Prep Baseball Report

Class of 2022 State Rankings

PBR California Staff

The class of 2022 in California is full of promising and projectable talent. With many players in the class already committed to four-year schools, there are many more who will have the same opportunity in due time. While only freshman, many of these players are primed to make a big impact on varsity rosters across the state. We had the opportunity to see many of these players at PBR California events and some other big events across the state.

While the new recruiting rules were put in place to slow the commitments of underclass players - in particular freshman who haven't played a high school game yet - three of our top nine players are committed to Division I schools with many more of these players likely to be committed before too long.

With many of these players manning premium positions - pitchers/shortstops - it's easy to see why this class is so talented across the state.


The top spot in the initial Class of 2022 ranking in the state of California goes to RHP/C Luke Davis (Cypress HS) a Southern California recruit whose stuff on the mound and bat are topped only by his catching prowess. Already up to 89 mph on the mound, Davis possesses the kind of loose, whippy arm that scouts covet. His bat-to-ball skills are above average presently and carries some juice. Shows great position versatility off the mound where his twitchy athleticism really shine behind the plate and at the third base.

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Holding down the second spot is Matthew Porchas (Santa Margarita HS) and uncommitted RHP who shows the traits of a future power pitcher with his his loose, fast arm that makes balls jump out of his hand. At 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, Porchas shows easy velocity up to 87 mph with a feel for both a slider and changeup, each showing projection.

RHP/C Karson Bowen (Orange Lutheran HS) checks in at the third spot in the initial rankings. A member of the 15U National Team last summer, Bowen is strong, big bodied catcher who happens to touch 87 mph on the mound. Shows big present power that really projects in the future. Presently uncommitted, Bowen should have a nice list of schools to choose from when it's time to choose a college for his future destination.

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In the No. 4 spot is SS/RHP Cutter Coffey (Liberty HS) shows high projection on the dirt in the infield and on the mound where he sports mid-80's fastball along with a slightly above average curveball that he commands presently. Coffey shows some present power at the plate from his 6-foot, 175-pound frame.

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Rounding out the Top Five is third baseman Ryan Ward (Coronado HS), an Arizona commit. Brown is a highly projectable left-handed hitting infielder whose smooth defensive actions are overshadowed only by his ability to make consistent solid contact at the plate. At 6-foot-1, 165-pounds, Ward figures to add power at the plate and to his already above average, accurate arm on the infield.

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