On Sunday, all 30 MLB teams will gather for the 2022 MLB Draft in Los Angeles. With another high pick this season after finishing 60-102 in 2021, the Texas Rangers will have a chance to add another premier talent to their burgeoning farm system after drafting Jack Leiter second overall out of Vanderbilt last year.
Here’s your 2022 Texas Rangers Draft primer:
When do the Texas Rangers pick in the 2022 MLB Draft?
The Rangers will be selecting third in the 2022 MLB Draft, one slot below last year. The last time the Rangers had pick No. 3 was back in 1985, when they chose Bobby Witt, a pitcher from the University of Oklahoma, and father of current Royals’ shortstop Bobby Witt Jr.
Who might the Texas Rangers select in the 2022 MLB Draft?
The Nolan Writin’ staff made their predictions for the Rangers’ potential selection at 3, which you can read here.
Some popular names that have gained traction for the Rangers in recent weeks include:
- Jackson Holliday- SS, Stillwater HS (OK)
- Brooks Lee- SS, Cal Polytech
- Kevin Parada- C, Georgia Tech
- Elijah Green- OF, IMG Academy
It’s likely Texas will select one of the above names on Sunday, depending on availability.
How many selections do the Texas Rangers have in the 2022 MLB Draft?
In total, the Rangers will have 18 draft picks. Texas surrendered their second and third round picks in 2022 as compensation for signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien in the off-season, moves which we believe are completely worth that sacrifice!
The picks breakdown is as follows:
Round 1, Pick No. 3
Rd. 4, Pick No. 109
Rd. 5, Pick No. 139
Rd. 6, Pick No. 169
Rd. 7, Pick No. 199
Rd. 8, Pick No. 229
Rd. 9, Pick No. 259
Rd. 10, Pick No. 289
Rd. 11, Pick No. 319
Rd. 12, Pick No. 349
Rd. 13, Pick No. 379
Rd. 14, Pick No. 409
Rd. 15, Pick No. 439
Rd. 16, Pick No. 469
Rd. 17, Pick No. 499
Rd. 18, Pick No. 529
Rd. 19, Pick No. 559
Rd. 20, Pick No. 589
How can I watch the Texas Rangers draft?
The 2022 MLB Draft starts on Sunday, July 17 at 6pm CST on both ESPN and MLB Network. The Texas Rangers will likely be picking around 6:15pm CST on Sunday for a rough estimate.
It’s another exciting draft year for the Rangers with their high first-round selection, and we look forward to welcoming in the next wave of young talent to an organization on the rise!