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2022 FYPD Rankings: Top-100 Consensus from Eric Cross & Chris Clegg

Another MLB draft is in the books so that means a fresh batch of FYPD rankings to dive into. Once again, Eric Cross and Chris Clegg joined forces to provide their top-100 combined FYPD rankings with blurbs on the top 50 players. This list will update as the season and offseason progress, so make sure to keep checking back in!

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2022 FYPD Rankings

Updated: 8/3/2022

Player Blurbs for the Top-50 can be found below the rankings table.

1Druw JonesOF - ARIWesleyan HS (GA)11
2Elijah GreenOF - WASIMG Academy (FL)22
3Jackson HollidaySS - BALStillwater HS (OK)33
4Termarr Johnson2B - PITMays HS (GA)44
5Cam Collier3B - CINChipola JC66
6Gavin CrossOF - KCRVirginia Tech77
7Kevin ParadaC - NYMGeorgia Tech95
8Chase DeLauterOF - CLEJames Madison511
9Jacob Berry3B/1B - MIALSU89
10Jace Jung2B - DETTexas Tech118
11Brooks LeeSS - MINCal Poly1210
12Dylan LeskoRHP - SDPBuford HS (GA)1313
13Drew GilbertOF - HOUTennessee1512
14Justin CrawfordOF - PHIBishop Gorman (NV)1020
15Jett WilliamsSS - NYMRockwall-Heath HS (TX)1614
16Brock PorterRHP - TEXOrchard Lake St. Marys (NY)1417
17Zach NetoSS - LAACampbell1815
18Eric Brown Jr.SS - MILCoastal Carolina2716
19Kumar RockerRHP - TEXTri-City (Frontier League)1728
20Spencer JonesOF - NYYVanderbilt2025
21Jordan BeckOF - COLTennessee1929
22Dylan BeaversOF - BALCalifornia2523
23Brandon BarrIEraLHP - TORAmerican Heritage HS (FL)2227
24Daniel SusacC - OAKArizona2624
25Owen MurphyRHP - ATLRiverside Brookfield HS (IL)2921
26Cooper HjerpeLHP - STLOregon State3419
27Cade HortonRHP - CHCOklahoma3618
28Brock JonesOF - TBRStanford2134
29Peyton GrahamSS - DETOklahoma3522
30Sterlin Thompson3B/OF - COLFlorida2335
31Ivan Melendez1B - ARITexas3326
32Jacob MeltonOF - HOUOregon State3032
33Max Wagner3B - BALClemson3131
34Henry BolteOF - OAKPalo Alto HS (CA)2442
35Jackson FerrisLHP - CHCIMG Academy (FL)3237
36Cole YoungSS - SEANorth Alleghany HS (PA)4230
37Robby SnellingLHP - SDPMcQueen HS (NV)2848
38Carson WhisenhuntLHP - SFGEast Carolina3938
39Connor PrielippLHP - MINAlabama4833
40Landon SimsRHP - ARIMississippi State4636
41Jud FabianOF - BALFlorida4341
42Justin CampbellRHP - CLEOklahoma State3847
43Blade TidwellRHP - NYMTennessee4540
44Tyler Locklear3B - SEAVCU3750
45Noah SchultzLHP - CHWOswego East (IL)4446
46Peyton PalletteRHP - CHWArkansas5045
47Tucker TomanSS - TORHammond HS (SC)4158
48Clark ElliottOF - OAKMichigan4951
49Jacob MillerRHP - MIALiberty Union HS (OH)5249
50Cayden WallaceOF - KCRArkansas4065
51Chandler PollardOF - TEXWoodward Academy (GA)6343
52Colby ThomasOF - OAKMercer6644
53Mikey RomeroSS - BOSOrange Lutheran HS (CA)5953
54Ryan CermakSS - TBRIllinois State5659
55Roman AnthonyOF - BOSStoneman Douglass HS (FL)5166
56Cade Doughty2B - TORLSU6257
57JR RitchieRHP - ATLBainbridge HS (WA)6455
58Bryce HubbartLHP - CINFlorida State4773
59Thomas HarringtonRHP - PITCampbell6060
60Josh KasevichSS - TOROregon5467
61Robert Moore2B - MILArkansas5371
62Dalton RushingC - LADLouisville7354
63Xavier Isaac1B - TBREast Forsyth HS (NC)6169
64Gabriel HughesRHP - COLGonzaga5576
65Reggie CrawfordLHP - SFGConnecticut7061
66Walter FordRHP - SEAPace HS (FL)5875
67Nicholas MorabitoOF - NYMGonzaga College HS (DC)7164
68Tanner SchobelSS - MINVirginia Tech6770
69Drew ThorpeRHP - NYYCal Poly8156
70Tommy SpechtOF - TEXWahlert HS (IA)8652
71Parker MessickLHP - CLEFlorida State6574
72Cole PhillipsRHP - ATLBoerne HS (TX)7762
73Sal Stewart3B - CINWestminster Christian School (FL)7568
74Logan TannerC - CINMississippi State5788
75Hunter BarcoLHP - PITFlorida7672
76Adam MazurRHP - SDPIowa6881
77Cutter CoffeySS - BOSLiberty HS (CA)6982
78Ben JoyceRHP - LAATennessee8863
79Jacob MisiorowskiRHP - MILCrowder College8378
80Jake BennettLHP - WASOklahoma7291
81Jonathan CannonRHP - CHWGeorgia7489
82Jackson CoxRHP - COLToutle Lake HS (WA)9677
83Anthony HallOF - NYYOregon8787
84Nazier MuleRHP - CHCPassaic County Technical Institute (NJ)9285
85Brycen MautzLHP - STLSan Diego79102
86Brandon SproatRHP - NYMFlorida9193
87Jake MaddenRHP - LAANorthwest Florida State9790
88Jacob ReimerSS/3B - NYMYucaipa HS (CA)9594
89Cade HunterC - CINVirginia Polytech10883
90Chandler SimpsonSS - TBRGeorgia Tech84108
91Trystan VrielingRHP - NYYGonzaga94100
92Sonny DiChiara1B - LAAAuburn10298
93Trey Lipscomb3B - WASTennessee98103
94Henry WilliamsRHP - SDPDuke101101
95Nate SavinoLHP - ARIVirginia99104
96Ryan CliffordOF - HOUCrossroads FLEX HS (NC)93114
97Blake BurkhalterRHP - ATLAuburn103107
98Andrew TaylorRHP - HOUCentral Michigan104106
99Nolan McLeanRHP - BALOklahoma State105105
100Justin BoydOF - CINOregon State78NR

1. Druw Jones (OF – ARI)

Drafted: #2 Overall | From: Wesleyan HS (GA)

Son of former MLB All-Star Andrew Jones, Druw Jones possesses immense upside for fantasy purposes. He’s already shown a good feel for hitting with a potential plus hit tool down the road to go along with elite speed and developing power. The bat speed is electric and Jones is able to use the entire field well and really drive the ball. If any prospect in this draft is the next Corbin Caroll, it’s Jones. This is a potential #1 overall prospect if the power gets up into the 20+ homer range. (Cross)

2. Elijah Green (OF – WAS)

Drafted: #5 Overall | From: IMG Academy (FL)

Elijah Green possesses the best tools in the 2022 MLB Draft class. Green brings massive raw power to the table and is an elite athlete shown by his blazing fast sprint speeds. There is some swing and miss in the profile, but if it all clicks, Green could be a top-five fantasy baseball asset. (Clegg)

3. Jackson Holliday (SS – BAL)

Drafted: #1 Overall | From: Stillwater HS (OK)

Another 2nd generation star, Jackson Holliday, son of Matt Holliday, was a major riser this spring with his meteoric rise carrying him all the way to the #1 overall pick. Baltimore is getting a well-rounded shortstop on both sides of the ball. Holliday doesn’t really stand out in any one area but has the potential to be above-average to plus across the board with a quick and smooth left-handed swing and a frame that has added strength with more projection left. (Cross)

4. Termarr Johnson (2B – PIT)

Drafted: #4 Overall | From: Mays HS (GA)

Termarr Johnson is a high-contact hitter that has quick hands through the zone. Many worry about Johnson’s frame being maxed out as he is only 5’10”/175 lbs. With his contact skills and high bat speed, Johnson could reach 25 or more home runs per season with a high batting average. (Clegg)

5. Cam Collier (3B – CIN)

Drafted: #18 Overall | From: Chipola JC

Cam Collier has been an intriguing prospect for the last 12-18 months and really helped his case with a strong showing in JuCo this spring, flashing his all-around offensive skillset. Some thought he could go as a top-10 pick on draft day but slides to a favorable spot in Cincinnati. Collier’s bat really stands out with quick hands and a great feel for the barrel. he’s able to drive pitches to all fields with authority and could be above-average or better in both hit and power down the road with around average speed early on, depending on how the frame fills out. That power will likely stand out, even at a power-hitter position like the hot corner. (Cross)

6. Gavin Cross (OF – KCR)

Drafted: #9 Overall | From: Virginia Tech

Back-to-back strong seasons at Virginia Tech landed Gavin Cross in the top ten of the 2022 draft. Cross does not have any standout tools but has a good blend of hit, power, and speed. The combo of those tools could lead Cross to be a very intriguing fantasy player. (Clegg)

7. Kevin Parada (C – NYM)

Drafted: #11 Overall | From: Georgia Tech

Kevin Parada may not be the strongest behind the plate but his bat will certainly play. Parada finished the season at Georgia Tech with 26 home runs and a .361/.453/.709 slash and just 32 strikeouts to 30 walks. The offensive upside is legit even if Parada does not stick behind the plate. (Clegg)

8. Chase DeLauter (OF – CLE)

Drafted: #16 Overall | From: James Madison University

The Cleveland Guardians got a steal with Chase DeLauter at pick 16 and anyone that gets DeLauter after #5 overall in their FYPDs will as well. With DeLauter, similar questions arise about his quality of competition as they did last year with Colton Cowser, but the talent is undeniable. DeLauter is a big and strong 6’4 outfielder with plus or better raw power and above-average to plus speed as well. He’s posted more walks than strikeouts in each of his last two collegiate seasons and had a strong showing in the Cape Cod League as well, slashing .298/.398/.589 with nine homers and five steals in 34 games. He’s a top-5 FYPD talent for me personally with top-10 overall prospect upside. (Cross)

9. Jacob Berry (1B/3B – MIA)

Drafted: #6 Overall | From: Louisiana State University

In general, Jacob Berry carries some risk in the profile as he’s close to “bat-only” territory with subpar defense that will likely limit him to a 1B/DH profile longterm. However, the offensive abilities at the plate are robust with a potential plus hit tool and plus power. Those two tools showed up often during his collegiate career at LSU where he slashed .360/.450/.665 with 32 homers in 116 games. He also improved his BB and K rates significantly this spring. There’s Josh Jung upside in the bat if everything clicks, making him a solid back-end top-10 FYPD selection. (Cross)

10. Jace Jung (2B – DET)

Drafted: #12 Overall | From: Texas Tech

Jace Jung had an impressive college career at Texas Tech. Over 633 career plate appearances, Jung finished his career with 39 home runs, ten stolen bases, and a .328/.468/.647 slash. Jung’s bat makes him a valuable fantasy asset as he hits the ball extremely hard and has excellent on-base skills. (Clegg)

11. Brooks Lee (SS – MIN)

Drafted: #8 Overall | From: Cal Poly

Unfortunately, Brooks Lee falls into that boring “better in real life than fantasy” category for me. You could make a case for Lee having the best pure hit tool in the entire 2022 class, but the power is probably more in the 50-grade range longterm with below-average speed. Maybe he could be a Jeff McNeil type, which would still be a solid outcome. (Cross)

12. Dylan Lesko (RHP – SDP)

Drafted: #115 Overall | From: Buford HS (GA)

Tommy John Surgery likely kept Dylan Lesko from being the top pitcher selected in the draft, but that does not mean he is not the best pitcher in the class. Lesko’s upside is immense, and it comes with a fastball that already sits mid-90s, an incredible changeup, and a dominant curveball. Lesko has SP1 upside, and you can likely get him at a discount in FYPD due to his injury. (Clegg)

13. Drew Gilbert (OF – HOU)

Drafted: #28 Overall | From: Tennessee

Drew Gilbert might be the most underrated player in FYPDs this season. The Tennessee product makes high-end contact and has sneaky good power. Gilbert hits the ball extremely hard but puts it on the ground too often. That is the only thing holding him back from producing big home run numbers. (Clegg)

14. Justin Crawford (OF – PHI)

Drafted: #17 Overall | From: Bishop Gorman HS (NV)

This draft class was littered with second-generation stars and the Phillies decided to get in on that action by selecting Carl Crawford’s son, Justin, with the 17th overall selection. Like his dad, Crawford possesses elite speed and has shown a good feel for hitting already with some additional power projection in the profile. The power development is surely the X-Factor here with Crawford but there’s top-20 overall prospect upside if he makes gains there without sacrificing the hit tool. (Cross)

15. Jett Williams (SS – NYM)

Drafted: #14 Overall | From: Rockwall-Heath HS (TX)

Jett Williams may be a bit undersized, but he brings an intriguing blend of tools to the plate. Williams has some of the better feel for contact in the class and has quick bat speed, which could lead to power. We haven’t even mentioned that Williams is a double-plus runner. Williams reminds me a bit of Corbin Carroll when he was drafted out of high school. (Clegg)

16. Brock Porter (RHP – TEX)

Drafted: #109 Overall | From: Orchard Lake St. Marys (NY)

When Brock Porter fell in the draft, many wondered if he would sign or fulfill his Clemcom commitment. Well, Texas got it done by signing him for $3.7 million (slot value 560.2K) and now pair him with Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter in their organization. Porter possesses an electric fastball and a trio of secondaries led by his changeup. He’s my 2nd favorite arm in this class behind Lesko. (Cross)

17. Zach Neto (SS – LAA)

Drafted: #13 Overall | From: Campbell

Zach Neto won’t be the flashiest player, but he will likely get a solid everyday regular. The Campbell product hit 15 home runs, stole 19 bases, and slashed .407/.514/.769. Based on the numbers, Neto seems like a star. Much of his power comes from pulled fly balls. Neto makes consistent contact, but likely settles in with average game power in the Majors. (Clegg)

18. Eric Brown Jr. (SS – MIL)

Drafted: #227 Oberall | From: Coastal Carolina

Eric Brown may have an unconventional setup and swing, but he makes it work. Brown has a good feel for contact and post a high OBP but it is largely due to the lack of swings. Brown is almost too patient at the plate and his contact is often ground balls. He does hit the ball hard, which means there is some intrigue if he gets more aggressive and begins to lift the ball more. (Clegg)

19. Kumar Rocker (RHP – TEX)

Drafted: #3 Overall | From: Vanderbilt University & Tri-City (Northwest League)

After not signing last year due to injuries and concerning medical reports, Kumar Rocker decided to pitch in the NorthWest League to keep himself sharp. For those that saw him live during those outings, the reports were mostly positive with his slider looking sharp and the velocity returning to previous levels. Rocker has a great two-pitch combo that he can carve up opposing lineups with and will also mix in a curveball and changeup as well. The upside isn’t quite “ace” level, but certainly above “mid-rotation”. But at the same time, I’m likely going to get zero shares of Rocker in my FYPDs as he’s almost certainly going to go too high given the name and draft slot. (Cross)

20. Spencer Jones (OF – NYY)

Drafted: #25 Overall | From: Vanderbilt University

Every draft, certain players land in spots that elevate their fantasy outlook and value right off the bat. This year, one of those players was Spencer Jones. The former Vanderbilt outfielder checks in at 6’7 and 225 pounds with plus or better raw power from the left side. Yes, a lefty power hitter and Yankee Stadium are a match made in baseball heaven. Don’t be so quick to put Aaron Judge comps on Jones as he doesn’t have that level of power, but his potential 5/6/5 offensive profile in Yankee Stadium is a great fit and could see him land inside top-100 prospect lists before too long if he hits well to begin his professional career. This is a name to target now before the price tag rises. (Cross)

21. Jordan Beck (OF – COL)

Drafted: #38 Overall | From: Tennessee

Beck is your standard strong and athletic corner outfielder with plus or better power potential and above-average speed at present. However, there are some questions surrounding the hit tool and if he can keep his swing and miss in check. If he can, there’s 25+ homer power, maybe more at Coors and Beck could also add 5-10 steals annually early in his career. He’s a great upside selection after pick 20 in your FYPDs. (Cross)

22. Dylan Beavers (OF – BAL)

Drafted: #33 Overall | From: California

Dylan Beavers has an intriguing power and speed blend but unfortunately has concerning contact rates. Last season he hit 17 home runs and stole seven bases. His strikeout rate wasn’t awful but there are concerns about his ability to make consistent contact against breakers. If he figures them out, it is an intriguing profile. (Clegg)

23. Brandon Barriera (LHP – TOR)

Drafted: #23 Overall | From: American Heritage HS (FL)

Remember that Ricky Tiedemann fellow? Well, scouts and evaluators are higher on Brandon Barriera this year than they were on Tiedemann last year. Granted, it was hard to see THIS level of a breakout from Tiedemann. Anyway, Barriera is a bit smaller at 5’11/170 but still has projection left on his frame and already possesses a great fastball/slider combination with a decent feel for a fading changeup. He has the stuff to be a big riser over the next year or two. (Cross)

24. Daniel Susac (C – OAK)

Drafted: #19 Overall | From: Arizona

Daniel Susac has a stronger chance to stick behind the plate than Parada and also has an intriguing profile at the plate. There is no denying Susac has big power, but the questions remain about his ability to make contact as well as his pitch selection. (Clegg)

25. Owen Murphy (RHP – ATL)

Drafted: #20 Overall | From: Riverside-Brookfield (IL)

Most don’t consider Owen Murphy in the top-tier of arms in this draft class, but he is more than worthy. In 58.1 innings pitched last season, Murphy struck out 137 hitters, walked four and posted a 0.12 ERA. Not to mention he hit 18 home runs with a .550 batting average at the plate. Murphy will be a pitcher with the Braves but features a fastball, cutter, curveball, and changeup. There is elite upside in Murphy’s arm. (Clegg)

26. Cooper Hjerpe (LHP – STL)

Drafted: #22 Overall | From: Oregon State

Cooper Hjerpe was arguably one of the best college pitchers in 2022. He has a funky delivery and an extremely low release point that plays to his advantage. Hjerpe mixes in a solid fastball, changeup, and slider and has exceptional command. There is a high-end starting pitcher in the profile but he may not get the love he deserves in FYPDs. (Clegg)

27. Cade Horton (RHP – COL)

Drafted: #7 Overall | From: Oklahoma

Cade Horton earned a huge pay day over his final five stars for Oklahoma. Over those five starts he struck out 49 hitters over 31 innings. Horton has already had Tommy John and worked his way back this season. His stuff got better, his fastball velocity ticked up, and he added a slider. The upside is limitless for Horton. (Clegg)

28. Brock Jones (OF – TBR)

Drafted: #65 Overall | From: Stanford

Admittedly, I’m a bit higher than most on Brock Jones, but he has a very fantasy-friendly skillset. Jones possesses plus speed and raw power and flashed those tools often at Stanford en route to 39 homers and 30 steals in 121 games combined over the last two seasons with a high walk rate as well. There’s some swing and miss tendencies here but if Jones can approach a 50-grade hit tool longterm, he’s going to be an absolute STEAL in FYPDs. (Cross)

29. Peyton Graham (SS – DET)

Drafted: #51 Overall | From: Oklahoma

As with Jones above, Peyton Graham is likely going to be a value pick in FYPDs this year. The Oklahoma standout has an above-average power/speed blend and could blossom into a 20/20 threat down the road. That is, if the hit tool allows him to. He doesn’t quite have as much swing and miss as Jones, but if anything is going to hold him back, that’d be it. I’m also not crazy about this landing spot for his power given Comerica’s limitations. If that doesn’t bother you, Graham is a fine upside play. (Cross)

30. Sterlin Thompson (OF/3B – COL)

Drafted: #31 Overall | From: Florida

This is another player to see his FYPD stock increase due to his landing spot. Thompson hit .354 with 11 homers and 10 steals in 66 games for Florida this spring and projects as an above-average hitter. The power/speed blend isn’t massive, but Thompson could be an average game power type with 5-10 steals as well with the added bonus of the Coors Field boost. (Cross)

31. Ivan Melendez (1B – ARI)

Drafted: #43 Overall | From: Texas)

Ivan Melendez has monster power in his bat and was one of the best bats in college baseball last season. He is seemingly underrated but is a great buy for FYPDs. Last season he slashed .387/.508/.863 with 32 home runs. He lifts the ball well and constantly finds the barrel. There is a strong chance Melendez could provide 30 home runs with a serviceable batting average at the big league level. (Clegg)

32. Jacob Melton (OF – HOU)

Drafted: #64 Overall | From: Oregon State

Jacob Melton won’t wow you with his tools, but is extremely well-rounded. He dominated from a statistical standpoint last season hitting 17 home runs, stealing 21 bases and posting a .360/.424/.671 slash line. Melton hits the ball hard, but also puts it on the ground often, but if he can correct that, there is plenty of power and speed in his profile. (Clegg)

33. Max Wagner (3B  -BAL)

Drafted: #42 Overall | From: Clemson

Max Wagner had a monster season at Clemson but isnt really being talked about in fantasy circles. He makes consistent contact in the zone and does not chase often. He showed off big power this year when he hit 27 home runs. The power is legit, and if the improved contact sticks, he could be a steal in FYPDs. (Clegg)

34. Henry Bolte (OF – OAK)

Drafted: #56 Overall | From: Palo Alto HS (CA)

If you’re looking for an upside pick outside the top-25 in your FYPDs, Henry Bolte is a solid target. Bolte is a toolsy high school outfielder with an exciting power/speed blend, but still needs to work on improving as a pure hitter and limiting the swing/miss to his game. Even as a 50-grade hit tool bat, Bolte could blossom into an exciting player for fantasy purposes. (Cross)

35. Jackson Ferris (LHP – CHC)

Drafted: #47 Overall | From: IMG Academy (FL)

Jackson Ferris is one of my favorite arms in this class with the upside to rise up prospect rankings quickly. A big 6’3 left, Ferris’ has a good three-pitch mix with his fastball, slider, and changeup all potentially being above-average or better in time. He’ll need to continue refining his command and strike-throwing, but the upside here is enticing for sure. (Cross)

36. Cole Young (SS – SEA)

Drafted: #21 Overall | From: North Alleghany HS (PA)

Cole Young brings a lot of value to the Mariners with his glove at shortstop, but also brings a great approach to the plate. Currently, Young is hit over power. His hit tool is strong though and Young could grow into more power in time. (Clegg)

37. Robby Snelling (LHP – SDP)

Drafted: #39 Overall | From: McQueen HS (NV)

The Padres getting both Dylan Lesko and Robby Snelling in this draft was a big win for the organization in my eyes. Snelling is considered by some to be a top-5 arm in this class thanks to a potential plus FB/CH combination and advanced command and control for his age. He’ll need to improve his feel for spinning a breaker, but that can be worked on over time. (Cross)

38. Carson Whisenhunt (LHP – SFG)

Drafted: #66 Overall | From: East Carolina

Carson Whisenhunt missed the entire 2022 season thanks to the PED suspension which hurt his draft stock. He does have the potential to be one of the best pitchers in this class thanks to an incredible changeup and a solid curve and fastball. (Clegg)

39. Connor Prielipp (LHP – MIN)

Drafted: #48 Overall | From: Alabama

Connor Prielipp is one of the biggest boom or bust picks for pitchers in this year’s FYPD crop. He has shown exciting stuff, headlined by a filthy slider, but has a limited track record and is coming off Tommy John surgery. If you’re the manager to draft on stuff and upside in FYPDs, Prielipp is right up your alley. (Cross)

40. Landon Sims (RHP – ARI)

Drafted: #34 Overall | From: Mississippi State

A reliever entering 2022, Landon Sims transitioned into the rotation but made only a trio of starts before tearing his UCL and needing Tommy John surgery. Sims has a big FB/SL combo that can miss bats at a high clip, but his limited track record starting and inconsistent changeup present some reliever risk. Regardless of his path, he’s an exciting arm to follow. (Cross)

41. Jud Fabian (OF – BAL)

Drafted: #67 Overall | From: Florida

Overall, Jud Fabian is a talented player on both sides of the ball. He has plus or better power and enough speed to approach double-digit steals annually early in his career. However, the hit tool is questioned by many and hitting .249 and .239 over the last two seasons didn’t help his cause. Baltimore is a great landing spot for him, but the contact skills will need to improve. (Cross)

42. Justin Campbell (RHP – CLE)

Drafted: #37 Overall | From: Oklahoma State

Justin Campbell won’t blow you away with a 3.82 ERA last season over 101.1 innings at Oklahoma State but he did manage 141 strikeouts and has a well-rounded arsenal. His 6’7” frame leads many to believe he could add strength and velo and he already gets good extension on his pitches. Campbell has the makings of being a starter long term. (Clegg)

43. Blade Tidwell (RHP – NYM)

Drafted: #52 Overall | From: Tennessee

Like his teammate Ben Joyce, Tidwell dominates with his fastball. He may not have the velocity that Joyce does, but it is still a dominant pitch. Tidwell also features a slider, but is essentially a two-pitch pitcher. There is risk, but there is plenty of upside with drafting Tidwell in a dynasty league. (Clegg)

44. Tyler Locklear (3B – SEA)

Drafted: #58 Overall | From: VCU

Tyler Locklear may be one of the more underrated bats in the draft class, and his profile is very conducive to fantasy. He has massive raw power and makes consistent contact. There’s no speed to speak of, but that is fine thanks to his high contact, big power profile. Locklear should be considered at the back end of all FYPDs. (Clegg)

45. Noah Schultz (LHP – CHW)

Drafted: #26 Overall | From: Oswego East HS (IL)

As a 6’9 south paw with a commitment to Vanderbilt, Noah Schultz is immediately intriguing. Schultz has a deceptive delivery from a lower arm slot and has flashed a solid three-pitch mix with more projection on his frame to add additional velocity. He’s a great upside pick after the first 30-35 picks of your FYPDs. (Cross)

46. Peyton Pallette (RHP – CHW)

Drafted: #62 Overall | From: Arkansas

Peyton Pallette seemed like a sure-fire first-rounder before having Tommy John Surgery in January. Pallette has a big fastball that can get up to 99 and mixes in a changeup and curveball. His future success could depend on how he returns from Tommy John Surgery. (Clegg)

47. Tucker Toman (SS – TOR)

Drafted: #77 Overall | From: Hammond School (SC)

Toman is a bat-first prospect with limited speed/defensive value that likely has to move over to 2nd base eventually. However, the bat is rock-solid with the chance to hit for both average and power down the road. Not an exciting FYPD pick, but certainly a solid late-round target. (Cross)

48. Clark Elliott (OF – OAK)

Drafted: #69 Overall | From: Michigan

A robust final season at Michigan put Clark Elliott on the map as a top-100 prospect for the 2022 draft. In 302 plate appearances, Elliott racked up 16 homers and 19 steals with a .337/.460/.630 slash line and nearly as many walks as strikeouts. Not one tool stands out here, but Elliott could develop into a 50-hit, 50-power, 55-speed type. (Cross)

49. Jacob Miller (RHP – MIA)

Drafted: #46 Overall | From: Liberty Union High School (OH)

Miller is a bit undersized at 6’/173 but has great arm speed and has shown the makings of an above-average to plus fastball with two good breakers. His changeup lags behind a bit but he’s now in one of the best organizations for changeup development. (Cross)

50. Cayden Wallace (OF – KCR)

Drafted: #49 Overall | From: Arkansas

Cayden Wallace won’t wow anyone with his bat, but he could be a successful big league bat. At Arkansas, Wallace posted a .298 batting average and a .387 OBP to pair with his 16 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 2022. A lot of Wallace’s success will hinge on his ability to make contact. (Clegg)

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  1. Joe says

    Only the top 50 got write ups. I wonder what you all think of #51 Chandler Pollard

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