Experts make first 15 picks of 2022 Draft

December 15th, 2021

Ahead of Wednesday's reveal of MLB Pipeline's 2022 Top 100 Draft Prospects, MLB Network's Greg Amsinger joined Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo on the MLB Pipeline Podcast for a preview -- including a live five-round mock draft -- as well as a discussion of what makes the Draft so much fun to cover every year.

Amsinger also regaled the Pipeline Podcast crew with stories from his career, including broadcasting the collegiate paintball championship, seeing his brother get run over on the opening kickoff of his broadcast debut and watching in horror as Eric Byrnes blindsided Harold Reynolds in the MLB Network studio.

Callis and Mayo also took a look at some of the youngest ranked pitching prospects in the game, as well as offer remembrances of baseball lifer Roland Hemond. As usual, the show wraps up with answers to a question from a listener.

Mock draft results:
Round 1:
Amsinger: Termarr Johnson, 2B, Mays HS (Ga.)
Callis: Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS (Ga.)
Mayo: Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy (Fla.)

Round 2:
Amsinger: Jace Jung, 2B, Texas Tech
Callis: Jacob Berry, 3B, Louisiana State
Mayo: Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS (Ga.)

Round 3:
Amsinger: Carter Young, SS, Vanderbilt
Callis: Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly
Mayo: Brock Jones, OF, Stanford

Round 4:
Amsinger: Daniel Susac, C, Arizona
Callis: Chase DeLauter, OF, James Madison
Mayo: Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola JC (Fla.)

Round 5:
Amsinger: Kumar Rocker, RHP, no school
Callis: Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama
Mayo: Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy (Fla.)

On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Callis and Mayo are your tour guides through all the unfolding stories and breaking news of baseball's top prospects. Each week, you'll find out about the stars of tomorrow from the guys who know today. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.