2022 MLB Draft: Top 50 Prospects

The 2022 MLB draft is just over one month away. Players are separating themselves, and it’s becoming more evident who will hear their names called in the first round.

There are 39 picks between the first round, compensatory round and the first competitive balance round. Below is a list of the top 50 prospects in July’s draft class, according to my personal evaluations and discussions with scouts.

This top-50 list features some shuffling from my initial top-30 prospect list, with prep shortstop Jackson Holliday making the biggest job from No. 30 to fifth overall in this ranking. Subscribe to the Baseball Prospect Journal Patreon page to read in-depth descriptions of each player.

2022 MLB Draft Rankings

  1. Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan (Ga.) HS
  2. Elijah Green, OF, IMG (Fla.) Academy
  3. Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly
  4. Termarr Johnson, 2B, Mays (Ga.) HS
  5. Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater (Okla.) HS
  6. Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech
  7. Jace Jung, 2B, Texas Tech
  8. Daniel Susac, C, Arizona
  9. Gavin Cross, OF, Virginia Tech
  10. Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford (Ga.) HS
  11. Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Mich.) Prep
  12. Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola College
  13. Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny (Pa.) HS
  14. Chase DeLauter, OF, James Madison
  15. Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage (Fla.) HS
  16. Gabriel Hughes, RHP, Gonzaga
  17. Blade Tidwell, RHP, Tennessee
  18. Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG (Fla.) Academy
  19. Dylan Beavers, OF, California
  20. Zach Neto, SS, Campbell
  21. Jacob Berry, 1B, LSU
  22. Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall-Heath (Texas) HS
  23. Jordan Beck, OF, Tennessee 
  24. Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama
  25. Justin Crawford, OF, Bishop Gorman (Nev.) HS
  26. Adam Mazur, RHP, Iowa
  27. Andrew Dutkanych, RHP, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.) HS
  28. Owen Murphy, RHP, Riverside-Brookfield (Ill.) HS
  29. Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee
  30. Sterlin Thompson, OF, Florida
  31. Thomas Harrington, RHP, Campbell
  32. Walter Ford, RHP, Pace (Fla.) HS
  33. Justin Campbell, RHP, Oklahoma State
  34. Brock Jones, OF, Stanford
  35. Peyton Graham, SS, Oklahoma
  36. Jud Fabian, OF, Florida
  37. Cooper Hjerpe, LHP, Oregon State
  38. Eric Brown, SS, Coastal Carolina
  39. Mikey Romero, SS, Orange Lutheran (Calif.) HS
  40. Carson Whisenhunt, LHP, East Carolina
  41. Logan Tanner, C, Mississippi State
  42. Cade Doughty, 3B, LSU
  43. Kumar Rocker, RHP, Independent Baseball
  44. Tucker Toman, 3B, Hammond (S.C.) HS
  45. Landon Sims, RHP, Mississippi State
  46. Jacob Miller, RHP, Liberty Union (Ohio) HS
  47. Brady Neal, C, IMG (Fla.) Academy 
  48. Noah Schultz, LHP, Oswego East (Ill.) HS
  49. Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen (Nev.) HS
  50. Cayden Wallace, 3B, Arkansas

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Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for seven years. He has interviewed 356 of the top draft prospects in that period, including four No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, MLB.com and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he has appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski IIIhttp://BaseballProspectJournal.com
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on The3rdManIn.com, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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