Another year, another draft in the books. The 2022 edition of Bowman Draft is out and once again my review is below. As you can see when it comes to pitchers there is no point to buy right now as they are high risk. Maybe keep an eye on some of the names you like. A big development in recent drafts is the selection of college players over high school players. While these players may be more polished, they are older and it’s really hard to say if there is a ton of upside. I try not to write college guys off. Aaron Judge went to college, and we see how that went. I hope this helps. If you disagree on anything leave a comment. Thanks to all readers.
Alex Freeland - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - I could not find much on Freeland but he had a solid college career and is in a good org. Worth a look.
Dalton Rushing - Los Angeles Dodgers C - Catcher with limited at bats but the small sample size is impressive. I'm just not a catcher investor though.
Nick Biddison - Los Angeles Dodgers OF - A little older for my taste but solid. At 22 how much upside is there?
Sean McLain - Los Angeles Dodgers SS - Similar profile to Freeland.
Anthony Hall - New York Yankees OF - Has not played a ton of pro ball but his college numbers are nice.
Drew Thorpe - New York Yankees RHP - Wait and see here.
Alex McFarlane - Philadelphia Phillies P - Wait and see for all pitchers.
Gabriel Rincones - Philadelphia Phillies OF - From the UK and has power. Interesting prospect.
Ivan Melendez - Arizona Diamondbacks 1B - Small sample size in A ball but I like what I see here.
Andrew Pintar - Arizona Diamondbacks SS - Looked at his college stats. Not a ton of pop here but has not played pro ball so lets see what happens.
Landon Sims - Arizona Diamondbacks P - Wait and see. Coming back from injury.
Nazier Mule - Chicago Cubs P - Power arm.
Cade Horton - Chicago Cubs P - Pitcher that is a high draft pick. Always high risk.
Christopher Paciolla - Chicago Cubs Utility - A player that has my interest. Seems to have good power and speed. Time will tell but everything I read is good.
Brandon Birdsell - Chicago Cubs P - Wait and see.
Brandon Barriera - Toronto Blue Jays P - Wait and see.
Cade Doughty - Toronto Blue Jays 2B - Solid numbers in A ball. Showed some pop.
Josh Kasevich - Toronto Blue Jays SS - Similar profile to Cade.
Tucker Toman - Toronto Blue Jays 3B - Too small of a sample size to analyze but hes a power bat.
Blake Burkhalter - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see.
Cole Phillips - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see.
Ignacio Alvarez - Atlanta Braves 3B - Seems to have a nice bat based off what I read but I dont see much out there. I would understand if you bought. He's 19 in a good system.
David McCabe - Atlanta Braves 3B - At 22 a little on the older side for me but could be a quick flip and fast mover.
Owen Murphy - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see.
JR Ritchie - Atlanta Braves P - Wait and see.
Drake Baldwin - Atlanta Braves C - Its a pass for me.
Brenner Cox - Washington Nationals OF - 18 years old and is a developmental talent.
Jared McKenzie - Washington Nationals OF - Pass.
Elijah Green - Washington Nationals OF - High draft pick. Potential stud. Has a long way to go far as development.
Trey Lipscomb - Washington Nationals 3B - Pass.
Bryce Hubbart - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see.
Justin Boyd - Cincinnati Reds OF - Nice college bat. Not sure if there is upside though.
Zach Maxwell - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see.
Kenya Huggins - Cincinnati Reds P - Wait and see.
Sal Stewart - Cincinnati Reds 3B - Young player that can hit for contact. I am interested.
Logan Tanner - Cincinnati Reds C - Pass.
Brooks Lee - Minnesota Twins SS - Solid player. Not sure if hes a superstar but hes solid. The bat is good.
Tanner Schobel - Minnesota Twins 2B - Not bad numbers but no pop. Need to see more in that area.
Cutter Coffey - Boston Red Sox Utility - Development pick but could be a nice player. Lot of upside.
Mikey Romero - Boston Red Sox SS - Another solid player with upside. Can he tap into his power?
Chase Meidroth - Boston Red Sox 2B - Nice prospect but its a pass for me.
Chase DeLauter - Cleveland Guardians OF - Finally a power hitter in Cleveland. I am interested because they can develop hitters.
Dylan DeLucia - Cleveland Guardians P - Wait and see.
Nate Furman - Cleveland Guardians 2B - Cleveland loves contact guys. Not a ton of pop here.
Joe Lampe - Cleveland Guardians OF - A little older but I am interested. His college numbers were solid.
Justin Campbell - Cleveland Guardians P - Wait and see.
Cooper Hjerpe - St. Louis Cardinals P - Wait and see.
Victor Scott II - St. Louis Cardinals CF - Speedster with tools.
Jimmy Crooks III - St. Louis Cardinals C - Pass.
Chandler Simpson - Tampa Bay Rays SS - Contact prospect but can hit.
Trevor Martin - Tampa Bay Rays P - Wait and see.
Ryan Cermak - Tampa Bay Rays OF - Seems to be a good prospect but I dont see superstar here.
Dominic Keegan - Tampa Bay Rays C - Pass.
Cayden Wallace - Kansas City Royals 3B - Pass.
Gavin Cross - Kansas City Royals OF - Very solid numbers.
Mason Barnett - Kansas City Royals P - Wait and see.
Steven Zobac - Kansas City Royals - Another two way player. Risky.
Hunter Patteson - Kansas City Royals P - Wait and see.
Jud Fabian - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not a bad player but too old for me.
Jackson Holliday - Baltimore Orioles SS - He's so young but his old man was good. The price will be high so take your shots in group breaks. He has talent and could move fast.
Douglas Hodo III - Baltimore Orioles OF - Pass.
Dylan Beavers - Baltimore Orioles OF - Not a bad prospect. I would buy him before Jud.
Silas Ardoin - Baltimore Orioles C - Pass.
Cole Young - Seattle Mariners SS - Pass.
Tyler Locklear - Seattle Mariners OF - Good college bat. Could move fast.
Walter Ford - Seattle Mariners P - Wait and see.
Victor Mederos - Los Angeles Angels P - Wait and see.
Zach Neto - Los Angeles Angels SS- I like Zach. Already in AA and can hit. One of my favorite guys in the product.
Ben Joyce - Los Angeles Angels P - Wait and see.
Sonny DiChiara - Los Angeles Angels 1B - Power bat but too old for me.
Jett Williams - New York Mets - See Smith below.
Tyler Stuart - New York Mets P - Wait and see.
Kevin Parada - New York Mets C - Pass.
D'Andre Smith - New York Mets SS - Nice contact hitting prospect.
Drew Gilbert - Houston Astros OF - Nice player on the older side but could be a fast mover.
Trey Dombroski III - Houston Astros P - Wait and see.
Dylan Lesko - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see.
Henry Williams - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see.
Jakob Marsee - San Diego Padres OF - Pass.
Eric Brown Jr. - Milwaukee Brewers SS - Hits for contact and not much power. Nice player but not sure he'll sell.
Jacob Misiorowski - Milwaukee Brewers P - Wait and see.
Jordan Beck - Colorado Rockies OF - Small sample size but has some tools.
Ryan Ritter - Colorado Rockies SS - Pass.
Sterlin Thompson - Colorado Rockies - Pass.
Gabriel Hughes - Colorado Rockies P - Wait and see.
Henry Bolte - Oakland Athletics OF - I like the high risk but toolsy prospect with power. Project for sure.
Jace Jung - Detroit Tigers 2B - Not a bad prospect.
Troy Melton - Detroit Tigers P - Wait and see.
Jacob Miller - Miami Marlins P - Wait and see.
Jared Poland - Miami Marlins P - Wait and see.
Jordan Sprinkle - Chicago White Sox SS - Pass for me.
Tyler Schweitzer - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see.
Peyton Pallette - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see.
Noah Schultz - Chicago White Sox P - Wait and see.
Kumar Rocker - Texas Rangers P - Good arm but its a wait and see. High risk.
Nathan Martorella - San Diego Padres 1B - Small sample size but not a bad talent.
Robby Snelling - San Diego Padres P - Wait and see.
Reggie Crawford - San Francisco Giants DH - Two way project recovering from Tommy John. Its an investment on potential with risk.
Tres Gonzalez - Pittsburgh Pirates OF - Pass.
Jack Brannigan - Pittsburgh Pirates - Two way guy. Wait and see.
Michael Kennedy - Pittsburgh Pirates P - Wait and see.
Termarr Johnson - Pittsburgh Pirates SS - Special bat that will cost you a ton to invest in.
Cross, Holliday, Green seem to be pushing this product. Who is your sleeper than can pop off in your opinon?ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading Makersmark. I love this question. I really like Zach Neto. Far as a younger guy Sal Stewart. I'll probably will have a follow up post about this.Delete
Good picks I like Chase Delauter, he has natural talent but I wonder if he can have the MLB work ethic. If so he could be a Stud!Delete
I think he can. He did go to a small school but he has really good plate discipline. Seems like a good kid. Him being in Cleveland's system makes me feel better about buying in.Delete
Thanks for your writeup! Always look forward to it. Curious why the pass on Cayden Wallace? Age?ReplyDelete
Love the question. Thanks for reading. Yeah age was a big factor for me. He does have some power though. I can see why you like him. If he can hit the breaking stuff better and move quickly there might be something there. I may have to revisit this one.Delete
Do you buy only base autos or do you try to get specific colors? Who do you think are the best 5 buys for any prospect that hasn’t made majors just yet? (E.g. could be from this year or recent years)ReplyDelete
I prefer the base auto and the refractor auto. Sometimes blue/150 or gold/50. No shimmer or wave. Straight color. Far as best buys. I still like Evan Carter, Soderstrom, Gunnar Henderson. Four and five I would need to think about.Delete
Why pass on Sterlin Thompson? First rounder and a good college bat.ReplyDelete
Great question. Thanks for reading. He can hit I just am not sure about the power potential at the moment. I acknowledge that I may need to revisit. I doubt the Rockies will do any swing changes. You hope he can add strength but its tough to project right now.Delete