While not as much of an event as the NFL Draft, the MLB Draft is still a momentous occasion for high school and college baseball players alike. The MLB Draft begins on July 17 at 6 p.m. C.S.T.
After missing the 2021 season due to injury, redshirt freshman Cade Horton has been ranked as the No. 2 college right handed pitching prospect for the 2022 draft by D1Baseball.
Oklahoma State’s Justin Campbell is right behind Horton at No. 3.
While Horton had a 4.86 ERA for the season, he was phenomenal in the NCAA Tournament, winning three of his final five starts, including the Big 12 Championship against the Longhorns. Two bad games against West Virginia and Texas Tech make his ERA look much worse than how he performed down the stretch.
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Horton started the season coming out of the bullpen for the Sooners and finished the season as one of their most reliable starting pitchers. If he stays in Norman next season after being drafted, he will be a valuable part of the rotation as OU tries to make it back to Omaha.
The MLB Draft is much longer than other drafts in North American Sports. It will go for 20 rounds and have compensatory selections. While not nearly as long as it used to be, the MLB Draft has recovered from the five-round draft in 2020.
If Horton gets drafted this weekend, which seems likely, he will have until August 1 to sign.
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