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Three Georgia High School Prospects Land In Top 10 Of 2022 MLB Draft Projection

Mays Raiders shortstop Termarr Johnson

While the start of the 2022 Major League Season remains in uncertainty, the 2022 MLB Draft is still on tap to begin on June 2 and it is no surprise that Georgia once again has multiple high school players ranked in the top 10 of the list of prospects. At No. 1 is Druw Jones, an outfielder for the Wesleyan Wolves and son of former MLB Golden Glover and All-Star, Andruw Jones. At 6-foot-4, Jones is considered possibly the best defender in the 2022 pool of prospects and possibly best defensive center fielder as well. Meanwhile, at the Plate, Jones, a Vanderbilt commit, has good bat speed and the ability to drive balls into gaps. Jones has also played offseason baseball with Perfect Game in which he has been a five time WWBA MVP Player and earned a total of 96 awards.

At No. 2 is Mays Raiders shortstop, Termarr Johnson, who is projected to potentially be the No. 1 overall pick because of his work with the bat at the plate. Many scouts see Johnson as the best high school pure hitter in this draft class and he has boasted 80 grades by some of those same scouts because of his batting performance against pitchers on the showcase circuits. In 2014, Johnson was named the Perfect Game 14U Player of the Year. Johnson is also considered an elite contact hitter and has drawn him comparisons to MLB greats, Wade Boggs and Vladimir Guerrero, according to one scout. Johnson also will more than likely switch from the shortstop position to second base once he’s in the pros because of his quickness and arm strength. Johnson was also a member of the 2019 USA Baseball team in which he helped the 15U team win a gold medal.

Finally, at No. 9, Buford pitcher, Dylan Lesko and could possibly the first pitcher, high school or college, taken in the 2022 draft. Lesko has been garnering national attention for some time, but after his junior season in which he went 11-0 as a pitcher with 112 strikeouts through 60 innings and ERA of 0.35, Lesko was named the Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year and Gatorade Baseball National Player of the Year. Another Vanderbilt commit from Georgia, Lesko boast an average pitching speed of 92-95 mph and has seen a top speed of 97 mph. In the 2021 season, Lesko, a right handed pitcher held opposing batters to a .126 batting average.


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