Washington 2022 Rankings


Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Despite all the challenges that players throughout Washington had to deal with this year, we were still treated to terrific baseball action and outstanding performances on the diamond. While the last 6-7 months haven’t been easy, it didn’t take away from the passion and joy that young athletes show when they’re able to compete in-between the lines. 

Through it all, we’ve been able to continue our scouting coverage and expanded our rankings lists. The 2022 class features a diverse assortment of talent, highlighted by one of the premiere players in the entire country. 

Beyond that, there is tremendous depth in this updated list and several players outside of the top 20 or 30 who will make a strong case for themselves to ascend higher in our next rankings release. 

The 2022 rankings expanded from 50 to 100 for right now and will continue to grow after we get through our Fall and Winter events. 

For the full list of 100, click HERE

Check out our Top 10 preview below 

2022 state rankings

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
1 JR Ritchie WA Bainbridge Island 2022 RHP UCLA
2 Tyce Peterson WA Juanita 2022 SS Washington
3 Sam Boyle WA Columbia River 2022 LHP Washington
4 Parker Smith WA Central Valley 2022 RHP Gonzaga
5 Dominic Hellman WA Jackson 2022 SS Oregon
6 Jackson Cox WA Toutle Lake 2022 RHP Oregon
7 Felix Schlede WA West Seattle 2022 RHP Washington
8 Colton Bower WA North Kitsap 2022 C Washington State
9 Ryan Orr WA Tumwater 2022 RHP Washington State
10 Aidan Dougherty WA Mount Si 2022 OF Oregon State


Consistency at the top…

Not much changes for the upper half of the 2022 class. JR Ritchie (Bainbridge) has a firm hold on the #1 spot and he shows no signs of slowing down. The recent UCLA commit is a Top 20 player nationally and currently ranks as the 2nd best RHP in the country in national rankings. SS Tyce Peterson (Juanita), LHP Sam Boyle (Columbia River), RHP Parker Smith (Central Valley) and INF Dominic Hellman (Jackson) round out the top 5. 

Peterson and Boyle have continued to be consistent since they established themselves over a year ago with breakout performances. Smith has missed some time this summer with an injury but when he’s on, he has the arm action, present stuff and projectablity to be an impact arm. Lastly, Hellman has arguably the best raw power in the state. He’s made significant gains on his frame and build but there’s reason to believe he could continue to get even more physical down the road. If that’s the case, he’ll make a strong case to climb up even higher. 

LHP Sam Boyle

Upside arms....

Jackson Cox (Toutle Lake), Felix Schlede (West Seattle) and Ryan Orr (Tumwater) make up the remaining arms in the top 10. All 3 present an advanced skill-set and different attributes that make them unique in their own right. Right now, Cox gets the nod for his consistent low 90’s FB and the ability to spin a hard slider that has swing & miss potential. Schlede and Orr have also made strides in their overall game though and have impressed on our in-game looks this summer. 

Athletes…

Neither Colton Bower (North Kitsap) or Aidan Dougherty (Mt. Si) are no strangers to the top 10. They’ve both held their ground since we began ranking this class over a year okay. They continue to excel due to the overall strength, athleticism and ability to do damage to the baseball. Their positional versatility also helps them impact the game in other ways

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