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The 2023 MLB Draft, where elite prospects like Paul Skenes, Dylan Crews, and Wyatt Langford will achieve their dreams of getting drafted, begins on Sunday, July 9, 2023 (7/9/23) at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. How to watch MLB Draft 2023 (7/9/23): Free live stream, time, TV, channel, pick order
The Pittsburgh Pirates owns the No. 1 pick Sunday when the 2023 MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. with the first two rounds plus two compensation rounds.
The MLB Draft kicks off the All-Star Game weekend
The countdowns have begun, so tune in to watch the 2023 MLB Draft online. The Pirates hold the No. 1 overall pick, and could easily pick up the LSU Tigers' outfielder Dylan Crews.
The No. 2 pick is expected to be Crews' teammate Paul Skenes, a right-handed pitcher. There's a chance The Nationals, who have the No. 2 pick, could go for Wyatt Langford, the hot bat-holding outfielder out of Florida, though.
After those two teams, the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins complete the top 5, in that order. Outfielders are on the tops of most prognosticators' draft boards.
The MLB Draft precedes Monday's MLB Home Run Derby, and then Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, so without further ado, here's everything we know about how to watch the 2023 MLB Draft, with some of the best cable TV alternatives.
The 2023 MLB Draft begins Sunday, July 9. The draft will be live streamed on fuboTV.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the No. 1 pick, with LSU pitcher Paul Skenes, LSU outfielder Dylan Crews, Florida outfielder Wyatt Langford and high school outfielders Max Clark and Walker Jenkins are among the candidates to be drafted first overall. The first two rounds take place on Sunday, with rounds 3-10 on Monday and 11-20 on Tuesday.
The draft starts at 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which now includes Bally Sports channels and offers a 7-day free trial. ESPN will air the first round of the draft nationally, with the remainder of coverage on MLB Network.
Here’s the first-round draft order:
1. Pittsburgh Pirates
2. Washington Nationals
3. Detroit Tigers
4. Texas Rangers
5. Minnesota Twins
6. Oakland Athletics
7. Cincinnati Reds
8. Kansas City Royals
9. Colorado Rockies
10. Miami Marlins
11. Los Angeles Angels
12. Arizona Diamondbacks
13. Chicago Cubs
14. Boston Red Sox
15. Chicago White Sox
16. San Francisco Giants
17. Baltimore Orioles
18. Milwaukee Brewers
19. Tampa Bay Rays
20. Toronto Blue Jays
21. St. Louis Cardinals
22. Seattle Mariners
23. Cleveland Guardians
24. Atlanta Braves
25. San Diego Padres
26. New York Yankees
27. Philadelphia Phillies
28. Houston Astros
LSU outfielder Dylan Crews is, according to Tigers coach Jay Johnson, “the perfectly built baseball player.”
Power. Speed. Defense. Smarts. There is little Johnson believes Crews can’t do.
“He’s the best college hitter I’ve ever seen,” Johnson said.
Such are the riches Johnson and LSU enjoyed this year on the way to the national title that for all of Crews’ singular talent, depending on who you ask Crews might not even be the best major league prospect on his team.
Having a pitcher who hits triple digits with alarming regularity and remarkable ease will do that.
Paul Skenes spent the last six months lighting radar guns with impressive fastballs, making a compelling case that he’s the most major-league-ready college pitcher since Stephen Strasburg more than a decade ago.
Crews and Skenes have been the consensus top two picks for months.
Yet the consensus won’t matter when the Pittsburgh Pirates are on the clock Sunday night in Seattle with the first overall selection in the MLB Draft for the second time in three years.
While Pirates general manager Ben Cherington has a healthy respect for Crews and Skenes, he doesn’t sound like someone in a hurry to send MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to the podium to change the arc of a player’s life and — Pittsburgh hopes — the trajectory of the franchise.
Maybe it’s simple gamesmanship. Maybe it’s Cherington’s inherent pragmatism. Maybe it’s sincerity. Whatever it is, Cherington has made it a point in recent weeks to stress who is going at the very top end of the draft isn’t a given. At least not in Pittsburgh.
Florida outfielder Wyatt Langford put together a season nearly as impressive as Crews’. High schoolers Max Clark and Walker Jenkins are short on experience but long on potential.
The Pirates went a little off-script in 2021 when they chose catcher Henry Davis at “1-1.” Davis, who made his major league debut last month, signed for under slot value, giving Cherington more money to spend later in the draft.
The pick came with Pittsburgh still in the early stages of a top-to-bottom overhaul Cherington began when he took over in the fall of 2019, an overhaul predicated on accumulating as many quality prospects as possible. The Pirates are in a slightly different position now, with the window to contention far closer now than it was two years ago.
LSU outfielder Dylan Crews and pitcher Paul Skenes are considered the top two prospects available in this year’s draft and they each have a chance to be selected first overall. The Pirates won the first MLB draft lottery in December and will pick first.
Tonight is the night baseball players dream about, as a lifetime of hard work is about to pay off for a handful of young prospects.
The MLB Draft will take place in Seattle, and with it will come the inauguration of the next generation of potential stars. Saturday night’s Futures Game gave us a glimpse into how bright the future of the game is, and the MLB Draft will cap that off with the annoucement of this year’s class.
College and high school players around the country will hear their names called, with players like Drew Crews, Wyatt Langford, and Paul Skenes expected to be among the top collegiate players drafted at the top of the order.
High schoolers like Max Clark and Walker Jenkins are also expected to be high draft choices.
The Minnesota Twins have the No. 5 pick in the draft and a handful of potential options to go with. Any of those aforementioned players could fall to Minnesota or they could take any of the next crop of prospects like Kyle Teel, Chase Dollander, or Jacob Gonzalez.