MLB Draft League: 47 Players Selected in 2022 MLB Draft
July 20, 2022
The MLB Draft League had 47 players selected in the 2022 MLB Draft, surpassing the 39-pick total from the Draft League's inaugural season while raising the Draft League's two-year tally to 86 total Draft picks. The three-day event ended with a flourish Tuesday, with Rounds 11-20 yielding 37 Draft League selections.
The first two Draft League players to come off the board this year did so three picks apart, and, in total, there were 13 instances when multiple Draft Leaguers were taken within a six-pick span. That includes the 12th, 16th and 17th rounds when the Draft League had three players selected within a four-pick stretch. The Draft League also had players taken with consecutive picks on six different occasions.
For a second straight year, the Draft League’s two highest picks (current-season players only) came from the high school ranks in SS Nate Ochoa (No. 171), the Nationals’ sixth-round pick, and Mets seventh-rounder RHP Jonah Tong (No. 209). Overall, three Draft League preps were chosen in the ‘22 Draft.
Congratulations to @nate_fh13 on being selected by the @Nationals in the #MLBDraft!— MLB Draft League (@mlbdraftleague) July 18, 2022
Ochoa is the #MLBDraftLeague's first selection in the 2022 MLB Draft. #RaiseYourStock | @TrentonThunder pic.twitter.com/6pct3tKC0I
Fourteen Draft League alumni from the inaugural ‘21 season had their names called during the ‘22 Draft, including four Day 2 (Rounds 3-10) picks. SS Jorel Ortega (No. 174) and RHP J.P. Massey (No. 200) were the Draft League’s second- and third-highest overall picks, while OF Nate Church’s selection in the 11th round highlighted the Draft League’s deep Day 3 alumni contingent.
Collegiate players once again accounted for most of the Draft League’s picks: more than 72 percent of the league’s draftees were Divisions I-II products, with another 19 percent coming from the Junior College ranks. Positionally, the Draft League had 32 pitchers drafted compared to 15 hitters.
State College and Trenton led the six Draft League affiliates with 10 Draft picks each, followed closely by West Virginia (9) and Frederick (8). Williamsport and Mahoning Valley produced a combined 10 picks.
National League East teams feasted on Draft League talent this year, as the Mets (4 picks), Phillies (4), Braves (3), Nationals (1) and Marlins (1) accounted for 27.7 percent of the Draft League’s 2022 selections. In addition, the A’s, Pirates, Rockies and Cardinals all selected three Draft Leaguers, while the Cubs, Rays, Reds, Mariners, Tigers, Angels and Twins drafted two each.
Altogether, 24 different MLB organizations tapped into the Draft League talent pool in the '22 Draft.
Full list of MLB Draft League players selected in the ‘22 Draft:
SS Jorel Ortega ‘21 (6th round, Twins)
RHP Jonah Tong (7th, mets)
RHP Dylan Tebrake ‘21 (8th, Mets)
LHP Evan Taylor ‘21 (9th, Marlins)
RHP TJ Czyz ‘21 (12th, A’s)
RHP D.J. Carpenter (14th, Cardinals)
RHP Geo Rivera (19th, Guardians)
C Brandon Tinsman ‘21 (20th, Angels)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
LHP Kohl Drake (11th, Rangers)
SS Zach Denzenzo (12th, Astros)
RHP Duncan Davitt (18th, Rays)
LHP Eli Ankeney (20th, Mets)
State College Spikes
OF Nathan Church ‘21 (11th, Cardinals)
RHP Mark Adamiak (15th, A’s)
RHP Josh Bortka (16th, Phillies)
RHP Tyler Hoffman (17th, Rockies)
RHP Connor Brandon (17th, Mets)
RHP Daniel Harper (17th, Phillies)
RHP Brock Blatter (19th, Cubs)
RHP Drew Garrett ‘21 (19th, Phillies)
OF Curtis Washington Jr. ‘21 (19th, Mariners)
SS Keshawn Ogans (20th round, Braves)
SS Nate Ochoa (6th, Nationals)
C Gus Sosa (10th, Phillies)
C Andrew Cossetti (11th, Twins)
RHP KC Hunt (12th, Pirates)
SS Michael Curialle (12th, Cardinals)
RHP Roel Garcia (14th, Rays)
SS EJ Exposito (16th, Braves)
RHP Cole Patten (17th, Tigers)
RHP Javier Ramos (18th, Rockies)
RHP Josh Loeschorn ‘21 (20th, Pirates)
West Virginia Black Bears
RHP J.P. Massey ‘21 (7th, Pirates)
OF Caeden Trenkle (9th, A’s)
LHP Branden Noreiga (11th, Cubs)
RHP Cédric Dé Grandpré (13th, Braves)
LHP Shane Murphy (14th, White Sox)
RHP Patrick Pridgen ‘21 (15th, Tigers)
RHP Austin Becker (16th, Rockies)
RHP Trey Braithwaite (16th, Reds)
RHP Logan Clayton ‘21 (17th, Reds)
RHP Wesley Scott (8th, Royals)
C Tayden Hall (9th, Brewers)
RHP Troy Taylor ‘21 (12th, Mariners)
C Sabin Ceballos (14th, Angels)
SS Michael Turconi ‘21 (15th, Blue Jays)
RHP Easton Sikorski (17th, Reds)