2023 MLB DRAFT: Sabin Ceballos, 3B — Oregon

Sabin Ceballos saw his Draft stock rise significantly this season after a monster junior year at Oregon, where he earned a Rawlings Gold Glove at third base, and was First Team All-Pac 12 Conference in large part because of what he did with his bat. A transfer after two big years at JUCO San Jacinto, the Puerto Rico native hit .333 with 18 homers and 70 RBI in 59 games this past year.


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FSS Event History: Ceballos was on the FSS radar as far as four years ago, being seen at a Scout Day in Puerto Rico all the way back in 2018. That showing got him invited to International Week as a member of the World Team a year later, where he impressed by reaching base five times in eight plate appearances including a single, double and three walks. We then saw Ceballos two years later at the Pre-Draft Combine in Lake Charles, where he smacked another base hit and was taken by the Los Angeles Angels a year later, ultimately electing not to sign.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 130

Joe Doyle on Ceballos:

Despite being college draft-eligible for the third time, Ceballos opened the eyes of West Coast scouts in a big way this season posting outlandish slugging numbers and playing an awfully impressive corner infield. Several scouts were on record saying they’d wished they’d bought into the profile during his time at San Jacinto Junior College, but that mis-step afforded him the ability to arrive in Eugene and absolutely rake. Sabin showed off an impressive hit tool posting fantastic contact and chase rates, pummeling mistakes and driving the ball to all-fields. Most of his power is to the pull-side, and it’s likely only above average raw power, but he’s tapping into a ton of it in games and should be an average game power type of guy. Ceballos is a fringy defender at third base, but has a shot to stick there with reps at the next level. There’s a chance for an above average hit tool and impact in this bat and that will likely get his name called on day two of the draft. Ceballos won’t turn 21 years old until after the draft.

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