Thirteen SEC players selected on first day of MLB Draft
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 9, 2023) ----- A total of 13 Southeastern Conference baseball players were selected on the first day of the Major League Baseball Draft on Sunday, including eight players who were selected in Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A.
LSU's Paul Skenes (Pirates) and Dylan Crews (Nationals) were taken Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, becoming the first teammates to be selected 1-2 overall in the MLB Draft. Florida's Wyatt Langford was selected fourth by the Texas Rangers, while Tennessee's Chase Dollander went to the Colorado Rockies at No. 9 overall.
Ole Miss' Jacob Gonzalez was selected No. 15 by the Chicago White Sox, Vanderbilt's Enrique Bradfield Jr., was selected 17th by the Baltimore Orioles, and Florida's Hurston Waldrep was taken 24th by the Atlanta Braves. LSU's Ty Floyd was picked 38th by the Cincinnati Reds.
The SEC led all conferences with seven first round selections. Five from the SEC were taken in Round 2 (including compensation picks).
Seven SEC universities had at least one player selected on the first day of the draft Sunday. LSU led the way with four, while Florida had three.
The MLB Draft continues Monday with Rounds 3-10 slated to begin at 1 p.m. CT.
Thirty-six more SEC players selected on second day of MLB Draft
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 10, 2023) ----- A total of 36 Southeastern Conference baseball players were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday, which included rounds 3-10. Thirteen SEC players were picked on Sunday, and a total of 49 have been selected through 10 rounds.
All 14 SEC schools had at least one player selected on Monday, and 22 Major League clubs have drafted at least one SEC player in the first 10 rounds. Vanderbilt led the way with five players taken Monday, while Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina had four.
Eight SEC players were selected in Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A to start the draft on Sunday. Five from the SEC were taken in Round 2, including compensation picks.
The MLB Draft concludes Tuesday with Rounds 11-20 slated to begin at 1 p.m. CT.
SEC In The 2023 MLB Draft
1. Paul Skenes (LSU) - Pittsburgh Pirates
2. Dylan Crews (LSU) - Washington Nationals
4. Wyatt Langford (Florida) - Texas Rangers
9. Chase Dollander (Tennessee) - Colorado Rockies
15. Jacob Gonzalez (Ole Miss) - Chicago White Sox
17. Enrique Bradfield Jr. (Vanderbilt) - Baltimore Orioles
24. Hurston Waldrep (Florida) - Atlanta Braves
38. Ty Floyd (LSU) - Cincinnati Reds
47. Kemp Alderman (Ole Miss) - Miami Marlins
51. Grant Taylor (LSU) - Chicago White Sox
55. Colton Ledbetter (Mississippi State) - Tampa Bay Rays
56. Brandon Sproat (Florida) - New York Mets
68. Jaxon Wiggins (Arkansas) - Chicago Cubs
74. Hunter Hollan (Arkansas) - Cincinnati Reds
77. Jack Mahoney (South Carolina) - Colorado Rockies
81. Josh Rivera (Florida) - Chicago Cubs
85. Cole Foster (Auburn) - San Francisco Giants
88. Tre' Morgan (LSU) - Tampa Bay Rays
100. Tavian Josenberger (Arkansas) - Baltimore Orioles
102. Andrew Pinckney (Alabama) - Washington Nationals
106. Hunter Owen (Vanderbilt) - Kansas City Royals
112. Grayson Hitt (Alabama) - Arizona Diamondbacks
113. Will Sanders (South Carolina) - Chicago Cubs
116. Calvin Harris (Ole Miss) - Chicago White Sox
117. Maui Ahuna (Tennessee) - San Francisco Giants
120. Hunter Haas (Texas A&M) - Tampa Bay Rays
135. Austin Troesser (Missouri) - New York Mets
139. Nathan Dettmer (Texas A&M) - Oakland Athletics
140. Patrick Reilly (Vanderbilt) - Pittsburgh Pirates
146. Andrew Lindsey (Tennessee) - Miami Marlins
165. Gavin Dugas (LSU) - Washington Nationals
167. Hunter Furtado (Alabama) - Pittsburgh Pirates
175. Philip Abner (Florida) - Arizona Diamondbacks
184. Jace Bohrofen (Arkansas) - Toronto Blue Jays
192. Cade Smith (Mississippi State) - New York Yankees
197. Jaden Woods (Georgia) - Pittsburgh Pirates
199. Trevor Werner (Texas A&M) - Kansas City Royals
202. Seth Halvorsen (Tennessee) - Colorado Rockies
208. Caden Rose (Alabama) - Boston Red Sox
216. Noah Hall (South Carolina) - New York Mets
227. Austin Strickland (Kentucky) - Pittsburgh Pirates
232. Braylen Wimmer (South Carolina) - Colorado Rockies
233. Nick Maldonado (Vanderbilt) - Miami Marlins
253. Bryson Ware (Auburn) - Philadelphia Phillies
255. Thomas Schultz (Vanderbilt) - Washington Nationals
267. Jack Dougherty (Ole Miss) - Minnesota Twins
277. RJ Schreck (Vanderbilt) - Seattle Mariners
282. Jared Wegner (Arkansas) - New York Yankees
299. Zach Franklin (Missouri) - Chicago White Sox