Miami Marlins: Taking an Early Look at the 2022 MLB Draft Class

After landing shortstop Kahlil Watson at No. 16 overall in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins are set for a high pick in 2022 after finishing with a 67-95 overall record this season.

Now when taking an early look at the 2022 draft class, the top-half of the first round could arguably be one of the most-talented and deepest in years. Not only are there about four-to-five legit prospects in contention for the No. 1 ranking, but there are numerous others considered as Top 10 overall talents.

The Marlins will have multiple options available in the first round, but who will they pick? Before we look at potential options at each position, there are a few questions that need to be answered first.

When is the 2022 MLB Draft?

The 2021 MLB Draft was held from July 11-13 this past season as part of the All-Star Break for the first time. The time and date for the 2022 Draft are currently TBD.

Where do the Miami Marlins pick in the 2022 MLB Draft?

The Marlins will select No. 6 overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. Selecting ahead of Miami in the 2022 MLB Draft will be the following teams from picks 1-5: Orioles, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Pirates, Nationals

Who could the Miami Marlins select in the 2022 MLB Draft?

When looking at the early top draft prospects at each position, there are a few that certainly stick-out in-particular:

Pitchers

As is the same with every draft, there will be multiple arms at the top-half of the first round with right-hander Dylan Lesko (Buford, GA) as the top option. Lesko is likely to go Top 5 overall, but there are other high school arms such as Jackson Ferris (IMG Academy, FL), Brock Porter (Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep, MI), Tristian Smith (Boiling Springs, SC), and Brandon Barriera (American Heritage, FL), as well as college arms including Reggie Crawford (UConn), Hunter Barco (Florida), and Conner Prielipp (Alabama) that could be available.

Infield

Arguably the strength of the 2022 Draft class is the infield with shortstops Brooks Lee (Cal Poly) and Termarr Johnson (Mays, GA) as the top college and high school options. Numerous other options could be available in the Top 10 including second baseman Jace Jung (Texas Tech), shortstop Carter Young (Vanderbilt), first/second baseman Jacob Berry (LSU), second baseman Robert Moore (Arkansas), and more.

Outfield

The outfield is also loaded with talent, in-particular at the high school ranks with Elijah Green (IMG Academy, FL) and Druw Jones (Wesleyan, GA) as the top options. Aside from those two, there are also three collegiate outfielders that could be available including Brock Jones (Stanford), Chase DeLauter (James Madison), and Gavin Cross (Virginia Tech).

Obviously a lot could, and likely will, change between now and then, but one thing is a 100% given – the Marlins No. 6 pick. There will be numerous options available, but who will they select?