Jacob Berry, 3B/OF, Louisiana State (No. 6)
Hit: 60 | Power: 65 | Run: 40 | Arm: 50 | Field: 40 | Overall: 60
Berry follows Lee as the No.6 overall prospect and has the potential to be the No.1 overall selection easily. Last year at LSU, Jacob Berry won freshman of the year honors, and he has been keeping up with that honor this season. The only downside, if any, is his defensive play. His best position is 3B, but his arm is average, if not below average.
Jace Jung, 2B, Texas Tech (No. 7)
Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 45 | Field: 45 | Overall: 60
Jace Jung, the brother to the Rangers’ No.2 prospect, Josh Jung, has been following in his brothers’ footsteps at Texas Tech. The former Big12 Conference player of the year sits in a position of need for the Baltimore Orioles. Teams will get the most band for their buck with Jung’s hitting, as he has been, of average, a .300 hitter with 30 homers each season.
Baltimore Orioles Mock Draft 1.0: Who do they take a No.1?
We have come to the time of this article, where we get to play Mike Elias and select the Baltimore Orioles No.1 pick for this year’s draft. If you have been reading this and wondering where a particular name is and why you haven’t read about him yet, wait no more.
With the 1st pick in the 2022 MLB draft, the Baltimore Orioles “should” select:
Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS, Ga. (No. 1)
Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 70 | Arm: 65 | Field: 70 | Overall: 60
The son of the five-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove award winner Andruw Jones has all of the pedigree and promise that his father came with. His fielding, arm strength, and speed are all at the top of the prospects list, making him the easy pick for No.1 overall. Druw has all the promises to be a 5-tool guy and keeps getting better week by week.
This is a “no-brainer” move for Mike Elias and the front office of the Baltimore Orioles. The O’s have depth when it comes to pitching, infield, and catching, but what is needed as the years progress will be a solid outfielder that knows the game. Druw Jones is that player, and he won’t let the big stage scare him off. Now, can the Orioles get it right on the 17th of July? Let’s hope so!