Colorado Rockies: Looking ahead to the 2022 MLB draft possibilities

Connor Prielipp delivers a pitch as the Crimson Tide played Harvard Crimson in the first game of the weekend series Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Sewell-Thomas Stadium. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]Alabama Vs Harvard
Connor Prielipp delivers a pitch as the Crimson Tide played Harvard Crimson in the first game of the weekend series Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Sewell-Thomas Stadium. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]Alabama Vs Harvard /
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Oct 10, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; A ball lays in the outfield grass during practice day prior to game one of the 2019 NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; A ball lays in the outfield grass during practice day prior to game one of the 2019 NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

Elijah Green, OF

Committed to play at the University of Miami, comparisons been drawn between the young outfielder and Jo Adell was drafted with the 10th overall pick by the Angels in 2017. Green has not only impressed at the plate, but also drawn high marks for his arm and making accurate throws from the outfield.

He earned rave reviews at the well-known Area Code Games in August, drawing these kudos and more in this article:

"“Demonstrating an ability to drive the ball to all fields, Green dominated elite pitching as his in-game production continues to warrant high praise.”"

You can see Green’s swing in the video below.

Green is expected to be one of, if not the, top position players taken in the 2022 draft. The Rockies used the ninth overall pick in the 2020 draft on a power-hitting young outfielder in Zac Veen. Could history repeat itself in 2022?

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