San Diego Swing: 2022 Rankings and Players to Watch


Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

                      

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San Diego, CA - America's finest city has made its presence felt in the 2022 Prep Baseball Report - California rankings, with 13 players featured in the top 150. Coronado shortstop Ryan Ward is the highest ranked San Diego section player at third overall. Carlsbad right-handed pitcher and water polo star Finn McIlroy enters the top twenty at nineteenth overall thanks to impressive summer showings and a commitment to UCLA. Newcomers such as right-handed pitcher Eric Van Valkenburg an Oklahoma commit and uncommitted rising star shortstop Ian Halverson of Mission Vista have entered the fold. 

Being the most populous state in the Union leaves many talented players outside looking in that likely would be featured in rankings in other states. Players throughout the Golden State have impressed this summer despite the playing restrictions and provide an impressive list to present. With 33 players overall, 11 with D1 scholarships and 23 uncommitted, this is a list you don't want to miss. Click on the player name below and it will take you to their full profile. 


RANK NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL (COMMITMENT)  NOTES
3 Ryan Ward  SS/3B Coronado (Arizona) Early Commit, Can stick at Short, 2022 Draft Watch
19 Finn McIlroy  RHP Carlsbad (UCLA) Oozes Projection, Water Polo Star, Area Codes, 2022 Draft Watch
35 Ian Halverson  SS Mission Vista Hit Tool, Performed at State Games, Rising Quickly
63 Tyler Bremner  RHP Scripps Ranch (UCSB) Projectable, Mature Feel, Weekend Starter
69 Ryan Rivera  3B San Marcos (San Diego) Middle of the Order College Hitter, Compact Swing

--Ryan Rivera
RANK NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL (COMMITMENT)  NOTES
 76 Jason Hall  C/OF  San Pasqual  126 AB: 429 BA - 1041 OPS - 15 2B
 77 Eric Van Valkenburg  RHP  Torrey Pines (Oklahoma) Big12 Commit, 4-pitch mix, Stat Stuffer
 80 Trevor Fox  1B/LHP  St. Augustine (SDSU) Ball sounds good off the Bat, Can Pitch too
 89 Matthew Allen  RHP  Cathedral Catholic Sleeper Arm, FB/SL combo, Clean Mechanics
 91 Maddox Haley  3B/OF  Madison (SDSU) Bat Tool is Exploding, Sleeper 2022 Draft 

-- Eric Van Valkenburg
RANK NAME POS HIGHSCHOOL (COMMITMENT)  NOTES
95 Barron Zamora  OF/RHP Grossmont Physical, Recently up to 90 mph
101 Jake Bold  C La Jolla Country Day Solid Report Across the Board, 68.7 Bat Speed
118  Joshua Bruce  1B Bonita Vista  Can Hit for Power and Average

       

--Jake Bold

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RANKINGS LIST

PLAYERS TO WATCH 

 
NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITMENT NOTES
Cole Wilson  OF Torrey Pines   Size and Tools, Progressing Well, Power Potential
D.J. Cardinal  OF  Del Norte  SDSU Toolsy Athlete, Good Eye, 2022 Draft Watch 
Bode Grieve  OF Bishops   Flashes 5 Tools, Waiting on Bat
Mac Moyer  OF Cathedral Catholic   Smooth Left-handed Swing, Gap-to-Gap, Late Bloomer
Weston Clark  OF Steele Canyon   6.6 60-yard dash, Can Stick in CF, All-Fields Approach 
--Bode Grieve 

NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITMENT NOTES
James Whitman  C Helix   HR Power, Continues to Improve, Size and Strength
Jason Wright  C  Westview   Sub 2.0 pop-time, Left-handed Hitter, Hustles
Xavier Franco  UTL  St. Augustine  UCSD Two-way Star Potential, Athletic
Nevan Noonan  SS Francis Parker   Quick Infield Actions, Knows the Game 
Binyam Gebhardt  SS Classical Academy   Twitchy, Former Fab-5 Freshman

--James Whitman

NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITMENT NOTES
AJ Guilana  INF Torrey Pines   New Jersey transfer, East Coast meets West Coast
Tanner Vielguth  CIF Granite Hills   4 total Summer HR includes 2 Slam Diego
Chaz McRoberts  RHP St. Augustine   Rising arm, FB up to 88, Pitchability 
Michael Rocha  UTL Eastlake   Good Baseball Actions, Competes, Utility Potential
Cade Martinez  SS St. Augustine  SDSU Sound Fundamentals, Bat is Progressing

--Michael Rocha

NAME POS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITMENT NOTES
Sam Garewal  LHP  Canyon Crest    Projectable LHP, Secondary Stuff
Charlie Mirer  1B Cathedral Catholic   6-foot-6, Starting Quarterback, LHH
Ryan Ellis  RHP Patrick Henry  New Mexico Upper 80s, 2022 Draft Watch
Zachary Farrell  C San Marcos    Mature Feel, College Catcher, Seasoned
Kaden Bass  MIF La Costa Canyon   Smooth Infield Actions, Grinder, Average Bat

--Zachary Farrell

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Underclass ID Showcase CA 10/10 Islanders Field - Lathrop
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp CA 10/10 Great Park
SoCal Upperclass I.D. Camp CA 10/10 Great Park
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp II CA 10/11 Great Park
SoCal Upperclass I.D. Camp II CA 10/11 Great Park


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