2022 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)July 17–19, 2022
LocationXbox Plaza (L.A. Live)
Los Angeles, California
Network(s)MLB Network
ESPN (first round)
616 total selections in 20 rounds
First selectionJackson Holliday
Baltimore Orioles
First round selections39
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The 2022 Major League Baseball draft took place on July 17–19, 2022, in Los Angeles.[1] The draft assigned amateur baseball players to Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. The draft order was based on the reverse order of the 2021 MLB season standings. In addition, compensation picks were distributed for players who did not sign from the 2021 MLB Draft.[2]

Zach Neto made his MLB debut for the Los Angeles Angels on April 15, 2023, making him the first player from the 2022 draft to make his major league debut.

Draft order

See also: Major League Baseball draft

The order in which teams selected players was based on the reverse order of the final 2021 MLB season standings. The Baltimore Orioles, who had the worst record of the 2021 season, selected Jackson Holliday with the first overall pick in the draft. The New York Mets received the 11th pick as compensation for failing to sign Kumar Rocker.[3] The Boston Red Sox received the 41st pick as compensation for failing to sign Jud Fabian.[4] As a result of reaching the third surcharge tier of the competitive balance tax threshold in 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers' top pick was moved down 10 slots.[5]

Future changes

On March 10, 2022, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) came to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).[6] The new CBA instituted a draft lottery beginning with the 2023 MLB draft, with the first six picks being sorted via a lottery for the 18 teams that do not qualify for the postseason. There are limitations on teams participating in the lottery multiple years in a row, with separate limitations for revenue-sharing recipients and revenue-sharing payers. The draft will permanently switch to 20 rounds, with an annual pre-draft combine, and guarantees to draftees of 75% of their slot value provided that they submit to pre-draft physicals. A draft-and-follow option will be re-introduced for players drafted after the 10th round who do not sign before the signing deadline.[7]

Draft selections

The deadline for draftees to sign contracts was August 1, 2022.[8]

* Player did not sign

First round

Pick Player Team Position School / Team
1 Jackson Holliday Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Stillwater High School (OK)
2 Druw Jones Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Wesleyan School (GA)
3 Kumar Rocker Texas Rangers Pitcher Tri-City ValleyCats (Frontier League)
4 Termarr Johnson Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Mays High School (GA)
5 Elijah Green Washington Nationals Outfielder IMG Academy (FL)
6 Jacob Berry Miami Marlins Outfielder LSU
7 Cade Horton Chicago Cubs Pitcher Oklahoma
8 Brooks Lee Minnesota Twins Third baseman Cal Poly
9 Gavin Cross Kansas City Royals Outfielder Virginia Tech
10 Gabriel Hughes Colorado Rockies Pitcher Gonzaga
11 Kevin Parada New York Mets[Compensation 1] Catcher Georgia Tech
12 Jace Jung Detroit Tigers Second baseman Texas Tech
13 Zach Neto Los Angeles Angels Shortstop Campbell
14 Jett Williams New York Mets Shortstop Rockwall-Heath High School (TX)
15 Dylan Lesko San Diego Padres Pitcher Buford High School (GA)
16 Chase DeLauter Cleveland Guardians Outfielder James Madison
17 Justin Crawford Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Bishop Gorman High School (NV)
18 Cam Collier Cincinnati Reds Third baseman Chipola College
19 Daniel Susac Oakland Athletics Catcher Arizona
20 Owen Murphy Atlanta Braves Pitcher Riverside Brookfield High School (IL)
21 Cole Young Seattle Mariners Shortstop North Allegheny High School (PA)
22 Cooper Hjerpe St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Oregon State
23 Brandon Barriera Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher American Heritage School (FL)
24 Mikey Romero Boston Red Sox Shortstop Orange Lutheran High School (CA)
25 Spencer Jones New York Yankees Outfielder Vanderbilt
26 Noah Schultz Chicago White Sox Pitcher Oswego East High School (IL)
27 Eric Brown Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Coastal Carolina
28 Drew Gilbert Houston Astros Outfielder Tennessee
29 Xavier Isaac Tampa Bay Rays First baseman East Forsyth High School (NC)
30 Reggie Crawford San Francisco Giants Pitcher / First baseman UConn

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
31 Sterlin Thompson Colorado Rockies[Compensation 2] Outfielder Florida
32 Sal Stewart Cincinnati Reds[Compensation 3] Third baseman Westminster Christian School (FL)

Competitive Balance Round A

Pick Player Team Position School
33 Dylan Beavers Baltimore Orioles Outfielder California
34 Landon Sims Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Mississippi State
35 JR Ritchie Atlanta Braves[Trades 1] Pitcher Bainbridge High School (WA)
36 Thomas Harrington Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Campbell
37 Justin Campbell Cleveland Guardians Pitcher Oklahoma State
38 Jordan Beck Colorado Rockies Outfielder Tennessee
39 Robby Snelling San Diego Padres Pitcher Robert McQueen High School (NV)

Second round

Pick Player Team Position School
40 Dalton Rushing Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher Louisville
41 Cutter Coffey Boston Red Sox[Compensation 4] Shortstop Liberty High School (CA)
42 Max Wagner Baltimore Orioles Third baseman Clemson
43 Ivan Melendez Arizona Diamondbacks First baseman Texas
44 Hunter Barco Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Florida
45 Jake Bennett Washington Nationals Pitcher Oklahoma
46 Jacob Miller Miami Marlins Pitcher Liberty Union High School (OH)
47 Jackson Ferris Chicago Cubs Pitcher IMG Academy (FL)
48 Connor Prielipp Minnesota Twins Pitcher Alabama
49 Cayden Wallace Kansas City Royals Third baseman Arkansas
50 Jackson Cox Colorado Rockies Pitcher Toutle Lake High School (WA)
51 Peyton Graham Detroit Tigers Shortstop Oklahoma
52 Blade Tidwell New York Mets Pitcher Tennessee
53 Adam Mazur San Diego Padres Pitcher Iowa
54 Parker Messick Cleveland Guardians Pitcher Florida State
55 Logan Tanner Cincinnati Reds Catcher Mississippi State
56 Henry Bolte Oakland Athletics Outfielder Palo Alto High School (CA)
57 Cole Phillips Atlanta Braves Pitcher Boerne High School (TX)
58 Tyler Locklear Seattle Mariners First baseman VCU
59 Brycen Mautz St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher San Diego
60 Josh Kasevich Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Oregon
61 Drew Thorpe New York Yankees Pitcher Cal Poly
62 Peyton Pallette Chicago White Sox Pitcher Arkansas
63 Jacob Misiorowski Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Crowder College
64 Jacob Melton Houston Astros Outfielder Oregon State
65 Brock Jones Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Stanford
66 Carson Whisenhunt San Francisco Giants Pitcher East Carolina

Competitive Balance Round B

Pick Player Team Position School
67 Jud Fabian Baltimore Orioles[Trades 2] Outfielder Florida
68 Tanner Schobel Minnesota Twins Shortstop Virginia Tech
69 Clark Elliott Oakland Athletics Outfielder Michigan
70 Chandler Simpson Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop Georgia Tech
71 Ryan Cermak Tampa Bay Rays[Trades 3] Outfielder Illinois State
72 Robert Moore Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Arkansas
73 Justin Boyd Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Oregon State
74 Walter Ford Seattle Mariners Pitcher Pace High School (FL)

Compensatory round

Pick Player Team Position School
75 Nick Morabito New York Mets[Compensation 5] Outfielder Gonzaga College High School (DC)
76 Blake Burkhalter Atlanta Braves[Compensation 6] Pitcher Auburn
77 Tucker Toman Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 7] Shortstop Hammond School (SC)
78 Cade Doughty Toronto Blue Jays[Compensation 8] Second baseman LSU
79 Roman Anthony Boston Red Sox[Compensation 9] Outfielder Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (FL)
80 Andrew Taylor Houston Astros[Compensation 10] Pitcher Central Michigan

Other notable selections

Round Pick Player Team Position School
3 81 Nolan McLean* Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Oklahoma State
3 82 Nate Savino Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Virginia
3 87 Mason Barnett Kansas City Royals Pitcher Auburn
3 88 Carson Palmquist Colorado Rockies Pitcher Miami (FL)
3 89 Ben Joyce Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Tennessee
3 90 Brandon Sproat* New York Mets Pitcher Florida
3 94 Bryce Hubbart Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Florida State
3 95 Colby Thomas Oakland Athletics Outfielder Mercer
3 96 Drake Baldwin Atlanta Braves Catcher Missouri State
3 98 Alan Roden Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Creighton
3 99 Dalton Rogers Boston Red Sox Pitcher Southern Miss
3 101 Jonathan Cannon Chicago White Sox Pitcher Georgia
3 105 Alex Freeland Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop UCF
4 109 Brock Porter Texas Rangers Pitcher St. Mary's Preparatory (MI)
4 116 Ryan Ritter Colorado Rockies Shortstop Kentucky
4 117 Troy Melton Detroit Tigers Pitcher San Diego State
4 131 Jordan Sprinkle Chicago White Sox Shortstop UC Santa Barbara
4 133 Trey Dombroski Houston Astros Pitcher Monmouth
4 134 Dominic Keegan Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Vanderbilt
5 141 Jared McKenzie Washington Nationals Outfielder Baylor
5 144 Ben Ross Minnesota Twins Infielder Notre Dame College
5 150 Nathan Martorella San Diego Padres First baseman California
5 154 Jack Perkins Oakland Athletics Pitcher Indiana
6 175 Hayden Dunhurst Kansas City Royals Catcher Ole Miss
6 179 Tyler Stuart New York Mets Pitcher Southern Mississippi
6 180 Jakob Marsee San Diego Padres Outfielder Central Michigan
6 181 Dylan DeLucia Cleveland Guardians Pitcher Ole Miss
6 190 Chase Hampton New York Yankees Pitcher Texas Tech
6 196 Hayden Birdsong San Francisco Giants Pitcher Eastern Illinois
7 223 A. J. Blubaugh Houston Astros Pitcher Milwaukee
9 264 Cory Lewis Minnesota Twins Pitcher UC Santa Barbara
17 497 Carter Young Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Vanderbilt


Compensation picks
  1. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Kumar Rocker in the 2021 draft[9]
  2. ^ Compensation pick for the Boston Red Sox signing Trevor Story[9]
  3. ^ Compensation pick for the Philadelphia Phillies signing Nick Castellanos[9]
  4. ^ Compensation pick for failing to sign Jud Fabian in the 2021 draft[9]
  5. ^ Compensation pick for the Los Angeles Angels signing Noah Syndergaard[9]
  6. ^ Compensation pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers signing Freddie Freeman[9]
  7. ^ Compensation pick for the Texas Rangers signing Marcus Semien[9]
  8. ^ Compensation pick for the Seattle Mariners signing Robbie Ray[9]
  9. ^ Compensation pick for the Detroit Tigers signing Eduardo Rodriguez[9]
  10. ^ Compensation pick for the Minnesota Twins signing Carlos Correa[9]
  1. ^ Braves acquired the 35th pick from the Kansas City Royals for Drew Waters, Andrew Hoffmann, and CJ Alexander.[10]
  2. ^ Orioles acquired Antonio Velez, Kevin Guerrero, a player to be named later, and the 67th pick from the Miami Marlins for Tanner Scott and Cole Sulser.[11]
  3. ^ Rays acquired Isaac Paredes and the 71st pick from the Detroit Tigers for Austin Meadows.[12]


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  4. ^ Randall, Dakota (August 1, 2021). "Red Sox Draft Pick Jud Fabian Doesn't Sign Deal, Will Return To College". NESN.com. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
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  11. ^ Silver, Zachary (April 3, 2022). "O's trade 2 relievers to Marlins for prospects, pick". MLB.com.
  12. ^ "Tigers acquire Austin Meadows from Tampa Bay in exchange for Isaac Paredes and competitive balance round b pick". MLB.com. April 4, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2022.