4. OF Druw Jones – Wesleyan (GA)
The son of former MLB great Andruw Jones, Druw starts the run here at No. 4 of the four clear top high school players at the top of the 2022 MLB Draft, each of whom will likely be selected in the Top 5 picks overall. A talented outfielder from Wesleyan High School (GA), the one thing that sets’ Jones apart from other notable top high school outfielders however is his high upside.
A 6’4 right-handed hitter, Jones has the ability to hit for both average and power offensively, while also displaying some of the best pure-athleticism and speed of any prospect in the 2022 draft that allows him to steal bases with ease and cover ground in center field. A lock to go in the Top 10 picks overall, Jones will likely go in the Top 5 due to his increased upside compared to other prospects, potentially even No. 1 overall.
3. OF Elijah Green – IMG Academy (FL)
The second IMG Academy product on this list, Green alongside Jones make up the clear Top 2 outfielders in the 2022 draft, with Green as arguably the more-likely to be selected first of the two. Widely regarded as the presumed 2022 No. 1 overall pick for almost a year now, Green did nothing to doubt that thought during the Ascenders 2021 season where he slashed a combined .321/.449/.667 across 25 games.
While there are some concerns about swing-and-miss at times, Green is an elite athlete at 6’3 who displays arguably the best combination of speed and power offensively in this draft, while also an elite centerfielder defensively. A Miami commit, Green is a lock to go in the Top 3 picks overall, and is squarely in the conversation to be the No. 1 pick overall.