2022 MLB Draft updates, local players selected

Jared McKenzie
Jared McKenzie(Baylor)
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 4:13 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The 2022 MLB Draft is in the books!

Baylor’s Jared McKenzie was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 141 pick in the fifth round.

Two former McLennan Highlanders were also drafted on Monday. Jimmy Crooks, current Oklahoma Sooner, is heading to the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals selected Crooks in the fourth round with the 127th pick.

The second former MCC player selected is Jalen Battles, current Arkansas razorback, he was selected by Tampa Bay in the fifth round with pick number 164.

Baylor baseball third-year sophomore outfielder Kyle Nevin and fourth-year junior Jack Pineda were each selected on the final day of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday afternoon.

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