Prep Baseball Report

San Diego Swing: 22 for 2022

Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

ENCINITAS, CALIF. - With 2021 coming to a close and San Diego winter ball beginning to heat up, an early follow list is needed heading into the new year. The 2022 class features college commitments to power programs throughout the country, depth on the mound, a few uncommitted and a tool chest full of position player talent. 

The past three MLB drafts have seen approximately $14,059,000 dished out to five San Diego section high school players. 2019 Eastlake 3B Keoni Cavaco 13th overall to Minnesota ($4,050,000) - 2020 Carlsbad SS Thomas Saggese 145th to Texas ($800,000) - 2021 Marcelo Mayer 4th to Boston ($6,664,000), Carson Williams 28th to Tampa Bay ($2,347,500) and Daniel McElveny 166th to Boston ($197,000).

Sustaining seven figure prospects year in and year out would be quite the feat and may not be seen in 2022 but the pool of players in the 2022 class remains talented with plenty of names to follow and add throughout the season.



Name Pos High School College Commitment Notes
Tyler Bremner RHP Scripps Ranch UC Santa Barbara Top pitching prospect in the county
Sam Garewal LHP Canyon Crest Northwestern Projectable, Good size, 90+
Finn McIlroy RHP Carlsbad UCLA Most intriguing talent
Cooper Whitton OF Santa Fe Christian  Washington Elite Athlete, Tools, Time to Produce
Ryan Rivera 3B San Marcos SDSU Player of the Year candidate
Grant MacArthur 1B Granite Hills Hawaii 2021 Petco Park HR Derby Champ
Bode Grieve OF Bishops Baylor Great Frame, Bat Speed, Athletic
D.J. Cardinal OF Del Norte SDSU Toolsy, Big play ability 
Ian Halverson SS Mission Vista Cal Baptist Produces, Big Numbers Expected
Maddox Haley UTL Madison SDSU Hit tool trending up, Can play 5 positions
Chaz McRoberts RHP St. Augustine Loyola Marymount Fiery undersized arm
Weston Clark OF Steele Canyon   Top 2022 uncommit, should lead the county in steals
Cody Delvecchio RHP Mission Hills UCLA Torque, Arm speed, Competitor 
Trevor Fox 1B St. Augustine SDSU Left-handed power bat
Jake Bold C La Jolla Country Day Princeton Size, Strength, Smart
Ryan Ellis RHP Patrick Henry Santa Clara Long and lanky, Projectable 
Ryan Kittredge RHP Rancho Bernardo Cal Baptist Quality fastball, Good breaking ball 
Kien Vu OF/LHP Point Loma Arizona State Smooth Swing, Can pitch too 
Matthew Allen RHP Cathedral UC Irvine Polished, Knows how to pitch 
James Whitman 1B Helix
HR threat every time he comes to the plate
Eric Van Valkenburg RHP Torrey Pines Oklahoma 3 good pitches, Trending up, Stay healthy
Ryan Ward SS Coronado Arkansas Top position player prospect in county


Central Valley Preseason ID CA 01/08 Fresno Pacific University
SoCal Preseason All-State Underclass CA 01/08 JSerra High School
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass CA 01/09 JSerra High School
East Bay Preseason ID CA 01/16 Ohlone College
Central Coast Preseason ID CA 01/22 Hartnell College
Sacramento/Delta Preseason ID CA 01/23 McBean Stadium
Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/30 Canada College
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.