2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting Every Day 1 Pick
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!
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.
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
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.