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Inside the Florida 2022 Rankings: Newcomers

Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire

In our final piece of analysis regarding the second iteration of the state’s Class of 2022 rankings, we will cover the prospects making their debut on their class’ board. Despite this only being the second edition of this class’ rankings, a number of prospects jumped on our radar late in the fall and into the winter.

In toral, there are 14 prospects who hopped into our original top-85, and another 15 that are making their debut because of the expansion to 100 prospects.

We already covered three of the prospects who made their debut in the top-10: No. 3 OF/RHP Jordan Taylor (St. John’s Country Day; Florida State commit), No. 6 RHP Ryan Fry (Wharton; uncommitted) and No. 9 RHP William Ross (West Orange; Florida commit).

Taylor showed an advanced athletic skill set at the Dodger Day Showcase back in November, running a 6.84 60 and throwing 86 mph from the outfield. Still raw offensively, he should see dividends with increased reps.

Jordan Taylor (11.12.18)

Fry is a long, lean, ultra projectable right-handed pitcher with potentially one of the highest ceilings in the class. Up to 85 mph on the mound in November, Fry is quickly making a name for himself. Ross is another right-handed pitcher up to 85 mph, with an extra large physical frame at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds.

Ryan Fry (11.4.18)

Outside of the top-10, the highest newcomers are: No. 15 INF Blake Cyr (Dr. Philips; Miami commit), No. 19 Juan Carlos Vega (N/A; uncommitted), No. 24 Aziah Jones (Wakulla; Mississippi commit) and No. 32 Japhet Rosado (Central Pointe Academy; Stetson commit).

Vega emerged at the Junior Future Series - Winter Championship at IMG Academy in early December, impressing offensively and on the mound. He works with a quick, clean arm action, topping out at 81 mph. At the plate, his quality approach and present bat speed give him high end two-way potential.

Juan Carlos Vega (12.2.18)

A trio of prospects make their debuts in the 40s, led by OF Isaiah Myles (Alonso; uncommitted) at No. 42. Myles has an athletic frame that he uses to his advantage well in the outfield. At the Junior Future Series - Winter Championships he displayed a present bat speed and the ability to impact the baseball. Slotting in directly behind Myles, at No. 43, is OF Adam Parazych (Lincoln; uncommitted).

Recently PBR Florida covered the Cannons Baseball Academy Scout Day. This event produced a number of prospects who are making their debuts. Coming in just inside the top-50 is C Santiago Ordonez (Stoneman Douglas; uncommitted). Ordonez stood out both behind the dish and at the plate. Defensively he has the tools to be an above average to plus catcher. At the plate, Ordonez showed present pull-side power and overall has the potential for an above average hit and power combo.

Santiago Ordonez (11.8.18)

Three more Cannons standouts to make their debuts are No. 59 MIF Andres Natera (Cypress Bay; uncommitted), No. 63 1B/RHP Brandon Gonsalves (Westminster Academy; uncommitted), and No. 73 LHP/OF Erik Blair (Westminster Academy; uncommitted). Also making his debut, in between Gonsalves and Blair, is No. 64 RHP Wilder Puertas (West Broward; uncommitted).

Prospects making their debuts because of the expansion of the rankings from 85 to 100 are as follows:
85 Frank Messina FL Palmetto Ridge 2022 C  
86 Gunnett Carlson FL Berkeley Prep 2022 C  
87 Max McClusky FL West Orange 2022 SS  
88 Caden Kok FL Winter Haven 2022 RHP  
89 Finn Howell FL St. Johns 2022 SS  
90 Samuel Hernandez FL Lake Gibson 2022 C  
91 Zachary Crawford FL JW Mitchell 2022 SS  
92 Ryan Crivello FL Calvary Christian 2022 SS  
93 Drew Marra FL Cardinal Mooney 2022 2B  
94 Jake D'Altrui FL Fort Myers High School 2022 SS  
95 Max Joy FL Oxbridge Academy 2022 3B  
96 Aidan Hernandez FL Westminster Academy 2022 2B  
97 Daniel Mendez FL Hialeah Educational Academy 2022 C  
98 Nick Monile FL Calvary Christian 2022 OF  
99 Bradley Hodges FL St. John's Country Day 2022 LHP  
100 Mason Steel FL Lowndes 2022 LHP

That'll conclude our 2022 rankings coverage. We'll check back in on these prospects - and many more - once the spring season gets underway. In case you missed any of our 2022 rankings coverage:

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