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2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting Every Day 1 Pick

As the 2022 MLB Draft gets closer, our mock drafts keep changing. We've decided to put together a new mock draft that takes a closer look at the entire Day 1 of the draft.
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2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting Every Day 1 Pick

As the 2022 MLB Draft gets closer, our mock drafts keep changing. We've decided to put together a new mock draft that takes a closer look at the entire Day 1 of the draft. This includes all 39 picks that will be made. Let's get to it!

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2022 MLB Mock Draft Day 1 Picks

1. Orioles: Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS, Ga.

I don't think the Orioles can pass up on Druw Jones here. But there's a lot of talent, and I'm sure they'll do their due diligence to find the right guy for them.

2. Diamondbacks: Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater, HS, Okla.

It's either Jackson Holliday or Brooks Lee. It all depends on whether they want a college bat or a high school bat. I think the D-Backs wouldn't mind being patient.

3. Rangers: Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech

They can try and reach for other prospects, or they can bring in the best power hitter in college. Which one would you go with?

4. Pirates: Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola Junior College

The Pirates might end up passing on Brooks Lee for Cam Collier. That would change a lot for other teams picking behind the Pirates.

5. Nationals: Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly

Brooks Lee could easily be a first overall pick this season. That's how deep this class is. The Nationals will get him at five. They can't pass on him here.

6. Marlins: Termarr Johnson, 2B, Mays HS, Ga.

7. Cubs: Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy, Fla.

8: Twins: Gavin Cross, OF, Virginia Tech

The Twins will more than likely find a college bat. I had Jacob Berry from LSU off the board earlier in my mock drafts. He would still be available. The Twins would have their choice between the two now.

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: Daniel Susac, C, Arizona

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 aren't going to get a ton of pitching like last season, but they'll start the draft with one highly regarded pitcher. They'll be the first team to select a pitcher and get their favorite guy off the board.

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14. Mets: Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS, Ga.

Here come the pitching prospects!

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: Jacob Berry, RF, LSU

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: Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama

22. Cardinals: Jett Williams, SS, Rockwell-Heath HS, Tex.

23. Blue Jays: Chase DeLauter, OF, James Madison University.

24. Red Sox: Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee

25. Yankees: Gabriel Hughes, RHP, Gonzaga

26. White Sox: Brock Jones, OF, Stanford

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27: Brewers: Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS, Pa.

28: Astros: Dalton Rushing, C, Louisville

29: Rays: Jacob Miller, RHP, Liberty Union HS, Ohio

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: Tucker Toman, 3B, Hammond HS, S.C.

37. Guardians: Jake Bennett, LHP, Oklahoma

38. Rockies: Cayden Wallace, 3B, Arkansas

39: Padres: Max Wagner, 3B, Clemson

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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