Jonathan Mayo from MLB Pipeline has a new mock draft from this morning, as we are now just under two months away from the first day of the 2022 MLB draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be picking fourth overall that day, and Mayo has a name connected to them that we have heard plenty of times already.
The first pick in Mayo’s mock draft to the Baltimore Orioles is Jackson Holliday, the son of Matt Holliday, who has jumped up the draft ranks for everyone this year. We profiled him here in a Draft Prospect Watch article.
The second pick is the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he has them going for Druw Jones, another son of a famous outfielder (Andruw Jones). This seems like the low spot for Jones. You can see his profile here.
The third pick is Elijah Green, who could be in play for the Pirates if he gets by the Texas Rangers. Green’s profile.
Now we get to the Pirates, and Mayo has them taking Brooks Lee, shortstop from Cal Poly. This seems to be a popular spot for him because the Pirates took college bats in the last two drafts and he’s another high upside bat. He’s been connected to the Pirates numerous times since the start of mock draft season. We will have his profile in the upcoming weeks.
Our Draft Prospect Watch articles drop every Sunday morning. We looked at Cam Collier last week, after he was linked to the Pirates. Before that we also checked out Termarr Johnson, a high upside high school bat. They go seventh (Johnson) and 12th in this mock draft.