Future Stars Series sets new records with big final day at 2023 MLB Draft

July 11, 2023

It was another record-breaking MLB Draft for the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15, as 33 players who have come through the FSS were taken over the past three days.  That breaks the previous mark of 30, set just last year, but includes a first-ever top-two selection in Dylan Crews, along with Tommy Troy, who went at No. 12 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and marked the first time two FSS alums had gone in the top 12 picks.

With 19 players selected over the first two days, alums finished strong on Tuesday, highlighted by several selections who have played at either International Week or the Main Event, including the first alum off the board, Max Carlson, who was one of the stars at IW back in 2018 when it was played at Camelback Ranch.

Here’s FSS Plus Senior Analyst Joe Doyle on the University of North Carolina starter:

Carlson, the younger brother of Mariners 2017 2nd round pick Sam Carlson, has been a stalwart for the Tar Heels, posting strong strikeout totals and healthy inning loads over the last two seasons. Carlson can rush it up to 95, but sits 90-93 with some riding action at the top of the zone. That said, fastball command has been streaky and will need to be a development focus should he hope to start at the next level. Carlson throws a firm slider, up to 86, sitting 81-84 with good depth. There’s also a fringier 12-6 curveball in there. Carlson moves well on the bump and repeats early in games, so there is backend rotation upside here.

Jackson Nezuh and Hayden Durke were two more alums of the ultra-loaded International Week event in 2019 to get selected — one that has helped produce at least 16 MLB Draft picks, as well as more players who were international free agents that are now in pro ball — and there were a trio of 2022 Main Event stars that went as well on Tuesday; Jake Brown, Mac Heuer and Raudi Rodriguez were all prep selections on the final day.

In addition, Landon Wallace, who attended the National Tournaments and a Regional Combine, has signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

2023 MLB Draft, Day 3

358Max CarlsonRHPRed Sox
384Riley BaumanOFAngels
385Hayden DurkeLHPDiamondbacks
408Kyle Henley | VIDEOOFReds
434Jackson Nezuh (VIDEO)RHPAstros
440Brady CerkownykCTigers
467Justin MiknisCPirates
471Jake BrownLHPRangers
488Mac HeuerRHPGuardians
491Sam WhitingRHPPadres
557Tyler KennedyRHPPirates
559Donovan LaSalle (VIDEO)OFRoyals
564Raudi Rodriguez (VIDEO)OFAngels
587Peyton StumboRHPPirates
598Robert OrloskiRHPRed Sox
600Nadir LewisOFGiants

2023 MLB Draft: Day 1 and 2

2Dylan CrewsOFNationals
12Tommy TroySSDiamondbacks
32Colin HouckSSMets
39Myles NaylorSSAthletics
50Nazzan ZanetelloSSRed Sox
58Alex ClemmeyLHPGuardians
91Nolan McLeanRHPMets
93C.J. Kayfus1BGuardians
94Sabin Ceballos3BBraves
118Levi WellsRHPOrioles
129Roc Riggio2BYankees
139Nathan DettmerRHPAthletics
150Dylan QuestadRHPTwins
173Jake DeLeoOFMarlins
182Cooper PrattSSBrewers
210Scott BanduraOFGiants
246Boston BaroSSMets
255Thomas SchultzRHPNationals
266Jonathon Long3BCubs



11Grayson RodriguezRHPOrioles
29Noah NaylorCIndians
95Mateo GilSSCardinals
175Yeankarlo LleraRHPOrioles
257Dominic PipkinRHPPhillies
328Damon Casetta-StubbsRHPMariners
351Sean Guilbe3BPadres
529Alberto GonzalezRHPReds
569Xavier ValentinCRangers
880Mason RonanLHPRed Sox
1093Jose Gutierrez1BIndians
1103A.J. Miller1BAthletics
1132Franco AlemanRHPBraves
1183Kaleb HillLHPIndians


24Daniel EspinoRHPIndians
55Kyren ParisSSAngels
88Dasan BrownOFBlue Jays
122Glenallen Hill Jr.2BDiamondbacks
176Dilan RosarioSSGiants
216Adam MackoLHPMariners
324Wendell MarreroOFReds
374Tyrell (T.J.) Schofield-SamSSAthletics
467Aaron RobertsCRed Sox
492Johzan OquendoRHPCubs
601Jared SouthardRHPAngels
1049Drew GilbertOFTwins
1079Will FrischRHPTwins
1089Silas ArdoinCRockies
1109Adrian ColonCFTwins
1145Kurtis ByrneCCardinals
1175T.J. McKenzieSSCardinals
1203Jaden BrownSSNationals


9Zac VeenOFRockies
15Mick AbelRHPPhillies
34Justin LangeRHPPadres
35Drew RomoCRockies
63Tink HenceRHPCardinals
82David CalabreseOFAngels
95Petey HalpinRHPIndians
128Marco RayaRHPTwins
147Koen MorenoOFCubs


25Max MuncySSAthletics
37Anthony SolometoLHPPirates
47Daylen LileOFNationals
48Edwin ArroyoSSMariners
57West Kath3BWhite Sox
70Ryan HolgateOFCardinals
89Jose TorresSSReds
91Ricky TiedemannLHPBlue Jays
100Ryan SpikesSSRays
103Ian MoellerCRangers
105Elmer RodriguezRHPRed Sox
115Eric SilvaRHPGiants
262Levi DavidRHPMets
291Alex AyalaLHPRays
306Franco AlemanRHPIndians
319Brennon McNairSSRoyals
320Nic KentSSRockies
327Roc Riggio2BBrewers
394Erian RodriguezRHPCubs
403Braylon BishopOFPirates
415Jose AcunaRHPPhillies
498Drake VarnadoOFDiamondbacks
508Justin Williams3B
518Kyle VirbitskyRHPAthletics
528Joey Spence1BDiamondbacks
566Irvin Murr3BGiants
598Jackson LinnOFAstros
603Sean HardRHPYankees


4Termarr Johnson2BPirates
18Cam Collier3BReds
22Cooper HjerpeLHPCardinals
28Drew GilbertOFAstros
39Robby SnellingLHPPadres
46Jacob MillerRHPMarlins
56Henry BolteOFAthletics
57Cole PhillipsRHPBraves
65Brock JonesOFRays
77Tucker TomanRHPBlue Jays
81Nolan McLeanRHPOrioles
97Peter HansenLHPCardinals
107Silas ArdoinCOrioles
123Kenya HugginsRHPReds
169Tommy SpechtOFRangers
171Nathan Ochoa Leyva3BNationals
173Will FrischRHPCubs
195Logan WagnerSSDodgers
211Javier SantosRHPGuardians
358Jared SouthardRHPAngels
379Caden MarcumRHPRangers
414Omari DanielSSTwins
418Sabin Ceballos3BAngels
435Jose IzzaraSSDodgers
436Nomar DiazCGiants
473JP WheatRHPCubs
515Kevin KilpatrickOFBraves
519Sean HardOFRed Sox
558Gavin TurleyOFDiamondbacks
567Albert OlivaRHPTigers


Cleveland Guardians9
Los Angeles Angels8
St. Louis Cardinals 7
Oakland Athletics6
San Francisco Giants6
Minnesota Twins6
Pittsburgh Pirates6
Arizona Diamondbacks6
Chicago Cubs6
Cincinnati Reds6
Boston Red Sox6
Washington Nationals5
Texas Rangers5
Baltimore Orioles5
San Diego Padres4
New York Mets4
Houston Astros4
Colorado Rockies4
Atlanta Braves4
Seattle Mariners3
Philadelphia Phillies3
Tampa Bay Rays3
Toronto Blue Jays3
Kansas City Royals2
Los Angeles Dodgers2
Miami Marlins2
Milwaukee Brewers2
New York Yankees2
Detroit Tigers2
Chicago White Sox1

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