2022 PBR Draft Board - May Update

Nathan Rode | Shooter Hunt | David Seifert | Brandon Gowins

With the college regular season drawing to a close and high schools beginning to crown state champions, the PBR Draft Board is more than ready for an update. If there is a consensus on this year, it’s that the draft is going to be wild. Injuries have plagued the college pitching crop, and seeped into the high school arms as well. That is pretty clear at the top of the list with position players taking up the top 10 spots. Today, we take a look at the prospects from TX that ended up in the top 50 after the latest Draft Board update.



TX Prospects in the Top 50

#10 Jace Jung 2B / MacArthur , TX / 2019 - Texas Tech

With an unorthodox Mickey Tettleton layback of the barrel Jung doesn't hit conventionally. Instead of the more traditional setup with the barrel of the bat behind a hitter's head, Jung lays his barrel back slightly towards the backstop. This action simplifies his swing, making it easier to repeat. It also allows him to better get on-plane to the pitch, remove any steepness and just turn the barrel to contact. The lefthanded slugger is strong and with a good weight transfer he can juice balls to all fields with ease, and with an uphill bat path, he's looking to launch. So far this season he has excelled hitting offspeed and had some trouble adjusting to the fastball mix of locations in/out during Saturday's game. He solved the fastball puzzle that Iowa was throwing him on Sunday with a hard single (101 mph exit velocity) to right field on a 94 mph fastball, then belted his fourth home run of the year on an 89 mph elevated "sinker" on the outer half. The shot left the bat at 99 mph and traveled 328 feet to left field, just barely clearing the fence. Jung also barreled another elevated sinker, this one to center field for a long, 389-foot flyout. It left the barrel with an EV of 105 mph. Defensively, Jung showed fringe average arm strength with below average accuracy until unleashing his best bolt on a relay to the plate from right center field. With a quick release, the throw showed average arm strength and one-hopped the catcher at home plate. With average range, average hands and solid footwork on the DP pivot he’s a dependable defender. Likely an average one at the end of the day at the major league level. Area scouts know his intangibles best as Jung is a tough one to get a feel for in a short series. He saves his energy, only showing it in small bursts when the game dictates. Despite a 2-for-7 performance in this two-game series, Jung maintains strong season numbers of .377/.525/.636 with 21 BB and 13 SO. . 

- David Seifert 3/20/22


#16 Jett Williams SS / OF / Rockwall-Heath, TX / 2022

Williams has had a lot of attention on him to begin the season and he keeps delivering each week.  Collectively, we watched both his games on Thursday and the Mississippi St. signee  proceeded to Barrel the ball up 6 or 7 times. Every swing he takes has bad intentions behind it, but he still limits the swing and miss.  Once he reaches the bases, he causes havoc there.  He has + speed and pairs that with elite baseball instincts. Williams is in the conversation for a Day 1 pick in the upcoming Draft, but in the meantime he is looking to lead his Heath team to another trip to Round Rock.

- Brandon Gowins 3/10/22 


#50 Cole Phillips RHP / OF / Boerne , TX / 2022

Phillips has had the baseball world buzzing about him this spring and his outing against Cornerstone Christian did not disappoint. The athletic, strong, explosive right hander came out of the gates 96-99 mph in the first inning and sat 94-96 mph from the second through the fourth inning. The Razorback commit also showed great feel for the breaking ball in the zone as he got deeper into the game. Showing more power curveball shape, the breaker came in at 79-83 mph with quality spin that will continue to evolve as he continues to develop the pitch. Look for Phillips to continue to make strides as one of, if not the premier prep right handed arm this coming draft.

- Phil Haig 2/27/22 






Overall Top 50

1 Termarr Johnson SS Mays HS, GA Arizona State
2 Elijah Green OF IMG Academy, FL Miami
3 Jackson Holliday SS Stillwater HS, OK Oklahoma State
4 Druw Jones OF Wesleyan School, GA Vanderbilt
5 Brooks Lee SS Cal Poly Giants, 35th round, 2019
6 Kevin Parada* C Georgia Tech Undrafted
7 Daniel Susac* C Arizona Undrafted
8 Jacob Berry* 1B Louisiana State Undrafted
9 Gavin Cross OF Virginia Tech Undrafted
10 Jace Jung 2B Texas Tech Undrafted
11 Brandon Barriera LHP American Heritage Plantation HS, FL Vanderbilt
12 Kumar Rocker RHP No School Mets, 1st round, 2021
13 Dylan Lesko RHP Buford HS, GA Vanderbilt
14 Paxton Kling OF Central (Martinsburg) HS, PA Louisiana State
15 Noah Schultz LHP Oswego East HS, IL Vanderbilt
16 Jett Williams SS Rockwall-Heath HS, TX Mississippi State
17 Gabe Hughes RHP Gonzaga Undrafted
18 Cooper Hjerpe LHP Oregon State Undrafted
19 Jackson Ferris LHP IMG Academy, FL Mississippi
20 Connor Prielipp LHP Alabama Red Sox, 37th round, 2019
21 Cam Collier 3B Chipola JC Undrafted
22 Brock Porter RHP Orchard Lake St Marys Prep, MI Clemson
23 Carson Whisenhunt LHP East Carolina Undrafted
24 Andrew Dutkanych RHP Brebeuf HS, IN Vanderbilt
25 Tristan Smith LHP Boiling Springs HS, SC Clemson
26 Zach Neto SS Campbell Undrafted
27 Malcolm Moore C C.K. McClatchy HS, CA Stanford
28 Brady Neal C IMG Academy, FL Louisiana State
29 Justin Campbell RHP Oklahoma State Astros, 18th round, 2019
30 Sterlin Thompson* OF Florida Undrafted
31 Cade Doughty 2B Louisiana State Tigers, 39th round, 2019
32 Chase DeLauter OF James Madison Undrafted
33 Jacob Melton OF Oregon State Undrafted
34 Jonathan Cannon RHP Georgia Undrafted
35 Dylan Beavers OF California Undrafted
36 Jordan Beck OF Tennessee Red Sox, 14th round, 2019
37 Tucker Toman 3B Hammond HS, SC Louisiana State
38 Cole Young SS North Allegheny HS, PA Duke
39 Robby Snelling LHP McQueen HS, NV Louisiana State
40 Nazier Mule RHP PCTI, NJ Miami
41 Logan Tanner C Mississippi State Undrafted
42 Drew Gilbert OF Tennessee Twins, 35th round, 2019
43 Peyton Pallette RHP Arkansas Undrafted
44 Thomas Harrington* RHP Campbell Undrafted
45 Adam Mazur RHP Iowa Undrafted
46 Blade Tidwell* RHP Tennessee Undrafted
47 Cayden Wallace* 3B Arkansas Undrafted
48 Jud Fabian OF Florida Red Sox, 2nd round, 2021
49 Brock Jones OF Stanford Diamondbacks, 16th round, 2019
50 Cole Phillips RHP Boerne HS, TX Arkansas