Baseball America recently unveiled their first look at their Top 100 prospects for the upcoming 2022 MLB Draft — the list had previously been split into high school and college players, this is the first one that combines the two — and to no one’s surprise, players who’ve come through the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series are prominently featured across the board.
The following is a quick look at each FSS player on the list, including a look at their performances at previous FSS events.
9) Brock Jones
Jones is a potential “lottery pick” and a surefire first rounder after a breakout sophomore season at Stanford. We first saw Jones as a member of NorCal at the 2018 National Tournaments — where he was accurately labeled at the time as the top prospect of the event — and then later that same year at International Week, where he ended up smacking a ground-rule double off of Adam Macko, who ended up being drafted in the seventh round by the Seattle Mariners the following year.
24) Cam Collier
What’s left to say about Collier, who is a first-round talent and will likely be taken there this year after reclassifying to the 2022 class earlier this winter. Collier has a rich history at Future Stars Series events, homering at both the 2020 National Combine and 2021 National Combine. He also was invited to International Week at just 15 years old for the 2020 event, and made a much more significant impact at what’s now called the Main Event a year later at Citi Field.
47) Henry Bolte
Bolte had a huge summer with the Future Stars Series, first performing well at the National Tournaments before turning in a standout showing at the National Combine, where he smacked an impressive home run off of highly-regarded 2022 MLB Draft pitching prospect Cole Phillips. Bolte was a no-doubt invite to the Main Event in September, and continued his strong performances at FSS events, turning in a defensive gem and reaching base three times.
51) Nolan McLean
McLean was one of the main attractions on a stacked Dirtbags team at the 2019 National Tournaments, and has since gone on to stand out at Oklahoma State, where the two-way talent has largely been used as a hitter.
65) Jacob Miller
Miller is a two-time invitee to International Week/the Main Event, but was unable to attend last year due to injury. He made quite the impression in 2020, however, racking up six strikeouts in Manchester en route to turning in one of the top pitching performances of the event. Miller also pitched at the National Combine earlier that year.
74) Gavin Guidry
The Louisiana native has participated in the National Tournaments on several occasions, but is likely best known for his performances in the jewel events; he’s a two-time invite to the National Combine, appearing in both 2020 and 2021, and he also played in the 2020 Underclass Combine as well.
76) Tucker Toman
An LSU commit, Toman both pitched and swung the bat at the 2019 National Tournaments, but impressed most with the stick, showing impressive power for his age at the time; he was only 15 years old at the time of the event.
80) Will Frisch
Frisch first popped onto the radar with the Future Stars Series as a member of the Minnesota Blizzard at the 2018 National Tournaments, where he was identified as one of the top 30 prospects at the event, ultimately earning an invite to International Week later that year. Frisch performed well at the event in facing players who are currently in pro ball like Dilan Rosario, Wendell Marrero and Dasan Brown, and was ultimately drafted himself. But he elected to honor his commitment to Oregon State instead of sign with the Minnesota Twins, and has improved his draft stock in the years since.
87) Tommy Specht
An athletic outfielder currently committed to Kentucky, Specht turned heads at times at the Main Event this past year at Citi Field, driving in two runs with a big single, and impressing the bevy of big league scouts and front office personnel in attendance with strong rounds of batting practice and solid play in the field.
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