LSU baseball’s top-10 prospects in the 2022 MLB draft

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Sunday is the big day.

For a lot of baseball players across the country, their dreams are going to come true. All the hours of hard work and sacrifice will finally pay off when they hear their names called in the 2022 MLB draft as the first round kicks off at 6 p.m. CT with the second round following later in the night.

LSU finished with the No. 1 recruiting class in 2022, and that is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you have an incredible amount of talent coming to your team next season. The curse is that seven of the 10 LSU players on MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospects list are prep prospects.

The players coming out of high school can choose to say no to the team that drafts them and come to LSU instead, but money talks. A lot of major league teams are willing to overpay for top prep talent.

Every draft pick in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club’s selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn’t sign, his pick’s value gets subtracted from his team’s pool.

Clubs near the top of the draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections. So, most teams will spend under value for guys that they are pretty sure will sign with them and use that money to pay more than the slot value to try and convince a prep player to sign instead of going to college.

For live MLB draft updates, stay tuned in to LSU Wire on Sunday. For now, here are the top 10 Tigers players and signees that should hear their names called this week.

Jacob Berry

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  • Sophomore infielder from Queen Creek, Arizona

  • Last season: .370 batting average, nine doubles, 15 homers, and 48 RBI

  • No. 7 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Justin Crawford

  • Five-star outfielder from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 13 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Rob Snelling

  • Four-star left-handed pitcher from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 16 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Tucker Toman

  • Five-star infielder from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 35 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Cade Doughty

(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

  • Redshirt Sophomore infielder from Denham Springs, Louisiana

  • Last season: .298 batting average, 19 doubles, 15 homers, and 57 RBI

  • No. 55 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Mikey Romero

  • Five-star infielder from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 65 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Gavin Guidry

  • Four-star infielder from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 70 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Brady Neal

  • Five-star catcher from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 74 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Jacob Misiorowski

  • Right-handed pitcher from Crowder College where he went 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA and 136 strikeouts last season.

  • No. 78 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

Jaden Noot

  • Five-star right-handed pitcher from the 2022 recruiting class

  • No. 79 on MLB Pipeline’s top 200 prospects list

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