With only one month until first pitch at Baum Walker Stadium, fans and media alike are getting focused on the upcoming baseball season. Area scouts looking at OmaHogs talent may be the most excited. Once again the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is loaded with MLB prospects likely to be taken early in this summer’s draft.
Baseball America released their first Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects today. Dave Van Horn has two everyday starters on that list as well as the preseason ace of the staff. Robert Moore, Peyton Pallette, and Cayden Wallace are all likely in their final seasons on The Hill. They make up the core of what should be a team ready to defend its SEC championship.
11 - Robert Moore
Arkansas infielder Robert Moore (1) makes a play and throws to first to record an out against Vanderbilt during the SEC Tournament Thursday, May 27, 2021, in the Hoover Met in Hoover, Alabama. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]
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Moore’s raw toolset isn’t loud and he doesn’t offer much in the way of physical projection, but his game skill on all fronts has him as a close to unanimous first-round talent.
13 - Peyton Pallette
University of Arkansas pitcher Peyton Pallette (36) throws a pitch during an NCAA baseball game against University of Oklahoma on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)
He has one of the more interesting pitch data profiles in the 2022 class with a three-pitch mix that excites many analysts. His fastball sat in the 93-95 mph range last spring and touched 99 with reportedly impressive induced vertical break numbers.
30 - Cayden Wallace
Arkansas batter Cayden Wallace (7) during an NCAA college baseball super regional game Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Wallace was an advanced bat with above-average power out of high school and has continued to show an impactful right handed bat in college. Last spring with Arkansas he hit .279/.369/.500 with 14 home runs and 11 doubles and he has the arm strength to handle the hot corner and right field.