2022 PBR Draft Board - Final Update

Nathan Rode | Shooter Hunt | David Seifert

The finish line is in sight. The 2022 MLB Draft begins Sunday evening, meaning we’ll start to get answers to one of the most questioned classes we’ve seen. Which of the five candidates will actually go first overall? How will that domino affect the rest? Where will all the injured arms go? We’ll soon know.

In the meantime, the final PBR Draft Board is set with the top five holding true since our last update. Any of them are legitimate 1-1 picks and you’re splitting hairs or comparing apples to oranges when arguing between them. 3B Cam Collier (Chipola JC) slides into the top 10 after his strong freshman season in junior college, when he was just a high school sophomore a year ago. RHP Kumar Rocker checks in at No. 10, as he’s been pitching well for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Frontier League and looks to be in great health.

One of the biggest risers since our last update is RHP Cade Horton (Oklahoma). The draft-eligible redshirt freshman elevated himself from a likely Day Three flier type who had not performed well enough to take the money he would have been offered, and turned it into a present value that likely surpassed his best-case thoughts for 2022. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Sooner dominated at the College World Series, striking out 24 against just one walk in 13.1 innings. He did so with a swing-and-miss slider, curveball and a mid-90s, high-spin heater. The two breakers are distinct and both flash plus to better. His 86-88 mph slider and 81-84 mph curve were devastating weapons, and his fastball was overpowering, bumping 97 and sitting at 94-95 deep into the game. Remarkably, the slider is still a very new pitch for him, and it might already be his best weapon.

The full list, 200 players, is available to subscribers.

1 Termarr Johnson SS Mays HS, GA Arizona State
2 Elijah Green OF IMG Academy, FL Miami
3 Jackson Holliday SS Stillwater HS, OK Oklahoma State
4 Druw Jones OF Wesleyan School, GA Vanderbilt
5 Brooks Lee SS Cal Poly Giants, 35th round, 2019
6 Daniel Susac C Arizona Undrafted
7 Kevin Parada C Georgia Tech Undrafted
8 Gavin Cross OF Virginia Tech Undrafted
9 Cam Collier 3B Chipola JC Undrafted
10 Kumar Rocker RHP No School Mets, 1st round, 2021
11 Jacob Berry 1B Louisiana State Undrafted
12 Zach Neto SS Campbell Undrafted
13 Cooper Hjerpe LHP Oregon State Undrafted
14 Brandon Barriera LHP American Heritage Plantation HS, FL Vanderbilt
15 Dylan Lesko RHP Buford HS, GA Vanderbilt
16 Brock Porter RHP Orchard Lake St Marys Prep, MI Clemson
17 Connor Prielipp LHP Alabama Red Sox, 37th round, 2019
18 Jett Williams SS Rockwall-Heath HS, TX Mississippi State
19 Drew Gilbert OF Tennessee Twins, 35th round, 2019
20 Jace Jung 2B Texas Tech Undrafted
21 Gabe Hughes RHP Gonzaga Undrafted
22 Jackson Ferris LHP IMG Academy, FL Mississippi
23 Austin Charles SS Stockdale HS, CA UC Santa Barbara
24 Cade Horton RHP Oklahoma Undrafted
25 Peyton Graham SS Oklahoma Undrafted
26 Cole Young SS North Allegheny HS, PA Duke
27 Justin Crawford OF Bishop Gorman HS, NV Louisiana State
28 Robby Snelling LHP McQueen HS, NV Louisiana State
29 Sterlin Thompson OF Florida Undrafted
30 Noah Schultz LHP Oswego East HS, IL Vanderbilt
31 Carson Whisenhunt LHP East Carolina Undrafted
32 Justin Campbell RHP Oklahoma State Astros, 18th round, 2019
33 Reggie Crawford LHP/1B Connecticut Royals, 37th round, 2019
34 Cayden Wallace 3B Arkansas Undrafted
35 Brock Jones OF Stanford Diamondbacks, 16th round, 2019
36 Jacob Melton OF Oregon State Undrafted
37 Jordan Beck OF Tennessee Red Sox, 14th round, 2019
38 Dylan Beavers OF California Undrafted
39 Chase DeLauter OF James Madison Undrafted
40 Eric Brown SS Coastal Carolina Undrafted
41 Jacob Misiorowski RHP Crowder JC Undrafted
42 Jonathan Cannon RHP Georgia Undrafted
43 Landon Sims RHP Mississippi State Undrafted
44 Blade Tidwell RHP Tennessee Undrafted
45 Tristan Smith LHP Boiling Springs HS, SC Clemson
46 Mikey Romero SS Orange Lutheran HS, CA Louisiana State
47 Henry Bolte OF Palo Alto HS, CA Texas
48 Dalton Rushing C Louisville Undrafted
49 Ivan Melendez 1B Texas Marlins, 16th round, 2021
50 Brady Neal C IMG Academy, FL Louisiana State

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