Six Commodores Selected in 2022 MLB Draft

Commodores boast multiple first round picks for second consecutive year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Six Vanderbilt student-athletes were selected across the three days of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft.

The Commodores boasted multiple selections on each day of the draft, including two first-round selections in the duo of Kumar Rocker and Spencer Jones. Rocker was selected third overall to the Texas Rangers, while Jones was drafted by the New York Yankees with the 25th overall pick.

With the two first round picks on Sunday, Vanderbilt has now had 21 first-round selections in the Tim Corbin era (2003-present), which marks the most in the SEC. The Commodores have boasted a first-round pick in each of the last four MLB Drafts.

Dominic Keegan and Chris McElvain went on Day 2, as Keegan was a fourth-round selection to the Tampa Rays with the 134th overall pick, while McElvain was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth round with the 243rd overall selection.

The duo of Javier Vaz and Carter Young both went on Day 3, rounding out the selections for the Commodores. Vaz was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round (445th overall), while Young was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 17th round (497th overall).

Commodores in the 2022 MLB Draft
Kumar Rocker – Round 1, Pick 3 (Texas Rangers)
Spencer Jones – Round 1, Pick 25 (New York Yankees)
Dominic Keegan – Round 4, Pick 134 (Tampa Bay Rays)
Chris McElvain – Round 8 – Pick 234 (Cincinnati Reds)
Javier Vaz – Round 15, Pick 445 (Kansas City Royals)
Carter Young – Round 17, Pick 497 (Baltimore Orioles)