2022 MLB draft: Cortland Lawson selected by Nationals

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The 2022 Major League Baseball first-year player draft is taking place July 17–19 in Los Angeles, California.

The MLB draft is 20 rounds. Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello served as a Major League Baseball Network analyst during the first round.

Tennessee junior shortstop Cortland Lawson was selected in the 14th round by Washington (No. 411 overall) Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Lawson appeared in 65 games in 2022 for the Vols. He recorded 12 home runs, 45 RBIs, 42 runs, 54 hits, nine doubles, two triples, 42 walks and two stolen bases in 2022.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular season and tournament championships in 2022.