Opening day in college baseball is slated for Feb. 17.
Tennessee will play in the 2023 MLB Desert Invitational in Arizona Feb. 17-19. The MLB Desert Invitational field will consist of Tennessee, Arizona, Fresno State, Michigan State and San Diego.
The 2023 season will be Tennessee’s sixth under head coach Tony Vitello. Vitello has compiled a 191–77 (71–49 SEC) record as the Vols’ head coach and appeared in the 2021 College World Series.
Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular-season and tournament championships in 2022.
The Vols were a No. 1 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament, winning the Knoxville regional and advancing to the Knoxville super regional in 2022.
Tennessee was ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball coaches poll for 10 consecutive weeks (March 28-May 30) during the 2022 season.
Ahead of the 2023 college baseball season, MLB.com released a first-round mock draft. The mock draft includes two Tennessee student-athletes and projections are listed below.
Dylan Crews, OF, LSU
Chase Dollander, RHP, Tennessee
Max Clark, OF, Franklin HS (Indiana)
Paul Skenes, RHP, LSU
Wyatt Langford, OF, Florida
Walker Jenkins, OF, South Brunswick HS (North Carolina)
Jacob Gonzalez, SS, Ole Miss
Hurston Waldrep, RHP, Florida
Aidan Miller, 3B, JW Mitchell HS (Florida)
Enrique Bradfield, OF, Vanderbilt
Brayden Taylor, 3B, TCU
Jacob Wilson, SS, Grand Canyon
Yohandy Morales, 3B, Miami
Blake Mitchell, C, Sinton HS (Texas)
Matt Shaw, SS, Maryland