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2023 MLB Draft Order

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SAN DIEGO—The Pirates won the first draft lottery in MLB history on Tuesday night and will have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft.

The Pirates finished with the third-worst record in the majors last year. The Nationals, who finished with the worst record, received the No. 2 overall pick. 

The Nationals, Athletics and Pirates all had a 16.5% chance of receiving the first overall pick, the highest odds of any team. The A’s, who had the second-worst record in MLB, fell to the the sixth pick in the lottery.

The way the draft order is determined changed for playoff teams as well. As opposed to teams drafting strictly in reverse order of the previous year’s standings, they now are ordered by a system combining the previous year’s standings, their postseason finish and revenue sharing status. 

You can find the Top 2023 Draft Prospects here.

1. Pirates
2. Nationals
3. Tigers
4. Rangers
5. Twins
6. Athletics
7. Reds
8. Royals
9. Rockies
10. Marlins
11. Angels
12. D-backs
13. Cubs
14. Red Sox
15. White Sox
16. Giants
17. Orioles
18. Brewers
19. Rays
20. Blue Jays
21. Cardinals
22. Mets*
23. Mariners
24. Guardians
25. Braves
26. Dodgers*
27. Padres
28. Yankees
29. Phillies
30. Astros

*The Mets (No. 22) and Dodgers (No. 26) could see their first-round picks drop by 10 spots if they exceed the $230 million luxury tax threshold by more than $40 million. 

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