2023 MLB Draft: Dodgers Pick Joe Vetrano In 5th Round

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected first baseman Joe Vetrano from Boston College with their fifth-round pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. Vetrano was drafted by the Dodgers with the 163rd overall pick.

Through the fifth round of the Draft he was their fourth position player taken in seven picks, and fifth from the collegiate ranks.

The 163rd pick in the 2023 MLB Draft has a $364,400 slot value.

Vetrano was primarily a relief pitcher for the Eagles during his freshman year in 2021, but began to develop more in the batter’s box and transitioned to a position player.

As a sophomore in 2022, Vetrano hit 22 home runs and had the second-most RBI in a single season with 64. He did the bulk of that damage from the cleanup spot of the Eagles’ lineup. Vetrano reduced strikeouts and improved his walk rate in 2023.

Vetrano’s power potential makes him an ideal candidate to remain at first base, even if the defense is not spectacular.

Vetrano bats and throws left-handed.

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: Dylan Campbell ($473,700)
Free agency compensation for Trea Turner: Eriq Swan ($469,000)
Round 5: Joe Vetrano ($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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