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Here are all the 2022 MLB draftees with Arizona ties

Jul 19, 2022, 2:44 PM | Updated: 2:53 pm
Arizona St. center fielder Joe Lampe (5) fouls off a pitch during the game between the Arizona Stat...
Arizona St. center fielder Joe Lampe (5) fouls off a pitch during the game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Klein Field in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The 2022 MLB Draft is officially in the books and a total of 20 baseball players from Arizona’s college and high school ranks were selected.

Four draftees came out of high school, while six went to Arizona State, four played for Grand Canyon and two attended Arizona.

Two more were taken out of Central Arizona College and two were drafted from two different Valley community colleges.

Here are all of the 2022 MLB draftees from the baseball talent-rich state of Arizona:

C Daniel Susac, Arizona — Round 1, pick No. 19 (Oakland A’s)

Susac is coming off a 2022 season with the Wildcats in which he slashed .366/.429/.582 on 19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 61 RBI en route to Pac-12 All-Conference honors.

He also received several Second Team All-American nods and was a 2022 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist.

OF Joe Lampe, Arizona State — Round 3, pick No. 92 (Cleveland Guardians)

Lampe played two seasons at ASU, with his 2022 season featuring a .340/.394/.590 slashline on 22 doubes, three triples, 12 homers and 41 RBI.

The outfielder was also named a ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove finalist after posting a .993 fielding percentage with just one error, none of which came in center field in Pac-12 Conference play.

SS Sean McLain, Arizona State — Round 5, pick No. 165 (Los Angeles Dodgers)

McLain appeared in 56 games for the Sun Devils in 2022.

In 225 at-bats on the season, he slashed .333/.430/.458 on 13 double, three triples, three dingers and 34 RBI to go along with a .953 fielding percentage.

RHP Tyler Woessner, Central Arizona College — Round 6, pick No. 192 (Milwaukee Brewers)

The right-handed pitcher had the best year of his college career in 2022.

In 19 appearances (18 starts), Woessner went 11-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. He also struck out 122 (11.4 K/9) and walked 34 batters across 96.1 innings pitched (one complete game).

SS Demetrio Crisantes, Nogales HS — Round 6, pick No. 198 (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Crisantes played all four years of high school on the varsity team, with his senior year being the most impressive.

The shortstop’s 2022 season saw the Arizona commit hit for a .485 average that included 15 doubles, four triples and seven home runs to go along with 26 RBI and 48 runs in 99 at-bats.

RHP Nick Hull, Grand Canyon — Round 7, pick No. 203 (Chicago Cubs)

The right-handed pitcher threw the most innings of his GCU career in 2022.

Hull tossed 96.2 innings and had a 7-1 record, 3.72 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP to go along with 102 strikeouts and 28 walks.

C Gustavo Sosa, South Mountain CC — Round 10, pick No. 302 (Philadelphia Phillies)

Sosa appeared in 54 games for South Mountain Community College in 2022.

In that span, the right-handed hitting catcher slashed .337/.415/.561 on 13 doubles, one triple and 13 home runs to go along with to 37 RBI, 24 walks and seven stolen bases.

LHP Drew Sommers, Central Arizona College  — Round 11, pick No. 344 (Tampa Bay Rays)

The left-handed pitcher is coming off of a 2022 season in which he appeared in 23 games for Central Arizona College.

In that span, Sommers posted a 3-2 record and four saves to go along with a 2.04 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 92 strikeouts and a 15.62 K/9 in 53 innings pitched.

C Nate Baez, Arizona State — Round 12, pick No. 354 (Minnesota Twins)

Baez slashed .319/.403/.562 in his final season for the Sun Devils.

The Tucson Ironwood Ridge High School alumnus added 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 48 RBI in addition to two stolen bases.

LHP Shane Murphy, Chandler-Gilbert CC — Round 14, pick No. 431 (Chicago White Sox)

Murphy appeared in four games for Chandler-Gilbert Community College, all of which were starts.

The left-handed pitcher posted a 1.00 ERA and 0.66 WHIP to go along with 13 strikeouts in nine innings pitched (13 K/9).

RHP Kyle Luckham, Arizona State — Round 15, pick No. 441 (Washington Nationals)

The right-handed pitcher only played one season for the Sun Devils.

In 15 appearances (all starts), Luckham went 7-3 with a 4.36 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 86.2 innings pitched.

LHP Adam Tulloch, Arizona State — Round 15, pick No. 451 (Guardians)

Tulloch also only played one season in Tempe, appearing in 18 games (17 starts).

In that span, Tulloch garnered a 2-4 record with an 8.42 ERA and 1.89 WHIP to go along with 85 strikeouts (11.4 K/9).

OF  Tayler Aguilar, Grand Canyon — Round 15, pick No. 460 (New York Yankees)

The outfielder played three seasons at GCU.

Aguilar’s 2022 season was by far his best, as the lefty slashed .326./.397/.719 on 13 doubles, three triples and 23 home runs in addition to 75 RBI and two stolen bases.

OF Tanner O’Tremba, Arizona — Round 15, pick No. 466 (San Francisco Giants)

O’Tremba played two seasons in Tucson, with 2022 being his best year for the Wildcats.

The outfielder slashed .351/.446/.591 to go along with 11 home runs, 56 RBI and nine stolen bases.

OF Milo Rushford, Walden Grove HS — Round 18, pick No. 535 (Kansas City Royals)

The outfielder had his best season as a senior at Walden Grove High School.

Rushford hit for a .613 average on 10 doubles, five triples and nine home runs in addition to putting up 40 RBI and scoring 48 runs.

RHP Vince Reilly, Grand Canyon — Round 18, pick No. 544 (A’s)

Reilly pitched for two seasons at GCU, with 2022 featuring the most usage of his arm.

The right-handed pitcher appeared in 31 games — all of which were out of the bullpen — and posted a 4.93 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 32 strikeouts over 34.2 innings pitched.

OF Isaiah Jackson, Cienega HS — Round 18, pick No. 553 (Houston Astros)

The outfielder had his best season as a senior at Cienega High School just outside of Tucson.

Jackson hit for a .506 average on 13 doubles, five triples and six home runs to go along with 31 RBI and 34 runs scored.

OF Gavin Turley, Hamilton HS — Round 19, pick No. 558 (D-backs)

The outfielder was one of the more touted prospects coming out of Hamilton High School in Chander.

In 56 games in his final two seasons, Turley hit for a .331 average with 14 doubles, 19 home runs, 46 RBI and 65 runs scored.

LHP Eli Ankeney, Grand Canyon — Round 20, pick No. 599 (New York Mets)

Ankeney pitched for two seasons at GCU, although 2021 only featured one appearance.

In 29 outings in 2022 — all out of the bullpen — the left-handed pitcher totaled a 3-3 record, 2.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched (13.7 K/9).

1B Ethan Long Arizona State — Round 20, pick No. 616 (Giants)

Long was the final overall selection in the 2022 MLB Draft.

In two seasons with the Sun Devils, the first baseman slashed .318/.398./.620 on 21 doubles, one triple and 23 home runs to go along with 82 RBI and five stolen bases.

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Here are all the 2022 MLB draftees with Arizona ties