2022 MLB Draft: Henry Bolte, 56th Overall, Oakland Athletics

July 17, 2022

Henry Bolte is off the board at 56, selected by the Oakland Athletics on the first day of the 2022 MLB Draft in the second round.

Bolte had a big year with the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series in 2021, helping NorCal win a championship at the National Tournament, and followed that up with a huge showing at the National Combine. But it was at the Main Event in Citi Field where he really turned some heads, starting off with two big hits on the first day in Queens.

PICK ANALYSIS BY JEREMY BOOTH, CEO AND PRESIDENT OF THE NEW BALANCE BASEBALL FUTURE STARS SERIES: Henry has upside, athleticism and upside. All the talent in the world to become something really good. I think he can stay in center field, I think we’ve seen that. I think he can hit, and I think he’s got power, and we’ve seen that. The question with Henry is going to be repeating what he does, and focusing on building his own relationships away from what other people around him tell him they need to be. Henry’s got to be Henry, he has to have enough instincts to go out and perform. The reason why he went where he went was the inconsistency in overall approach. He has top-15 ability. Best outfielder on the west coast for me, but I understand why he went in the second round instead of the first 20 picks.”

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