2022 MLB Mock Draft: Complete Five-Round MLB Mock Draft
2022 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting Each of the First Five Rounds
Over the last couple of weeks, we've been adding more and more draft picks to our MLB mock draft. With the MLB Draft slated for Sunday, we've finally added our full five-round mock draft for the 2022 MLB Draft.
As of right now, the first overall pick seems to be up for grabs in this yea'r MLB Draft. Some think Druw Jones, son of Andruw Jones, is the correct pick. Others think Jackson Holliday, another player with an MLB dad, Matt Holliday, is the choice. Or will it be Termarr Johnson?
MLB expert Jason Radowitz is here to give us his complete five-round MLB mock draft and let us know which direction he thinks each team will go.
It's been a while since the last time we saw a high school player go first overall. As a matter of fact, the last player to do so was SS Royce Lewis in 2017. But it seems like the players at the top of this year's MLB draft are all high school bats.
So, without any more time wasted, let's see how many picks we actually get right. This was tons of fun regardless. Now I hope some of these teams can make me look a little smart!
2022 MLB Mock Draft Predictions
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. Click here to claim our best BetMGM Promo Code for all the MLB action or check out the offers below for a selection of the best offers available on site!
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: Gavin Kilen, SS, Milton
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
101. White Sox: Nate Savino, LHP, Virginia
102: Brewers: Cutter Coffey, RHP, Liberty
103: Astros: Jacob Zibin, RHP, TNXL Academy
104: Rays: Andrew Walters, RHP, Miami
105: Dodgers: Ryan Clifford, 1B/OF, Pro5 Academy
106: Giants: Cade Obermueller, LHP, City High
107: Orioles: Jud Gabian, OF, Florida
108: Diamondbacks: Luis Ramirez, RHP, Long Beach State
109: Rangers: Brandon Sproat, RHP, Florida
110: Pirates: Eli Jerzembeck, RHP, Providence
111: Nationals: Gavin Turley, OF, Lee, AZ
112: Marlins: Ivan Melendez, 1B, Texas
113: Cubs: Chase Shores, RHP, Midland, TX
114: Twins: Christopher Paciolla, SS, Temecula Valley
115: Royals: Jacob Watters, RHP, West Virginia
116: Rockies: Levi Huesman, LHP, Hanover, VA
117: Tigers: Zach Maxwell, RHP, Georgia Tech
118: Angels: Jacob Reimer, 3B, Yucaipa, CA
119: Mets: Cade Hunter, C, Virginia Tech
120: Padres: Max Rajcic, RHP, UCLA
121: Guardians: Ike Irish, C, Orchard Lake St. Mary's
122: Phillies: Ben Joyce, RHP, Tennessee
123: Reds: Jack O'Connor, RHP, Arlington, VA
124: Athletics: Tyler Locklear, 1B, VCU
125: Braves: Orion Kerkering, RHP, South Florida
126: Mariners: William Kempner, RHP, Gonzaga
127: Cardinals: Paxton Kling, OF, Central
128: Blue Jays: Alan Roden, 1B, Creighton
129: Red Sox: Payton Brennan, OF, Woodcreek
130: Yankees: Caden Dana, RHP, Don Bosco Prep
131: White Sox: Austin Charles, OF, Stockdale
132: Brewers: Jared McKenzie, OF Baylor
133: Astros: Chandler Simpson, 2B, Georgia Tech
134: Rays: Ethan Petry, 3B, Cypress Creek
135: Dodgers: Anthony Hall, OF, Oregon
136: Giants: Tres Gonzalez, OF, Georgia Tech
137: Orioles: Eli Saul, RHP, Sacramento State
138: Diamondbacks: Riley Kelly, RHP, Tustin
139: Rangers: Anthony Silva, SS, Clark
140: Pirates: Joe Lampe, 2B, Arizona State
141: Nationals: Matt Wood, C, Penn State
142: Marlins: Chris Stanfield, OF, Lawton Chiles
143: Cubs: Josh White, RHP, California
144: Twins: Peyton Williams, 1B, Iowa
145: Royals: Drake Baldwin, C, Missouri State
146: Rockies: Eli Serrano, OF, Pro5 Academy
147: Tigers: TJ McCants, OF, Ole Miss
148: Angels: Nicolas Perez, SS, BYOU Academy
149: Mets: Alex McFarlane, RHP, Miami
150: Padres: Justin Boyd, OF, Oregon State
151: Guardians: Chance Huff, RHP, Georgia Tech
152: Phillies: Ryan Ritter, SS, Kentucky
153: Reds: Karson Milbrandt, RHP, Liberty
154: Athletics: Jayson Jones, 3B, Braswell
155: Braves: Nick Biddison, OF, Virginia Tech
156: Mariners: Beau Sylvester, C, Kamehameha School
157: Cardinals: Trey Faltine, SS, Texas
158: Blue Jays: Michael Kennedy, LHP, Troy
159: Red Sox: Chris McElvain, RHP, Vanderbilt
160: Yankees: Jayden Hylton, 1B, Palm Beach Gardens
161: White Sox: Andrew Taylor, RHP, Central Michigan
162: Brewers: Jordan Sprinkle, UC Santa Barbara
163: Astros: Xavier Isaac, 1B, East Forsyth
164: Rays: Dylan Delucia, RHP, Ole Miss
165: Dodgers: Jack Lausch, OF, Brother Rice
166: Giants: Paul Gervase, RHP, LSU
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.