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Top 10 Texas baseball players in the Class of 2022
Rylan Galvan is one of the top baseball prospects in Texas. (Credit: Angela Piazza/Caller-Times/ USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 Texas baseball players in the Class of 2022

AUSTIN, Texas (BVM) — The high school baseball season is in full swing. And as usual, there is plenty of talent in action around the country, especially in Texas. Here are some of the top players from the Class of 2022.

Rylan Galvan, C, Sinton

Galvan has already shown he is one of the top prep catchers in Texas. In his junior year, he hit .404 with six home runs and 27 RBIs. Galvan was also named Texas Sports Writers Association 4A all-state team. Now in his senior season at Sinton, he’ll aim to finish his season strong before heading to the University of Texas.

Cole Phillips, RHP, Boerne

Phillips is arguably one of, if not the best prospects in the Class of 2022. Now, his senior has been cut short due to having surgery on his UCL.

During his junior campaign, Phillips was 9-1 with a 0.88 ERA. He had 97 strikeouts over 63.2 innings pitched. Not only was he dominant on the mound, but he was a force to be reckoned with at the plate. He hit .389 with one home run and had 28 RBIs. He also had 15 stolen bases. 

Phillips will aim for a speedy recovery following his surgery before heading to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. 

Jayson Jones, SS, Braswell

Jones is the type of player you want on the field. He’s a tremendous defender, and when he’s at the plate, you can rely on him to put the ball in play. Jones struck out only three times during his junior season.

He hit .377 with four home runs and 22 RBIs as a junior. Jones also had an on-base percentage of .547 and had 19 stolen bases. Also named a Class 5-6A first-team all-district selection, Jones has what it takes to play at the next level.

 And that’s what he’ll be doing. Like Phillips, Jones has already signed to play with Arkansas. 

Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall Heath

Williams is yet another player who had a great junior year and will look to build off of it this season. He batted .347 with five home runs and 37 RBIs in his junior year. He also had a .723 slugging percentage. Williams was also named to the Class 6A all-state team.

Williams will be heading to Starkville to play for the defending CWS champions, Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Cade Climie, 3B, Seven Lakes

Climie may not make the splash some of the other prospects have, but his numbers speak for themselves. He hit .326 with five home runs and 14 RBIs as a junior. Climie was also selected as an honorable mention to the all-district team.

He will also be staying in Texas to continue his baseball career with a commitment to Texas A&M.

Travis Sanders, SS, Copperas Cove

Sanders had a monster of a junior season. He finished with a .437 batting average, seven home runs and 30 RBIs. Sanders was tied for third in Class 6A for home runs when it was all said and done. Now, the first-team all-state shortstop will aim to finish strong before heading to Lubbock to play for the Red Raiders.

Chase Shores, RHP, Midland Lee

Shores is another pitcher/batting threat in the Class of 2022. His fastball has reached as fast as 95 mph. And in his junior season, he didn’t lose a game on the mound. He finished with an ERA of 1.65 and had 61 strikeouts in 49.2 innings of work. At the plate, Shores had a batting average of .324 with four home runs mad 28 RBIs. 

He was named the 2-6A District Pitcher of the Year.

Shores will be heading to pitch for the LSU Tigers at the end of his senior year.

Griffin Herring, LHP, Southlake Carroll

Herring is another guy who can be labeled an ace. In his junior year, he went 11-3 with a 1.43 ERA. He also pitched 83 innings and had 117 strikeouts. It’s a number that pops at you and everyone notices. He was named the 4-6A Pitcher of the Year. Herring also received recognition from the Dallas Morning News first-team all-area pitcher.

Herring is another pitcher that will be heading to LSU. He and Shores could prove to be a dynamic duo when they reach Baton Rouge. 

Jace LaViolette, OF/LHP, Katy Tompkins

LaViolette makes his return to a team that won 32 games last year. LaViolette was a significant contributor to those wins. During that season, he hit .371 and had five home runs and 53 RBIs. 

He also pitched a little too. He went 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA. LaViolette also struck out 67 batters in 39.1 innings. After the season, he was named to the Class 6A all-state team by the Texas Sports Writers Association as an honorable mention. 

He’ll be heading to Texas A&M to team up with Cade Climie when his season is complete. 

Anthony Silva, SS, SA Clark 

Silva is another Class of 2022 prospect that will be staying in Texas. In 2019, he committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, and his commitment hasn’t wavered. Neither has his play on the field. In his junior year, Silva hit .383, four home runs, and had 20 RBIs. Silva was also named an all-district shortstop.

He’ll aim to keep up his high level of play before heading to Fort Worth.