The Pittsburgh Pirates finished the 2021 season with a record of 61-101. This landed them the #4 spot in the 2022 draft. Here is my 5 round early mock draft for the 2022 for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It may only be October, but, hey, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2022 MLB Draft for the Pittsburgh Pirates… right?
1st Pick: Outfielder Druw Jones, Wesleyan HS
For their 1st pick in the 2022 MLB draft, the 4th overall selection, the Pittsburgh Pirates select outfielder Druw Jones. Jones stands at 6’3” and weighs 175 pounds. He is the son of former Atlanta Braves star, Andruw Jones. The bloodline is there for this kid.
If you look at all the players in the league now that has had success after their father, you should be excited if the Pirates do indeed select Jones as their 1st pick. The players that come to mind of course is Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, and Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jones comes from Wesleyan High School in Norcross, Georgia. He throws and bats right-handed. I don’t think the Pittsburgh Pirates should draft for need in the 1st round, so Jones should be their guy if he falls to them at #4. He has the build and athleticism to be a 5-tool player. He is the kind of kid you want to develop in your system and I believe he could move up quickly if drafted by the Pirates.
This year Jones put up insane numbers in High School. He batted .445 with 16 home runs, 7 doubles, and 2 triples. He had 14 stolen bases and finished with a 1.494 OPS. He also can pitch. In 18.1 innings, Jones had a 1.53 era with a 3-1 overall record.