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The 2022 Major League Baseball first-year player draft took place July 17–19 in Los Angeles, California.
The 2022 MLB draft was 20 rounds. Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello served as a Major League Baseball Network analyst during the first round.
Ten student-athletes on the Vols’ 2022 roster were selected during the MLB draft.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound McLaughlin (2-1) appeared in 27 games during the 2022 season at Tennessee. He recorded 45 strikeouts and a 2.01 ERA in 2022.
Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline detailed McLaughlin signing with Chicago.
“Seventh-rounder Mark McLaughlin signs with White Sox for $150k (slot 221 value = $205,800),” Callis announced. “Reliever with 90-93 mph fastball with late hop and solid breaking ball.”