2022 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – May 9, 2022

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Feel free to discuss the 2022 international signing period, too.  It began on January 15th.

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18 thoughts on “2022 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – May 9, 2022

  1. JR Ritchie is a two way prepster from the state of Washington. He’s projected to go in the top 3 rounds as a RHP this summer. But watch what happens at a game this week when he came to bat.

    1. Hinkie…..understand Connor Prielipp is throwing now and will be pitching next month…think he will fall to the Phillies?

    2. Jim Callis
      @jimcallisMLB
      Alabama LHP Connor Prielipp, a potential No. 1 overall pick for the 2022
      @MLBDraft
      before having Tommy John surgery last May, will throw 50 pitches in a bullpen workout for scouts May 23, the day before the SEC tournament. He still could be the first college arm taken.
      10:33 AM · May 5, 2022·Twitter Web App

      1. Romus …Connor Prielipp has always been my favorite for the Phillies. I had him to the Phils im my waaay tooo early mock (right after the 2021 draft). He would have been a top 5 pick if not for the TJ surgery. I think the more he throws for scouts, the less likely he falls to 1-17. There’s so many TJ rehabbing arms up for grabs this summer, but Prielipp is the furthest along.

  2. Last couple of Top picks have been performing well. That’s a big shift. Later round and international prospects haven’t really done well this year, but just nailing the top picks has completely changed the system. It’s a too heavy system but having guys with all star upside is so refreshing.

  3. Baseball America (Kyle Glaser) did a draft buzz column yesterday https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-mlb-draft-buzz-the-orioles-plans-at-number-1-college-catchers-rising-and-more/

    Glaser spoke with national crosscheckers, special assistants, scouting directors, assistant general managers and other executives. Couple of highlights that could have an impact on the Phillies at 1-17.⤵

    ✳ Cam Collier has emerged as a divisive prospect among high-level decision-makers. Proponents are impressed with Collier’s performance as a 17-year-old excelling against junior college competition and see the potential for him to be a power-hitting third baseman with a plus-plus arm. Detractors are skeptical his swing will work against better competition and question his pitch recognition.

    ✳ A couple of Nevada prepsters are moving up draft boards. LHP Bobby Snelling and CFer Justin Crawford (son of Carl) are now possibilities for the back half of the first round. Snelling could go even higher.

    ✳ Dylan Beavers is drawing mixed reviews, but has enough proponents that he is also moving up boards.

    1. Robby Snelling has been my radar for over year, primarily because he was involved in big boy football recruiting before switching to baseball fulltime. I really like how he projects and would be very pleased if the Phillies selected him. Jim Callis has him going to the Phils in his latest mock draft.

  4. Romus, I also think Keith Law had him at #72 and had very good things to say about him. Per your comment, it sounds like that’s what happened, as Callis states Snelling “has more helium than any high school arm at the moment.” If the Phillies want to pursue another HS arm in the 1st round they’ll certainly have plenty of options when they pick.

    1. Howard…….if the Phillies take another HS arm..it will be three years running.
      Similarly in 2015 thru 2017, it was outfielders, though Haseley was the exception as a collegian coming out of Virginia.
      Callis and Mayo usually have their fingers on the pulse when draft time comes around.

      1. There’s a good chance that maybe as many as 14 of the first 16 picks will be hitters. That would leave Barber & Dombrowski with their choice of one of the injured college arms or a prep pitcher for the third year in a row, Drafting three consecutive HS arms with your only first round selection has only been done twice in MLB since 2000.

  5. Here’s some looks at Arkansas RHP Peyton Pallette. I just mentioned him in the Open Thread. Does he remind you of Walker Buehler?

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