NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt was well represented during the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. With 19 selections between current and former members, the Sun Belt ran its all-time tally to 814 picks over the three-day affair from July 17-19.

Coastal Carolina junior shortstop Eric Brown Jr. (1st, 27th) was the first Sun Belt student-athlete off the board, as the 27th overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. Chanticleer teammates senior right-handed pitcher Michael Knorr (3rd, 103rd) and redshirt senior left-handed pitcher Reid VanScoter (5th, 156th) – the 2022 Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year – were Day 2 selections by the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners, respectively.