Ryan Cermak, from Illinois State, is a top athlete in the 2022 MLB Draft was seen by many as a center fielder, and even as a pitcher by others - which is a rarity for anything other MLB’s best draft prospects at the collegiate level.
Ranked No. 85 overall by MLB Pipeline as an outfielder:
Hit: 50 | Power: 55 | Run: 65 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 50
Cermak’s right-handed stroke features effort and an uphill path, but he’s doing more consistent damage now that he has cut down on his chases [...]
Cermak has some of the best all-around tools in the 2022 college class. He can get down the first-base line in less than 4.1 seconds with his well-above-average speed, and his strong arm has been clocked up to 95 mph during a brief stint on the mound. A quality center fielder [...]
Update: The pick was initially announced with Cermak as a short stop - this was an error in the MLB draft process.