Looking to watch the 2023 AFL Mid-Season Draft? Read Zero Hanger's full guide to get the rundown on how you can watch the event, which players are likely to be picked, and what order the teams are picking in.
The Mid-Season Draft will be held on Wednesday, May 31, and will start at 7:00pm AEST. On the night, clubs will get the opportunity to fill out their rookie lists and select players from the VFL, WAFL, TSL and SANFL, as well as the Coates Talent League, that could suit their needs.
How to watch the 2023 AFL Mid-Season Draft
As mentioned, the live stream will begin at 7:00pm AEST (6:30pm ACST, 5:00pm AWST), and will be hosted by journalists Cal Twomey, Riley Beveridge, and Nat Edwards, with Sarah Olle as a roving reporter.
How to watch the 2023 AFL Mid-Season Draft on TV
Unfortunately, there will be no way to watch the Mid-Season Draft on TV, with no channels or streaming services like Kayo Sports broadcasting the event. Instead, you will need to watch the event on AFL.com.au or the AFL Live Official App.
Who are the best Mid-Season Draft prospects?
Gippsland Power tall Ryan Maric is shaping up to be the first player chosen in this year's Mid-Season Draft. The 191cm forward missed out on selection last year, but has come out firing in 2023 with a fitter, stronger frame.
Jack Buller, a 199cm forward from Claremont, is another who could be taken with the first pick. The 22-year-old is on the radar of West Coast and Victorian clubs as he seeks to make his AFL dream a reality.
Ruckman Clay Tucker and half-back Ethan Stanley are also in the conversation for early selection.
What is the draft order for the 2023 Mid Season Draft?
Only AFL clubs with open list spots as of May 30 can select players through the Mid-Season Draft. Clubs may have list vacancies left free from not selecting a full squad by Round 1, while list spots can be opened by moving long-term injured players to their inactive list or replacing retired players.
The Mid-Season Draft order is as follows, with clubs able to 'pass' on selections:
Pick 1: West Coast
Pick 2: North Melbourne
Pick 3: Hawthorn
Pick 4: Richmond
Pick 5: GWS
Pick 6: Sydney
Pick 7: Geelong
Pick 8: Fremantle
Pick 9: Essendon
Pick 10: Western Bulldogs
Pick 11: Port Adelaide