Draft Order MLB: 2022 MLB Draft Order Round 1: 1. Baltimore Orioles: Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater HS (OK), 2. Arizona Diamondbacks: Druw Jones, CF, Wesleyan HS (GA), 3. Texas Rangers: Kumar Rocker, P, Vanderbilt, 4. Pittsburgh Pirates: Termarr Johnson, SS, Benjamin Elijah Mays HS (GA), 5. Washington Nationals: Elijah Green, CF, IMG Academy (FL), 6. Miami Marlins: Jacob Berry, 1B, LSU, 7. Chicago Cubs: Cade Horton, P, Oklahoma, 8. Minnesota Twins: Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly, 9. Kansas City Royals: Gavin Cross, RF, Virginia Tech, 10. Colorado Rockies: Gabriel Hughes, P, Gonzaga, 11. New York Mets (Compensation Pick): Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech, 12. Detroit Tigers: Jace Jung, SS, Texas Tech, 13. Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Zach Neto, SS, Campbell, 14. New York Mets: Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall-Heath HS (TX), 15. San Diego Padres: Dylan Lesko, P, Buford HS (GA), 16. Cleveland Indians: Chase DeLauter, CF, James Madison, 17. Philadelphia Phillies: Justin Crawford, CF, Bishop Gorman HS (NV), 18. Cincinnati Reds: Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola JC (FL), 19. Oakland Athletics: Daniel Susac, C, Arizona, 20. Atlanta Braves: Owen Murphy, P, Riverside-Brookfield (IL), 21. Seattle Mariners: Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS (PA), 22. St. Louis Cardinals: Cooper Hjerpe, P, Oregon State, 23. Toronto Blue Jays: Brandon Barriera, P, American Heritage HS (FL), 24. Boston Red Sox: Mikey Romero, SS, Orange Lutheran HS (CA), 25. New York Yankees: Spencer Jones, 1B, Vanderbilt, 26. Chicago White Sox: Noah Schultz, P, Oswego East HS (IL), 27. Milwaukee Brewers: Eric Brown Jr., SS, Coastal Carolina, 28. Houston Astros: Drew Gilbert, CF, Tennessee, 29. Tampa Bay Rays: Xavier Isaac, 1B, East Forsyth HS (NC), 30. San Francisco Giants: Reggie Crawford, P, Connecticut, 31. Colorado Rockies (Compensation Pick): Sterlin Thompson, RF, Florida, 32. Cincinnati Reds (Compensation Pick): Sal Stewart, 1B, Westminster Christian HS (FL), 33. Baltimore Orioles (Compensation Pick): Dylan Beavers, RF, California, 34. Arizona Diamondbacks (Compensation Pick): Landon Sims, P, Mississippi State, 35. Atlanta Braves (from Kansas City Royals) (Compensation Pick): JR Ritchie, P, Bainbridge Island HS (WA), 36. Pittsburgh Pirates (Compensation Pick): Thomas Harrington, P, Campbell, 37. Cleveland Indians (Comepnsation Pick): Justin Campbell, P, Oklahoma State, 38. Colorado Rockies (Compensation Pick): Jordan Beck, RF, Tennessee, 39. San Diego Padres (Compensation Pick): Robby Snelling, P, McQueen HS (NV)

2022 MLB Draft Results

Round 1 Picks 31-39

Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: July 17, 2022.

  1. Colorado Rockies: Sterlin Thompson, RF, Florida A Grade

    The 6-4 200 lb Sterlin Thompson gives the Colorado Rockies a future right fielder. Sterlin Thompson had a .301 batting average and 8 home runs in 2021. Sterlin Thompson had a .354 batting average and 8 home runs in 2022.

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Sal Stewart, 1B, Westminster Christian HS (FL) A- Grade

    Cincinnati gets another infielder for the future. The 6-3 205 lb Sal Stewart is versatile enough to play anywhere in the infield as you can line him up at third base, shortstop, second base, or first base.

    Sal Stewart had a .506 batting average, 9 home runs, 9 stolen bases, and .965 fielding percentage in 2022. Sal Stewart will be groomed to be the successor to Joey Votto.

  3. Baltimore Orioles: Dylan Beavers, RF, California A+ Grade

    The 6-4 206 lb Dylan Beavers is versatile enough to play right fielder, center fielder, and left fielder. His main position is right fielder. Drafting Dylan Beavers gives the Baltimore Orioles some insurance at corner outfield with Stanford left fielder prospect Kyle Stowers not being a first round pick while Arkansas right fielder Henry Kjerstad has been dealing with injuries in Single A after being picked second overall two years ago back in 2020.

    Dylan Beavers had a fielding percentage of 1.000 in 2020. Dylan Beavers led California with a .303 batting average, 64 hits, 18 home runs, 11 doubles, 49 RBI's, 10 stolen bases, and a .984 fielding percentage as a sophomore in 2021. Dylan Beavers had a .291 batting average, 62 hits, 17 home runs, 50 RBI's, 7 stolen bases, and a .974 fielding percentage in 2022.

    Dylan Beavers was the sixteenth best player available on my board. This was easily the best pick in the sandwich portion of the first round with the compensation picks since Beavers is gonna push both Stowers and Kjerstad for a corner outifelder job in Baltimore's farm system.

  4. Arizona Diamondbacks: Landon Sims, P, Mississippi State B Grade

    The 6-2 227 lb Landon Sims went 5-0 with a 1.44 ERA with 13 saves in 56.1 innings pitched. Landon Sims was used as both a starter and reliever on Mississippi State's 2021 team that won the 2021 College World Series. Landon Sims had a 1.12 ERA in 3 starts in 2022 before Tommy John's Surgery kept Sims from pitching again. Landon Sims was a first round prospect before his injury. Arizona can groom Sims to be a back-end starter, develop him into a long reliever, develop him into a middle reliever, develop him into a set-up pitcher, or develop him to be a future closer on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  5. Atlanta Braves: JR Ritchie, P, Bainbridge Island HS (WA) A+ Grade

    The 6-2 185 lb JR Ritchie went 6-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 2021. JR Ritchie went 7-0 with a 0.40 ERA and 74 strikeouts as a senior winning Gatorade player of the year in the state of Washington in 2022.

    JR Ritchie did not lose a game as a starting pitcher during his junior or senior season in High School. The Atlanta Braves use this pick they got from the Kansas City Royals to stash another really good player in their farm system.

  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: Thomas Harrington, P, Campbell A+ Grade

    The Pittsburgh Pirates use their second first round pick on my top player ranked outside of my final top 40 players. The 6-2 185 lb Thomas Harrington went 6-3 had a true freshan with a 3.45 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 14 starts while pitching 75.2 innings pitched along with a 1 complete game shutout in 2021 as a freshman redshirt going from walk-on to Big South Conference freshman of the year for Campbell in 2021. Thomas Harrington improved on his breakout freshman season in 2022. Harrington went 12-2 in 15 starts as the Friday Night starter for the Campbell Fighting Camels in 2022 as a sophomore redshirt. Thomas Harrington pitched 17 more innings in 2022 for the Campbell Fighting Camels while reducing his ERA to 2.53. Thomas Harrington also had 111 strikeouts with Campbell.

    Thomas Harrington has a 93-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 90-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, an 85-mile per hour slider, an 82-mile per hour changeup, and a 75-mile per hour curveball. Thomas Harrington was also a two sport athlete in High School playing both pitcher and quarterback prior to enrolling into Campbell.

  7. Cleveland Indians: Justin Campbell, P, Oklahoma State A+ Grade

    Cleveland took my thirty fifth best player and a guy I mocked thirty second overall at 37. The 6-7 219 lb had 100 striekouts as a freshman redshirt in 2021. Justin Campbell was the Friday Night starter on Oklahoma State in 2022. Justin Campbell had a 3.82 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 2022.

    Justin Campbell has a 97-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 92-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, a 75-mile per hour curveball, and a 72-mile per hour changeup. His variety of pitches makes him a good choice for a starting pitcher which now gives Cleveland fourteen pitching prospects for their farm system.

  8. Colorado Rockies: Jordan Beck, RF, Tennessee A+ Grade

    The Rockies double up at right fielder in the first round here. Wes Langley told me about Jordan Beck back in February when he posted his 2022 College Baseball Rankings.

    The 6-3 225 lb Jordan Beck had a .257 batting average 1.000 fielding percentage as a freshman in 2020. Jordan Beck had a .271 batting average, 70 hits, 16 doubles, 15 home runs, 64 RBI's, and a .985 fielding percentage in 2021. Joran Beck had a .298 batting average, 71 hits, 15 doubles, 18 home runs, 61 RBI's, and a .992 fielding percentage in 2022. Jordan Beck is gonna give the Colorado Rockies a future right fielder that their team can depend on. Jordan Beck may be the final batter left in this draft with 5-tool ability.

  9. San Diego Padres: Robby Snelling, P, McQueen HS (NV) A+ Grade

    San Diego's top 4 in their stating rotation will consist of Benny Snell, MacKenzie Gore, Dylan Lesko, and Robby Snelling down the road. The 6-3 210 lb Robby Snelling is a guy who went 8-0 with a 0.56 ERA while posting a mind boggling 246 strikeouts to only 6 walks in 2022. A 93-mile per hour 4-seam fastball, a 90-mile per hour 2-seam fastball, and a deadly curveball are Robby Snelling's three ace pitches.

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