MLB mock draft 2022: Who experts have Giants selecting in first round

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MLB mock draft: Who experts have Giants selecting at No. 30 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Giants will add a new class of prospects to their farm system in the 2022 MLB Draft, a three-day event set to begin Sunday.

San Francisco will first be on the clock with the No. 30 overall pick in the draft. Who will the Giants be adding in the first round to join the ranks of Marco Luciano, Kyle Harrison and Luis Matos as the future of the organization?

Let's take a look at what experts around the internet are saying:

Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com

Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen HS

"The Giants have been linked with a number of high-upside or risk picks, so if [Dylan] Lesko, [Kumar] Rocker or another of the arms with injuries get here, they could go in that direction. They’re also not afraid of prep arms, and Snelling is in their mix."

Kiley McDaniel, ESPN

Dylan Beavers, RF, Cal

"I'm hearing a lot of college bats mentioned here as well, so whoever makes it through the previous few picks will probably get scooped up by the Giants."

Carlos Collazo, Baseball America

Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen HS

"Snelling has tons of landing spots throughout the back half of the first round and into the comp round range. He was one of the bigger helium high school prospects in the country and dominated Nevada competition, with impressive command and excellent feel for a plus curveball."

Keith Law, The Athletic

Brock Jones, OF, Stanford

"It’s a coincidence that I’ve got the Giants taking a local kid, but he does fit their player development archetype of a hitter with tools and some feel to hit who also needs some refinement either in his swing or approach. I’ve heard them some with Gilbert, who should be long gone by this point. Sterlin Thompson would fit as well. I’d bet college over high school, though; they’re more likely to go over slot on a high school kid after this pick."

Mike Axisa, CBS Sports

Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee

"The Volunteers went 59-7 with a plus-421 run differential this season (yes, plus-421) and they could have as many as three players selected in the first round: Gilbert, Jordan Beck, and righty Blade Tidwell. Gilbert is the "safest" bet among those three players to carve out a big-league career thanks to his drive and well-rounded skill set, which invokes Brett Gardner comparisons. The Giants have generally gone for louder tools with their recent first-round picks (Joey Bart's and Hunter Bishop's power, Will Bednar's slider, etc.), but Gilbert does so many things well and would fit in the spacious Oracle Park outfield."

Joel Reuter, Bleacher Report

Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama

"With a 70-grade slider that might be the best breaking pitch in the entire draft class and a mid-90s fastball, Prielipp was in the No. 1 overall pick conversation before undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. He returned in time to throw a bullpen session in front of scouts this May, and he showed even better stuff at draft combine. He could be off the board long before the Giants pick, but for now he's one of the tougher players to slot."

Joe Doyle, Prospects Live

Peyton Graham, SS, Oklahoma

"Graham did himself some draft favors in Omaha with strong performances night in and night out. He’s the power-speed upside play teams in this range will covet. There’s a good bit of swing-and-miss here, but it can be streaky and the Giants haven’t been shy about betting on guys with punch-out concerns in the past (Hunter Bishop)."

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