Detroit Tigers: A “too-soon” look at 5 possible picks in 2022 MLB Draft

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Detroit Tigers, 2021 MLB Draft
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Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan High School (Ga.)

Son of former MLB great Andruw Jones, Druw Jones, has a very loud swing and is likely going to be selected in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft. If the Tigers have a chance to scoop up Jones, wherever they end up picking, it would be a stellar addition to the team.

Druw Jones takes after his father with a similar swing. He keeps the knees bent and hands high; with a big leg kick, the hands move back and then explode through the baseball. The hit-tool is present and quite loud.

Besides the ability to drive the ball and showcase some projectable power, Jones is an intelligent hitter. He makes adjustments in the box and shows baseball IQ in the batters’ box. The right-handed hitter is quite impressive overall, not just in the batters’ box.

Jones is a fluent outfielder who’s smart and makes good reads. The plus-baseball IQ extends into the outfield, where he shows good ability all around. He’s 6-foot-3 and weighs 180 pounds which should bode well for his projectability.

The son of the former MLB outfielder is committed to play for Tim Corbin with the Vandy Boys for his four years of collegiate ball. The odds are he ends up with an organization well before then, as soon as the 2022 MLB Draft’s first round.

If the Tigers want another high-level prep bat with a ton of projectability, Jones could be their guy.