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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

New Top 200 Draft Prospects list: Execs rank the first five

Top 10:
1. Dylan Crews, OF, LSU
2. Paul Skenes, RHP, LSU
3. Wyatt Langford, OF, Florida
4. Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick (N.C.) HS
5. Max Clark, OF, Franklin (Ind.) HS
6. Chase Dollander, RHP, Tennessee
7. Jacob Wilson, SS, Grand Canyon
8. Rhett Lowder, RHP, Wake Forest
9. Arjun Nimmala, SS, Strawberry Crest (Fla.) HS
10. Kyle Teel, C, Virginia
Complete list »

But it was far from universal. Skenes did receive seven first-place votes. Much like with his teammate, evaluators talked about how Skenes has the chance to be an impact player, and in a hurry.

“Skenes’ stuff can play immediately,” an AL scouting director said.

“It’s a generational college pitcher in Skenes,” an NL national crosschecker said. “Crews’ performance and tools [put him second].”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2023 at 10:12 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: May 30, 2023 at 04:49 PM (#6130809)
4. Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick (N.C.) HS

Secretly Canadian?
   2. You can keep your massive haul Posted: May 30, 2023 at 04:58 PM (#6130811)
4. Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick (N.C.) HS

His younger brother Texas Ranger is a good player too.
   3. A triple short of the cycle Posted: May 30, 2023 at 08:04 PM (#6130831)
How will the A's screw this up?
   4. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: May 30, 2023 at 08:48 PM (#6130840)
Everything that I've read suggests that Crews is something special. But in general there seem to be some extremely strong picks at the top of the draft.
   5. The Duke Posted: May 31, 2023 at 08:40 AM (#6130876)
If you could trade picks I wonder what a number 1 pick could bring. Would giving up all your picks for a number 1 be worth it ?
   6. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: May 31, 2023 at 11:56 AM (#6130901)
My guess is "usually no" but it depends on how top-heavy the draft is. All of your picks for Bryce Harper is probably a good idea. But #1s usually don't have as much promise as that.
   7. kirstie819 Posted: June 01, 2023 at 11:31 AM (#6131049)
The chair is made of durable materials, including a steel frame and high-density foam. Plus, it comes in a range of colors and designs to suit your style.

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