The Chicago Cubs have known for a few weeks they will have a top-10 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.
Now, they know which pick they’ll have.
With a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday at Busch Stadium, the Cubs clinched the seventh overall pick for next’s year draft. The 2022 MLB Draft will be in June or July at a location to be announced.
It will be the first time the Cubs have a top-10 pick since 2015, when they selected outfielder Ian Happ of Cincinnati. Happ made his MLB debut in 2017 and has played 518 career games with Chicago.
The Cubs have selected two players at No. 7 before back in the 1970s. In 1974, Chicago picked outfielder Scot Thompson of Knoch High School in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, and two years later grabbed right-handed pitcher Herman Segelke of El Camino High School in San Francisco.
Thompson hit .255/.303/.634 in 408 MLB games for the Cubs from 1978-83 before he joined the San Francisco Giants (1984-85) then the Montreal Expos (’85). Segelke posted an 8.31 ERA in 4 1/3 innings across three games during the 1982 season then was traded to San Francisco, where he played two seasons in their farm system.
MLB.com’s Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo did a two-man, 20-pick draft in September. The top-10 picks between the two draft experts are listed below.
MLB.com Mock Draft
1. Callis: Brooks Lee, SS Cal Poly
2. Mayo: Termarr Johnson, SS Mays HS (Ga.)
3. Callis: Druw Jones, OF Wesleyan HS (Ga.)
4. Mayo: Dylan Lesko, RHP Buford HS (Ga.)
5. Callis: Elijah Green, OF IMG Academy (Fla.)
6. Mayo: Jace Jung, 2B Texas Tech
7. Callis: Jacob Berry, 1B/2B LSU
8. Mayo: Reggie Crawford, LHP UConn
9. Callis: Brock Jones, OF Stanford
10. Mayo: Jackson Ferris, LHP IMG Academy (Fla.)