PBR California Staff

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - As we recently released our Updated class of 2022 state rankings we thought we'd provide you a closer look at one specific prospect. Rankings are never easy and we certainly know they are not an exact science. Much of rankings is predicated on what our team of scouts have seen, but given the national scope of the Prep Baseball Report network, we are more than able to access a library of over 100,00 players nationwide to compare apples-to-apples.

It's a given that California is either 1 or 1a in terms of talent in any given year. There isn't that much debate as to who the top players are because they've generally been identified at a much younger age. After all, the top players are easily identified. However, given the amount of games, innings, at-bats, pitches our team has seen over the last two years of watching this class, we feel confident knowing that nobody in the industry has seen more players in addition to those easily identified from California than our collective team. 

And because of that level of confidence we feel our rankings best reflect the overall talent in the state.

Earlier we looked at left-handed pitchersright-handed pitcherscatchers, first baseman and shortstops. Now it's time for the top ranked second baseman in the state for 2022 class. 


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Payton Brennan

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Rocklin
    State: CA
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report

UCLA Commit. Projectable, long frame with squared shoulders and the space to add weight and strength; moves well with more projection in his speed as well. Stands tall and quiet at the plate with a simple set up keeping hands at the back shoulder; easy controlled load allows for quick, loose swing. Had three quality at bats where he looked calm and in control of the strike zone; took good swings at the ones he liked with only two walks to show for the day. Was able to impact the game even without picking up hits as he showed off his speed to score from 1st on a long single off the RF wall. Loose arm with current strength; chance for more in there as he matures. Loved his consistent effort on and off the field and running out hard 90’s even when grounding out to the pitcher. Big arrow up.


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