More than 250 draft-eligible players participate in Combine activities; MLB Network Expands Combine Programming With Live On-Site Coverage June 16-17; Complimentary tickets for Friday 17th June Combine access go on sale to fans starting Thursday.
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced the roster of participating draft-eligible players and a detailed schedule of events for the 2022 MLB Draft Combine, which will be held June 14-20 at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. The combine will include 255 draft prospects, including 137 college players and 118 high school athletes, as well as a decorated panel of former major league players and coaches, members of the club’s baseball departments, scouting directors and other club employees. Below is a full list of players who will participate in the 2022 draft combine.
The Combine offers players the opportunity to participate in a variety of medical and performance assessments and educational programs designed to prepare them for a career in professional baseball. All players have the opportunity to participate in a pro-style show workout, as well as strength and performance evaluations. In addition, high school players have the opportunity to participate in matches against other high school combine participants.
As part of the Combine experience, attendees will benefit from the opportunity to interview and interact directly with the major league club’s general managers and scouting directors, as well as an enhanced medical assessment process. MLB Draft Combine participants will also have the opportunity to be featured on MLB’s social media channels, in addition to in-person branding training and access to real-time content and custom videos for their own platforms.
In addition to the draft nominees, Hall of Famers and seven-time All-Star members are also planned Trevor Hoffman; five-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove Award winner Torii Hunter; two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover Erik Davis; 2001 All-Star and three-time Gold Glover Mike Cameron; four-time All-Star Dante Bichette; three-time All Star Karl Nagy; 1986 World Series Champion Roger McDowell; World Champion 2013 Jarrod Saltalamacchia; two-time All Star Dimitri Jung; two-time World Series Champion and MLB Senior Director of On-Field Operations Gregory Blanco; former major league player and MLB senior director of on-field operations Rajai Davis; former major league players Bruce Chen, Courtney Duncan, Marvin Freeman, Brian Hunter, Jarrod Parker, Ray Searage and Fernando Tatis Sr.; former major league managers Jerry Manuel, Bo Porter and Mike Scioscia, who won the World Series as manager of the Angels in 2002 and led Team USA to a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan; longtime baseball executive and MLB advisor Omar Minaya; 2009 All-Star and Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations at MLB Raul Ibanez; and MLB’s senior vice president of on-field operations Michael Hill.
MLB Network will be adding two days of on-site programming from Petco Park to its exclusive coverage of the Draft Combine this year. Coverage begins Thursday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. PT, followed by six and a half consecutive hours of live on Friday, June 17 beginning at 12:00 p.m (ET)/9:00 a.m. (PT). MLB Networks Gregory Amsinger, AJ Andrews, Markus DeRosa, Dan O’Dowd, Jake Peavy and Harold Reynoldsas well as those from MLB.com Jim Callis and Sarah Langs, will provide analysis and breakdowns throughout coverage as players partake in their pro-style showcase workout. Interviews with players, guest coaches and club staff will also be part of the coverage.
The Combine session on Friday, June 17 is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. PT to 3:30 p.m. PT. Fans can request up to four free tickets per order at www.padres.com/combine.
The first draft combine of 2021 was held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina and the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than 150 draft-eligible players attended Combine 2021, including Henry Daviswho also entered the 2021 draft and was the top pick overall.
The 2022 MLB Draft is scheduled for July 17-19 during All-Star Week in Los Angeles. The draft consists of 20 rounds over the three days, including the first two rounds, the balancing round(s), and the first round of competition on the opening night of the draft.