The 2021 season was an uneven one for New England prep school coaches, with many teams playing abbreviated schedules due to the pandemic.
Evaluating the top teams and players was particularly difficult since every team seemed to approach the season differently. Looking at the records of teams in our annual top 10 ranking of New England prep schools, it becomes clear that seasons varied in length depending on each particular school's protocols. Teams like New Hampton School (4-0) and Groton School (5-1) got the short end of the stick with single-digit game seasons. Teams like Nobles (16-8) and Avon Old Farms (15-5) had fairly normal seasons with at least 20 games each.
The 2022 prep season will be particularly important for prospective college players who played abbreviated schedules in 2022. Many multi-sport athletes remain uncommitted due to the fact that they are not able to showcase their skills on baseball fields during the late summer and fall seasons.
Here's a look at uncommitted prep school players (in alphabetical order) who could make major impacts on the 2022 season.