Louisiana Rankings Update - 2022 Class

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

School is back in session across the state, which means the summer baseball season is officially over.  One of our goals for the summer was to make sure that our staff saw as many prospects as possible, especially any that we may have missed during the high school baseball season.  We completed four events this summer that were strategically held in different locations across the state (Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Sterlington), so that we would have an opportunity to reach players in every region.  Our summer ended with a bang, at the 2021 Future Games at the LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA, where Louisiana had a strong showing, finishing with a 2-1 record.  Today, we bring to you our updated rankings for the 2022 class, which has expanded to 185 players.  Below, we take a look at a few prospects who really increased their stock this summer.  Be sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms, over the coming days, as we will finish our rankings update with the 2024 class.

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2022 SS/RHP Luke Hill (Episcopal HS):  The physical and athletic 6'1" 190 lbs. Hill moves into the Top 10 in the latest rankings update, coming in at #7 overall.  We had the chance to see the Tulane commit last fall at our All-State Games, where he had an impressive showing and was one of Shooter Hunt's favorites at the event.  The tools are evident, as he boasts a 6.79 time in the 60, 91 mph across the infield, and a max exit velocity of 99 mph.  On the mound, he works his FB in the 86-89 mph range, topping out at 90 mph, which makes him an even more interesting prospect.  



2022 3B Grant Comeaux (Barbe HS):  The Barbe HS 3B has steadily seen his stock rise since helping Barbe win the Class 5A State Championship in May and he moves inside the Top 25 in this rankings update.  Finding the barrel often is what kept Comeaux in the middle of the Barbe order in the spring and we also saw an increase in power during the playoffs and into the summer circuit.  Additionally, he has continued to improve his defense at the hot corner, which was one of the biggest reasons why Comeaux started to gain the attention of college recruiters, ultimately choosing to commit to Louisiana Tech University at the end of the summer.



2022 RHP/3B Stewart Bonnecaze (Episcopal BR HS):  A projectable 6'3" 185 lbs. with plenty of room to add strength; Bonnecaze was a guy that we saw increase his stock each time that we saw him.  There's a lot to like and more to come, on the mound, with a long and loose arm action.  He comfortably sat 84-86 mph, topping out at 87 mph with good downward tilt, to go along with a developing breaking ball and changeup.  Offensively, he has a repeatable and balanced swing to go along with present gap to gap power and a max exit velocity of 93 mph.  At summer's end, Bonnecaze announced his commitment to Meridian Community College.



2022 LHP Tanner Roberts (Live Oak HS):  The Live Oak southpaw may have the best overall "stuff" out of any LHP in the 2022 class in Louisiana.  At our Top Prospect Games in June, Roberts ran his FB up to 90 mph, sitting 85-89 mph, with heavy arm side sink.  His "out pitch" was his breaking ball at 72-74 mph with above average spin and depth.  After a good summer with the Knights Knational 17U squad, Roberts announced his commitment to Coach Federico and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. 



2022 RHP Owen Schexnaydre (Vanderbilt Catholic HS):  Physical and imposing 6'3" 150 lbs. frame; Schexnaydre has a durable build that projects as a future weekend starter.  We saw Schexnaydre during the high school season against Class 5A powerhouse Sam Houston, where he threw a complete game, giving up only 1 run to beat the Broncos.  Fast-forward to the playoffs and we saw Schexnaydre throw well again, in a losing effort, against eventual Division II State Champion St. Louis Catholic HS.  The FB is already in the upper 80's, touching 90 mph, and he consistently throws 3 pitches for a strike, in any count.  Schexnaydre announced his commitment, this summer, to LSU-Eunice.


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