Missouri Class of 2022 Rankings Story

Kevin Moulder
Missouri Scouting Director

A look at our 2022 class rankings as they prepare for their senior season this winter. Over 25 new players entered the 285 player ranking, while also seeing a number of players shoot up the rankings including a couple new players moving into the top 10. In all the class currently has 125+ committed players which, a number that will continue to grow as we get into the towards the spring season.  Below we highlighted some of our top movers, new comers and uncommitted players along with a complete list of the 2022 Missouri rankings.


The Top

Reese Robinett 3B / 1B / Kennett , MO / 2022

Led his team to a 4A state championship last spring. During the state tournament he was at his best with many key hits but non bigger than his late game heroics in the semi finals when he hit a no doubt HR to deep RF to give his team the lead. Robinett is an extremely physical left handed bat with major raw power present and future.

College: Arkansas 

Karson Milbrandt RHP / OF / Liberty, MO / 2022

Perhaps no ones star has risen more over the past year than Milbrandt who starred his junior season for Liberty in route to the 6A championship. During the state tournament he pitched key innings in both the semi-finals and championship game. Each night pitching 90-94 with a wipeout 78-82 mph slider, doing so with an egde about him..

College: Vanderbilt


Zack Stewart 3B / 1B / Lebanon , MO / 2022

An athletic physical presence at 6'2 225 lbs Stewart is what you draw up when looking for a middle of the lineup type bat. The lefty has plus bat speed and natural lift in his swing and plus power. Defensively shows soft hands and the ability to make throws both on the run and from multiple arm angles.

Commitment: Missouri State 


Big Movers

Carter DeGondea LHP / Raymore Peculiar, MO / 2022

An athletic LHP with a clean short repeatable arm action. Has had another upward tick in velocity that can now get into the upper 80's at times. With a four pitch mix DeGondea also features a tight slider (68-72), curveball (65-77) and change up (75-76) making him one of the top available arms in the state.

 College: Missouri State

Connor Earleywine 2B / OF / Jefferson City, MO / 2022

A top off the order type bat that has the ability to impact the game a lot of different ways. At the plate he deomstrates good command of the strike zone and the ability to work deep counts with the ability to drive the ball to all fields. A plus runner who can cause chaos for defenses on the base paths.

College: Uncommitted



Luke Aubuchon SS / RHP / Fort Zumwalt East, MO / 2022

An athletic shortstop/pitching follow. Aubuchon has a well rounded game 6.9 60, 87 exit velocity, good infield actions but perhaps his greatest asset is his swing and miss fastball while on the mound. Not yet an over powering pitch from a velocity standpoint (mid 80's) but the fastball does show good metrics and more importantly an uncanny ability to produce consistent swings and misses. Aubuchon has a strong performance at the Border Battle for the Arch this fall.




Top Newcomers

James Hays RHP / 3B / Pleasant Hil, MO / 2022

A 6'4 physical right hander that shows the classic power pitcher potential. Featuring an over the top delivery with an upper 80's fastball and a sharp curveball with both pitches having a chance to be swing and miss type pitches.


Tyler Renn C / RHP / Cole R-V Eugene, MO / 2022

One of the top positional and pitching arms at the MO Fall Games. From behind the plate Rann consistently posted sub 1.9 pop times during the showcase portion of the event. ON the mound Renn impressed as he pitched 84-86 mph with an impressive 21.9 IVB (Induced Verticle Break) struckout four batters  during an inning of work. 




Top Uncommitted


Ayden Robinson-Wayne SS / 2B / CBC, MO / 2022

A potenitial dynamic player with upside who is physically gifted across the board. A 6.75 runner with good TrackMan & Blast Motion metrics Robinson-Wayne has shown to be a versitile defender on the infield. Perhaps his strongest asset is his instincts on the bases where he was 20-21 stealing bases this spring for the Cadets. Also, is a standout football recruit.

Drew Politte 3B / RHP / Lindbergh , MO / 2022

A 2-way standout with upside. On the mound the  he has a short clean arm action with a fastball at 86-89 that jumps on hitters and a tight breaking ball and a changeup that shows some fade. Positionally is a prototypical third baseman type; strong bodied with a strong throwing arm and thump in that bat (93 exit vlo)

Nicolas Neal OF / LHP / Pattonville , MO / 2022

A left-left 2-way talent, at the plate Neal has the ability to drive the ball with power to the pull side producing mid 90's exit velocities. On the mound the long projectable upside lefty can run his fastball up to 86. With a developing frame and added stregnth Neal is one to keep a close eye on.


Jack Niedringhaus LHP / OF / MICDS, MO / 2022

The starting pitcher for team Missouri at the Border Battle for the Arch vs team Illinois, Niedringhaus demonstrates a good feel for pitching and has a couple plus secondary offerings both his changeup and curveball were swing and miss pitches. The high academic lefty is coming off a strong junior campaign where he went 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over 32.1 IP with 54 K's.



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