Right here is right this moment’s roundup of top-39 (first spherical, supplemental spherical, Aggressive Stability Spherical A) draft picks and another notable picks who’ve signed their first professional contracts. For additional reference, right here is the complete checklist of beneficial slot prices, and you may click on the hyperlinks for full pre-draft rankings and scouting reviews from Baseball America, Fangraphs, MLB Pipeline, The Athletic’s Keith Law, and ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel.
- The Guardians introduced that each one 21 members of their 2022 draft class have signed, together with first-rounder Chase DeLauter. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported final week that DeLauter had agreed to signal, and MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis reports that DeLauter acquired $3.75MM, barely beneath the $3,937,600 slot worth of the sixteenth general choose. McDaniel (thirty first) and Regulation (thirty fifth) had been decrease on DeLauter than the opposite pundits, who all had the James Madison outfielder within the 18-21 vary. DeLauter has a number of hitting potential and sure profiles without any consideration subject down the highway, however he missed many of the spring attributable to a damaged foot.
- Oklahoma State right-hander Justin Campbell acquired a $1.7MM bonus from Cleveland, Callis reports, beneath the $2,101,800 slot worth for the thirty seventh general choose. On the pundits’ boards, Campbell ranged from twenty seventh (Baseball America) to forty second (Fangraphs), with BA being notably impressed by “among the finest changeups on this yr’s draft,” in addition to Campbell’s plus curveball.
- The Guardians additionally made a notable above-slot cope with their Tenth-round choice, as right-hander Jacob Zibin acquired a $1.2MM bonus that Callis reports is the best given to any tenth-rounder. The $1.2MM determine dwarfs the $152K slot worth for the 301st general choose, and it could have been needed to drag Zibin away from his dedication to the College of Kentucky. The 17-year-old Zibin is a product of Florida’s TNXL Academy, and would have additionally been draft-eligible subsequent yr attributable to his age.