As the clock ticks down to the highly anticipated 2023 MLB Draft, baseball fans and of course, Pittsburgh Pirates fans are eagerly awaiting Sunday night, July 9th at 7:00 PM EST. With the event being broadcasted on MLB Network and ESPN, fans and analysts alike are ready to witness the future stars of the game being selected. Expectations are high, and rumors are running rampant as the countdown begins.
The 2023 draft class is generating significant buzz, with many experts hailing it as one of the deepest in recent memory. The names of Dylan Crews and Paul Skenes have emerged as two of the most highly touted prospects in the last decade. Alongside them are standout players like Wyatt Langford, an impressive outfielder from Florida, and talented prep outfielders Max Clark and Walker Jenkins. These players would have been top picks in previous drafts, highlighting the exceptional depth of this class.
Amidst the whirlwind of speculation, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an intriguing position. With the 1st overall pick, they have an opportunity to shape their future with some of the best talent that the top of the draft board in years. However, there may be a desire to save against the $9.7 million allocated for the top selection. So the Pittsburgh Pirates could pursue an under-slot deal.