Stop me if you’ve heard this before. There’s a new mock draft out and in it the Pittsburgh Pirates are selecting Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 draft. This one is the latest from Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline. He notes that this is their fifth straight mock draft in which Lee goes to the Pirates. He’s also been the pick on Baseball America and ESPN recently. In case you missed it, here’s our Draft Prospect Watch article looking at Lee. This is our latest Draft Prospect Watch article. There will be another one on Sunday morning.
Callis has Jackson Holliday going to the Baltimore Orioles with the first overall pick. He’s followed by Druw Jones and Elijah Green in the second and third spots, just ahead of Lee. We still have just over five weeks left before the draft takes place, so there could be some changes at the top still, but Lee has not moved from that spot in quite some time. Callis notes that the Pirates seem to be looking for a college bat.
If you missed it from yesterday, Baseball America posted updated rankings.