PBR Player Rankings: 2022 Class

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

As we quickly approach the Spring Season, the PBR Nevada staff has updated the 2022 Class Rankings. We continue our coverage of the 2022 class with a Top 100 rankings list that will continue to group with the next update coming at the beginning of Summer. We are eager to continue following and reporting the development of the group with our "boots on the ground" mentality, committed to providing the most credible and up-to-date information for all things amateur baseball in the Silver State. Players in Nevada are evaluated by PBR Staff at high school and games, tournaments around the Valley, showcases/events, as well as our PBR Showcases. Evaluations are not limited to just PBR Staff, we often are in touch with college recruiters, pro scouts, and local high school and club coaches. All player recommendations are taken into consideration, and all lists are subject to change as we continue to be "hyper local" while delivering a national presence for all things Nevada.

If you feel you deserve to be on this list or positioned differently, feel free to tag us on social media with highlights/game film. Those videos will be seen, and we aim to always be accurate in our reporting. Events through the summer and fall will also be held, where you can get in front of PBR Staff so we can get to know more about you. These lists are constantly changing as players continue to develop, and we promise that we will never stop being out and evaluating.


Justin Crawford OF / Bishop Gorman , NV / 2022

The LSU commit has not only solidified himself the top prospect in Nevada, but can be argued as one for the top prospects in the country in the 2022 Class. His stock has steadily climbed over the past few years with consistent showings of his elite level speed that he utilized to amplify each part of his game. Over the past few months and even into last Summer with the national powerhouse CBA Marucci group, Crawford had begun to separate himself from the rest of his class with his obvious confidence every time he steps in the box where he is now flashing his power potential to the big part of the yard. Crawford will be the centerpiece for the Gaels this Spring as a player that will be the catalyst and leader for a group that has their sites set on the 2022 NIAA State Championship trophy. Expect to hear the name, Justin Crawford, called early in this year's Major League Baseball Draft.

Robby Snelling LHP / McQueen, NV / 2022

The two-sport star shined on the gridiron last Fall, as the quarterback lead his team to the State Championship game. He carries that same football mentality onto the mound, working with pace and attacking hitters early an often with his fastball that cruises in the low 90's with the ability to reach back for more when needed. His breaking ball has proven to be his go to secondary pitch, effectively commanding it in the zone while coming out on a similar plane to his fastball. His developing changeup showed much improvement during last year's PBR Nevada State Championship and is only expected to get better in the years to come. Snelling has steadily emerged over the past year as a legitimate pro prospect with the present size and strength throughout his 6-foot-3, 215 pound frame to handle a full professional season. The power left-handed arm is another Nevada prospect that we expect to hear called in the early rounds of this year's Major League Baseball Draft.

Mason Neville OF / 1B / Basic , NV / 2022

The Arkansas signee is another premium level athlete at the top of Nevada's 2022 Class with five tool capabilities that he has shown throughout his prep career. During his junior campaign, he showed off his ability to his for both average and power (104 mph TrackMan Exit Velocity) while hold down a premium position in centerfield using his PBR Verified 6.58 Laser Timed 60 speed. A key piece at the top of the Basic batting order, Neville is expected to have his best year yet this Spring and is on the short list of players projected to earn PBR Player of the Year, if he has the season we hope to see him have. With a big Spring in the works, he is also a player that could hear his name called this summer in the Major League Baseball Draft. 

Grayson Grinsell OF / LHP / Reno, NV / 2022

Nevada's representative at the 2022 Super 60, Grinsell has steadily progressed in each part of his game and has entered himself in to the discussion among the best players our state has to offer. Though he has always possessed the actions and makeup to be a top prospect, he physical maturity with significant strength gains have help him take his game to another level with his power potential at the plate now transitioned into present power to go with the top outfield arm in the state, posting a PBR Verified 96 mph Outfield Velocity at the 2021 Reno Scout Day. The future Oregon Duck and reigning Northern Nevada Player of the Year with be a vital piece, on both sides of the ball, for the Huskies who are primed to make a deep 2022 run.

Demitri Diamant SS / RHP / Bishop Gorman, NV / 2022

Diamant has seen his game reach new levels over the past year with a few tweaks in his offensive approach, it has paid dividends in not only his consistency, but also in the power he has put on display. Producing arguably the top overall performance at the 2021 PBR Nevada ProCase, he started the day off with a 6.64 Laser Timed 60, left it eight times out of the 20 pitches he saw during the offensive evaluations, then threw an event best 88 mph Infield Velocity across the diamond. Though that would have been enough to solidify him as the top performer of the event, he then hopped on the mound where he sat 88-91 mph, but has been up to 93 mph in more recent games since then. Do not sleep on the future Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket as he could continue to gain steam with MLB Scouts if he has the year we expect him to have. 

Chase Ditmar 3B / RHP / Basic Academy , NV / 2022

The future UNLV Rebel is another high IQ player out of Basic with the present tools that should give him an opportunity to make an early impact for his hometown program. But first, he has his sights set on repeating as State Champs this Spring. His ability as an infielder, at the plate and on the mound stacks him up among the top two-ways our state has to offer, but his competitive nature is what sets him apart. Expect Ditmar to be a key contributor this Spring in the heart of the Wolves lineup. 

Ty Coombs RHP / 1B / Arbor View, NV / 2022

The 6-foot-5, 205 pound right hander is going to spearhead the Arbor View pitching staff this Spring with a three pitch mix that he has continued to polish over the past year. Coming out of a high 3/4 slot, his fastball sits in the upper 80's into the lower 90's with arm side life. He compliments his fastball with a spike curveball that he has show his ability to spin in the zone as well as a split grip changeup that has become his go to pitch, especially ahead in the count, with its late, diving action as it approaches the hitting zone. The Long Beach State signee has proven himself to be one of the top arms in Nevada's 2022 Class.

Payton Riske RHP / SS / Bishop Gorman, NV / 2022

Riske is one of the state's most intriguing arms, consistently running it into the upper 80's with bumps into the 90's while only standing at 5-foot-11, 145 pounds. His ability to add significant strength and size in the years to come as well as coming from Major League bloodlines makes the future Utah Ute a player who is already one of the states top arms with the potential for so much more. He pairs his polished delivery with a trio of pitches that have also shown polish with present feel for his changeup that may be the best in the 2022 Class and a breaking ball that has shown both 11/5 and sweeping action at times. He will be a vital piece of the Gorman rotation this Spring and could be the number called in their biggest games.  

Logan Pruski SS / RHP / Bishop Manogue, NV / 2022

The Bishop Manogue product is set to stay home and attend the University of Nevada next year with two-way aspirations. Pruski has steadily climbed the PBR Nevada Rankings over the past few year, now earning his spot as the #8 overall prospect in the state. He has and will continue to make a signifiant impact on both sides of the ball for the Miners with his fastball hovering in the upper 80's with consistent bumps into the 90's expected to come this Spring as well. His actions at shortstop are always a pleasure to watch with fluid, rangy actions using his PBR Verified 6.67 speed and an 87 mph Infield Velocity. At the plate, he has consistently shown he drive the ball to the big part of the yard with his power now coming through as well and we expect this Spring to be his biggest season at the plate yet. 

Tyler Avery RHP / 1B / Bishop Gorman , NV / 2022

The right-hander his set to join Ditmar at UNLV next year, but as their potential top incoming arm with an opportunity to earn significant innings. This year, Avery will be a part of the Gorman one-two punch on the mound with his teammate, Payton Riske. Avery comes off a successful 2021 campaign with improved physical shape heading into his senior season to go with the present arm speed and looseness that could see him running it up into the 90's. The PBR Nevada ProCase attendee has proven to be a day in and day out competitor, pitching with a chip on his shoulder and that plus all the noted factors above makes Avery an arm that no team will be looking forward to face this Spring. 



Rising Stars of Southern Nevada (2026/2027) NV 04/10 College of Southern Nevada
Rising Stars of Northern Nevada (2026/2027) NV 04/23 Bishop Manogue High School
2022 PBR Idaho State Games NV 06/02 College of Southern Idaho
2022 PBR Nevada State Games NV 06/07 UNLV