Inside the 2022 Rankings: Top RHPs


TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

With our latest rankings release for the 2022 class we decided to dive in deeper with a breakdown of the top 10 in each position. Next up: the top RHPs in NJ's 2022 class.

Class of 2022 Rankings Release


Nazier Mule

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: PCTI
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Axemen
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
97
Max FB
(04/14/21)
94 - 97
FB
(04/14/21)
79 - 81
CB
(04/14/21)
81 - 82
CH
(06/17/21)
83 - 86
SL
(04/14/21)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
93 - 95
CB
78 - 79
CH
81 - 82
SL
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
97
FB
94 - 97
CB
79 - 81
SL
83 - 86
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
89 - 91
CH
76 - 79
SL
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CB
78 - 79
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
CB
73 - 76
Position
7.06
60-yard
(08/02/21)
92
INF Velo
(10/09/19)

Scouting Report

Quick Hit: Elite arm - into the low 90s. Clean, loose arm action with late life. Wipeout SL in upper 70s.
First Glimpse: March 2019 in scrimmage
Breakout Performance: March 2019 scrimmage
The Future: Still uncommitted, Mule has arguably the highest ceiling of anyone in this class and will certainly have his choice of colleges when it comes down to it. Expect Mule to be a name to watch in a few years for the MLB Draft if he keeps on the same trajectory.


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Tom Finnegan

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Ocean City
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Baseball Performance Center
  • Height: 6-7
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(07/31/19)
84 - 86
FB
(07/31/19)
75 - 76
CB
(07/31/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 82
CB
69 - 72

Scouting Report

Quick Hit: 6-foot-7 lanky build with a quick arm. Vanderbilt commit. Mid to upper 80s with repeatable mechanics.
First Glimpse: November 2018
Breakout Performance: 2019 Future Games
The Future: Another elite arm to watch for in a few years for the draft, it's rare to see a lanky guy with such body control. 





Caden Dana

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Don Bosco Prep
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Indiana prospects Stout
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(05/03/21)
92 - 94
FB
(05/03/21)
74 - 77
CB
(05/03/21)
77 - 78
CH
(07/31/19)
72 - 75
SL
(07/31/19)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
92 - 94
CB
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CH
77 - 78
SL
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
71 - 72
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
81 - 82
CB
68 - 69
Position
7.51
60-yard
(02/23/19)
80
INF Velo
(07/24/19)
86
Exit Velo
(07/24/19)
4.47
H-1st
(02/23/19)
Position
60-yard
7.69
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.95
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.51
INF Velo
78
H-1st
4.47
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

Quick Hit: Lanky 6-foot-4 frame with room to fill out. Whippy, athletic arm 88-90 in winter 2020.
First Glimpse: PBR New York event in winter, 2019
Breakout Performance: 2019 Future Games
The Future: There's a reason why professional scouts maintain that "bloodlines" are important, and with two high caliber Division I older brothers (LHP Cullen & 3B Casey), it's easy to see why Dana's surge was so quick in his sophomore year of high school. Dana is poised for a breakout spring/summer on a national scene.

 





Kevin Jaxel

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Don Bosco Prep
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Gamers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(04/24/21)
87 - 90
FB
(04/24/21)

Scouting Report

Quick Hit: Another lanky 6-foot-3, broad shouldered frame with a long, clean arm action and true-3/4 slot.
First Glimpse: Winter, 2018-2019
Breakout Performance: Spring season 2019, already a Virginia commit, Jaxel contributed key innings on a varsity level as just a freshman.
The Future: Jaxel is a mid to upper 80s pitcher right now with tons of room to grow. He's a sinker/ground ball type arm who commands both sides of the plate with his fastball.

 






Zach Stichweh

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Don Bosco Prep
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Wladyka Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(02/16/20)
88 - 90
FB
(02/16/20)
75 - 77
CB
(02/16/20)
84 - 86
CH
(02/16/20)
75 - 78
SL
(03/03/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CH
82 - 83
SL
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
75 - 77
CH
84 - 86
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
68 - 70
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
64 - 67
CH
69 - 73
Position
7.87
60-yard
(10/06/19)
84
INF Velo
(10/06/19)
84
Exit Velo
(10/06/19)
Position
60-yard
7.87
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

Quick Hit: Broad shouldred 5-foot-11, 190-pound frame with a fast arm from a high-3/4 slot. 88-90 in winter 2020.
First Glimpse: 2019 Future Games Trials, February 2019
Breakout Performance: 2020 Future Games Trials
The Future: Recent Maryland commit, Stichweh possesses a heavy fastball with armside run and hard, late breaking offspeed pitches. Expect Stichweh to continue to make velocity jumps as he adds strength