Maikel Franco

Maikel Franco

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/225 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Azua, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted
  • The Canadian Press

    Pirates win top pick in baseball's first draft lottery

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates won baseball's first draft lottery Tuesday night and will get the first pick of eligible amateur players in July. The Washington Nationals will select second after finishing last season with the worst record in the majors at 55-107. The Detroit Tigers will choose third. The Minnesota Twins also were big winners, moving up from 13th in the pre-draft order based on their 2022 record to fifth when the ping pong balls were plucked at baseball's winter meetings

  • USA TODAY Sports

    Pittsburgh Pirates win No. 1 pick in 2023 MLB draft lottery

    The Pittsburgh Pirates secured the No. 1 pick in the 2023 MLB draft in the league's first-ever draft lottery on Tuesday night.

  • Associated Press

    MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

    The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also said the Los Angeles Angels hope to have their sale resolved by opening day. The A’s have played at the Coliseum since 1968 and their lease expires after the 2024 season.