Get to know 15 top MLB Draft prospects

July 3rd, 2022

With the 2022 MLB Draft fast approaching, it's a great time to brush up on your knowledge of the top Draft prospects preparing to hear their names called in Los Angeles from July 17-19 during the All-Star break. So here's a look at 13 of the top Draft prospects for 2022, with the help of MLB Pipeline profiles for each of them:

Jacob Berry, 3B/OF, Louisiana State
Berry is considered by some to be the best all-around offensive player in college baseball, and that could make him a top-five selection in this year's Draft. He's a switch-hitting slugger who began his collegiate career at Arizona before following his head coach there to LSU, where Berry continued mashing homers at a clip of one every 12 at-bats. More »

Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola College (Fla.)
He'll still be only 17 years old when the Draft comes around thanks to his precocious abilities at the plate that led him to earn his GED and reclassify to the Class of 2022. He has a tremendous hit tool and has baseball in his blood -- his father, Lou, played eight Major League seasons and had former big leaguers Marquis Grissom and Marvin Freeman as additional mentors. More >

Justin Crawford, OF, Bishop Gorman (Nev.) High School
The son of former All-Star outfielder Carl Crawford, Justin is a throwback of sorts -- a high-contact speed threat. He'll likely become the highest-drafted player out of Nevada's Bishop Gorman High School, whose alumni include Yankees slugger Joey Gallo and Mariners reliever Paul Sewald. More >

Gavin Cross, OF, Virginia Tech
Cross was an unheralded recruit out of high school, but he quickly became one of the best hitters on Virginia Tech's roster. He ended up becoming the first Hokie in 12 years to hit for the cycle and could become the highest Draft pick in program history. More »

Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy (Fla.)
Green is built like a linebacker, which makes sense given that his dad was Pro Bowl tight end Eric Green, and he not only can hit the ball a ton, but he has elite speed and a cannon for an arm. This guy's tools are off the charts, and he is likely a top-five pick in this year's Draft. More »

Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater (Okla.) High School
Another son of a slugging former All-Star outfielder, Holliday set the single-season national record for hits in his senior year at Stillwater High School. His dad, Matt, is an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, where Jackson's uncle, Josh, is the head coach. So it's not surprising that Jackson is committed to the Cowboys' program if he doesn't turn pro. More »

Termarr Johnson, 2B, Benjamin E. Mays (Ga.) High School
How's this for a comp? A combination of Wade Boggs for plate discipline, and Vladimir Guerrero for bat-to-ball skills. That's two Hall of Famers we're talking about, and Johnson is considered by some to be the best pure prep hitter in decades. And all that is not to even mention that he smashed six homers of 450 or more feet during the All-Star High School Home Run Derby in Denver last year. More »

Druw Jones, CF, Wesleyan (Ga.) High School
His dad is regarded as one of the greatest center fielders in baseball history, with 434 home runs and 10 Gold Glove Awards to his name. But keep an eye on the younger Jones, because after putting up mind-boggling numbers in his senior year of high school, he is considered by some to be the best high school Draft prospect since Bryce Harper. More »

Ben Joyce, RHP, Tennessee
Joyce has a fastball that can touch 105 mph. Yes, you read that correctly -- the 6-foot-5 right-hander unleashed a 105.5 mph fastball during a game last May, and regularly hits 103-104 on the radar gun. And get this: He was only 5-foot-4 and about 100 pounds when he entered high school. Joyce has come a long way, and hit will likely make him a first-round Draft pick this year. More >

Jace Jung, SS, Texas Tech
Jung's older brother, Josh, is the No. 3 prospect in the Rangers organization, according to MLB Pipeline. Jace took Josh's place at Texas Tech and was a Dick Howser Trophy finalist in his freshman year. Jace is considered one of the best hitters in this year's Draft class and like his brother, who was selected eighth overall in 2019 by Texas, Jace could be a top-10 pick this year. More >

Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly
Lee, who was named after Brooks Robinson, played for his dad at Cal Poly and comes from a family with a rich baseball tradition, with two of his uncles having played in the Giants organization and his grandfather being a former coach at Cal Poly as well. Brooks is a five-tool player, but his hit tool is the most outstanding of them. More >

Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech
Parada was one of the highest-profile players to go undrafted in 2020 out of high school because it was well-known he wanted to play at Georgia Tech -- he was the No. 48 Draft prospect that year, according to MLB Pipeline. He went on to become a Golden Spikes Award finalist and is the latest in a line of great Georgia Tech catching products. More >

Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Mary's (Mich.) High School
Porter is the top-ranked high school pitcher in this year's Draft and could very well become the highest prep Draft pick from the state of Michigan since none other than Hall of Famer Derek Jeter in 1992 (Jeter was the sixth overall selection by the Yankees). More >

Kumar Rocker, RHP, Tri-City Valley Cats (Frontier League)
Rocker was the top-ranked prospect for last year's Draft and was selected 10th overall by the Mets, but New York opted not to sign him due to injury concerns on the heels of an underwhelming final season at Vanderbilt. But Rocker is back to impressing with a fastball that has touched 98 mph, indicating he may have overcome whatever was causing his drop in velocity during his final year as a Commodore. More >

Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny (Pa.) High School
Young has tremendous bat-to-ball skills, striking out only nine times from his sophomore through senior campaigns. He's also a threat to steal bases and a slick fielder at short. He's received comparisons to players like Adam Frazier, Stephen Drew and Neil Walker. More >