Florida 2022 Rankings Update


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

As we continue to update our player rankings class by class, we move along to the Class of 2022. The National Class of 2022 Rankings were updated last week, and the state of Florida was well represented. OF Elijah Green (IMG Academy, Miami) holds down the top spot in the class and he continues to showcase all five tools on an elite level. LHP Brandon Barriera (American Heritage Plantation, Vanderbilt) ranks 2nd in the state and 5th overall in the 2022 class. The southpaw continues to show front-line starter stuff with a fastball in the low 90’s and above average secondary pitches. 3B Sal Stewart (Westminster Christian, Vanderbilt) ranks 3rd in the state and 12th overall, and has continued to show the overall above average hit and power tools offensively, with the glove to stay at the hot corner.

Outside of the top three, the Florida Class of 2022 update featured many risers from the top ten, all the way to outside the top 100. Take a look at some of the biggest risers in the Florida Class of 2022 rankings.

Risers


Yoel Tejeda Jr, 1B, North Broward Prep

The Florida recruit has established himself as one of the top hitters in the entire 2022 class, and has made his way inside the top five in the state at No. 4. At 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, Tejeda has an uber projectable frame with above average hit and power tools. He creates bat speed and leverage in his swing at an elite level and has some of the biggest power potential in the class.


Luis Rujano, RHP, Central Pointe Christian

Rujano jumps up to No. 6 in our rankings update. The USF recruit has a strong 6-foot-4, 185 pound frame. Rujano bumped his fastball up to 95 mph this fall without much effort in the arm. Heavy fastball with late sinking action makes for a tough AB for the hitter. Power arm that has made a big jump.


Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy

The 6-foot-4 southpaw makes his move over to IMG from North Carolina for his Junior year. The Ole Miss recruit jumps into the top ten in our rankings coming in at No. 9. Projectable with clean arm action on the hill. Fastball sits high 80s to low 90s and misses barrels consistently. Looks to be one of IMG’s top arms in 2020.


Bryant Zayas, SS, Miami Christian

Zayas is a recent reclass from the 2023 class and immediately fits in. He jumps to No. 17 in this update with his combination of athleticism and quick twitchy actions. The NC State recruit is a 6.59 runner and has the ability to stick at short long term. Offensively, there is strength in the swing and shows elite bat speed at times. Actions in the box are very simple and there is a high ceiling overall with his tools.


Jameson Caro, OF, Miami Christian

Perhaps the biggest riser in the class is FIU recruit Jameson Caro. He has a physical 6-foot-1, 200 pound frame. Offensively, the hit and power tools are present with potential for both to be above average. Stood out at the Junior State Games where he registered several exit velos over 100 mph. Caro lets the ball travel and uses the entire field. Huge offensive ceiling.


Ethan Phillips, RHP, Calvary Christian

Phillips has really made a big jump on the mound in the last year. Tall, lean frame at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds with room to add strength. Fastball has made a big jump, now up to 89 mph with spin rates up to 2400. The fastball gets on you quick with armside run. Breaking ball is a swing and miss pitch and will only help increase Phillips’s ceiling on the mound. High upside uncommitted arm.


Matt Rose, 2B, Calvary Christian

Rose’s tools continue to play at a high level all around. 6.6 runner and has the athleticism and glove to play 2nd, 3rd, or short at the next level. Twitchy actions in the box with above average bat speed. Aggressive gap to gap hitter. One of the top uncommitted bats in the state.


Edian Espinal, SS, Viera

Physical middle infielder with an above average offensive toolset. Left handed bat hit all Fall and has a chance to be a top of the order impact bat. Gap to gap hitter with power potential. High upside uncommitted bat.


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