2023 MLB Draft: Dodgers Pick Wyatt Crowell In 4th Round

Originally published by DodgerBlue.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers returned to the collegiate ranks with their fourth-round pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, taking Wyatt Crowell out of Florida State University. Crowell was selected with the 147th overall pick.

The No. 127 pick in the 2023 MLB Draft has a $516,800 slot value. Crowell is the second pitcher the Dodgers drafted in 2023.

They took high school outfielder Kendall George in competitive balance round A, followed by third baseman Jake Gelof in the second round, and high school hurler Brady Smith in the third round.

Crowell appeared in 13 games as a freshman in 2021, and emerged as one of the Seminoles’ best relief pitchers last year. Crowell’s strong performance earned him a bullpen role for Team USA’s collegiate national team.

The left-hander made one start and four relief appearances this year before undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Crowell’s fastball velocity is in the range of 94-98 mph, and it’s accompanied by a slider that has potential to be a plus-pitch, along with an occasional use of a changeup that could dictate whether he is able to develop as a starter.

The Dodgers’ bonus pool for the 2023 Draft is $7,274,600, which ranks 24th overall. Bonus pools are calculated by adding the slot values of every pick through the first 10 rounds.

2023 Dodgers draft picks

Competitive balance round A: Kendall George ($2,362,700 slot value)
Round 2: Jake Gelof ($1,336,900)
Round 3: Brady Smith ($705,500)
Round 4: Wyatt Crowell ($516,800)
Free agency compensation for Tyler Anderson: 136th overall ($473,700)
Free agency compensation for Trea Turner: 137th overall ($469,000)
Round 5: 163rd overall ($364,400)
Round 6: 190th overall ($290,100)
Round 7: 220th overall ($228,000)
Round 8: 250th overall ($189,300)
Round 9: 280th overall ($173,600)
Round 10: 310th overall ($164,600)
Round 11: 340th overall
Round 12: 370th overall
Round 13: 400th overall
Round 14: 430th overall
Round 15: 460th overall
Round 16: 490th overall
Round 17: 520th overall
Round 18: 550th overall
Round 19: 580th overall
Round 20: 610th overall

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