2022 MLB Draft winners and losers:

Sons of big leaguers go early; teams stay away from pitchers

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The 2022 MLB Draft began with the first 80 selections Sunday night in Los Angeles. Another 536 picks are on tap Monday and Tuesday.

The Orioles had the No. 1 pick for the third time in history and used it on Oklahoma high school shortstop Jackson Holliday.

Yes, he is the son of longtime big leaguer Matt Holliday. Here are all this year's first-round picks.

Similar to the baseball season itself, evaluating the MLB draft requires a marathon mentality, not a sprint.

Players drafted this weekend will disappear into the minors for a few years before resurfacing, working through growing pains, and then finally establishing themselves as big leaguers. This is not the event for instant gratification.

That won't stop us from declaring winners and losers, of course. Here are some winners and losers from the 2022 MLB draft, with an emphasis on winners because nobody likes calling people losers.

That won't stop us from declaring winners and losers, of course. Here are some winners and losers from the 2022 MLB draft, with an emphasis on winners because nobody likes calling people losers.

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Winner: Sons of big leaguers

For the first time in draft history, the sons of former MLB players were selected with the No. 1 and 2 picks in the draft. A total of four sons of big leaguers were drafted in the first round:

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