2023 MLB mock draft: Kiley McDaniel predicts first two rounds


The 2023 MLB draft starts Sunday, so let's project how all 70 Day 1 picks could play out this weekend in Seattle with my Mock Draft 3.0.

The intrigue starts right at the top this year, as the Pittsburgh Pirates have a difficult decision to make with the No. 1 overall pick in a draft featuring three of the top prospects in recent memory. What will the Pirates do -- and how will the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers follow with the No. 2 and No. 3 picks?

This is my next-to-last mock draft of the 2023 draft cycle, with an updated 3.1 version coming hours before Round 1 begins on Sunday. And remember, this is the order in which I think the picks will come off the board, while my rankings (linked below) are the order in which I'd pick the players.

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Watch MLB draft: Sunday, July 9 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN