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2023 Prep Class Rankings Risers Part 3

Jered Goodwin        
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2023 Prep Class Rankings Risers: Hitters | Pitchers


Angelo Prieto (2023 Hialeah, FL) has a strong right-handed swing and was excellent at the WWBA Sophomore Championships hitting .400 with a lofted homer to the pull side. He worked counts and used the whole field allowing him to produce runs consistently.

Hutson Guinn (2023 Paragould, AR) had a monster 2020 in which he produced massive numbers. His .451 average and 1.210 ops in over 100 plate appearances pretty much tells a big part of the story. The glove works at third and the profile should give him plenty of time to let the arm strength develop.

Ryan Speshyock (2023 Goleta, CA) has an athletic frame and a very quick arm. The righty is consistent in the upper-80s with a lot more to come. It’s the breaking ball that can get your feet moving though. It isn’t hard yet, but the hard downer bite should get a lot of empty swings as he develops the pitch.

Jacob Dudan (2023 Huntersville, NC) has a solid three pitch mix with an upper-80s fastball he has a ton of confidence in. He has a slender waist and fast and fluid hips that help him produce the pretty effortless velocity, with upside as he fills out his frame.


Isaiah Mack (2023 Cornelius, NC) looks the part with his chiseled 6-foot-3, 195 pound frame. He runs a 6.58 and has soft hands with a good arm that should play easily on the left side of the diamond. There is easy pop in the bat and the hit tool continues to make big strides. Mack could be a big riser as he gets on the circuit next year.

Max Burt (2023 Mason City, IA) impressed on both sides of the ball at the Spring Top Prospect Showcase. He has very good catch and throw skills with short actions and plenty of arm strength. He also has some thump in the right-handed bat. The power arm/power bat combination is impressive.

Liam Peterson (2023 Palm Harbor, FL) has a great 6-foot-3, 175 pound frame with lots of room to add strength and weight. The breaking stuff is developing, but he can move the fastball around and still rack up big strike out numbers. He also is pretty steady with the bat as well. He should not be uncommitted much longer.


Jayden Mandal (2023 Clovis, CA) There is clear upside on both sides of the ball. He has a solid fastball and breaking ball combo, and simply competes on the bump. He has a sturdy frame and uses the lower half well. Offensively, the right-handed swing is deadly. He can hit for both average and power, and does it in a big way to all parts of the field.

Brett House (2023 Suwanee, GA) has an eye-popping career stat line during his forty-three games. He has a .463 average with seven homers. He is physical with quality bat speed and does not get cheated. He has enough athleticism to be a solid corner outfielder as well.


Solen Munson (2023 Asbury, IA) had a solid 2020 as he hit .324 with a 1.026 OPS. The smooth left-handed stroke stands out most and he showed good timing that helped with pull side loft. He is a tough at bat as he has a good feel for the strike zone and recognizes pitches well. There is clear upside with his catch and throw ability behind the plate also.

John Wimmer (2023 Rock Hill, SC) The upward trend is real. A kind of throw-back as he plays with toughness and passion. He garnered a ton of buzz at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship for good reason as he hit .429 with three doubles. He is a heady and sure-handed defender at short stop and really hasn’t started filling out his athletic frame yet. The bet is the trend will continue next summer.

Gavin Chillot (2023 Springbrook Twp, PA) is a wiry athlete with some twitch in the wrists and a very accurate barrel. He hit .455 last year showing plenty of ability to spray line drives around the yard. The range and athleticism at shortstop stand out too.

Justin Smith (2023 Detroit, MI) held his own in a big way at the WWBA World Championship as he fit in well against older competition. The potential power is the biggest draw as his big bat speed and strong frame should produce in a big way as he adds repetitions.

Wayne King (2023 Peachtree City, GA) has a good body, a smooth stroke, patience in the box, and can spray it around the park. The defensive ability, though, is the separator. He can absolutely pick it at shortstop with good actions, range, and instincts. As the body fills out the helium could be real.

AJ Ewing (2023 Springboro, OH) has plenty of projection in his frame and his loose left-handed bat has plenty of upside. He hit .360 while walking twenty percent of his plate appearances. That type of advanced approach from the left side should allow him to perform at every stop, the power is coming too.

Payton Manca (2023 Winchendon, MA) has a monster 6-foot-5, 232 pound frame which gives him tough plane on his upper-80s fastball. He has a firm three pitch mix and misses a ton of bats, whether that is soft contact or strikeouts. His fourteen K’s in eight-plus innings were impressive, even more considering it was against two top lineups.

Tyler Zedalis (2023 Charlotte, NC) exudes confidence on both sides of the ball. He has sure hands in the field to go along with leadership qualities. His barrel stays in the zone a long time with good direction and fantastic timing. He his .375 in 2020 and can split the gaps for extra bases at any time. Zedalis is the definition of a winner.


Colton Hartman (2023 Waynesville, OH) should continue to develop as a true two-way prospect. His mid-80s fastball and sweeping breaking ball will get outs from the left side, and his 6-foot-2 body and long limbs give him good projection. The swing is also loose and has length through the zone. This could go either way, but both sides can get you excited to see the development.

Nigel Robinson (2023 High Point, NC) has a strong 6-foot-1, barrel chested frame that produces massive bat speed from the right side. He isn’t a one trick pony though; he also runs a 6.70 and has a strong arm from the outfield. The athleticism is a big part of the development process as he has started to produce in games at a high level.

Cole Leclair (2023 Toronto, ON) was spectacular at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship as he hit .600 with two doubles, two triples, and a homerun during his time in Fort Myers. Given his 6-foot-2 frame and his smooth left-handed swing, he should garner a ton of attention the next couple summers. He is a good athlete and should be given the chance to develop at shortstop.

Cayden Munster (2023 Fresno, CA) At a strong 6-foot-4, 215 pounds its pretty easy to dream on the power potential of his left-handed bat. It is pretty impressive though, as he showed excellent bat to ball skills this fall. If he can continue to prove the hit tool is on the same level as the power potential, this could get interesting.

Braeden Collins (2023 Pikeville, NC) has interesting two-way potential as he has a sound right-handed swing. The upside on the mound is the ticket though. He is athletic with a very quick shoulder and his fastball already peaks in the upper-80s. The breaking ball has real swing and miss characteristics and got some terrible passes from opposing hitters this Fall.

Hayden Yost (2023 Tampa, FL) is another interesting left-handed bat that has come on strong. He has a tight swing and great timing that goes well with his very patient approach. He has advanced feel in the box and also shows enough speed on the bases to disrupt at times, giving him a good top of the order profile.

Troy Reader (2023 Tampa, FL) is a fantastic defender behind the plate with comfort in his set up and flexibility in his hips. He receives well, has plenty of carry on his throws, and great recovery skills. The power in the bat is going to show up big as he continues to add repetitions.

Luke Scherrer (2023 Yucaipa, CA) has a durable workhorse frame at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. He has good timing is his delivery with advanced pitchability for his age. The heater peaks in the upper-80s and he has command traits on his three-pitch mix. He threw twelve innings this fall and only allowed four earned baserunners, while striking out seventeen. That’s a pretty loud line.

Anthony J Cole (2023 Davenport, FL) hit .417 with a double at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship this fall with huge upside on the left side of the infield. He is tall, strong, and very athletic. The development path could be special as he just needs to keep getting reps.

Bryan Rivera (2023 Tampa, FL) just seems to produce in a big way, on both sides of the ball. He has a polished delivery allowing him to repeat his release on a solid three-pitch mix with a fastball that has touches 87 mph. He also swings it well as he hit .329 in over one hundred plate appearances in 2020.


Anthony Saleeba (2023 Jacksonville, FL) had a huge fall as he performed in a big way at the PG Class of 2023 All American Games posting big raw numbers. Then he hit .455 at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship hitting an impressive five doubles in his four games. The blend of defense and hitterish qualities was impressive in Fort Myers.

Boston Flannery (2023 New City, NY) is a physical specimen with huge right-handed bat speed. He is patient at the plate with clear on base ability, but can also change a game with one swing of the stick. He is more light on his feet than a first glance would make you think, and the athleticism is really intriguing.
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