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Ryan Ritter SS-Colorado Rockies: 2022 MLB Draft, 4th Rd, 116th overall

Ryan Ritter’s defensive capability made him one of the more valuable shortstops available in the 2022 MLB Draft. The John A. Logan College (Ill.) transfer performed admirably upon transitioning to the SEC. The former prep level football standout was a three-sport star in high school. In 2022, he committed just five errors while sporting a .978 fielding percentage.

Ryan Ritter SS-Colorado Rockies
Ritter, pictured, was one of the best defensive shortstops in college baseball. His flexibility covers a lot of ground on the field.

As a hitter, the former Wildcat produced 14 doubles and homered eight times in 2022. In addition, he stole 23 bases without getting caught once in school. Over a two-year period, he batted a respectable .280 while totaling 171 bases.

Chase Estep 3B-NY Mets: 2022 MLB Draft, 9th Rd, 269th overall

Estep earned both National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week honors in the 2022 campaign. Along with shortstop Ryan Ritter, the pair manned the left side of the infield admirably for the Wildcats over a two-year period. This came after he had seen time as an outfielder for the Wildcats.

Estep’s power element went to another level this past year. He finished with career-highs in both home runs and slugging percentage. The three-time All-State football standout brings a high level of energy to the field.