this player very much, but it’s too early to know who that player will be. So I took what was considered the top prospect in the Crews class, a center fielder with a chance to be a power hitter.

2. Nationals: Chase Dollander, RHP, Tennessee

Sticking to the Top Best arm to order. Last year, no college pitcher belonged in the conversation here, but Doland, considered by some to be the best college pitching prospect since Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole, may end up Finished 1-1.

3. Tigers: Max Clark, OF, Franklin HS (Indiana)

Clark has the best all-around tool in the class, his strength is perhaps his only under-tool. There’s no question he’s a center fielder with a hose in his arm and an uncanny understanding of how to hit the ball. Vanderbilt recruits don’t have much makeup either.

4. Rangers: Paul Skenes, RHP, LSU Picking the high spot the past two years, the Rangers carried college weapons in Jack Wright and Kumar Rocker. Scoens, transferred from the Air Force and getting scouting attention at Louisiana State, was refreshing in the drop game and could win three straight in his own right.

5. Twins: Wyatt Langford, OF, Florida There are some Scouts think Langford will work his way into 1-1 consideration. The Twins have selected a college bat with the No. 1 overall pick in three of the past five drafts, including selecting Brooks Lee No. 8 overall last year.

6. As: Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick HS (NC) Jenkins and Clark is a friendly rival for the unofficial title of “Best High School Bat,” and Jenkins may work his way to the top spot. The A’s might be a little sore after falling to No. 6 in the lottery, but they might feel better if they get Jenkins and his massive offensive potential.

7. Reds: Jacob Gonzalez, SS, Mississippi Reds Dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 in the lottery in terms of WL record, so getting our No. 5 player might help make up for that. I know what you’re thinking: Given the depth at that position in their system, why would the Reds draft another shortstop? But they love college bats, and you can never have too many upper-middle-level players.

8. Royals: Hurston Waldrep, RHP, Florida

Waldrep, a transfer from Miss South this fall, wowed Florida area scouts with his electronics. If he sticks with it this spring, he won’t last as long. The Royals had some success last time when they took Brady Singer in the first round draft.

9. Rockies: Aidan Miller, 3B, JW Mitchell HS (Florida)

Miller has plenty of power and could be an above-average hitter when all is said and done while hitting really good third base. The Rockies played high school batting around this in the first round 2019 (Zac Veen ) and 2017(Benny Montgomery), and the next Nolan Arenado’s vision might be in their heads.

. Marlin: Enrique Bradfield, OF, Vanderbilt

There is usually a Marlins-Vandy connection, since scouting director DJ Svihlik coaches there, but this is likely to be a good pick, Bradfield’s game-changing speed in the bottom lane and in the middle is just what the organization needs Something to jumpstart the offense.

. Angels: Brayden Taylor, 3B, TCU Angels Went the college route in the first round of the last four routes and was in 2019. Now they can add an advanced college bat at third to fill their future infield left side with Taylor, who has an advanced approach and enough pop to get to the infield corner.

. Linebacker: Jacob Wilson, SS, Grand Canyon Jack The kid could do well on this list above some of the other college bats, but D-backs would be thrilled if he and his super-advanced bat came first. . Last year, Jace Jung was #1 11, so why not repeat at the top

– caliber bats can reach here?

. Cubs: Yohandy Morales, 3B, Miami

Last time the Cubs played college in the first round, they played Nico Hoerner 94, he is2020 established himself as a major league regular. They also drafted Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant as first-rounders for college hitters, and Morales and his power bat could have that impact.

04. Red Sox: Blake Mitchell, C, Sinton HS (Texas)

High school catchers may be one of the riskier groups to choose from, and the Red Sox may remember that Blake Sweehart didn’t have huge success, but Mitchell could easily be The best receiver in the class, and Boston has taken high school hitters in the first round of the past four drafts.

04. White Sox: Will Sanders, RHP, South Carolina

While the White Sox have gone the high school route for the past two years, they did add a college team in Garrett Crochet 2018, which is an essential part of the next level college arms draft.

11. Giants: Rhett Lowder, RHP, Wake Forest

It was a small run for the college arms, with Lowder and Sanders topping the second tier. Lowder offers less projection than some, but his stuff is good enough right now. Giants go the college route in five straight drafts, pitchers go in 2021 ( Will Bednar ) and 2017 (Reggie Crawford, technically a two-way player).

16. Orioles: Matt Shaw, SS, Maryland I know what you’re thinking. Why would the Orioles have so much upper-middle-level talent in the system? But Shaw’s offensive upside could be very attractive for an organization that has drafted college infielders Jordan Westburg and Connor Norby, let alone college outfielders in the past three drafts.

14. Brewer: Maui Ahuna, SS, Tennessee Ahuna Can hit the ball in position, really run and really defend. What’s not to like? The Brewers aren’t afraid to surprise people, but they’ve picked up four college bats early in the past three drafts.

14. Rays: Noble Meyer, RHP, Jesuit HS (Oregon) Meyer, from the same high school that produced Phillies rookie (and first-round pick) Mick Abell, was considered the top prep in his class. The Rays don’t shy away from high post players in the first round and have landed high school players in the first round twice in the past five drafts.

14. Blue Jays: Charlee Soto, RHP, Reborn Christian HS (Florida State)
Meyer and Soto could be 1’s and 1A’s in the prep arm, while Soto has a ton of projection in his 6’5″ frame (something “exciting right now” ). Toronto played left-handed Brandon Barriera at high school last year.

18. Cardinals: Thomas Wh ite, LHP, Phillips Academy (Massachusetts)

Now is the time to get lefties off the board. White hasn’t been seen by many, but has been enough to spark interest from scouts in a few summer stops. Strong springs can easily get him into the first round, and the team that trades for Matthew Liberatore can draft 2023 version of him (best high school lefty in class).

19. Mariners: Travis Honeyman, OF, Boston College

Tool Honeyman could follow Sarfrelick as Boston College’s first-round pick. For the first time since 2017 the Mariners haven’t been to college Bat game, but they do like hitters, and they took two high school hitters in their last two years after going to college three years in a row.

20. Guardian: Kevin McGonigle, SS/2B, Monsignor Bonner HS (Pa.)

One of the best pure hitters in the high school division, McGonigle put up good grades all summer and could go even higher if he continues to mix and match. But Guardians do like guys who know how to hit the ball and understand the strike zone, so that could be a great fit.

22. Warriors: Tanner Witt, RHP, Texas

A Witt recovering from Tommy John’s surgery is a bit uncertain, it’s unclear if and when he’ll be involved 2020. But the Braves, who took down a pair of high school righties early last year, aren’t afraid to take risks, and a healthy Witter could be one of the most electrifying weapons in the class.

21. Padres: Travis Sykora, RHP, Round Rock HS (Texas)

This is an easy-to-play sim card that makes the Padres a high-risk/high-reward pick. But they’ve earned it, taking a high school senior with their first pick in six straight drafts and selecting two reserves with their first two picks last year. Sykora, a 6-foot-6 high school student, threw 28 mph, almost makes too much sense here.

22. Yankees: Colin Houck, SS, Parkview HS (Ga.) Houck is a strong and physical shortstop who is also a quarterback in a strong Parkview program that produces big leaguers like Matt Olson. The Yankees have selected hitters with the No. 1 overall pick in six of the past seven drafts, two of them high school seniors, led by top pick Anthony Volpe.

24. Phillies: Bryce Eldridge, 1B/RHP, Madison HS (Virginia)

The Phillies have gone the high school route over the past three years, including back-to-back reserves, with some success. Eldridge has the edge on both sides, and while more scouts are leaning toward playing for him after his summer, the Phillies may decide to put him behind Andrew Painter and Mick Abell. on the mound.

. Astros: Kyle Teel, C, Virginia Teel is an unquestionable catcher with some offensive attributes and he has to prove he can play in 2022. If he does, the support of top universities won’t last as long. The Astros have selected college bats in each of the past three drafts, and they have a first-round pick, including selecting catcher Korey Lee at a very similar position in the first round 2018.

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