Updated Class of 2022 Player Rankings (September)

Aaron Wilson and PBR Michigan Staff
PBR Michigan Director of Scouting

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Class of 2022 Player Rankings (September)

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 this 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 summer, 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 “The Risers”, "The Newcomers”, "Uncommitted Tools" 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.

What’s New At The Top

2020 has been a year unlike any other, while dealing with a national pandemic high school baseball was cancelled and summer ball was uncertain. However guys were able to put their talent on full display on the National, Regional and state stage. Rankings have shuffled at the top and three guys have entered the top ten. 

Brock Porter RHP / 3B / Orchard Lake St Marys, MI / 2022

The top seven prospects remain the same with a minor change of Brock Porter jumping to the number two slot after a brilliant summer. The Clemson commit has been up to 90 mph and on the national scene with big time stuff. Pitched in the state title game as a freshman and is poised to have a great junior season.

Jake Coulter RHP / 1B / Brother Rice, MI / 2022

Coulter, a 6-foot-6, 180 pound RHP, was dominant at the Future Games tossing three shutout innings against Team Ohio while racking up 4 strikeouts. Easy arm action with a lot of movement on his pitches. Up to 88 mph on the hill, recently committed to Kentucky and moved into the #8 spot.

Gregory Pace Jr OF / RHP / Detroit Edison Public School Acady, MI / 2022

Pace a 6-foot-1, 182 pound athlete with multiple tools. Recently committed to University of Michigan after a strong showing at the Future Games. Arguably the fastest player in the state with a physical frame has the ability to impact a game in multiple ways. 6.38 runner that throws 89 mph from the OF. Takes over the #9 spot.

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

Prout a 6-foot-2, 185 pound outfielder, was one of the more impressive prospects we saw this summer regardless of class. Moves well running a 6.88 sixty while showing advanced barrel control absolutely crushing balls. 96 mph exit velocity and 85 mph OF velo taking the #10 spot in the rankings.

The Risers

Hudson Davenport 3B / RHP / Richmond, MI / 2022

3B Hudson Davenport is a 6-foot-4, 225 pound corner infielder with a high level IQ at the plate. Bat to barrel ability is above average with power that translates from BP to gameplay. Was the top hitter on Team Michigan at the Future Games. Has the ability to make advanced defensive plays on the corner. 94 mph exit velocity.

Chace Cinglie SS / 2B / Bedford, MI / 2022

SS Chace Cinglie is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound middle infielder that displayed fast hands at the plate with a gap to gap approach while showing the ability to hit with power as well. Bat plays and will translate to the next level. 92 mph exit velocity and a 6.89 runner.

Notable Newcomers

Dylan Thompson RHP / SS / Alma, MI / 2022

RHP Dylan Thompson is a 5-foot-11, 170 pound electric RHP who delivers from a high ¾ arm angle. Hides the ball well and shows above average arm speed while running his fastball up to 89 mph. Heavy feel on his sharp breaking curve.

Marcus Patton 1B / Ypsilanti Lincoln, MI / 2022

1B Marcus Patton is a 6-foot, 205 pound strong framed corner infield prospect that moves well. Has a feel around the bag and shows some arm strength throwing 82 mph across the diamond. HIs bat plays at a higher level with big time power posting 98 mph exit velocity off the bat.

The Sleepers

Nicholas Krstich C / 3B / Lamphere, MI / 2022

C/3B Nicholas Krstich is a 6-foot, 165 pound versatile prospect that’s able to play all over the diamond. Behind the dish has clean receiving skills showing a 1.98-2.03 pop time showing an accurate throwing arm. At the plate works in rhythm showing a line drive approach making solid contact posting an 87 mph exit velocity.

Charlie Peterson LHP / 1B / Traverse City St. Francis, MI / 2022

LHP Charlie Peterson is a 6-foot-3, 190 pound prospect that hides the ball well throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Above average command on the bump throwing 75-77 mph with more velocity in the tank. We expect to see a velocity jump next spring. Also posted a 92 mph exit velocity.

The Gamers

Brady Birchmeier 1B / 3B / New lothrop, MI / 2022

1B Brady Birchmeier was one of the more impressive bats regardless of team at the Future Games. Put on a hitting display from both sides of the plate crushing towering home runs during BP. HIs best asset is his high baseball IQ. Posted a 105 mph exit velocity.

Clay Emeigh SS / RHP / North Farmington, MI / 2022

SS Clay Emeigh is a guy that makes heads up plays during a game and comes up with timely hits. Top of the order guy that has intangibles that aren’t measured at a showcase. A player that can play all over the diamond. 7.19 runner that throws79 mph across the diamond and has an 84 mph exit velocity.

Matthew Greene 2B / SS / University Liggett, MI / 2022

SS Matthew Greene is a 5-foot-10, 165 pound middle infield prospect that has sneaky power at the plate and a sure glove in the field. Posted a 91 mph exit velocity and racked up a couple hits during game play. Baseball instincts in the infield increased his range.

Don’t Sleep On These Arms

Drew Trevino RHP / 1B / Flushing, MI / 2022

RHP Drew Trevino is a 6-foot-6, 190 pound prospect that has a high ceiling showing arm side run with his fastball up to 87 mph . A pitcher that can command the zone with multiple pitches. Curve is his swing and miss pitch, he threw well during the Future Games in a highly competitive outing.

Jacob Turner RHP / SS / St. Clair, MI / 2022

RHP Jacob Turner is a 5-foot-11, 150 pitcher that has a fast arm with electric stuff on the hill. Hides the ball well showing a fastball up to 87 mph with a sharp breaking ball. Above average command on the hill with deception.

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.

+ Top Right-Handed Arms: Drew Trevino | Jacob Turner | Jacob Morrison | Brandon Hunsaker | Dylan Thompson

+ Top Left-Handed Arms: Bennett Hitzelberger | Evan Waters | Kevin Mathews | Brandon Skorupski | Noah Keller

+ Top Outfield Prospects: Cole Prout | Tate Farquhar | Caleb Sanders | Malaki Edwards | Cam Kelly

+ Top Middle Infield Prospects: Aaron Piasecki | Chace Cinglie | Connor Luck | Matthew Greene | Ryan Kruzak

+ Top Corner Infield Prospects: Hudson Davenport | Brady Birchmeier | Marcus Patton | Jake Taylor | Robert Newland

+ Top Catching Prospects: Ty Stepek | Dominic Krupinski (Video) | Logan Van Sicklen | Liam Karry | Prestyn Carter

Michigan Class of 2022 rankings

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

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