Updated & Expanded 2022 Rankings

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

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Although the 2020 spring season has been cancelled, we’ve now  had over a year of scouting games, travel tournaments, invitational events and showcases to gather information on the 2022 class. The initial list of 25 has now doubled to 50 players. With the 2020 & 2021 player rankings released, it's time to take our next look at an impressive 2022 class.

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With more than 150 scouts, we have the largest baseball scouting infrastructure across all levels of amateur baseball in the country. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in each state.  While other organizations take a national approach, our goal is to become the authoritative voice on the ground level of each state.

Rankings are based off evaluations by scouting director Dan Jurik as well as additional PBR scouts across the country who have seen prospects from the state at various events. 

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TOP 10 PRospects

#1 JR Ritchie, RHP, Bainbridge, Oregon State commit
The 6-foot-2, 175 pound righty has twitchy actions, a clean arm, repeatable delivery and remains a high follow on the national level for the 2022 class. We’ve seen the FB up to 92 now with reports of him touching 93, 94. Also has flashed the ability to spin a tight breaking in the mid-70’s on the looks we’ve had. Currently ranked 19th overall in our updated 2022 national rankings

#2 Tyce Peterson, SS, Juanita, Washington commit
Peterson’s game hasn’t slowed his game down since he was featured in our 1st ever Scout Blog. Very instinctual defender with quick, athletic actions. Understands how to alter and position his body to make plays while on the move. At the plate, he has exceptional barrel control with a quick, ‘handsy’ type of swing. Natural hitter with an approach that is mature well beyond his years. 

#3 Parker Smith, RHP, Central Valley, Gonzaga commit
With a wide, lean frame and whippy arm, Smith is starting to tap into some of that projection that he flashed when we saw him last July. With his size and repeatable throwing actions, he possesses a starter-profile and could be a prospect who shoots up the national rankings even further down the road. 

#4 Sam Boyle, LHP, Columbia River, Washington commit
On our last look at Boyle, the smooth lefty showed a slight up-tick in velocity from this last summer, sitting mostly 82-83 and touching 85 in a FB-only bullpen. Frame still projects at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Continues to show development each time out. His feel for controlling the zone with his full repertoire of pitches elevates him above other prospects that might presently flash more velocity. 

#5 Felix Schlede, RHP, West Seattle, Washington commit
Tall, lean righty who came onto the scene after making a substantial velocity jump into the mid-to-upper 80’s. Works downhill with his FB/CB combination from a high ¾ slot. Creating significant leverage from his lengthy lower half. There might even be more velocity to come as he fills out into his 6-foot-5 frame. 


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Washington Summer Kickoff WA 06/07 Bannerwood Sports Park
Tri-Cities Summer Showcase WA 06/23 Columbia Basin College
Eastern Washington Showcase WA 07/11 Whitworth University - Merkel Field

Of course given the Covid-19 pandemic, future event dates/locations could change. If they do, we will alert presently registered players and make adjustments to our calendar. 


#6 Dominic Hellman, SS/RHP, Jackson, uncommitted
Hellman presently checks in at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds with a wide build and long limbs. Offensively he has arguably the best raw power of any bat in the ‘22 class. His size/leverage translates to tremendous lift at the plate, especially to his pull-side. Produces consistent, loud contact without having to over-swing. Defensively he has clean, mechanically sound actions with a long, loose arm. 

#7 Aidan Dougherty, OF/RHP, Mt. Si, Oregon State commit
Dougherty can do a little bit of everything on the diamond and might be closer to finding a permanent home in the OF as he continues to get stronger. His versatility still brings tremendous value though and we’ve also seen him handle duties on the mound with a low 80’s FB and quality secondary pitches. In the long-run, he’ll likely pan out as a position player with his athleticism and contact ability at the plate.

#8 Colton Bower, C, North Kitsap, uncommitted
3 sport athlete who remains one of the stronger prospects in the state. The arm strength and power in his bat continue to make him a standout on the diamond. Possesses in-game power that plays to all fields.

#9 Reece Walling, OF, Prairie, uncommitted
Profiles well to corner OF with his 6-foot-5, 190 pound frame. Swing produces big time lift from the left side and there’s likely more in the tank. Moves well in the OF with clean footwork and plenty of arm strength. 

#10 Ryan Orr, RHP, Tumwater, uncommitted
Multi-sport athlete with a strong, mature build to his frame at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds. Orr uses a quick, compact arm action to deliver an impressive 2-pitch arsenal. We’ve seen the FB sit 83-86 and show occasional cutting action when he extended out to his glove side. CB was 70-72 with depth into the zone and 11/5 shape. Keeps everything simple & quick on the bump. Stays behind the ball thru release. One of the more complete uncommitted ‘22 arms in the state.