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PBR JUCO: Top 150 Prospects


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Junior College talent was well represented in the 2022 MLB Draft, with 33 players from the NJCAA ranks earning selections during the three-day event. The first three names to come off the board – Chipola (FL) 3B Cam Collier (1st round, Reds), Crowder (MO) RHP Jacob Misiorowski (2nd, Brewers) and Northwest Florida St. RHP Jake Madden (4th, Angels) – were also PBR JUCO’s top-three-ranked prospects heading into the season.

The 2023 JUCO class may not feature the same type of obvious Day One talent, at least not yet, but it's still another talented group, featuring a deep mix of projectable arms and tooled-up athletes, many of whom are former highly-ranked prep prospects, previously drafted players and/or Division-I bounce-backs.

The state of Florida once again looks to be a hotbed of JUCO talent with 30 total prospects in the Top 150, including 10 in the top 25. Texas is second with 25 in the Top 150 and five in the top 25.

Speaking of Texas, San Jacinto leads all JUCOs with 10 Top 150 prospects, while McLennan is tied for second with Central Arizona with seven Top 150 prospects apiece.

Curated by the PBR JUCO staff, the Top 150 list is the product of first-hand scouting, data analysis, and conversations with coaches, scouts and other members from across the baseball industry. It reflects how these players are viewed as MLB Draft prospects heading into the 2023 season.

PBR JUCO will expand on the Top 150 in the coming weeks, providing in-depth scouting reports for the top names on this year’s list. After that, we'll unveil our rankings for the top Pitchers and Position Players, respectively, followed by more rankings and analysis at the state and regional levels:

* Indicates the prospect has transferred to JUCO for this coming spring semester.

Top 150 JUCO Prospects for 2023

1 Marcus Phillips RHP/OF Iowa Western Tennessee
2 Carson Dorsey LHP Gulf Coast (FL) Florida St.
3 Devin Bennett RHP McLennan (TX) Kansas
4 Jaxon Jelkin RHP South Mountain (AZ) Houston
5 Raul Garayzar RHP South Mountain (AZ) Arizona

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