2022 MLB Draft Roundup | FanGraphs Baseball


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Under is the final chunk of notes I’ll publish on gamers taken within the 2022 draft, because it’s time to gear up for the commerce deadline whereas additionally laying basis for the 2023 class, the analysis of which is already underway all through the trade, with the Cape Cod League, Group USA exercise, MLB’s PDP program and different summer time showcase ball all having begun. Every of the highest 125 picks from the 2022 class has a report with a scouting report over on The Board. Under, I’ve not less than a fast one-sentence scouting blurb on the gamers chosen between picks 125 and 250 general; for the sake of brevity, gamers who have been on The Board previous to the draft and have been picked after 125 are solely on The Board reasonably than showing right here. I additionally included some gamers picked past 250 general who I like within the under evaluation. The quantity in parentheses signifies the spherical wherein a participant was drafted.

I’ve moved the draft class over to the pro side of The Board so you possibly can see the place every org’s new players fall within the system; I’ve additionally made some low-hanging fruit adjustments to the professional lists, together with the High 100. I’ll have extra particulars on the professional adjustments early subsequent week, however for now you possibly can take a look at who has a “trend” arrow to see the place I’ve made tweaks. Additionally keep in mind that the Farm System rankings replace reside, and that this draft class is now factoring into these. There are some gamers taken late on Day Three (Brady Neal, Andrew Walters, and many others.) who I don’t suppose will signal. Who I anticipate will signal is at my discretion (I’m mainly assuming everybody by spherical 11 will); if I’m unsuitable on deadline day, I’ll take away or add the participant(s) who find yourself shocking us. Now on to my notes.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Sixth spherical lefty reliever Will Mabrey had online game numbers in aid at Tennessee, with 51 strikeouts and 5 walks in 41 innings, all whereas sitting 90-91 mph. His slider is fairly arduous (averaging 83-84) for a man who solely throws 90, however hitters largely appear to wrestle to choose up the ball out of his hand. Demetrio Crisantes (7) is a Tucson-area excessive schooler who was nonetheless 17 on draft day and has precocious bat-to-ball abilities. His arm power may transfer him to second base. Puerto Rican highschool shortstop Adrian Rodriguez has an awesome baseball body, handsome defensive actions, and a stunning swing that options 40 bat pace proper now.

Atlanta Braves
Ignacio Alvarez (5) is a really robust California junior faculty third baseman with above-average bat pace. He’s a bit stiff as a defender. Adam Maier (7) entered the season as a prospect with top-three-rounds potential, however bought harm early in the course of the faculty season and mainly missed the entire yr. Jason Franks (8) from Cal Poly was a 90% fastball man in faculty and will get a ton of in-zone whiffs regardless of sitting simply 91-94 mph. It’s protected to imagine there may be some quantity of trait-driven success occurring right here; he and Atlanta might want to discover a second pitch. Keshawn Ogans (20) is a bit shortstop from Cal who can actually choose it and sprays oppo hole contact to proper.

Baltimore Orioles
Sixth rounder Douglas Hodo III (6) has a sonically pleasing moniker and loved an influence uptick as a junior whereas nonetheless putting out so much. Seventh spherical righty Preston Johnson out of Mississippi State sits within the low-90s with utility on the high of the zone and to his arm aspect. His slider and changeup each present above common, whereas his supply is fairly crunchy and factors to aid. Michigan righty Cameron Weston (8) sits within the low-90s with sink and tail and has a plus changeup that performs properly off his heater. Ninth spherical shortstop Adam Crampton from Stanford can actually choose it.

Boston Pink Sox
Caleb Bolden (7) is a senior switch (Arkansas to TCU) with a three-quarters fastball/slider combo. Jonathan Model (8) from Miami U of Ohio is simply 5-foot-9 and has a drop-and-drive supply that helps create extraordinarily flat angle on his upper-80s fastball. North Carolina highschool catcher Brooks Brannon’s (9) swing isn’t horny however he strikes the barrel round. He has robust breaking ball recognition and strength-driven energy, and should show he can truly catch.

Chicago Cubs
Oregon State righty Will Frisch (6) is a bit stiff, however he has an ultra-short arm stroke, his mid-90s heater has some rise/run motion and a few of his changeups are ridiculous. Grand Canyon righty Nick Hull (7), a fifth-year senior, has 30 velocity however instructions a median changeup and slider. My summer time showcase take a look at Mason McGwire (8) (Mark’s son) was not nice, as he couldn’t throw strikes at 90-92 mph and his supply could be very stiff. He struggled to get into counts the place he may throw a secondary pitch and I’ve nothing else about him in my notes.

Chicago White Sox
Ball State lefty Tyler Schweitzer (5) sits 88-90 mph, his arm motion is attractive and his slider has two-plane size. He’s a lefty-douser sort. Tennessee righty Mark McLaughlin (7) has an overhand, trebuchet-style supply that creates bizarre angle and has resulted in a lot of in-zone whiffs regardless that he throws 91 mph. Mario Camilletti (8) is a 23-year-old lefty-hitting outfielder who had a five-year faculty profession break up between Oakland and Central Michigan, the place he hit for tons of contact and little or no energy.

Cincinnati Reds
Georgia Tech righty Zach Maxwell (6) is constructed like an NFL guard at 6-foot-6 and 275 kilos. He brings an inelegant mid-to-upper-90s fastball to the celebration in a relief-only look.

Cleveland Guardians
Man Lipscomb Jr. (5) is a medium-framed, lefty-hitting outfielder from Belmont who has unimaginable bat-to-ball really feel and 30 bat pace proper now. Faculty World Sequence hero Dylan DeLucia (6) sits 90-92 mph with rise/run and has a decent low-80s slider. Lefty Jackson Humphries (8) from Fuquay-Varina HS in North Carolina can present you 95 mph, however largely sits 92-93. His breaking ball has some depth and his supply appeared a bit extra fluid on the Mix. Austin Peterson (9), a 6-foot-6 UConn righty, has a promising slider and will have a shot to throw tougher than his present 87-90. USC second baseman Tyresse Turner (13) is a bit gamer/grinder sort who runs nicely.

Colorado Rockies
Connor Staine (5) got here out of the gates scorching at UCF however his velocity fell in the course of the season. At peak, he was as much as 97 mph with a vertical fastball/curveball combo and below-average command. He was within the low-90s on the Mix. Stanford catcher Kody Huff (7) has an above-average arm, common energy, and plus baseball really feel and instincts. UNC eighth rounder Davis Palermo’s arm motion is shorter than an episode of the Eric Andre Present, and he sits 93-94 and has been as much as 98 with out numerous contact and really feel, inflicting various motion and placement. Tenth spherical East Carolina righty Zach Agnos performed shortstop in faculty and might be an attention-grabbing dev undertaking as a pitcher, the place he’s been as much as 95 and has some changeup really feel.

Detroit Tigers
Change-hitting North Carolina shortstop Danny Serretti (6) has 30 vary however performs an acrobatic model of protection and is nice across the bag. Whereas neither of his swings is particularly dynamic, he tracks pitches nicely from either side and has sufficient happening offensively to be a good shift-era center infield prospect; the timing of his entry into pro-ball is unlucky. Seth Stephenson (7) is a bit plus-plus runner with only one yr of Division-I expertise after transferring to Tennessee from a junior faculty. Valparaiso lefty Jake Miller (8) has a stunning supply and every of his pitches can miss a bat when situated, although his repertoire is below-average on uncooked stuff. He was barely 21 on draft day and is a pleasant small faculty athletic dev undertaking for the Tigers. Dominic Johnson (13) from Kansas State (OK St. switch) is a rocked up speedster up-the-middle sort with some strikeout threat.

Houston Astros
Davidson’s Nolan DeVos (5) has a swing-and-miss fastball even at 88-92 mph. He’s short-levered and has a brief, vertical arm stroke. Kentucky righty Tyler Guilfoil (8) is a large 6-foot-4 however he has a bizarre, quick, low arm stroke that makes his fastball fairly misleading.

Kansas Metropolis Royals
Hunter Patteson (5) is a well-built three-quarters lefty from Central Florida with two-planed slider. He sits 88-92 mph. Wesley Scott (8) went from Arizona to San Jacinto to Walters State and is now a low-slot aid prospect for the Royals, sitting 91-94 with a heavy dose of sliders.

Los Angeles Angels
Sonny DiChiaria (5) is a 263-pound 1B/DH who transferred from Lipscomb to Auburn for his fourth yr of school ball and slugged over .700 in opposition to SEC pitching. Clearly, his is a troublesome profile. Roman Phansalkar (7) is a low-slot righty from Oklahoma State who sits 92-95 mph with tail. The Angels introduced eighth rounder Dylan Phillips as a two-way participant. He sits 88-90 from a real three-quarters slot on the mound, working with fringe east/west stuff. He’s a greater hitter (he performs 1B/RF with ambush pull energy).

Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona State shortstop Sean McLain (5) is a 70 runner who got here to high school billed as a bat-first man, however he ended up chasing a ton and is extra of a 40 hit/40 energy 2B/CF prospect. Logan Wagner (6) is a bodily switch-hitting shortstop who was introduced as such, however might be a 3B/1B in the long term. Louisiana Tech fifth-year senior Taylor Younger (8) is a short-levered, contact-oriented middle-infielder. Chris Newell (13) is a big energy/pace prospect from Virginia who struggles to make contact.

Miami Marlins
Louisville senior righty Jared Poland (6) was reaching again for 94-95 mph at Tremendous Regionals however sat 92 for many of the yr. His agency, mid-80s changeup has numerous tailing motion. Louisiana Tech righty Kyle Crigger (7) has a sinker that peaked within the mid-90s in Could earlier than coming again down into the low-90s late within the yr. His slider and changeup command are each above-average. Eighth spherical lefty Dale Stanavich (Rutgers) has a cool, pretty lengthy arm motion, however his low-90s fastball has some carry and his slider has depth. Arkansas lefty Evan Taylor (9) usually did multi-inning yeoman’s work out of the Razorback bullpen; he was as much as 97 in the midst of the yr, however averaged 90 late when he was ridden arduous in the course of the postseason.

Milwaukee Brewers
Central Arizona righty Tyler Woessner (6) has in imposing on-mound presence at 6-foot-4, 230 kilos. He sits 92-94 mph with tail and a median slider. Compact UIC Flames lefty Nate Peterson (8) was producing early-season buzz as a hard-throwing small faculty lefty, however issues dipped late within the yr. He’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing fastball angle/slider prospect.

Minnesota Twins
Ben Ross (5) is an angular small-school shortstop with a grooved however fairly wanting swing from Notre Dame Faculty in Ohio. Jorel Ortega (6) is a power-over-hit second baseman from Tennessee who tends to chase or get tied up inside. He barely performed earlier than 2022. Toledo righty Kyle Jones (7) has a curveball that’s robust to determine out of hand. Western Carolina (they’re the Catamounts, I needed to look that one up) senior Zebby Matthews (8) has incredible slider command. Its motion can typically be quick and cuttery; his fastball sits 89-91 mph, however has peaked at 96. ASU catcher Nate Baez (11) has an awesome construct and a few really feel to hit, however he wants numerous assist behind the dish. He additionally has expertise at different positions.

New York Mets
I appreciated D’Andre Smith (5) popping out of highschool and thought he’d rake his manner into the highest three rounds at USC, however he’s extra of a 50 hit/40 energy second base sort. Dylan Tebrake (8) out of Creighton is a low-90s aid prospect with plus mechanical funk and a nasty slider.

New York Yankees
Lanky LSU righty Eric Reyzelman (5) throws arduous (sitting 95 mph, as much as 99) however wants to search out some type of secondary pitch. He threw about 90% fastballs in faculty. Texas Tech righty Chase Hampton (6) sits 92-95 however has touched increased. There could be extra in there with a shorter arm motion. Northeastern righty Cam Schlittler (7) has a sneaky fastball/slider combo and will get a ton of in-zone whiffs together with his heater regardless that he peaks round 94 and sits 90-91. Stanford second baseman Brett Barrera (8) has plus bat pace and sells out for energy usually. He’s a heavier-bodied, shift-enabled second base sort on protection.

Oakland Athletics
There have been instances when Jack Perkins (5) was nails at Louisville, sitting 95-99 mph with breaking ball. At different instances (and extra not too long ago, together with on the Mix), his velo was down and he had scattered management. Brennan Milone (6) was a high-profile excessive schooler whose 2021 season at South Carolina didn’t go nicely. He transferred to Oregon and bounced again, and as soon as once more is a good, hit-tool-oriented third base prospect. Puerto Rican excessive schooler Yeniel Laboy (7) is a bodily lefty hitter who can hopefully keep at third. Micah Dallas (8) transferred from Texas Tech to A&M and bought hit round as a senior, however his slider offers him a shot to be a reliever. Lanky 6-foot-7 righty Jacob Pfennigs (13) sits 92-93 mph and has a median slider, which has been true since his sophomore yr of highschool.

Philadelphia Phillies
Orion Kerkering (5) out of South Florida has a plus slider and sits about 93 mph with ineffectual form and angle. He’s bought a aid shot. Highschool lefty Mavis Graves (6) continues the current Phillies’ development of drafting mid-six-figure excessive schoolers. His velocity has climbed from the mid-80s into the low-90s during the last 18 months, and at 6-foot-6, extra could be coming. San Diego catcher Caleb Ricketts (7) is a bodily senior with low-ball energy from the left aspect. Lanky Notre Dame righty Alex Rao (8) can free his mid-90s fastball to his arm aspect, however his energy sinking changeup is nasty sufficient to overlook professional bats. He’s bought a aid shot.

Pittsburgh Pirates
Tres Gonzalez (5) is a contact-oriented outfielder with above-average really feel for the zone and fringe energy. Ole Miss righty Derek Diamond (6) was a high-profile highschool pitcher along with your customary low-90s/slider combo and stayed that manner all by faculty. BYU lefty aid prospect Cy Nielson (8) was throwing tougher throughout 2021 fall work (as much as 97 mph) than he was this yr (extra 90-94), although his slider remains to be nasty.

San Diego Padres
Central Michigan proper fielder Jakob Marsee (6) is brief on instruments and explosion, however he has nice really feel for the strike zone. I cherished Nick Vogt (7) in highschool, however he struggled badly till his junior yr at UCSB. He nonetheless has an attention-grabbing body/pace mix however solely makes contact in a restricted portion of the zone. Oklahoma State senior first baseman Griffin Doersching (8) is the love baby of Brian Bosworth and a Bass Professional Outlets hat, a grad switch from Northern Kentucky with plus energy. Andrew Vail (20) is a Division-III switch who by no means pitched at Rowan, however who has been into the upper-90s whereas rehabbing again from TJ.

San Francisco Giants
Liam Simon (5), drafted out of Notre Dame, has plus arm power, sits 95 mph, and has glove-side slider command. His fastball angle wants assist. Japanese Illinois righty Hayden Birdsong (6) has a carrying low-90s fastball and a breaking ball that has beautiful form however usually lacked energy till he confirmed up and dominated the Northwoods League. Seventh spherical catcher Zach Morgan, out of Fresno State, has above-average bat-to-ball really feel and is an effective receiver, however his arm may power him to maneuver out from behind the plate. Oklahoma State outfielder Wade Meckler (8) is a switch-hitter who runs nicely.

Seattle Mariners
Fifth spherical senior signal Reid VanScoter out of Coastal Carolina is a soft-tossing, low-slot lefty with two crazy breaking balls. Penn switch Josh Hood (6) hit for pull-side energy at North Carolina State whereas putting out at a median clip. He’s in all probability a 3rd base slot in professional ball. UNC Greensboro 2B/1B Hogan Windish’s (7) plate self-discipline improved in his senior yr and he had an uptick in energy manufacturing. He’s additionally seen time in left area. Tatem Levins (8) transferred from LaSalle to Pitt and continued to have nice bat-to-ball success and an uptick in energy. His receiving is okay however his floor sport wants numerous work. He’s a tremendous bat-to-ball sleeper catching prospect.

St. Louis Cardinals
West Virginia’s Victor Scott (5) is a well-rounded outfielder with a number of 40-to-50-grade instruments. His swing has pure loft, although he struggles to cowl the outer third. UCLA righty Max Rajcic (6) was a high-profile excessive schooler who didn’t find yourself throwing tougher after he arrived on campus (91 mph), however he has a plus changeup and instructions his slider. Alex Iadisernia (7) from Elon has a candy lefty swing and doesn’t chase; he has 30-grade energy. UT-Arlington’s Cade Winquest (8) is a studly power-armed righty who sits 94 mph and is as much as 97, flashes curveball and bullied small faculty hitters in with imprecise command. I dig eleventh spherical outfielder Nathan Church from Irvine, who could possibly be a nook platoon man if he develops a plus hit software. Former Arizona JUCO righty D.J. Carpenter (14) went to Oregon State and stored throwing arduous, usually 93-96 mph with inconsistent command. He’s 6-foot-7, so possibly the physique management arrives later.

Tampa Bay Rays
Arkansas shortstop Jalen Battles (5) is an athletic defender with common pop who tends to chase sliders. Sean Harney (8) is a whippy-armed righty from Kentucky with a nasty slider.

Texas Rangers
Fifth rounder Chandler Pollard is a projectable highschool outfielder from Georgia with middling bat management. I’ve comparable hit-tool questions on Iowa HS outfielder Tommy Specht (6), who I consider is weak on the outer third due to his swing’s size. However he carried out from a bat-to-ball perspective on the showcase circuit and maybe I’m underrating his hit software. He has spectacular physicality, energy, and pace. Lengthy Seaside State righty Luis Ramirez (7) is a bit pitchability righty with changeup whose arm power waxed and waned with damage in 2022. Youngstown State righty Matt Brosky (8) has a shapely two-planed curveball within the upper-70s; his fastball sits about 90 mph.

Toronto Blue Jays
Liberty’s Mason Fluharty (5) is a lower-slot lefty who delivers from the acute first base aspect of the rubber; his fastball has bizarre minimize/sink motion, but in addition shallow angle. T.J. Brock (6) was as much as 97 at Ohio State in restricted motion, usually with a lot of relaxation. He’s an open strider with a vertical arm slot and when he locates his slider, it’s robust for hitters to put off, however his heater doesn’t play like a mid-90s pitch but. Peyton Williams (7) is a measurable energy darling from Iowa. Dylan Rock (8) transferred from UT-San Antonio to Texas A&M and had a senior yr full of three true outcomes: 19 homers, 52 walks, and 49 strikeouts in 297 PA.

Washington Nationals
Nathaniel Ochoa Leyva (6) is a projectable (6-foot-4) Canadian highschool shortstop with below-average bat pace. He has an Arkansas dedication, and that infield is immediately empty. Riley Cornelio (7) is a righty with a violent supply from TCU who will get into the mid-90s and has an above-average slider. Georgia Tech righty Probability Huff (8) has arm power (as much as 97 mph) however was very hittable in 2022. C/DH Maxwell Romero Jr. (9), a switch from Vanderbilt to Miami, has uncommon lefty energy for a man who may catch.

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