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https://www.mlb.com/news/top-high-school-draft-prospects-2022

 

1. Termarr Johnson, SS, Mays HS (Ga.)

2. Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy (Fla.)

3. Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS (Ga.)

4. Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS (Ga.)

5. Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep (Mich.)

6. Tristan Smith, LHP, Boiling Springs HS (S.C.)

7. Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage HS (Fla.)

8. Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy (Fla.)

9. Ian Ritchie Jr., RHP, Bainbridge HS (Wash.)

10. Andrew Dutkanych IV, RHP, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory (Ind.)

 

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That’s the second source I’ve seen that ranks Johnson ahead of Elijah (Once in a Generation) Green.  I think I’ll chill and see how these 17/18 year olds do in their senior seasons.   

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Just now, Frobby said:

That’s the second source I’ve seen that ranks Johnson ahead of Elijah (Once in a Generation) Green.  I think I’ll chill and see how these 17/18 year olds do in their senior seasons.   

Should probably be looking at college outfielders anyway.  😉

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39 minutes ago, Frobby said:

That’s the second source I’ve seen that ranks Johnson ahead of Elijah (Once in a Generation) Green.  I think I’ll chill and see how these 17/18 year olds do in their senior seasons.   

It makes me wonder if that's on purpose just to generate discussion and clicks.

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On 9/1/2021 at 8:45 AM, Hazmat said:

It makes me wonder if that's on purpose just to generate discussion and clicks.

The article puts some weight on Green’s “swing and miss” issues that have already even discussed here. In any case I’d expect half these kids will drop off this list by draft day. What they do next year on the field will probably matter about ten times more than what they’ve done up to now. 

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On 9/1/2021 at 12:43 AM, ShoelesJoe said:

https://www.mlb.com/news/top-high-school-draft-prospects-2022

 

1. Termarr Johnson, SS, Mays HS (Ga.)

2. Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy (Fla.)

3. Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS (Ga.)

4. Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS (Ga.)

5. Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep (Mich.)

6. Tristan Smith, LHP, Boiling Springs HS (S.C.)

7. Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage HS (Fla.)

8. Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy (Fla.)

9. Ian Ritchie Jr., RHP, Bainbridge HS (Wash.)

10. Andrew Dutkanych IV, RHP, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory (Ind.)

 

Greene reminds me of Bo Jackson. I think you have to take him over a guy that might be a 2B. 

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On 9/7/2021 at 5:24 PM, Can_of_corn said:

Looking at that list Chase DeLauter is the name that jumps out at me. 

Would it shock you if DeLauter is in the conversation for first overall?
-- @Nucklecurve

James Madison outfielder Chase DeLauter ranked sixth on our new college Top 20 prospects list for next year's Draft but he definitely could factor in the discussion for the top pick (which belongs to the Diamondbacks as of now). There's no clear frontrunner to go No. 1 overall and he has a lot to offer.

DeLauter is a physical athlete with a 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame, well above-average left-handed raw power, solid speed and arm strength. He also has one of the most disciplined approaches among the best prospects in the 2022 Draft. After hitting .386/.508/.723 in 26 games during the spring, he switched to wood bats this summer and topped the Cape Cod League in slugging (.589) while tying for the home run lead (nine in 34 games).

The highest picks in Dukes history are left-handers Brian McNichol (1995) and Dan Meyer (2002), who both went 34th overall en route to reaching the big leagues. DeLauter should surpass both of them and become the first James Madison first-rounder ever next spring.

https://www.mlb.com/news/pipeline-inbox-prospects-who-may-be-traded?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage

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On 9/1/2021 at 12:43 AM, ShoelesJoe said:

https://www.mlb.com/news/top-high-school-draft-prospects-2022

 

1. Termarr Johnson, SS, Mays HS (Ga.)

2. Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy (Fla.)

3. Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS (Ga.)

4. Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS (Ga.)

5. Brock Porter, RHP, Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep (Mich.)

6. Tristan Smith, LHP, Boiling Springs HS (S.C.)

7. Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage HS (Fla.)

8. Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy (Fla.)

9. Ian Ritchie Jr., RHP, Bainbridge HS (Wash.)

10. Andrew Dutkanych IV, RHP, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory (Ind.)

 

I think some jumped the gun in anointing Green as the 1st pick - though he certainly could end up being it.  I particularly want to see how 3 of the pitchers - Lesko, Porter, and Ferris - do before the draft.  Or is the feeling that the O's won't take a HS pitcher first no matter what?   

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Long way from the draft. Johnson may not stick at SS, but the bat is special. Green can show amazing athleticism, but he is not Bo Jackson. A lot of swing and miss with Green, but we’ll see. Drew Jones might end up on the top of the heap. No weaknesses in his game. 

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34 minutes ago, Jammer7 said:

Long way from the draft. Johnson may not stick at SS, but the bat is special. Green can show amazing athleticism, but he is not Bo Jackson. A lot of swing and miss with Green, but we’ll see. Drew Jones might end up on the top of the heap. No weaknesses in his game. 

I'm no expert, but I think Jones is a better prospect than Green.  Have you ever seen a more effortless looking short power swing - coming from a guy who's maybe 180 lbs?  His father might have become an all-time great if he had stayed in better shape. 

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