NC 2022 Class Rankings Update

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

As the 2021 calendar turns to March and the high school season looks to be in full gear soon, PBR NC has updated its 2022 Class Rankings. PBR was able to run several events and scout days throughout the fall along with game coverage and the use of live streams to keep track of players across the state. The events and scout days allowed the PBR Staff to identify new players and continue to evaluate prospects already on the radar. The updated rankings expand to the Top 250 in NC. 

Ryan Clifford (OF, Pro5) remains the No. 1 ranked player in NC, while ranking  No. 6 Nationally. A nationally known name that continues to hit in front of PBR scouts. 

(Ryan Clifford)

Three players new to the state of North Carolina are currently ranked in PBR’s National Rankings. Everett Cooper (SS, Pro5), Eli Serrano (OF, Pro5), and Keegan Knutson (3B, Combine Academy) give NC 36 players ranked Nationally in PBR's Overall Rankings

(Everett Cooper)

The updated rankings feature five other new players to the top 100 with several others making big jumps from their previous ranking. Ryder Jeske (RHP, East Chapel Hill) jumps 75 spots to No. 102 overall in the state. William Sword moves up 61 spots to No. 106 overall. Ryan Bellamy (RHP, Croatan) ranks at No. 105 overall, bumping up 24 spots. 

(Ryder Jeske)

In the coming days we will continue to break down the 2022 Class Rankings highlighting some of the players new to the rankings as well as others who have made jumps since the previous rankings. 


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