2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting The First 100 Picks
2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting The First 100 Picks
I've put together a bunch of MLB Draft content in the last week or so. My thoughts have changed on some players and some spots. So, therefore, we're doing another mock draft. This time, we'll predict the first 100 draft picks in the 2022 MLB Draft.
2022 MLB Mock Draft
1. Orioles: Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS, Ga.
I really think the Orioles would rather take a college player with this pick. But can they really pass up on Druw Jones?
2. Diamondbacks: Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater, HS, Okla.
The Diamondbacks can't go wrong with either Jackson Holliday or Brooks Lee. Lee is a college player while Holliday will take a little more time to develop. But either way, they're getting a star.
3. Rangers: Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech
The Rangers just signed a load of talent in the off-season and might not be patient enough for a high school player. Prada has a lot of potential with his bat and glove as a catcher. Anytime you can get production out of your catcher, you're going to be happy.
4. Pirates: Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly
If the Pirates want a college bat, go get Brooks Lee. Lee could've easily been the first overall player in this year's draft.
5. Nationals: Jacob Berry, RF, LSU
If Prada is available here, the Nationals would probably take Prada. But rumor has it, he won't be available. They'll get the next best bat in the draft.
6. Marlins: Termarr Johnson, 2B, Mays HS, Ga.
7. Cubs: Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola Junior College
8: Twins: Gavin Cross, OF, Virginia Tech
The Twins will more than likely find a college bat. Cross would be the best fit at this time.
9. Royals: Justin Crawford, OF, Bishop Gorman HS, Nev.
Crawford is rising in the rankings with scouts raving out his potential. A lot of teams are in on him but the Royals would get first dibs at this stage.
10. Rockies: Jordan Beck, OF, Tennessee
Again, the Rockies will probably take a college bat here as well. If Cross is gone, it's down to Beck or Brandon Barriera, if they're looking for a pitcher.
11. Mets: Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy HS, Fla.
12. Tigers: Zach Neto, SS, Campbell
The Tigers can choose between Neto and Jace Jung. Jung didn't impress in Big 12 Tournament play. I'd rather stick with Neto here.
13. Angels: Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage HS, Fla.
The Angels went after pitching in 2021 and I don't think that stops here. They can get the best pitcher on the board here.
14. Mets: Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS, Ga.
With pitchers starting to come off the board, look for the Mets to add a high school prospect. Lesko has committed to Vanderbilt, proving just how highly regarded he really is.
15. Padres: Brock Porter, RHP, St. Mary's HS (Mich.)
16. Guardians: Jace Jung, 2B, Texas Tech
Jung wasn't great in the regionals for Texas Tech, but if he falls to 16, the Guardians have to consider. There's also Cole Young, who is a high school shortstop that would be a solid fit as well. It's up to the Guardians. I think Jung can't fall deeper than 16.
17: Phillies: Justin Campbell, RHP, Oklahoma State
Barrera, Porter, and Lesko would all be options if they fall. The Phillies would be on any of them first. But with those guys off the board, the Phillies should end up going after another pitcher like Campbell. It's likely they'll go after a college arm.
18. Reds: Daniel Susac, C, Arizona
19. Athletics: Dylan Beavers, OF, California
20. Braves: Cooper Hjerpe, LHP, Oregon State
The Braves will go after a nice college pitcher. There's no better consistent pitcher than Hjerpe.
21. Mariners: Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS, Pa.
The Mariners will be looking for position players with their first pick of the MLB Draft.
22. Cardinals: Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama
23. Blue Jays: Jett Williams, SS, Rockwell-Heath HS, Tex.
If Williams is still available for the Blue Jays, they'll have to take him. Sterlin Thompson, Brock Jones, and Drew Gilbert all fit the profile here as well.
24. Red Sox: Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee
25. Yankees: Brock Jones, OF, Stanford
26. White Sox: Gabriel Hughes, RHP, Gonzaga
If the White Sox are looking for college arms, they have to select Gabriel Hughes. He could be drafted much higher. But there's always one or two prospects that drop. He could be one of them.
27: Brewers: Chase DeLauter, OF, James Madison University
28: Astros: Dalton Rushing, C, Louisville
29: Rays: Tucker Toman, 3B, Hammond HS, S.C.
30. Giants: Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy, Fla
The Giants are going pitching with this pick. If Jackson Ferris falls this far, it's time to grab him.
31. Rockies: Jacob Melton, OF, Oregon State
32. Reds: Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen HS, Nev.
33. Orioles: Blade Tidwell, RHP, Tennessee
34: D-backs: Peyton Graham, SS, Oklahoma
35. Royals: Landon Sims, RHP, Mississippi State
36. Reds: Jacob Miller, RHP, Liberty Union HS, Ohio
37. Guardians: Jake Bennett, LHP, Oklahoma
38. Rockies: Cayden Wallace, 3B, Arkansas
39: Padres: Max Wagner, 3B, Clemson
40. Dodgers: Andrew Dutkanych RHP, Brebeuf Jesuit, IN
41. Red Sox: Sterlin Thompson, OF, Fla.
42. Orioles: Carson Whisenhunt, LHP, East Carolina
43. Diamondbacks: Peyton Pallette, RHP, Arkansas
44. Pirates: Thomas Harrington, RHP, Campbell
45. Nationals: Tristan Smith, LHP, Boling Springs, SC
46. Marlins: J.R. Ritchie, RHP, Bainbridge, WA
47: Cubs: Owen Murphy, RHP, Riverside-Brookfield, IL
48. Twins: Noah Schultz, LHP, Oswego East, IL
49. Royals: Walter Ford, RHP, Pace, FL
50. Rockies: Parker Messick, LHP, Florida State
51. Tigers: Adam Mazur, RHP, Iowa
52. Mets: Jonathan Cannon, RHP, Georgia
53. Padres: Logan Tanner, C, Mississippi State
54. Guardians: Spencer Jones, OF, Vanderbilt
55. Reds: Kumar Rocker, RHP, No School
56: Athletics: 2B, Cade Doughty, LSU
57. Braves: Cole Phillips, RHP, Boerne, TX
58: Mariners: Dalton Rushing, C, Louisville
59. Cardinals: Roman Anthony, OF, Stoneman Douglas, FL
60. Blue Jays: Henry Bolte, OF, Palo Alto, CA
61. Yankees: Mikey Romero, SS, Orange Lutheran, CA
62. White Sox: Max Wagner, 3B, Clemson
63. Brewers: Eric Brown, SS, Coastal Carolina
64. Astros: Jackson Cox, Toutle Lake, WA
65. Rays: Drew Thorpe, RHP, Cal Poly
66. Giants: Josh Kasevich, SS, Oregon
67. Orioles: Trystan Vrieling, RHP, Gonzaga
68. Twins: Malcolm Moore, C, McClatchy, CA
69. Athletics: Brycen Mautz, LHP, San Diego
70. Rays: Sam Horn, RHP, Collins Hill, GA
71. Rays: Gavin Guidry, SS, Barbe, LA
72. Brewers: Hunter Barco, LHP, Florida
73. Reds: Jaden Noot, RHP, Sierra Canyon, CA
74. Mariners: Bryce Hubbart, LHP, Florida State
75. Mets: Henry Williams, RHP, Duke
76. Braves: Sal Stewart, 3B, Westminster Christian, FL
77. Blue Jays: Cameron Smith, 3B, Palm Beach Central, FL
78. Blue Jays: Bradley Loftin, LHP, DeSoto Central, MS
79. Red Sox: Jordan Taylor, St. Johns, FL
80. Astros: Clark Elliott, OF, Michigan
81. Orioles: Luke Gold, 2B, Boston College
82. Diamondbacks: Jacob Misiorowski, RHP, Crowder JC
83: Pirates: Brady Neal, C, IMG Academy, Fla.
84: Nationals: Reggie Crawford, LHP, Connecticut
85: Marlins: Connor Staine, RHP, Central Florida
86: Cubs: Karson Milbrandt, RHP, Liberty, MO
87: Royals: Jake Madden, RHP, Northwest Florida State JC
88: Rockies: Nick Morabito, 2B, Gonzaga (DC)
89: Angels: Jalin Flores, SS, Brandeis, TX
90: Mets: Nazier Mule, RHP, Passaic Tech, NJ
91: Padres: Ryan Cermak, OF, Illinois State
92: Guardians: Michael Kennedy, LHP, Troy, NY
93: Phillies: Carson Palmquist, LHP, Miami
94: Reds: Colby Thomas, OF, Mercer
95: Athletics: Dominic Keegan, C, Vanderbilt
96: Braves: Brandon Birdell, RHP, Texas Tech
97: Cardinals: Dominic Keegan, C, Vanderbilt
98: Blue Jays: Mason Neville, OF, Basic, NV
99: Red Sox: Robert Moore, 2B, Arkansas
100: Yankees: Marcus Johnson, RHP, Duke
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