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2022 MLB Draft Best Scouting Tools



The Baseball America team broke down the best scouting tools for the high school and college classes ahead of the 2022 MLB Draft. To see our BA 500 draft rankings, click here.

Best Hitter

High SchoolCollege
1. Termarr Johnson (#4)
1. Brooks Lee (#2)
2. Druw Jones (#1)
2. Kevin Parada (#6)
3. Cole Young (#15)
3. Cam Collier (#10)
4. Jackson Holliday (#3)
4. Jacob Berry (#7)
5. Malcolm Moore (#64)
5. Jace Jung (#8)

Best Power

High SchoolCollege
1. Elijah Green (#5)
1. Ivan Melendez (#86)
2. Xavier Isaac (#93)2. Kevin Parada (#6)
3. Sal Stewart (#59)3. Gabriel Rincones (#107)
4. Malcolm Moore (#64)4. Tyler Locklear (#112)
5. Henry Bolte (#41)5. Jordan Beck (#32)

Best Speed

High SchoolCollege
1. Jeric Curtis (#101)1. Chandler Simpson (#90)
2. Chandler Pollard (#152)2. Joe Lampe (#74)
3. Druw Jones (#1)3. Tyresse Turner (#189)
4. Justin Crawford (#18)4. Brock Jones (#29)
5. Jordan Taylor (#84)5. Dylan Beavers (#26)

Best Strike-Zone Judgement

High SchoolCollege
1. Termarr Johnson (#4)1. Brooks Lee (#2)
2. Cole Young (#15)2. Jace Jung (#8)
3. Druw Jones (#1)3. Jacob Berry (#7)
4. Jett Williams (#16)4. Eric Brown (#53)
5. Sal Stewart (#59)5. Matt Wood (#177)

Best Athlete

High SchoolCollege
1. Elijah Green (#5)1. Brock Jones (#29)
2. Druw Jones (#1)2. Peyton Graham (#42)
3. Samuel Horn (#106)3. Jud Fabian (#57)
4. Jordan Taylor (#84)4. Jordan Beck (#32)
5. Dylan Lesko (#13)5. Reggie Crawford (#55)

Best Fastball

High SchoolCollege
1. Dylan Lesko (#13)1. Ben Joyce (#82)
2. Brock Porter (#12)2. Reggie Crawford (#55)
3. Cole Phillips (#80)3. Landon Sims (#22)
4. Chase Shores (#91)4. Andrew Walters (#175)
5. Nazier Mule (#97)5. Zachary Maxwell (#172)

Best Breaking Ball

High SchoolCollege
1. Riley Kelly (#95)1. Kumar Rocker (#19)
2. Jackson Cox (#43)2. Landon Sims (#22)
3. Robby Snelling (#23)3. Connor Prielipp (#37)
4. Jacob Miller (#33)4. Ben Joyce (#82)
5. Andrew Dutkanych (#35)5. Peyton Pallette (#38)

Best Changeup

High SchoolCollege
1. Dylan Lesko (#13)
2. Brock Porter (#12)2. Drew Thorpe (#58)
3. Jacob Zibin (#121)3. Parker Messick (#75)
4. Jackson Ferris (#34)4. Justin Campbell (#27)
5. Michael Kennedy (#113)5. Thomas Harrington (#48)

Best Control

High SchoolCollege
1. Dylan Lesko (#13)1. Trey Dombroski (#115)
2. Robby Snelling (#23)2. Pete Hansen (#160)
3. Andrew Dutkanych (#35)3. Parker Messick (#75)
4. J.R. Ritchie (#51)4. Cooper Hjerpe (#31)
5. Brandon Barriera (#24)5. Jonathan Cannon (#46)

Best Defensive Catcher

High SchoolCollege
1. Adonys Guzman (#161)1. Hayden Dunhurst (#139)
2. Brady Neal (#66)2. Silas Ardoin (#120)
3. Ike Irish (#170)3. Logan Tanner (#68)
4. Beau Sylvester (#145)4. Daniel Susac (#11)
5. Brooks Brannon (#150)5. Kody Huff (#178)

Best Defensive Infielder

High SchoolCollege
1. Anthony Silva (#137)1. Ryan Ritter (#114)
2. Cutter Coffey (#63)2. Trey Faltine (#140)
3. Jackson Holliday (#3)3. Jalen Battles (#151)
4. Cole Young (#15)4. Carter Young (#165)
5. Jett Williams (#16)5. Josh Kasevich (#47)

Best Defensive Outfielder

High SchoolCollege
1. Druw Jones (#1)1. Jud Fabian (#57)
2. Justin Crawford (#18)2. Ryan Cermak (#39)
3. Jordan Taylor (#84)3. Brock Jones (#29)
4. Jeric Curtis (#101)4. Drew Gilbert (#21)
5. Henry Bolte (#41)5. Dylan Beavers (#26)
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