2022 Recruiting Class Quick Hits

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

The dichotomy between college baseball and the MLB Draft is too familiar for the nation’s premier programs, one that fuels the anxiety of putting together a quality recruiting class. Having pushed back to being just several weeks before players are due on campus, the draft, and the players who sign or don’t sign, is a major reason why the collective minds at D1Baseball and the Prep Baseball Report feel compelled to hold off on Newcomer Rankings until season previews kick off prior to the spring. Additionally, the ominous Transfer Portal tosses in another factor to consider, and with the additional “COVID Year” being held on by players for likely the next three years or so, a more concerted effort to comb rosters will have to be made in applying a proper ranking to classes that made it to campus.

However, Signing Day is still a thrilling time for players, parents, and programs as they put those verbal commitments in ink. And while the draft will assuredly disrupt the sleep of recruiting coordinators next summer, it is fun to look at that hard work they have put in. So, below are some quick thoughts and observations from National Signing Day for fan bases and college baseball fans to consider and think about while eagerly awaiting the first pitch of the 2022 season (which is less than 100 days away!) In coming weeks, a much more in-depth breakdown of the Power Five (and select Power Major) classes is coming, so be sure to follow Prep Baseball Report’s Nathan Rode (@nathanrode) and Shooter Hunt (@ShooterHunt) for more information.


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