Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: Making a Case for Each of the Top 3 Prospects

Breaking down each of the main candidates to go no. 1 overall in next month's draft

Jun 22, 2023; Omaha, NE, USA;  LSU Tigers starting pitcher Paul Skenes (20) throws against the Wake
Jun 22, 2023; Omaha, NE, USA; LSU Tigers starting pitcher Paul Skenes (20) throws against the Wake / Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
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Who should the Pittsburgh Pirates draft at the No. 1 overall spot in July? Let's break down the consensus top 3 prospects plus a sleeper pick to see which player would be best fit to don the Black & Gold.

The 2023 MLB Draft is approaching fast, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hold the number 1 overall pick for the second time in the last three seasons. For a large majority of the season, Dylan Crews was the consensus name among experts to be selected in the top slot, but recent reports of Crews' lack of interest in the Pirates, the door has opened for fans & draft junkies to explore the possibility of the Pirates looking away from Crews to bolster their future.

To help fans decide who they'd like to see as the next great player to don the black & gold, let's break down the top 3 draft prospects and a sleeper player to look out for in this year's 2023 Draft Class.