24 Braves selected in 2022 MLB Draft

24 Braves were selected in 2022 MLB Draft. Mac Friday details all of the players chosen.

24 Braves selected in 2022 MLB Draft

By Mac Friday

(Photo: Braden Reed/Bourne Braves)

Here are all the Bourne Braves selected in the 2022 MLB Draft.

Day 1 Selections

R1 P30 – Reggie Crawford ’21 – San Francisco Giants

The Braves’ only first-round pick in 2022 made a brief appearance for the Braves in 2021, but opened eyes and dazzled fans, coaches, teammates and scouts alike with his electric two-way abilities.

Crawford became the first CCBL player ever to hit a home run and throw a 100-mph pitch in the same season, and he did it in an incredibly short amount of time. On June 21, 2021, Crawford had one inning of work on the mound, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The UConn product also hit two doubles in that game. Two days later, he hit a towering shot over the right field fence at Guv Fuller Field in Falmouth

R2 P40 – Dalton Rushing ’21 – Los Angeles Dodgers

An everyday catcher/first baseman combo for the Braves in 2021, Rushing was a standout for Bourne last summer, batting .314 in 34 games over the regular season, as well as .350 in the playoffs.

Rushing led the 2021 Braves with six home runs, 24 RBI and 37 hits. He was only second in average to shortstop to his Braves and Louisville Cardinal teammate Christian Knapczyk. Rushing was one of nine Braves all-stars last season.

R2 P45 – Jake Bennett ’21 – Washington Nationals

Bennett was a regular starter in the Braves 2021 rotation, starting six of his seven appearances on the summer. The Oklahoma Sooner boasted a 2.89 ERA in the regular season with a highlight performance in a four-inning start against the Falmouth Commodores in which he allowed one hit, one run, one walk and struck out seven.

R2 P49 – Cayden Wallace ’21 – Kansas City Royals

A temporary player with the Braves until mid-July, the Arkansas Razorback third baseman and outfielder had a strong campaign with Bourne in 2021, boasting a .290 average with five doubles, two homers and 14 RBI.

On July 1 against Brewster, Wallace went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two-run home run, producing all three Bourne runs in the 3-1 win.

CBB P67 – Jud Fabian ’19 – Baltimore Orioles

The first 2019 Brave to be selected in the 2022 draft, Fabian had a strong career in navy and red. With a .290 average, 36 hits and 16 RBI, Fabian was an everyday outfielder for Bourne in 2019, making the all-star team. Fabian played in 35 games for the Braves in 2019.

CBB P68 – Tanner Schobel ’21 – Minnesota Twins

One of just three Braves to hit over .300 in average with at least 25 games played in 2021, Shobel and his infield mate Knapczyk made for a mean combination. Schobel batted .302 with 26 hits, six home runs and 17 RBI.

On August 2 against Cotuit, Schobel went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.

R2C P80 – Andrew Taylor ’21 – Houston Astros

A temp player from Central Michigan, Taylor made only two appearances for the Braves in 2021, but absolutely shoved in doing so. Across his two appearances, Taylor only allowed one hit, an RBI single, but struck out 11 batters in seven innings of work. He left Bourne with a 1.28 ERA.

Day 2 Selections

R3 P92 – Joe Lampe ’21 – Cleveland Guardians

A standout for the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2022, the 2021 Bourne Brave was just partially through his powerful evolution. A player who led the Sun Devils in 2022 with 12 home runs, Lampe didn’t hit any for the Braves in the summer of 2021, but collected 29 hits, 11 RBI and six stolen bases. However, much like Lampe was known for his bat in 2022, he was known for his defense in 2021 as the everyday center fielder in Bourne.

Lampe played 32 games with 44 putouts in 168 innings, with a perfect fielding percentage.

R3 P95 – Colby Thomas ’21 – Oakland Athletics

The Mercer U corner outfielder started 29 games for the Braves in 2021, batting .228 with a .821 OPS. Thomas had 21 hits, five doubles and four home runs with 14 runs scored for Bourne.

Against Hyannis on July 12, Thomas went 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI, manufacturing every run that crossed home for Bourne.

R3 P100 – Trystan Vrieling ’21 – New York Yankees

Vrieling was a starter/reliever hybrid that made seven appearances for the Braves. The Gonzaga Bulldog was nails during his time in Bourne, striking out 21 batters in 17.1 innings with a 1.03 ERA. In his final appearance with the Braves before shutting down for the summer, Vrieling struck out four Y-D Red Sox with two walks while allowing just one hit in three innings of work. He was another one of the five Bourne Braves all-star pitchers selected in 2021.

R6 P172 – Jared Poland ’19 – Miami Marlins

A two-way player for the Braves in 2019, Poland managed to thrive both on the mound and in the batter’s box with a 4-1 record and .271 average.

Poland made eight appearances out of the Braves bullpen in 2019, allowing 13 hits in 12.2 innings of work with 18 strikeouts.

Poland also played second base for the Bravos, batting .271 with 16 hits, five doubles and seven RBI.

R6 P179 – Tyler Stuart ’21 – New York Mets

A late addition to the 2021 Bourne Braves from Southern Mississippi, Stuart made very brief appearances out of the bullpen at the tail end of the season.

Notable for his massive 6’9”, 240lb frame, Stuart only allowed four hits in seven and two-thirds innings of relief with the Bravos, while striking out eight and walking four during that time.

R6 P184 – Brennan Milone ’22 – Oakland Athletics

The first of the 2022 Bourne Braves players to be selected, Milone only played seven games with Bourne and wasn’t overwhelmingly special but did show out in his final game with the team.

Milone was an integral part of the 18-10 drubbing of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, leading off the 11-run ninth with a single. Milone would come around to score, then walk in his second plate appearance of the inning, scoring again.

R6 P191 – Eric Adler ’21 – Chicago White Sox

An absolute stud out of the bullpen for Bourne in 2021 in the closer role, Adler led the Braves in saves in 2021 with seven, boasting a stellar 1.14 ERA to boot. Adler finished the season with 15.2 innings pitched, 29 strikeouts and an eye-popping six hits.

R7 P219 – Caleb Bolden ’18 – Boston Red Sox

Bolden made a very brief stop with the Braves in 2018 to come out of the bullpen and struggled, allowing five earned runs on six hits with six walks and 12 strikeouts in 7.2 innings for a 5.87 ERA.

R8 P254 – Sean Harney ’19 – Tampa Bay Rays

A solid reliever for the Braves in 2019, Harney boasted a 4.95 ERA, while also making a pair of starts. Harney threw 20 innings for the Bravos, allowing 12 hits, 12 walks and 14 strikeouts.

R10 P296 – Zach Agnos ’21 – Colorado Rockies

An infielder who played at various positions for the Braves in 2021, Agnos could’ve had a better summer than he might have desired during his long stint in Bourne. Agnos hit .197 with a .727 OPS in 30 games across the regular season.

Day 3 Selections

R12 P363 – Mason Pelio ’22 – Cincinnati Reds

The hardest-throwing arm to come out of the Braves bullpen in 2022, Pelio had a year of mostly ups, with some downs thrown in between. Regularly sitting around 96 with his fastball, Pelio came to Bourne to keep himself hot and work on his breakers, something he did in a three-inning one-hit appearance against the Chatham Anglers on July 1 with four strikeouts.

He finished his Bourne career with a 3.97ERA, striking out 13 hitters while allowing 12 hits and five earned runs through 11.1 innings of work.

R12 P376 – Tyler Vogel ’22 – San Francisco Giants

Another electric arm that came out of the Braves bullpen for a brief period of time pre-draft, Vogel was one of the best relievers to don a Bravos uniform this season. Vogel only allowed four hits in 10.2 innings with just one earned run. The Jacksonville righty walked five batters and struck out nine in high-leverage situations, earning two wins in the process.

R15 P444 – Ben Ethridge ’21 – Minnesota Twins

Responsible for a four-run explosion by Brewster in the loss in the CCBL Championship in 2021, Ethridge did not finish his Braves career as he might’ve wanted, but had a solid year with the Braves overall. The righty boasted a 4.73 ERA with nine appearances, 19 innings pitched, nine walks, 18 hits and 17 strikeouts.

R15 P451 – Adam Tulloch ’22 – Cleveland Guardians

Good for four starts in 2022, the second-year Cape League veteran had a rough start to his Bourne Braves career, but eventually rallied for a solid ending to his CCBL career. Tulloch held the Hyannis Harbor Hawks scoreless in his final start with Bourne, striking out five. He left with a 4.86 ERA, bringing it down 12 points after a tough game at home against the Cotuit Kettleers.

R18 P547 – Braylen Wimmer ’21 – Philadelphia Phillies

An infield/outfield hybrid for the Braves in 2021, Wimmer had a solid career with 23 games played. Wimmer hit .282 with 24 hits, six doubles and a pair of home runs. Oddly enough, Wimmer hit his two bombs in the first two games of the season, but finished his campaign with the Braves with three straight two-hit games.

R19 P583 – John Garcia ’21 – Houston Astros

Garcia had a very brief stint with the Braves, just eight games in July and August. The catcher had just one hit in 13 at-bats. He fared much better with a .409 average at Grambling State in the spring.

R20 P587 – Reese Sharp ’22 – Baltimore Orioles

The final pick of the first round, Reese Sharp went unexpectedly to the Baltimore Orioles after talking with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Indiana reliever didn’t even receive a call before he found out he was selected, as it was the bullpen who told him he was drafted.

Sharp’s start in Bourne was not to his liking, as he allowed three hits, three earned runs and a walk before he got his first out in the walk-off win against Harwich. However, Sharp rallied, throwing three innings of one-hit baseball against the Falmouth Commodores, striking out four.