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A Name to Look Out For As the MLB Draft Approaches

Paul Skenes via LSU Athletics

Paul Skenes, LSU right hander, won the National Player of the Year and is expected to be a high draft pick in this year's MLB Draft. Diving into his profile, he gets more and more impressive.

Skenes is a 6'6" 235 LB righty who is taking the college baseball world by storm. He currently is's second ranked draft prospect and for good reason. On top of winning NPOTY, he also brought home the 2023 SEC Pitcher of the Year award.

In 2023, he is posting a 1.77 ERA with a 12-2 record in a whopping 107 IP to go along with his 188 SO. With an amazing year, Skenes's scouting grades are just as impressive.

  • 80 fastball

  • 70 slider

  • 50 changeup

  • 55 control

  • 65 overall

Skenes is undoubtedly going to be a sought after prospect this draft. It's going to be interesting which team takes a flyer on him. He's expected to make an immediate impact to which ever minor league system he enters.

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