2022 Dynasty Baseball FYPD Mock Draft

by Jason Beckner
2022 Dynasty Baseball FYPD Mock Draft

Hello and welcome to the 2022 Dynasty Baseball FYPD Mock Draft review.

As we start to jump into this year's First-Year Player Draft (FYPD) content. The calendar has rolled to 2022 and the month of February, which means it's time to start thinking about your league FYPD. The MLB Amateur Draft took place July 11th-13th as part of the MLB All-Star Break. Then on January 19th, it was the International signing day.

With both the draft and the International prospects signed, this year's class is set. We now know who is and who isn't available in this year's draft class. So now is the time to focus on this class and find out who you should be targeting and which prospects are worth letting fall to your competition.

The staff here at Fantasy Six Pack and several other industry folks took part in an FYPD mock draft. This was way before any of the international class was signed. However, there were several players that we knew were going to sign. So for the mock draft purposes, they were eligible to be drafted in the mock draft.

The mock draft was based on the rule-set of a 12 team, 5x5 Roto league. It was set for five rounds and was a traditional snake format draft.

2022 Dynasty Baseball FYPD Early Mock Draft

To begin, here is a list of the players that were a part of the mock draft.

Jason Beckner @JRBecks
Dave Eddy @CorporalEddy
Nick Zaniboni @nzaniboni93
Eric Cross @EricCross04
Drew Spurling @DrewSpurling1
John Bratsakis @john_bratsakis
Ben Wilson @TBDubbs11
Dap Scout @dapscout
Jesse Roche @jaroche6
Jake @GatorSosa
Matt Williams @MattWi77iams

Now that you have met the players let's get into the results.

Draft Board

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Team Results

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My Picks

Round 1 Pick 11 (Benny Montgomery, OF, Colorado Rockies)

The Rockies selected Benny Montgomery with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Montgomery is a long, tall, and lanky outfielder. He stands 6'4" was had arguably the best speed in the draft. Montgomery pairs his 70-grade speed with above-average power.

He finished his first professional season with a slash line of 340/404/383 and had six stolen bases in seven attempts in 52 plate appearances. He has drawn broad comparisons to Jayson Werth. With the 11th overall pick, I was happy grabbing Montgomery.

Round 2 Pick 2 (James Triantos, SS, Chicago Cubs)

With all of the top-tier pitching assets gone, I wanted to grab another hitter with my second-round pick. This was harder to decide as there were several top-tier hitters still on the board. Ultimately I decided on Triantos.

I liked what I saw out of Triantos during his first season at the Complex League. He finished with a slash line of 327/376/594 with six home runs, and three stolen bases. He had received some inflated comps from Bergman and David Wright.

I grabbed Triantos with the 14th overall pick as I knew he would not fall to me in the third round, and that was with other notable names such as Harry Ford and Sal Frelick still on the board. That goes to show you how high I am on Triantos.

Round 3 Pick 11 (Ty Madden, RHP, Detroit Tigers)

After double tapping hitters in rounds one and two, it was time to grab a pitcher. This class was relatively light on pitching which is why I was fine going back-to-back hitters to start. There also happens to be a small pitcher run in the third round.

With the 35th overall pick, I took Madden. If I'm being completely honest, I wanted Chase Petty to fall,  but he was taken two picks in front of me. As a consolation, I took Madden, who was a standout at the University of Texas, where he was the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year.

Both his Fastball and Slider grade out as 60-grade pitches. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and lives in the bottom of the zone. He also mixes in his change-up that sits low to mid-80s and gives him a solid third offering.

Round 4 Pick 2 (Aaron Zavala, OF, Texas Rangers)

At this point of the draft, I started to look at what players might be able to make an impact quickly. Which generally means college bats and arms. I decided on Zavala as he quickly became one the best college hitters, as he hit 398 the last two seasons including 2020 when he hit 418.

While the hit tool is there, the power numbers leave a bit to be desired. In 482 plate appearances for Oregon University, he only hit ten home runs and only 37 extra-base hits. However, I think Aaron has a good floor and could eventually hit 15-20 home runs a season and could end up being a steal for someone that is being taken in the fourth round of FYPD.

Round 5 Pick 11 (Maddux Bruns, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers)

With the pick before" Mr. Irrelevant" I again was looking for a solid dart throw. I decided on Maddux Bruns. Bruns was the 2021 Gatorade Alabama high school player of the year.

Bruns has above-average velocity as his fastball sits mid-90s and can reach the upper 90s with ease. His slider is also an above-average secondary offering. Some believe Bruns can stick in the rotation, but I think his control issues may ultimately send him to the bullpen.

Bruns is a perfect example of boom or bust prospect, and exactly the type of player I am looking to draft late in first-year player drafts.

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Value Picks in this 2022 Dynasty Baseball FYPD Mock Draft

I want to spotlight a few players that may have fallen for one reason or another and can bring back higher value compared to where they were drafted.

Harry Ford, C, Seattle Mariners (Round 2 Pick 3)

Harry Ford is a very athletic high school catcher. While he may not stick at catcher long term, his bat will allow him to get the playing time. In only 19 games last year in the complex league he hit three home runs, drove in 10, scored 12 times, and even stole three bags. Many industry ranks have Ford ranked as first-round value and some even have Ford ranked as a top 10 player in this year's class. For Eric to get him at 15th overall was an absolute steal.

Gunnar Hoglund, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays (Round 3 Pick 3)

Another one of the top college arms in this year's draft is fresh off a dominant run with Mississippi University, and the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him in the first round. Gunnar has high-end velocity and features an above-average slider that generates a lot of swing and miss. he has a good mix of both high floor and ceiling.  One thing to consider, he did just recently have Tommy John surgery, which may be the reason for him falling in FYPD. However once healthy and he takes the next development steps, he can end up being a top 10 pitcher in this year's class. I was shocked that he fell to the 27th overall pick in the mock.

Jackson Merrill, SS, San Diego Padres (Round 5 Pick 5)

The 6'3" left-handed-hitting infielder was drafted at the back end of the first round by the Padres. He has an advanced approach at the plate for someone of his age. He sprays the ball to all fields and has decent bat speed. While the power isn't quite there yet he is still young enough that the power could eventually develop. While the ceiling isn't as high as many of the other shortstops in this class, the value at pick 53 is too high to ignore.


Be sure to check out Bailey's FYPD rankings.

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