Cleveland Guardians select OF Chase DeLauter with No. 16 overall pick in 2022 MLB Draft

James Madison outfielder Chase DeLauter (22) takes off his gear as he heads to first base after...
James Madison outfielder Chase DeLauter (22) takes off his gear as he heads to first base after being walked during an NCAA baseball game on Wednesday, April 2, 2022 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Mike Caudill)(Mike Caudill | AP)
Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 8:57 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Guardians selected OF Chase DeLauter with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.

DeLauter, the 20-year-old from James Madison University, had a .402 batting average, adding 15 HRs and 70 RBIs in his three seasons with the Dukes.

DeLauter is also the highest draft pick in JMU Baseball history.

Watch his college highlights here:

The selection is the first of three picks the Guardians will make on July 17, since they also have the No. 37 and No. 54 overall picks in the draft.

After the team makes its No. 54 selection, they will have every 30th pick.

The Guardians are second in the AL Central with a record of 46-44 as of the first round of the draft.

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