Prep Baseball Report

Texas Class of 2022 Rankings

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas
IG: pbr_texas

Our boots-on-the-ground scouting staff is constantly on the road evaluating talent throughout the entire year, from the High School season, travel ball in the summer, Fall League Games, or PBR Events, we aim to be your number one source for amateur baseball scouting news. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in Texas.

As players mature and develop at different rates, there are a number of factors to evaluate, from current skill levels, strength and speed, to long-term projectablity and athleticism. While players are constantly improving and making jumps in development, strength and skill set, our rankings can and will change as each class grows through normal progression over four years. For more information on the recruiting process, take a look at Recruiting Essentials, and if you are interested in attending one of our PBR Summer Events, CLICK HERE.

This spring, our scouting staff has seen 200 plus games around the state and that number continues to grow as the playoffs are in full tilt. Our initial 2022 Class Ranking is littered with players that we have seen at our PBR Events, along with a number of freshman that are starting on their varsity teams.

Taking the No. 1 spot is SS Travis Sanders (Copperas Cove HS) has fluid actions and quick hands that stand out at a young age, and he showcases an impressive amount of all-around ability. The 5-foot-11, 155-pounder is still maturing physically, but he ran a 7.13 60-yard dash at a preseason PBR Texas event, and demonstrated the athleticism necessary to stick at shortstop moving forward. Ranging effortlessly side to side with a bounce to his step, the wiry infielder comfortably fields ground balls with twitchy hands before exhibiting the ability to whip the ball across the diamond from all angles with a quick release. At the plate, the right-handed hitter is advanced in his approach, and his fluid load stands out for the connection that the upper and lower-half share. Overall, Sanders has the makings of an impact shortstop, and it will be fun to track his progress.

At No. 2 is 1B Jace LaViolette (Tompkins HS) is already physically strong at 6-foot-3 and has power and presence from the left side of the plate. Solid footwork and soft hands around the bag at first base, he started on a very strong Tompkins club this season. Coming at No. 3 is C/SS Rylan Galvan (Sinton HS) hits in the middle of the order for the Pirates, and can play two premium positions. No. 4 LHP Griffin Herring (Southlake Carroll HS) was spectacular early in the high school season, handing Argyle their only loss of the year. The LSU commit has two plus pitches with an 86-88 mph fastball and 75-78 mph slider. At No. 5 is 2022 LHP JD Thompson (Rusk HS) who was 80-84 early this spring and can spin both a slider at 73-74 and a deep breaking curveball at 66-68 mph. 

Top 10

1 Travis Sanders TX Copperas Cove 2022 SS  
2 Jace LaViolette TX Tompkins 2022 OF  
3 Rylan Galvan TX Sinton 2022 C  
4 Griffin Herring TX Southlake Carroll 2022 LHP Louisiana State
5 JD Thompson TX Rusk 2022 LHP  
6 Tanner Chelette TX Homeschool 2022 C  
7 Trenton Shaw TX DeSoto 2022 LHP  
8 Jayson Jones TX Braswell 2022 3B  
9 Trey Duffield TX Strake Jesuit 2022 RHP  
10 Cade McGarrh TX Frisco Liberty 2022 SS



Texas News