It wasn't really that close as Daniel Espino captured 43% of the vote, outpacing Gavin Williams for the No. 1 spot on our 2023 prospect ranking list.Cleveland's first-round draft pick out of high school in 2019, Espino is the top-ranked prospect in the Cleveland system, and based on performance when he was healthy, he absolutely deserved it.Espino entered the 2022 season on a ridiculous wave of hype that saw him compared to Jacob DeGrom and Stephen Strasburg, and he proved worthy of it based on his early appearances. The talented 21-year-old made his Double-A debut and the results were incredible. In four appearances Yasiel Puig T-Shirt, he dropped his walk rate to a career-low 1.96 per nine innings while spiking his strikeout rate to a ridiculous 51.5%. This includes a game where he struck out an absolutely ridiculous 14 batters in just 5.0 innings, which included whiffing the first 11 batters he faced in the game Rocky Colavito Hoodie. After allowing a solo home run, he then struck out the next three batters. He also didn't walk anyone.