Prep Baseball Report

2022 Overall Rankings Updated

Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt

Heading into the winter, the 2022 Overall Rankings have been updated to reflect the fall season. The top of the rankings are largely unchanged, with the top 13 remaining intact and mostly subtle changes through the top 50.

The biggest change in the top 50 is the addition of RHP/3B Walter Ford (Pace HS, FL), who reclassified from 2023 and moved back to the Florida panhandle. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Alabama recruit is one of the top two-way prospects in the country with a mid-90s fastball and big right-handed power. He’s far from an unknown commodity for major league organizations, but also wasn’t at some key national events for draft prospects, so he’s bound to have a strong following early in the spring.

Also making a big jump is RHP Kassius Thomas (Sierra Canyon HS, CA). A 6-foot-1, 190-pound Duke recruit with a strong lower half and low-90s fastball, Thomas saw marked improvements with his slider this fall. It has shown the makings of being a swing-and-miss pitch and he is fearless in throwing it. LHP Levi Huesman (Hanover HS, VA), a Coastal Carolina recruit, had a strong summer and continued that momentum through the fall. Thomas and Huesman were featured in last week’s Hotlist as fall risers. RHP Javier Santos Tejada (Georgia Premier Academy, GA) climbed into the top 150 after multiple outings in which he pumped mid-90s gas.

After Thanksgiving, we’ll get into our usual recruiting coverage, looking at the classes for each of the Power Five conferences as well as highlighting non-Power Five. Expect much more in-depth then, but at a glance, Louisiana State is loaded with 12 recruits in the top 100. Vanderbilt is next with eight. With that comes significant draft risk obviously. More to come on that after the holiday!

Here’s a look at the top 25:

1 Termarr Johnson GA Mays 2022 SS
2 Elijah Green FL IMG Academy 2022 OF Miami
3 Dylan Lesko GA Buford 2022 RHP Vanderbilt
4 Brandon Barriera FL American Heritage Plantation 2022 LHP Vanderbilt
5 Druw Jones GA Wesleyan 2022 OF Vanderbilt
6 Andrew Dutkanych IV IN Brebeuf 2022 RHP Vanderbilt
7 Paxton Kling PA Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF Louisiana State
8 Nazier Mule NJ PCTI 2022 RHP Miami
9 Brock Porter MI Orchard Lake St Marys 2022 RHP Clemson
10 Jackson Holliday OK Stillwater 2022 SS Oklahoma State
11 JR Ritchie WA Bainbridge Island 2022 RHP UCLA
12 Tristan Smith SC Boiling Springs 2022 LHP Clemson
13 Henry Bolte CA Palo Alto 2022 OF Texas
14 Jackson Ferris FL IMG Academy 2022 LHP Mississippi
15 Malcolm Moore CA C.K. McClatchy 2022 C Stanford
16 Noah Schultz IL Oswego East 2022 LHP Vanderbilt
17 Chase Shores TX Midland Lee 2022 RHP Louisiana State
18 Cole Young PA North Allegheny 2022 SS Duke
19 Tucker Toman SC Hammond 2022 3B Louisiana State
20 Brady Neal FL IMG Academy 2022 C Louisiana State
21 Cade Fisher GA Northwest Whitfield 2022 LHP Florida
22 Walter Ford FL Pace 2022 RHP Alabama
23 Braeden Sloan CA Woodcreek 2022 LHP Southern California
24 Sal Stewart FL Westminster Christian 2022 3B Vanderbilt
25 Roman Anthony FL Stoneman Douglas 2022 OF Mississippi


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