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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #25: April 05, 2022, 03:03:29 PM »
blast MLB pipeline email from Callis has the following:

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We released our 2022 Draft Top 100 in December and we'll continue to revise and expand our list all spring. We'll have an updated Draft Top 150 later this month, followed by a Top 200 in May and a Top 250 in June.

In December, our top five prospects were, in order: Georgia high school outfielder Druw Jones, Georgia prep second baseman Termarr Johnson, Florida high school outfielder Elijah Green, Louisiana State outfielder/third baseman Jacob Berry and Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee. Jones, the son of former Braves star Andruw Jones, has separated himself from the rest of the field at this point.

Lee has passed Berry as the top college position player, while Georgia prep right-hander Dylan Lesko remains the class of a deep crop of high school arms. The college pitching class has been thinned by a number of injuries and a suspension, with Tennessee right-hander Blade Tidwell the only one who's currently active from our preseason top 40. And he has pitched just one inning this spring after dealing with shoulder issues.


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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #26: April 06, 2022, 11:37:50 AM »
blast MLB pipeline email from Callis has the following:

Ugly stuff.  This team has so many needs that you'd think they'd go for a college guy (and a college guy at 5 shouldn't be too far away), but it seems pitching is pretty bare and most of the top position players are pretty much bat-only prospects.  Not a deal-breaker for a team that needs bats so badly, but bat-only at 5 better be a hell of a bat.

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #27: April 07, 2022, 11:16:53 AM »
Ugly stuff.  This team has so many needs that you'd think they'd go for a college guy (and a college guy at 5 shouldn't be too far away), but it seems pitching is pretty bare and most of the top position players are pretty much bat-only prospects.  Not a deal-breaker for a team that needs bats so badly, but bat-only at 5 better be a hell of a bat.
You dont draft needs. You take bpa.

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2022 Draft - Nats
« Reply #28: April 21, 2022, 02:08:18 PM »
I thought we had a draft thread already but I can't find it, please merge if it's out there.

Here's a mock draft:
https://www.prospectslive.com/prospects-live/2022-mlb-mock-draft-n78w7

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5. Washington Nationals
Elijah Green, Outfield, IMG Academy

This is where the Green slide, if you can even call it that, ends. He makes a ton of sense at a couple spots before this, but it’s hard to imagine him falling outside of the top five picks with his late season surge at IMG. There may not be a player with more pure upside in this class. Green could eventually be a guy who hits .270 with 40 homer power. Getting that type of value at pick no. 5 is pretty exciting for Mike Rizzo and the Nationals. The bat aside, Green has a chance to stick in centerfield with at least plus run times and a double-plus arm that would comfortably shift to right field when necessary. The ability to pair Green with Brady House in a potential 2025-and-beyond lineup should have Nats fans raving.

This one has Green going to Texas at #3, with Kevin Parada falling to us at #5:

https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=20668

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5. Washington Nationals | Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech
The discussion surrounding Parada is going to be “can he catch?” for the rest of the season, but even if he can’t, he looks like a future All-Star as a hitter who should absolutely hit enough to provide big value, even if he plays somewhere other than catcher.

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #29: April 26, 2022, 04:43:30 PM »
Jim Callis also has Green going to the Nats at #5

https://view.mail.mlblists.com/messages/1651001408312f0cdae5d9a19/raw

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #30: April 28, 2022, 01:00:34 PM »
MLB Pipeline mock draft has us taking SS Jackson Holliday (Matt's son).

https://www.mlb.com/news/mock-draft-mlb-2022

Holliday has been steadily moving up draft boards. Picking him would create a bit of a MI logjam for us with Garcia and House, but Holliday is only 18.

BBA has us taking Jace Jung (2B/3B)

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #31: May 26, 2022, 12:27:22 PM »
Another mock draft:

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-mock-draft-2022-historic-focus-on-offense

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5. Nationals: Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. (No. 2)
The Nationals' primary target appears to be Parada, who has a good chance to get to No. 5 as long as Holliday doesn't go 1-1. Getting Green, who has the best physical tools in the entire Draft, isn't a bad Plan B.

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #32: May 26, 2022, 01:43:41 PM »
I’d be fine with any of: jones, Johnson, green, Parada, lee, Holliday, or collier. 

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #35: June 02, 2022, 11:20:25 AM »
alternate link if that doesn't work.
https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-mock-draft-2022-druw-jones-lands-first-overall

why a college catcher?

He’s 2nd in ncaa in homers.  He rakes.  Projects as a .290+ hitter with 25+ homers.

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #36: June 02, 2022, 11:40:00 AM »
Parada is someone you move to LF, 3B, or 1B to get to the majors quickly. Like ... when you're trying to compete before losing a franchise player

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #37: June 02, 2022, 12:23:12 PM »
sort of like Harper?  A bat too good to catch?

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #38: June 02, 2022, 12:30:09 PM »
Similar. But Harper had a better defensive skillset for catcher than Prada

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #39: June 02, 2022, 12:49:02 PM »
Similar. But Harper had a better defensive skillset for catcher than Prada

Paradas gotten better at receiving since switching to a one knee approach like really to before this year.  Georgia tech also has a terrible pitching staff (high era, lots of wild pitches).  His throws are better now too.

Wouldn’t mind him and Ruiz splitting catcher and DH duties in a few years.  Would keep them both fresh and healthy for years.  And both should have the bat to manage

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #40: June 03, 2022, 03:36:57 AM »
This guy is a terrible athlete.  No way should we draft him

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #41: June 03, 2022, 09:38:35 AM »
This guy is a terrible athlete.  No way should we draft him

Ideally, I would want brooks lee to fall to us

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #42: June 03, 2022, 09:43:34 AM »
This guy is a terrible athlete.  No way should we draft him
So are most baseball players

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #44: June 03, 2022, 05:14:21 PM »
They are just guessing that we would take the best college bat if it's still there, based on a slight college preference over the years.

He has a really nice swing and approach and huge gains from Freshman to Sophomore year. He's also Golden Spikes Award semi-finalist. Remember the old RIZZO CHARACTER shtick?

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HT: 6-1 | Wt: 210 | B-T: R-R
Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
Age At Draft: 20.9
Parada was viewed as one of the best pure hitters in the 2020 prep class and ranked No. 48 on the BA 500 but made it to campus at Georgia Tech after going undrafted. After a strong freshman campaign with the Yellow Jackets in 2021 (.318/.379/.550 with nine home runs and 20 doubles), Parada will have a chance to be the first catcher selected in 2022 as a draft-eligible sophomore. Over the summer, Parada looked worn down at times and struggled in a nine-game stint in the Cape Cod League (.665 OPS) but played well with USA Baseball’s collegiate national team. Parada has impressive bat-to-ball skills and scouts believe he has a chance to hit for a high average thanks to a clean bat path that stays in the zone for a long time. There are some questions about what sort of impact he’ll make over a full season. He has the strength to drive the ball when he gets extended—and he did homer against 2021 No. 2 overall pick Jack Leiter last spring—but most of his power comes to the pull-side and some scouts think he’ll be more of a doubles hitter than power bat. There are defensive questions as well, which date back to his time as a prep player, though the scouting industry seems mixed currently. Those who like him buy into his work ethic, athleticism and arm strength and cite improved actions last fall, while others worry about what his profile will be like if he can’t stick behind the plate. Parada enters the season solidly in the middle of the first round and can play himself higher with a strong year. He is the next in a strong line of Georgia Tech catchers that includes first-rounders Jason Varitek, Matt Wieters and Joey Bart.

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- Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada is starting to gain on Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee for the title of best college player in the class, and some officials believe he has already jumped ahead of Lee. Lee remains the better pure hitter and their power projections are similar, but Parada has improved his defense to the point he now projects to stay behind the plate as a fringy to average defensive catcher. With the concerns about Parada moving out from behind the plate largely silenced, scouting directors and special assistants now believe Parada has a chance to be one of the top offensive catchers in the major leagues at his peak. That projection has many considering him the second-best player in the class behind only Jones, and a slam dunk to go in the top five picks.


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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #45: June 03, 2022, 07:23:11 PM »
They are just guessing that we would take the best college bat if it's still there, based on a slight college preference over the years.

He has a really nice swing and approach and huge gains from Freshman to Sophomore year. He's also Golden Spikes Award semi-finalist. Remember the old RIZZO CHARACTER shtick?



I’ve seen other reports saying that we are “all over” parada. 

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #46: June 03, 2022, 08:22:04 PM »
I'm sure we're "all over" lots of people, though. And most of the presumptive top prospects have finished there season. At this point, there's a pretty clear top 6 or so. I'm not even sure how much it can shake up before the draft. I guess Termarr is the biggest question, hitting the summer circuit after finishing his HS season (HS team plays awful comp) but even his stock seems solidified.

Then a couple teams will make bizarre/surprise decisions on draft night and we'll go BPA :D

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #47: June 03, 2022, 08:24:57 PM »
I'm sure we're "all over" lots of people, though. And most of the presumptive top prospects have finished there season. At this point, there's a pretty clear top 6 or so. I'm not even sure how much it can shake up before the draft. I guess Termarr is the biggest question, hitting the summer circuit after finishing his HS season (HS team plays awful comp) but even his stock seems solidified.

Then a couple teams will make bizarre/surprise decisions on draft night and we'll go BPA :D

One thing with temarr — he’s playing in a wood ant league this summer so if he still The pop it could boost him a little

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #48: June 06, 2022, 10:53:19 AM »
This guy is a terrible athlete.  No way should we draft him
First base and DH will be wide open.

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Re: 2022 first year player draft
« Reply #49: June 06, 2022, 12:03:32 PM »
One thing with temarr — he’s playing in a wood ant league this summer so if he still The pop it could boost him a little

What is this? A league for ants?