Moore, Pallette Named Perfect Game Preseason All-Americans
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas infielder Robert Moore and pitcher Peyton Pallette were named Perfect Game preseason All-Americans on Wednesday.
Moore and Pallette earned third-team nods from Perfect Game at second base and starting pitcher, respectively. For Moore, the recognition is his second preseason All-America honor of the 2022 campaign as he was previously named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s preseason All-America Second Team at second base.
Moore slashed .283/.384/.558 with a team-leading 16 home runs and 53 RBI in 2021, his first full season with the Razorbacks. The junior established himself as one of college baseball’s premier middle infielders, earning All-SEC, Newcomer All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive praise after the year.
The Leawood, Kan., native has received freshman All-America honors in each of his first two seasons at Arkansas. Moore, the first Razorback in program history to earn freshman All-America status in multiple seasons, was eligible for the recognition as a sophomore due to the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.
Baseball America ranks Moore as the No. 8 overall college prospect for the 2022 MLB Draft as well as the second-best second baseman among all college prospects. D1Baseball ranks Moore as the No. 10 college prospect and the second-best collegiate second baseman ahead of the upcoming draft.
Pallette, meanwhile, burst onto the scene in 2021, also his first full season as a Hog. The Benton, Ark., native earned a spot on the Newcomer All-SEC Team after he appeared in 15 games with 11 starts, logging a 4.02 ERA in 56.0 innings of work. The right-hander struck out 67 batters while limiting opposing hitters to a .237 batting average on the year.
Pallette is the No. 5 overall college prospect and the top-ranked college arm for the 2022 MLB Draft, according to Baseball America. D1Baseball hails Pallette as the No. 13 college prospect and the top-ranked right-handed pitcher ahead of the upcoming draft.
Moore, Pallette and Arkansas, reigning SEC regular season and tournament champion, open the 2022 campaign – the Razorbacks’ 100th season of competition – against Illinois State on Feb. 18-20 at Baum-Walker Stadium.