2022 MLB Draft thread

The 2022 MLB draft kicks off today with the first round airing live at 4PM. In case you need a rundown on how this works and who picks where, click here.

Our own Turk’s Teeth did a great primer for CtPG.

Expect the Angels pick to come in between 5 and 6 PM.

Post all your (over) reactions to that lick and all the others here.

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Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago

I was being a little snarky yesterday when I said it looked like the Angels analytics dept was just sorting amateur player tables by single rate stats, but I dunno. It kinda looks like that!

https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1549524335475314688

Last edited 2 months ago by Turk's Teeth
Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Well if you have little faith in the coaching abilities of your own system, you better draft players that already know how take a walk and hit a bomb.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Interesting. I would have thought it would have been the other way around. https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1549512006763368448

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m cynical. I think they meant to draft Casey and accidentally drafted Caden. I could be wrong.

ryanfea
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I am kinda surprised we had no CA draftees this year.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Housing is too expensive. We cant afford to pay our scouts the going wage here.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago

That Gavin Turley guy sure dropped a long way… I wonder why we didn’t grab him. His description seems to fit right what Perry likes…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2GA2Join

I think he’s going to college…. OSU… the other OSU… but still orange and black.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago

I wonder why someone picked him at all… is it just to take the off chance that they will somehow convince him to bail on college? I can’t think of any other benefit.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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So…. Oklahoma State pitchers and Michael Hermosillos? Mostly kidding, who knows if any of these late draft guys will be any good. Looks like PTP wants pen arms and a 4th OF who doesn’t look lost and might hit over .200 pretty desperately.

Oski_Bear
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2 months ago

Dana brothers – one high schooler and one college. Interesting.

Oski_Bear
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Saw that. Always reeks of laziness to me when I see that. As if a scout went to one school, liked a few names, submitted them, called it a day and hit the bars. Job well done.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

It would be cool if we could ask some guy in the org “what’s up with the Okla St arms?”. Is it that we have one scout and he lives in Stillwater? Is it that a guy who worked with Dylan Axelrod is now the Cowboys pitching coach and those guys are theoretically easier to grade and train up? Does Perry just like the color orange?

But alas, our team isn’t one of those MLB teams that comes out and tells the entire world what they are thinking and feeling and doing all the time the way good orgs do it.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago

Sammy Natera Jr.

I’ll call him The Candyman

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago

good lord. 79 innings of college ball, 64 walks, a 1.69 whip.

Twebur
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2 months ago

The Dana Twins are born…

Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago

They just drafted Caden Dana’s brother Casey as well. That’s a new way of putting the pressure on to sign – keep the family together.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

PTP sure loves them Cowboys. This is the third pitcher we’ve taken from the OSU staff in this year’s draft. https://www.mlb.com/video/2022-draft-bryce-osmond-rhp?t=mlb-draft

Last edited 2 months ago by Cowboy26
Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I really do suspect this is a partly a consequence of their lack of area scouts and cross-checkers post-pandemic. They go back to the same well rather often.

Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago

Caden Dana is Baby Thor, and a similar prep play (though different talent profile) to the Mason Albright late round draft last year. Depending on your prospect list, he’s a 2nd-4th round talent – a top 100 guy per Baseball America.

They must have some sense they can sign him if they took him first out of the gate today. It would go some small way toward ameliorating the loss of the 2nd rounder if they did.

ihearhowie3.0
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Well that settles it then. Sorry peasants eat your gas station hot dog dinner and like it.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Finally drafted a catcher. Yeah. Why does Arte hate catchers?

2GA2Join
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2 months ago

I think that is the guy that says PR on the chart. I saw that and didn’t know what column that was under, and thought why on earth are the Angels drafting a Pinch Runner?

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

But he’s a Puerto Rican Catcher. We all know those guys are terrible.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Cheap.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago

12th round pick Jared Southard has already tweeted thanks but no thanks.

That could change but for now he’s sticking with college ball

DMAGZ13
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2 months ago

That’s from 2019… the first time they drafted him lol. Someone in the org must really love him.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Oh, so he didn’t just tweet that now because of our pick…

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

He must really hate Arte.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

The evil…. he knows…. Moreno Malvado!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DMAGZ13

Don’t let facts get in the way. This is a fantastic chance for us web-GMs to declare how stupid the guy with an actual job with an actual baseball FO is.

Twebur
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2 months ago

If you only knew how successful I’ve run my fantasy football team for decades……and of course the differences in the 2 are very small…..so I feel ok in judging MLB Front Offices..

ryanfea
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2 months ago

Sounds promising!

2GA2Join
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2 months ago

I’m speechless… more harm to our farm. Why would we burn a pick on a guy who already knew he wasn’t interested? No effort to check first?
I know that 12th round isn’t a massive loss, but still it is a pick.

Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

The tweet was from three years ago.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

not sure, then, why it’s the first thing that comes up. But good. Thanks

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago

yes, I see now. He’s got it pinned.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Twitter…. if the hive mind had a taint….

grichmanpoorman
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2 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Aghast, even?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Southard… another guy who is already a pen only pitcher at Texas

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Well looky here we drafted a high school pitcher. Unfortunately it looks like he still has his original UCL. https://www.mlb.com/video/2022-draft-caden-dana-rhp?t=mlb-draft

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Today will probably be pitcher picks

Eric_in_Portland
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2 months ago

so of course the next pick is an outfielder. I should give up guessing what Perry will do.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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It will probably still be a big pitcher pile.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I just watched some video of him… looks good for a 11th rounder, but we will probably have to overpay him to get him to skip college.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Probably? This dudes getting the second highest bonus in our draft class if we sign him.

grichmanpoorman
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, you called it…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I hate this draft because obviously Arte made PTP draft Neto instead of PLAYER because Neto is cheaper, also drafting player instead of PLAYER and also PLAYER but not player shows how cheap Arte is because of a lack of flux capacitor Fibonaccies within the ganglia and data. POBO… more than just a great sandwich.

DowningDude
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2 months ago

I want a PoBoy also. Yum!

Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago

They went all-in on power arms and power bats on Day Two.

Lots of red flags on every player – injuries, age, track record. A lot of single-tool upside players, with heavy flameout potential. But in a system with little power across the board, it’s an interesting upside strategy.

Also a strategy best taken in a system with a strong development culture and good medical staff – neither of which the Angels possess.

WallyChuckChili
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Our medical staff has got a lot work in.
Kinda like on the job training!

DowningDude
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Buy some of that “Dodger fertilizer” and we can develop.

SC_Halo
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Again, how is that even possible???? Thanks again for the insights, TT.

VladimirTrout27
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Could it be an attempt to grab high upside guys in effort to use for trades? So if they show early promise, use as package. It could turn bad, but if turns out good, then great. I concur Angels who have encountered guys with injury problems, usually turns out bad. Though I do believe they drafted Clevinger who had injury woes and dumpd in early and look how that turned out…

ihearhowie3.0
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I give this franchise too much credit sometimes but the past 2 drafts feel like course corrections for the system as a whole (low on pitchers? ALL PITCHERS. No ceiling guys? ONLY CEILING GUYS)

If Minasian survives to the next draft I wonder if it will just be a straight forward normal affair with him feeling like he re-balanced things…..or will every year be some wild reaction.

grichmanpoorman
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I mean, could you make the argument he’s currently the hardest-throwing human being on the planet? (The fastest fastball in MLB this year was “only” 103.) That’s worthy of some excitement, whatever his imperfections are as a pitcher.

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

sign him before the next Seattle series

Turk's Teeth
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Flat, fast, and who knows where it lands.

DowningDude
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

aka “chuck & duck?”

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Lets hope he aint another Steve Dalkowski. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Dalkowski

FungoAle
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2 months ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

It does look flat, no rise. Good fastball hitters will turn it around.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

Both Joyce and the reliever from Oklahoma St we took (Madero?) throw heat but it’s both wild in the zone (and thus MLB hittable) and strait.

So, shock of shocks, the kids we drafted today will not be in the MLB next week. Someone’s gonna have to teach them to hit spots and get some movement on their pitches. Luckily that’s not that uncommon and it’s very possible.

What’s crazy is we have what? 5 pretty “leverage” strait to the pen college prospects we’ve drafted in 2 years? By the time Loup/Tepera’s contracts are done we may be in a position to not really need to pay for pen arms…. kind of like the Braves and Cardinals (go figure). Maybe sign a guy for experience, but the bulk of the work is done by farm boys.

grichmanpoorman
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Shades of Bill Bene…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

God I hope they start calling him Nuke.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I hope he turns out better than the last Nuke we had. Although he netted us one hell of a shortstop

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Gretzky has McSorley for protection.

Trout has Joyce.

ryanfea
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Andrew Wantz demoted?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Has he had TJS yet?

steelgolf
Super Member
2 months ago

Yes, I think he actually has.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Well he’ll either be a fun power reliever or will kill someone on live TV.