Top 96 Prospects For 2023 MLB Draft Featured 0

By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

TUCSON, Ariz. — The following is a list of 96 college players who have an excellent chance of being drafted in the first two rounds of the 2023 MLB Draft with a good season.

The list was made after consulting with college baseball coaches across the nation along with scouts.

CF Dylan Crews
Louisiana St. Univ.
Crews could be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft.

He is an elite player who has the complete package mentally and physically. Last season for the Tigers, he hit .349 with 22 homers, 11 doubles and 72 RBI.

He was a Collegiate Baseball first team All-American last season.

RHP Chase Dollander
Univ. of Tennessee

The ace of the staff, he has a 96-99 mph fastball with a 4-pitch mix who has incredible command.

A Collegiate Baseball first team All-American and SEC Pitcher of The Year, he was 10-0 with a 2.39 ERA and fanned 108 batters with only 13 walks.

SS Jacob Gonzalez
Univ. of Mississippi
Gonzalez has developed into a superb defensive shortstop.

Offensively, he hit .273 with 18 homers, 9 doubles and 52 RBI last season.

OF Wyatt Langford
Univ. of Florida
This 5-tool player has the ability to impact games in all aspects.

Last season for the Gators, he hit .355 with 26 homers, 9 doubles and 63 RBI.

CF Enrique Bradfield
Vanderbilt Univ.
Bradfield has incredible speed which allowed him to swipe 46 bases  in 46 attempts last spring for the Commodores.

Over the last two seasons, he has stolen 93 bases in 99 attempts.

He also is a remarkable defensive centerfielder.

Last season, he hit .317 with 5 homers, 10 doubles and 36 RBI.

RHP Hurston Waldrep
Univ. of Florida
A transfer from the Univ. of Southern Mississippi, he was a third team All-American last season.

Waldrep was 6-2 with a 3.20 ERA and fanned 140 batters in 90 innings with the help of a 99 mph fastball.

Also in his pitching repertoire is a slider, curve and splitter.

SS Jacob Wilson
Grand Canyon Univ.
Wilson put up huge numbers as a sophomore at Grand Canyon last season as he hit .358 with 12 homers, 18 doubles and 65 RBI.

Then he played for Team USA last summer and was second on the team in hitting at .364.

RHP Cade Kuehler
Campbell Univ.
Kuehler had a 94-97 mph fastball which has topped out at 98 mph.

He also has four plus pitches.

Kuehler pitched for Team USA last summer.

Last season at Campbell, he fanned 111 batters with only 38 walks as he posted a 4-6 record and 4.07 ERA in 84 innings of work.

RHP/DH/C Paul Skenes
Louisiana St. Univ.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Skenes transferred in from the Air Force Academy where he was a Collegiate Baseball first team All-American and throws a 100 mph fastball.

In 15 starts, he was 10-3 with a  2.73 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

He also hit .314 with 13 homers, 10 doubles and 38 RBI.

OF Travis Honeyman
Boston College
Honeyman has remarkable bat to ball skills you can’t teach.

Last season, he hit .329 with 6 homers, 9 doubles and 19 RBI.


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