Prep Baseball Report

Florida 2022 Rankings Update

Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The Spring High School season is in full swing as we closely approach the end of March. The top of the 2022 class in Florida is extremely talented with 3 potential first rounders in the 2022 Draft in OF Elijah Green and LHPs Brandon Barriera and Jackson Ferris. Green continues to be a 5-tool talent in center field and in the conversation for 1:1 this summer. Barriera and Ferris are two of the top high school arms in this year’s Draft both running the fastball in the mid/upper 90’s with above average/plus secondary stuff.

Jackson Ferris

4, 5, and 6 in Florida also remain the same since our last update. The state’s top catching prospect
Brady Neal remains at No. 4. RHP Walter Ford slides in at 5 and 3B Sal Stewart at 6.

Walter Ford

The first movement in this update comes at No. 7 with C
Luke Heyman. A Florida commit from Lake Brantley, Heyman displays a short, quick approach to the ball resulting in plenty of hard batted balls to all fields. Heyman continues to make jumps in the right direction and has established himself as one of the top catching prospects in the 2022 class. Heyman has natural power to all fields with a plus arm behind the plate making him a top Draft follow throughout the rest of the spring.

Luke Heyman

Another riser this Spring has been RHP
Jake Clemente. A Florida commit from Stoneman Douglas, Clemente has made a big jump adding strength to his frame and now running his fastball up to 97 mph. Clemente compliments the fastball with a hard sweeping slider that can be a strikeout pitch. The arm strength continues to impress as Clemente has established himself as a high follow Draft arm. Clemente jumps to No. 8 in these rankings.

Jake Clemente

Full Top 10

1 Elijah Green FL IMG Academy 2022 OF Miami
2 Brandon Barriera FL American Heritage Plantation 2022 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Jackson Ferris FL IMG Academy 2022 LHP Mississippi
4 Brady Neal FL IMG Academy 2022 C Louisiana State
5 Walter Ford FL Pace 2022 RHP Alabama
6 Sal Stewart FL Westminster Christian 2022 3B Vanderbilt
7 Luke Heyman FL Lake Brantley 2022 C Florida
8 Jake Clemente FL Stoneman Douglas 2022 RHP Florida
9 Ethan Petry FL Cypress Creek 2022 3B South Carolina
10 Roman Anthony FL Stoneman Douglas 2022 OF Mississippi

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