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2023 MLB Draft

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Jul 4, 2023.

  1. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    Here's the schedule for this year's draft:

    Rounds 1 & 2
    Sunday, July 9
    ESPN broadcast at 7:00 pm EDT

    Rounds 3-10
    Monday, July 10
    On-line at MLB Draft Tracker at 2:00 pm EDT

    Rounds 11-20
    Tuesday, July 11
    On-line at MLB Draft Tracker at 2:00 pm EDT

    Eligibility:
    Players must be a resident of the U.S., its territories or Canada. Players must be high school graduates (not GED), or have completed at least one year of junior college. Four-year college players must have completed 3 years of college or turned 21 years old by draft day.

    Signing:
    Players have until August 1 to sign with the team that drafted them, unless they have exhausted their collegiate eligibility. Those players are free to sign at any time up to one week prior to next year's draft.

    2023 Draft Order:

    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Washington Nationals
    Detroit Tigers
    Texas Rangers
    Minnesota Twins
    Oakland Athletics
    Cincinnati Reds
    Kansas City Royals
    Colorado Rockies
    Miami Marlins
    Los Angeles Angels
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    Chicago Cubs
    Boston Red Sox
    Chicago White Sox
    San Francisco Giants
    Baltimore Orioles
    Milwaukee Brewers
    Tampa Bay Rays
    Toronto Blue Jays
    St. Louis Cardinals
    Seattle Mariners
    Cleveland Guardians
    Atlanta Braves
    San Diego Padres
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Houston Astros
     
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  2. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    2023 Draft Eligible Gators. (Let me know if I missed anyone as I haven't checked birth dates.)

    Nick Ficarrotta - RHP
    Colby Halter - INF #496 by Oakland - signed
    Clete Hartzog - RHP
    Wyatt Langford - OF #4 by Texas, $7.70 m - signed
    Tyler Nesbitt - RHP
    Blake Purnell - RHP
    BT Riopelle - C
    Josh Rivera - INF #81 by Cubs, $872,400 - signed
    Richie Schiekofer - OF
    Tyler Shelnut - INF/OF
    Ryan Slater - RHP
    Brandon Sproat - RHP #56 by Mets, $1.47 m - signed
    Tucker Talbott - OF
    Dale Thomas - INF
    Hurston Waldrep - RHP #24 by Atlanta, $3.27 m - signed
    Philip Abner - LHP #175 by Arizona, $328,300 - signed
     
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  3. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    Gator 2023 Recruiting Class:

    Blake Brookins, Palmetto Bay FL - OF
    Steven Echavarria, Milburn NJ - RHP #72 by Oakland - $1.01 m - signed
    Jacob Gomberg, Coral Springs FL - LHP
    Hunter Jones, Anthony FL - RHP
    John Martinez, Orlando FL - SS
    Frank Menendez, Miami FL - LHP
    Caden McDonald, Tampa FL - RHP
    Luke McNeillie, Milton GA - RHP
    Sammy Mummau, Palm Harbor FL - IF
    Liam Peterson, Palm Harbor FL - RHP
    Alex Philpott, Tampa FL - RHP
    Christian Rodriguez, Coral Springs FL - RHP
    Robert Satin, Tampa FL - LHP
    Stone Russell, Bradenton FL - SS #529 by Kansas City - signed
    Grayson Smith, Rocky Face GA - RHP
    Reilly Witmer, Naples FL - RHP
    Hayden Yost, Tampa FL - OF
     
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  4. Gatorgal04

    Gatorgal04 Lowly Fan Moderator

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    Other interesting SEC player draft results:

    #1 by Pittsburgh, Paul Skenes, LSU RHP - $9.72 m
    #2 by Washington, Dylan Crews, LSU OF - $9.00 m
    #3 by Detroit, Max Clark, OF - $8.34 m - Vandy commit
    #8 by Kansas City, Blake Mitchell, C - $5.98 m - LSU commit
    #9 by Colorado, Chase Dollander, TN RHP - $5.72 m
    #15 by White Sox, Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss SS - $4.49 m
    #16 by San Francisco, Bryce Eldridge, TWP - $4.33 m - Bama commit
    #17 by Baltimore, Enrique Bradfield, Vandy OF - $4.17 m
    #22 by Seattle, Colt Emerson SS - $3.50 m - Auburn commit
    #26 by Yankees, George Lombard SS - $3.07 m - Vandy commit
    #27 by Philadelphia, Aidan Miller SS - $2.97 m - Arkansas commit
    #33 by Milwaukee, Josh Knoth RHP - $2.54 m - Ole Miss commit
    #35 by Miami, Thomas White LHP - $2.42 m - Vandy commit
    #37 by Detroit, Kevin McGonigle SS - $2.3 m - Auburn commit
    #38 by Cincinnati, Ty Floyd, LSU RHP - $2.26 m
    #47 by Miami, Kemp Alderman, Ole Miss OF - $1.83 m
    #50 by Boston, Nazzan Zanetello, SS - $1.70 m - Arkansas commit
    #51 by White Sox, Grant Taylor, LSU RHP - $1.66 m
    #52 by San Francisco, Walker Martin, SS - $1.62 m - Arkansas commit
    #55 by Tampa Bay, Colton Ledbetter, MS St OF - $1.51 m
    #58 by Cleveland, Alex Clemmey, LHP - $1.40 m - Vandy commit
    #67 by Pittsburgh, Zander Mueth, RHP - $1.13 m - Ole Miss commit
    #68 by Cubs, Jaxon Wiggins, Arkansas RHP - $1.10 m


    Other interesting Florida teams draft results:

    #11 by Los Angeles, Nolan Schanuel, FAU 1B - $5.25 m
    #20 by Toronto, Arjun Nimmala, SS - $3.75 m - FSU commit
    #31 by Tampa Bay, Adrian Santan SS - $2.67 m - Miami commit
    #34 by Minnesota, Charlee Soto RHP - $2.48 m - UCF commit
    #40 by Washington, Yohandy Morales, Miami 3B - $2.14 m
    #62 by Cleveland, Andrew Walters, Miami RHP - $1.27 m
    #63 by Baltimore, Jackson Baumeister FSU RHP - $1.24 m
     
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  5. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator VIP Member

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    Of the oncoming class who are most likely to be drafted high. Mixed bag as always.
     
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  6. 74nole

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    A lot of players and families are on “pins and needles” here the next few days. Best of luck to all and may your upcoming professional careers create great memories for each one of you.
     
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  7. neutrino_boi

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    I'm a Twins fan. I'd love to have Wyatt drop to #5, but have largely given up all hope. I'll congratulate our boy for going #1, stay silent on #3 (good for him, bad for me as a Twins fan)... but please don't let him go #2 or #4. He deserves better than those organizations.
     
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  8. jdgator

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    The key to this draft is getting Liam Peterson in school.....
     
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  9. apkgator

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    Supposedly his number to sign is very high
     
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  10. incoldblood

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    UF number or MLB number?
     
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  11. bigDgator

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    Why you gotta harsh on my Rangers? I would love to see Wyatt drop to #4.
     
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  12. apkgator

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    Amount to sign with MLB
     
  13. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Ol’school views peaking in one more time—

    “Slot money” (business leverages used by MLB) vs

    “True worth” (every player’s desire to know where he rates vs the rest of the field)…..
     
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  14. bigDgator

    bigDgator GC Hall of Fame

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    With all the Keystone Kops moments we have had regarding the NIL, I thought he may have been talking about UF not coughing up enough scratch too.
     
  15. ocalaman

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    The final MBL Top 100 draft projections that Sporting News put out earlier today has RHP Steve Echavarria as the only Gator signee listed, at #81. Unless I overlooked somebody. Back in April, Future Star Series listed their Top 400 prospects and they have Liam Peterson at #78, Luke McNeillie at #168, Echavarria at #186, Christian Rodriguez at #292. Those appear to be the only incoming players we're in danger of losing to the draft next week.
     
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  16. landogator22

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    One never knows how a prospect will continue to develop and grow, but I’m curious to see how he handles the mental side of the game at the collegiate level or pros for that matter. Liam can get rattled pretty quickly.
     
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  17. 74nole

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    Statistics will always be a big part of baseball.

    One set that has not varied since I started paying attention—

    5% of HS players that sign “succeed” (have a 10+yr career) at the MLB level.
    67% of D-1 college level players “succeed”……..
     
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  18. GatorLurker

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    Joe Nuxhall pitched for the Reds when he was still in high school and only 15 years old.

    I think that he had a decent career with two All Star selections. At least 10 years in MLB.

    "This is the old lefthander rounding third and heading for home" was his catch phrase at the end of Reds radio broadcasts.
     
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  19. shane4three

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    Used to go to sleep many nights listening to Joe and Marty. Old left hander rounding third and heading for home was and still is my favorite saying.
     
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    He joined the elderly and lame ballplayers who kept MLB going during WW II.