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MLB 2023 Draft
« Topic Start: June 17, 2022, 07:25:10 AM »
I thought I would post this now because the current team is so bad and it's only usefulness is getting the team a high pick next year.  It's early but top group headlined by college everyday players.

https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2023-mlb-draft/summary?sort=-1,1&type=0

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #1: June 17, 2022, 07:53:26 AM »
Way too early

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #2: June 17, 2022, 08:14:19 AM »
I like Crews and Gonzalez from what I've seen. I haven't watched Wilken.

Here's my initial take in the other thread.

Who? Crews is the presumptive 1-1 as far as I've seen.

Anyway, as best I can tell 2023 looks deep. Some great SEC position players and lots of college arms. It's a bit early to judge how the high schoolers will fall, but love the sound of the two outfielders at the top (Jenkins, Clark). I haven't seen much buzz on any arms except the current top HS arm (White), but have been pretty focused on 2022, lol.

Summer ball this summer is when the High School arms start really getting judged, which helps shake out early rankings of the Top 10 and mocks.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #3: June 17, 2022, 08:19:24 AM »
The BA list is too weirdly formatted to copy paste, but they have

1. Crews
2. Clark
3. Jenkins
4. Gonzalez
5. Cupp
6. Wilken
7. Bradfield
8. Teel
9. Sanders
10. White

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #4: June 17, 2022, 08:23:09 AM »
Tanner Witt is the SP who had TJ btw. So I imagine he isn't #6 anymore.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #5: June 17, 2022, 08:10:18 PM »
Jackson Werth will be eligible in 2023. He’s playing at Belmont now.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #6: June 17, 2022, 11:39:00 PM »
The draft rules MLB implemented are pretty terrible.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #7: June 17, 2022, 11:47:40 PM »
Chase Dollander

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #8: June 21, 2022, 04:30:49 PM »
The draft rules MLB implemented are pretty terrible.

I mean what are you going to do when the Astros and Orioles intentionally field the teams that they do?

It was more a draft pool strategy than a true tank for 1-1. So the only thing I can come up with is leveling the pools for bottom 8 or something.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #9: June 21, 2022, 05:01:15 PM »
Jackson Werth will be eligible in 2023. He’s playing at Belmont now.

wow i had no idea he was playing in town. his bio says his favorite athletes are tom brady, ian desmond and danny espinosa (and his dad). weird list

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #10: June 21, 2022, 05:03:10 PM »
I saw that lol. I figure the two Nats were nice to him when he was a kid.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #11: June 21, 2022, 08:26:12 PM »
wow i had no idea he was playing in town. his bio says his favorite athletes are tom brady, ian desmond and danny espinosa (and his dad). weird list
Why don't you go to game and ask him why his Dad drives too fast?

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #12: June 23, 2022, 07:17:53 PM »
I mean what are you going to do when the Astros and Orioles intentionally field the teams that they do?

It was more a draft pool strategy than a true tank for 1-1. So the only thing I can come up with is leveling the pools for bottom 8 or something.

I mean, does that matter? The Orioles have been awful for 20+ years. Is changing the draft rules suddenly going to fix that? Draft lottery’s are dumb. If you’re genuinely bad enough to end up with a top pick you’re most likely not going to be successful for awhile. At least in baseball. I understand it in basketball where one player can completely change a teams fortunes but baseball the player won’t even see a major league field for like 3 years.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #13: June 23, 2022, 10:37:42 PM »
The Astros were terrible for a long time also. They used the same strategy to create quite a window. They cut costs to the extreme until they create a great farm, then push all the money into the competitive window.

It's a good strategy, but it makes baseball awful in whichever city for 5-10 years. And it's not even guaranteed to work.

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #14: June 24, 2022, 04:25:42 PM »
They also had amazing scouting, analytics, and player development.

Nats dont

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Re: MLB 2023 Draft
« Reply #15: June 24, 2022, 08:58:05 PM »
We’re talking about the Orioles.