Updated Class of 2022 Player Rankings (April)


Aaron Wilson and PBR Michigan Staff
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Updated Class of 2022 Player Rankings (April)

In 2020 we have had a year unlike any other ... No Spring HS season, uncertainty all summer with tournaments and showcases and the same can still be said in the fall. But that hasn't stopped us from searching far and wide throughout the state to find the best prospects we can, to help them get to college and to help colleges find prospects that fit their culture.

Despite the tumultuous year, many names came off the board to some of the top programs around the nation, many new names came to the forefront of the recruiting scene, and many prospects improved their game.

That being said, we have had the pleasure of seeing a number of solid players this past year. Prospects are popping up left and right, making velocity jumps, improving 60-yard dash times and showing more power with the bat.

Below we will take a look at, "Who's at number one", "What's New at the Top", “The Risers”, "Notable Newcomers", The Sleepers”, "Don't sleep on these arms", and some of the top uncommitted prospects by position.

Coming soon ... We will have the Class of 2022 Rankings Positional Breakdown, which you will be able to view by clicking here.

Coming Soon ... To view the Uncommitted Positional Breakdown, click below:
RHP | LHP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C

To view the entire rankings, please click here.

New Number One

2021 has ushered in the baseball season back after the pandemic cancelled the entire 2020 prior to a game being played. Several teams have started action as more will begin in the upcoming weeks. The 2022 class is following in the footsteps of the 2021 in Michigan being absolutely loaded with talent. The top ten features 10 division 1 commits entering the year.

Brock Porter RHP / 1B / Orchard Lake St Marys, MI / 2022

Report: RHP Brock Porter is making his case for one of the best pitcher’s in Michigan High School Baseball history. The Clemson commit won a state title on the mound as a freshman, and has a shot at gaining another this season. Has been clocked at an impressive 99 mph this season with temperatures sub 70 degrees. Slider is a swing and miss pitch at the high school level and his top pitch currently is his deceiving change up.

What’s New At The Top

Cole Prout OF / 1B / Standish Sterling, MI / 2022

Report: Cole Prout, a 6-foot-2, 185 pound outfielder, is extremely impressive with the tools and looks the part as well. His left hand bat ranks right near the top in the state regardless of class. He has a unique sound when he swings. The Central Michigan commit takes the #4 spot in the class.

Tate Farquhar RHP / OF / Lakeland, MI / 2022

Report: Tate Farquhar, a 6-foot, 185 pound prospect that has bloodlines in baseball with his older brother being a current member of the Michigan State baseball team and father a varsity high school coach. Farquhar throws a heavy ball that has been clocked at 90 mph. Has the ability to swing the bat as well. Michigan State commit.

The Risers

Robert Klann RHP / OF / Brother Rice, MI / 2022

Report: RHP Robert Klann is a 6-foot-3, 191 high waist, wide shoulder RHP that looks the part of a pitcher. Ball comes out of his hand easy with his fastball sitting 90 -91 mph. Was one of the hardest throwers we saw this winter. Plays for perennial state powerhouse Brother Rice.

Brady Krzciok 1B / 3B / Clarkston, MI / 2022

Report: 1B Brady Krzciok is a 6-foot-3, 220 pound physically imposing left hand power bat. Arguably had the most impressive round of BP we saw this winter. Barrelled every ball he saw with thunderous sounds coming off his bat. Has the ability to square up the ball and will hit!

James MacAuley SS / 2B / Grosse Pointe North, MI / 2022

Report: SS James MacAuley is a 5-foot-10, 160 pound middle infielder that has visibly improved his physique and put in work during the covid cut short season last year. Has made big time strides in all departments of his game. Soft hands in the field while throwing 86 mph across the infield and posting a 91 mph exit velocity.

Notable Newcomers

Edward Gregory Jr SS / 2B / Detroit Edison Public School Academy, MI / 2022

Report: SS Edward Gregory Jr  is a 5-foot-10, 165 pound middle infielder that is clean on defense. He’s a fun player to watch as he has slick glove actions and clean technique working through the ball. Quick release on his throws across the infield. At the plate a top of the order line drive guy.

Dylan Nguyen SS / 2B / Kenowa Hills, MI / 2022

Report: Dylan Nguyen is a 5-foot-11, 190 pound middle infielder that had quite an impressive showing this winter displaying a 88 mph infield velocity. Has the ability to play anywhere in the field. Drives the ball at the plate posted a 98 mph exit velocity.

Carlo Corona 1B / RHP / Chippewa Valley, MI / 2022

Report: Carlo Corona is a 6-foot-4, 198 pound 1B that will continue to fill out his frame, however he still has a smooth impressive swing from the left side already. Got his barrel through the zone driving the ball well to the pull side. Exit velocity of 90 mph.

The Sleepers

Matthew Fountain 1B / RHP / West Bloomfield, MI / 2022

Report: RHP/1B Matthew Fountain is a 6-foot-7, 185 pound slim framed prospect. Shows two way potential on the diamond. Displayed easy power at the plate posting a 97 mph exit velocity. On the mound he is a guy that has a four pitch mix that is deceiving due to his long legs and arms that makes him seem to hover over a hitter.

Nicholas Tarhanick-Luna 3B / RHP / Novi, MI / 2022

Report: Nicholas Tarhanick-Luna is a 5-foot-9, 157 pound compact built two way prospect that plays with a flare on the field. Has an extra bounce to his step showing soft hands and a fast arm. On the mound has a three pitch mix up to 81 mph. 89 mph exit velocity.

Don’t Sleep On These Arms

Jaden Williams RHP / OF / Canton, MI / 2022

Report: RHP Jaden Williams is a RHP that clearly is a hard worker, each time we see him he tends to be better than the previous time. Always a strike thrower he displayed a bump in velocity up to 85 mph which could be a sign more velocity is in the tank.

Josh McCoy RHP / 1B / Milford, MI / 2022

Report: RHP Josh McCoy is a 6-foot-8, 196 pound RHP that showed improved command with a three pitch mix on the mound. Easy velocity up to 84 mph on the mound where we can see a jump in velocity coming in the near future.

Top Uncommitted Prospects by Position

Below we look to name the top 5 prospects in specific categories based on primary positions for the 2022 class. Beyond this group, there are numerous prospects that can help a collegiate program in some capacity.

Michigan Class of 2022 rankings

Rank   Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Brock Porter MI Orchard Lake St Marys 2022 RHP Clemson
2   Nolan Schubart MI Orchard Lake St.Marys 2022 OF Michigan
3   Tommy Szczepanski MI Essexville Garber 2022 RHP Michigan
4 Cole Prout MI Standish Sterling 2022 OF Central Michigan
5
Donavan Canterberry MI Wyandotte 2022 SS Xavier
6 Jake Coulter MI Brother Rice 2022 RHP Kentucky
7   Wyatt Danilowicz MI Traverse City West Senior 2022 LHP Louisville
8   Isaac Irish MI Hudsonville 2022 C Auburn
9   Gregory Pace Jr MI Detroit Edison Public School Acady 2022 OF Michigan
10 Tate Farquhar MI Lakeland 2022 RHP Michigan State

***** To view the entire list, please click here.

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