So who could be the 10th overall pick in the 2022 MLB draft? One mock draft has the Colorado Rockies using the pick to take a college shortstop.
Here’s what a mock MLB draft had to say about the Colorado Rockies selecting 10th in the 2022 MLB draft
Even though college baseball isn’t expected to begin until next month and the MLB lockout is still in full effect (with a lot of questions about the status of MLB spring training and the regular season swirling around), that didn’t stop Prospects Live from coming out with its first mock draft of 2022. In that mock draft, the Colorado Rockies are projected to take Brooks Lee, a shortstop out of Cal Poly.
According to his Cal Poly bio page, Lee earned as Big West Conference Co-Field Player of the Year and Co-Freshman Field Player of the Year after posting a team-leading .342 batting average and also logging a .384 on-base percentage and .626 slugging percentage. Lee, who is also a Perfect Game Preseason All-American, paced Cal Poly in numerous categories, including home runs (10), RBI (57), hits (76), triples (3), total bases (139), and sacrifice flies (8).
He was also one of six finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to the nation’s best shortstop.
Lee falling to No. 10 might be a bit of a stretch, however, as he has been rated as the top draft prospect coming out of college by MLB.com.
If selected by the Rockies with the 10th pick, it would mark the first time since 2019 that Colorado has drafted a college position player. That year, the Rockies selected UCLA first baseman Michael Toglia with the 23rd overall pick. Toglia was the last of three consecutive college players taken in the first round by the Rockies from 2017 through 2019.
The same mock draft has Druw Jones, son of five-time All-Star Andruw Jones, selected number one overall by the Baltimore Orioles.