2022 MLB Draft Top Prospects: Ranking Top Players and Prospects for this Year's Draft

2022 MLB Draft Top Prospects: Ranking Top Players and Prospects for this Year's Draft
10 May
2022
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Today, the five men who have all the lights on them, who are they? What team do they belong to? Pay close attention to these names below and their teams' MLB odds, the Rookies of the Year will surely come from here. 

Top 5 MLB Prospects 2022

1. Bobby Witt Jr. (3B/Royals)

The second pick in the 2019 draft. Bobby Witt Jr., 21, also plays for SS, but in 14 games this year, he has only been in the hot corner.

In Spring Training, he hit .406, with 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, and just 3 strikeouts. Plus, he slugged .781 in 32 at-bats.

So far this season, he has a .203 avg, 5 RBIs, and 5 runs scored. He just had 12 hits in 59 opportunities.

The Kansas infielder is projecting a .264 batting average, 18 home runs, 67 runs scored, and 67 RBIs.

2. Adley Rutschman (W/Orioles)

The Portland native catcher was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft, but he's not a big leaguer yet. He didn't even see action in Spring Training, but his decent offense and above all, the guarantee he gives with the glove, are the most outstanding aspects of this 24-year-old player.

In 2021, between AA and AAA games, he batted .285 avg, with 25 doubles, 23 home runs, and 75 RBIs.

He is projecting .255 on offense, with 13 home runs, 15 doubles, and 43 RBIs. Of course, it remains to be seen; he is not even on the major roster yet. Rutschman is expected to make his MLB debut in late April.

3. Julio Rodriguez (OF/Mariners)

The No. 3 prospect on the circuit signed as a free agent in 2017 for a $1.75 million bonus, and so far, this season he's batting .200 with just 12 hits in 60 at-bats. He is 21 years old.

He hasn't knocked it out of the park yet and has 25 strikeouts to his name, the most this year for an American League player.

He had a .412 offensive average in the warm-up games, with 3 home runs and a .794 slugging percentage. His projections of him with the stick? .273 avg, 17 homers, 63 home runs, and a .442 slugging percentage.

4. Spencer Torkelson (1B/Tigers)

The pick 1 of the 2020 draft succeeded Miguel Cabrera in the initial of the Detroit team. Even in Spring Training, Torkelson got off to a slow start: he hit .258 with a .484 slugging percentage, 1 home run, and 4 RBIs in 15 games.

The 22-year-old 1B's projections for this year are a .260 avg, 25 home runs, 52 runs scored, and another 61 RBIs.

The one from California is emerging as a hitter capable of taking some balls out of the park and with a defense that is possibly better than his performance with the wood.

This season, he has a .224 avg, 3 home runs, 8 RBIs, 6 runs scored, and a .429 slugging percentage.

5. Riley Greene (OF/Tigers)

The Tigers have in Greene and Torkelson two pieces of great value that can give Detroit fans joy for years to come. The Cats own none other than prospects 4 and 5 of the entire big top.

Greene, 1.91 meters tall, and was the fifth selection in the 2019 draft, is a fast, agile player, with a good job both offensively and defensively.

Unfortunately, he has not been able to debut in the big leagues due to a fracture in his right foot that he suffered in an at-bat in Spring Training.

The pitcher in that game was Gerrit Cole. Greene swung and managed to hit the ball, and that 'the dog bit him’. Luckily, he didn't need surgery, but he doesn't have a return date yet.

In the warm-up games, he had 9 hits in 21 at-bats (.429), took out two balls, scored 6 runs, and drove in four.

The Rest Of The Top 10

  • Grayson Rodriguez (RHP/Orioles)
  • Gabriel Moreno (W/Blue Jays)
  • Anthony Volpe (SS/Yankees)
  • CJ Abrams (SS/Parents)
  • Francisco Alvarez (C/Mets)

The 10 names on this list have the talent to achieve great things, and they can all surprise us. Let's see which prospects end up stealing the show.

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