Detroit Tigers 2022 MLB Draft Options – College Outfielders
Jace Bohrofen is still more potential than production, as the lefty stick hit just .252 with 2 home runs as a freshman for Oklahoma State, then batted .228 with 3 home runs in limited action for Arkansas this spring. Enrique Bradfield is one of the most electric players in college baseball, with truly game-changing speed (he went 46-for-46 on steal attempts this year) and plus defense in center field. He hit 8 home runs this season, but he figures to be more of a slap hitter in pro ball.
Dylan Crews is the current favorite to go first overall next year, with outstanding power, good patience, and the arm and speed to be a plus defender in right field. Chase Davis played sparingly as a freshman, but he broke out this year for Arizona, batting .289 with 18 home runs and 48 walks in 63 games. Caden Grice has some of the best raw power in this draft class, but he has pretty huge questions surrounding his contact ability (.244, 97K in 58G), and though he played right field this year he probably fits best at first base.
Wyatt Langford was one of the biggest breakout players in college this season. He played just four games for the Gators last year, but this season he hit .356/.447/.719 with 26 home runs. He played every game in the outfield, but he also has some experience at first base, third base, and catcher. Elijah Nunez is a bit of a poor-man’s Bradfield, showcasing above-average speed (31-for-33 on steal attempts) and defense to go along with impressive on-base skills (58 walks to 48 Ks), though with little in the way of game power.
Check back later for our look at next year’s top high-school prospects.