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Blue Jays: An overview of the early 2022 first-round mock drafts

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 25: Ross Atkins General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks on the phone ahead of playing the Boston Red Sox in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on April 25, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 25: Ross Atkins General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks on the phone ahead of playing the Boston Red Sox in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on April 25, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 14: Baseballs are seen during batting practice before a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 14, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

Jett Williams – SS

Predicted via Jonathan Mayo at MLB.com

A product of Rockwall-Heath High School, Jett Williams is currently ranked #25 on MLB.com prospect rankings heading into the 2022 MLB Draft. Jonathan Mayo over at MLB.com believes the Blue Jays will use their #23 pick on Williams if he is available, with the Jays potentially selecting a high-school player with their first pick since taking Jordan Groshans in the first round back in 2018.

On the smaller side at 5’8″, Williams has very quick bat speed which adds some pop to the ball and uses his plus speed to get on base and steal on occasion (6.47 seconds on the 60-yard dash). He apparently did not get overpowered during summer league pitching and used his bat speed to hit the ball across the field with no swing or miss to his game. Regarded as a shortstop, Williams does have experience in the outfield but scouts do predict he may be able to stick it out at shortstop with his speed and athleticism. In 2021, he slashed .347/.514/.723 with nine triples, five home runs, and 37 RBI.

Williams is currently committed to Mississippi State, something any team who plans on drafting the Texas product and righty batter will have to consider, especially since the Jays have four picks within the first two rounds (and will need some spending money).

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