Seven Commodores Selected in MLB Draft

Enrique Bradfield Jr. drafted in first round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Seven Commodores were selected in the 2023 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft this week in Seattle.

Vandy’s seven players drafted ranked third-most among SEC institutions. Outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. was taken 17th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. Bradfield is Vanderbilt’s 22nd first-round selection in the Tim Corbin era (2003-present), which marks the most in the SEC. The Commodores have boasted a first-round pick in each of the last five MLB Drafts.

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Five Dores, including four pitchers, were drafted on Day 2, beginning with southpaw Hunter Owen to the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round.

Right-handed pitcher Patrick Reilly was the next off the board, getting picked in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Miami Marlins took right-handed pitcher Nick Maldonado in the eighth round.

Next off the board was Thomas Schultz to the Washington Nationals in the ninth round.

Outfielder RJ Schreck was the fifth Commodore selected on Day 2, getting picked by the Seattle Mariners in the ninth round.

Right-handed pitcher Grayson Moore marked Vanderbilt’s seventh draftee as the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 14th round.

Vanderbilt in the 2023 MLB Draft
Round 1, Pick 17 – Enrique Bradfield Jr., Baltimore Orioles
Round 4, Pick 106 – Hunter Owen, Kansas City Royals
Round 5, Pick 140, Patrick Reilly, Pittsburgh Pirates
Round 8, Pick 233 – Nick Maldonado, Miami Marlins
Round 9, Pick 255 – Thomas Schultz, Washington Nationals
Round 9, Pick 277 – RJ Schreck, Seattle Mariners
Round 14, Pick 416 – Grayson Moore, Chicago Cubs