Auburn baseball was already going to be without some key figures from its 2022 team next season.

Centerfielder Kason Howell, shortstop Brody Moore and relief pitcher Carson Skipper — all seniors who coach Butch Thompson said were vital to the team’s chemistry and success — were set to leave the program, but with this weekend’s MLB Draft, the Tigers could be in position to lose even more prominent figures from this past year’s College World Series squad.

Nine different players affiliated with the Auburn baseball program, both current Tigers and commitments in its 2022 class, are considered draftable prospects by several sites, with multiple regarded as top-200 prospects in the 20-round draft.

Headlining current Auburn players as a potential draftee is Sonny DiChiara, who landed the highest ranking among any Tiger on pre-draft rankings, at No. 49 on Keith Law’s list of the top-100 MLB Draft prospects for The Athletic. Baseball America also ranked him the 192nd-best prospect in this year’s draft.