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Top 2023 High School MLB Draft Prospects

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By Carlos Collazo

Baseball America’s 2023 high school rankings are compiled in consultation with college coaches. The list is an attempt to gauge the industry’s consensus on the talent of the draft-eligible high school players in the country, though plenty will change between now and the 2023 draft.

With recent updates of the 2021 and 2022 classes in the rearview mirror, we now turn our eyes to the 2023 class.

The major league scouting industry hasn’t yet started to focus on the 2023 high school class, but college coaches around the country have plenty of familiarity with the group, as top talents commit earlier and earlier.

While plenty is sure to change as these players continue to develop physically and refine their game against the top players around the country, we hope to provide a solid picture of where the top of the 2023 class stands right now. There does appear to be some consensus on the top talent in the 2023 group at the moment, despite the amount of projecting that is necessary with 15-year-olds. 

Massachusetts lefthander Thomas White is the clear-cut top player in the class, given his 6-foot-4, 190-pound frame, advanced feel for pitching and pure stuff. We saw White in person this summer up to 94 mph with a silky smooth delivery and a future plus breaking ball already in his repertoire.

After that come a pair of exciting hitters in SS Cam Collier—who has major league bloodlines and a powerful lefthanded stroke—and 3B/RHP Aidan Miller who has potential on both sides of the ball with exciting power and a fastball that’s already in the low-90s.

The top 50 is currently heavy on players from the southeast, which is perhaps a reflection of the challenges that West Coast players have faced in getting seen this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, the typical states are represented with the most players, with California and Florida leading the way with nine prospects, and Texas in fourth with five.

Georgia looks to be having back-to-back impressive years with the 2022 and 2023 classes and currently boasts eight players among the top 50, including five of the top 15.

While this class only recently started their sophomore years in high school, all but seven of the top 50 players are currently committed to Division I programs. Vanderbilt leads all colleges with six commits, followed by Georgia and Louisiana State who each have four. Outside of those three programs, all other schools have two or fewer players committed from the top 50 group.

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  1. 1

    Thomas White

    Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. LHP
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    Notes:

    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 190 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: -
    Age At Draft: 18.8

    White has shown a feel for pitching well beyond his years, while pitching in the 90-93 mph range and touching 94 this summer as a 15-year-old. He's also shown a low-70s curveball that looks like a future plus pitch.
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    Cam Collier

    Mount Paran Christian HS, Kennsaw, Ga. SS
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    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 210 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Louisville
    Age At Draft: 18.6

    The son of eight-year major leaguer Lou Collier, Cam is the top hitter in the 2023 prep class thanks to his physicallity and a powerful lefthanded bat.
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    Aidan Miller

    Mitchell HS, New Port Richey, Fla. 3B/RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 200 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Arkansas
    Age At Draft: 19.1

    A real two-way prospect with upside on both sides of the ball, Miller is tooled up and has gotten into the low-90s with his fastball and shows power potential as a hitter.
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    Ethan Robinson

    Donelson Christian Academy, Nashville RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 190 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 19.0

    The top prep righthander in the 2023 class, Robinson has an ultra-projectable frame with a fairly fluid delivery. He's gotten into the low-90s with his fastball and is showing a promising, developing slider.
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    Dylan Cupp

    Cedartown (Ga.) HS SS
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 170 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 18.9

    The top pure shortstop in the high school class, Cupp has been praised for his defensive instincts and field general tendencies, with some college coaches going as far as saying he reminds them of Dansby Swanson.
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    James Hays

    The Westfield School, Perry, Ga. RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 205 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Georgia
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    A physically developed righthander, Hays has shown a polished three-pitch mix including a low-90s fastball, sweeping slider and tumbling changeup. He is a tough competitor on the rubber.
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    Braden Holcomb

    Foundation Academy, Winter Garden, Fla. 3B
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 215 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.7

    Already strong and physical with more room for added strength, Holcomb has some of the best power projection in the class, giving him big-time offensive upside.
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    TayShaun Walton

    Greensville County HS, Emporia, Va. OF
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 215 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Miami
    Age At Draft: 18.5

    Walton brings physicallity and athleticism to the table, and evaluators have praised his hitting ability, which pairs nicely with his developing power.
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    Maxwell Clark

    Franklin (Ind.) Community HS OF/LHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.6

    Clark has a lean, strong frame and an advanced lefthanded bat with good feel for the barrel. He moves around well in the outfield and has a strong arm, and has also been in the upper-80s on the mound.
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    Dylan Lonergan

    Brookwood HS, Snellville, Ga. RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 210 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: -
    Age At Draft: 19.1

    Filled out righthander with an easy, overhead delivery and some crossfiring action, Lonergan has shown good feel for three pitches and been into the 90-91 mph range.
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    Bryce Eldridge

    Madison (Va.) HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-7 | Wt: 195 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Alabama
    Age At Draft: 18.7

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    Cade Kurland

    Berkeley Prep HS, Tampa SS
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    Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Florida
    Age At Draft: 19.4

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    Jake Lankie

    Blessed Trinity HS, Roswell, Ga. RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 170 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Georgia
    Age At Draft: 18.9

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    Kade Anderson

    St. Paul's HS, Covington, La. LHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 160 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 19.0

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    Derrick Mitchell

    Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas OF
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 195 | B-T: B-R
    Commit/Drafted: Arizona State
    Age At Draft: 18.9

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    Brady Neal

    IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. C
    Notes:

    Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 180 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Brandon Olivera

    Goleman HS, Miami RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Miami
    Age At Draft: 18.2

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    Walter Ford

    Hoover (Ala.) HS 3B/RHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 195 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Alabama
    Age At Draft: 18.5

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    Justin Best

    Langtree Charter Academy, Mooresville, N.C. OF
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 190 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Florida State
    Age At Draft: 18.7

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    Miller Green

    Lipscomb Academy, Nashville LHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 195 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Georgia Tech
    Age At Draft: 19.2

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    Drew Burress

    Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga. OF
    Notes:

    Ht: 5-9 | Wt: 175 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: -
    Age At Draft: 18.6

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    Tommy Roldan

    Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, Md. LHP
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 190 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Virginia
    Age At Draft: 19.1

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    Blake Mitchell

    Sinton (Texas) HS C
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 180 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.9

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    Blake Grimmer

    Spring Lake (Mich.) HS SS
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 175 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Tennessee
    Age At Draft: 19.1

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    Stone Russell

    IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. SS
    Notes:

    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 195 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Florida
    Age At Draft: 19.1

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