, C, Atherton, Calif.
New Rank: 31 | Prior Rank: 57
Similarly to Jacob Lombard
above, Moss held his ground against the older competition in Jupiter and continued to ride the wave of momentum he saw all summer with one stronger performance after the next. Already committed to Stanford, Moss shows next level tools behind the dish and is starting to grow into his strength as we saw with a long ball in Jupiter where he continued to showcase his advanced right-handed bat speed. -JB
SS, Texarkana, Texas
New Rank: 43 | Prior Rank: 74
Coming off a strong summer 2023, Browning earned himself an arrow up even after previously being a top 100 level player in our eyes. He has added some functional strength to the profile, the ball is coming off different than it did a year ago but not at the expense of his agility on the dirt. The trajectory is as good as any. -Troy Sutherland
RHP, Richmond, Va.
New Rank: 50 | Prior Rank: NR
From unranked to spot 50 is rare feat to accomplish but Mcleod had to be the pop-up arm of the summer for the class. It is a long frame with limitless physical projection. Arsenal plays headlined by a big low 90’s heater. If he builds off this strong summer showing he could sneak into the discussions about being one of the truly premier arms in the class. -TS
, LHP, Kingsland, Ga.
New Rank: 54 | Prior Rank: 81
Ellis took some large leaps in 2023, especially in the velocity department. The southpaw ran the fastball up to 92 this fall to compliment his already advanced secondaries. Both the breaking ball and the changeup miss bats and Ellis is on the upward trend. -KP
, RHP, West Nyack, N.Y.
New Rank: 55 | Prior Rank: 166
Lee has excellent arm speed and topped out at 92 at the Sophomore WWBA. The right-hander is a good athlete, and the ball explodes out of the hand. The New York native pairs the heater with a tight breaker the projects well. -KP
, SS, Pflugerville, Texas
New Rank: 76 | Prior Rank: 500
Comeau was one of the biggest winners from the High School All State Championships as the young Texas native impressed with a variety of tools across the board. A long and projectable 6-foot-3 shortstop, the uncommitted Comeau showed big arm strength all over the diamond as he was up to 90 mph across, 89 mph from the outfield and 88 mph on the bump. It’s the combination of left-handed bat speed, barrel whip and strength however that may be his biggest eye opener and it’s scary to think he’s still just scratching the surface of his juice. -JB
Cole "CJ" Weinstein
SS, Newport Beach, Calif.
New Rank: 81 | Prio Rank: 117
This athletic middle infielder has really taken his game to the next level, the hit tool has always been quite advanced and now some gap thump has arrived. He has added some twitchy muscle in the build and just looks a bit quicker and stronger in every aspect. Easy to think he’s nowhere near the ceiling and could make another big jump when real power starts to show up in game. -TS
, 3B/RHP, Garden City, Mich.
New Rank: 96 | Prior Rank: 161
Armstrong is looking more and more like one of the premier two-way players north of the Mason-Dixon line in this class, showing high level tools both as a righthanded pitcher and as a righthanded-hitting third baseman. He reached 90 mph for the first time at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship, where he punched out 12 in 8 total innings while also going 7-14 at the plate with power. -Brian Sakowski
Quin Showalter, RHP, Collierville, Tenn.
New Rank: 108 | Prior Rank: 279
Showalter may have “RHP” next to his name, but after what he showed this fall at the Freshman WWBA with the bat, there’s no way you can discredit what he brings to the table offensively. Strongly built at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Showalter, well, put on a show with the stick as he hit .700 in West Palm but even more impressive was the ease and effortlessness in his right-handed with which he blasted two no-doubters. He’s been upwards of 88 mph on the mound and given his two-way ability, size and performance, Showalter is a name that’ll squarely be on recruiter’s radar moving into the summer. -JB
, LHP, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
New Rank: 117 | Prior Rank: 348
Duncan jumped all the way nearly into the overall top 100 on the strength of his appearance at the WWBA World Championship last month, where he played for Brewers Langley Blaze as a 15 year old. He has a clean delivery with a loose, athletic overall operation and plenty of “now” stuff to go along with intriguing projection. He can run his fastball up to 89 mph already with plenty more in the tank as he matures, and already has excellent feel for his changeup. -BS
, LHP, Raynham, Mass.
New Rank: 120 | Prior Rank: T1000
Another big winner from the High School All-State Games, Bumila is a name jumping on to the national scene in a big way this fall, and rightfully so. A long and lean 6-foot-6 southpaw, Bumila works with a sense of ease on the bump, controlling his long levers well while pumping the strike zone, making for an uncomfortable at-bat. The fastball has been up to 87 mph though he’s far from reaching his velo ceiling, a scary proposition for opposing hitters as he’s already showing a feel for three pitches and struck out 6 over his 3 frames in Texas. -JB
, SS, Jacksonville, Fla.
New Rank: 123 | Prior Rank: 213
Martinez is an extremely talented glove at short with agility and range. The athleticism translates in all facets, also plenty capable of swiping a bag. Martinez has an accurate barrel and hits the ball hard often, posting some impressive exit velocities. -KP
, RHP, Eaton, Colo.
New Rank: 129 | Prior Rank: 500
Garrison was dominant in 2023, capitalized by his Sophomore WWBA performance. The right-hander is built tall and strong at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, and lives in the upper-80s, capable of holding the velocity deep into outings. The Colorado native mixes in the curveball effectively and is just scratching the surface. -KP
, OF/LHP, Garner, N.C.
New Rank: 164 | Prior Rank: T500
Pope absolutely raked his way through a bunch of PG events in 2023, slashing .444/.551/.722 with 14 walks against only 3 strikeouts. He’s a physical 15 year old at 6-2/210, with plenty of lefthanded bat speed and a direct stroke that features good lift. The bat speed and strength combination give him significant power, both in terms of present and projection, and his zone awareness skills and overall hit tool stand out at a young age. -BS
, SS, Miami, Fla.
New Rank: 165 | Prior Rank: 500
Fischer has legitimate barrel skills and batted .391 on the year. The stroke is loose with a fluid bat head, and he has a really hitterish look in the box. The actions and glove stand out at shortstop and the games comes easy for Fischer. -KP
, SS/RHP, East Hanover, N.J.
New Rank: 187 | Prior Rank: 206
An Indiana commit, Amalbert continues to get better and better every time we see him play. He’s an athlete with good actions defensively in the middle infield, where his arm strength is a weapon already and could allow him to have some defensive versatility. The bat-to-ball skills stand out, as does his abilities on the mound, where he’s into the upper-80’s with feel to spin. He’s a high-end two-way player who might be able to do both in college. -BS
, C, Corpus Christi, Texas
New Rank: 188 | Prior Rank: 407
Olivares mashed all year long and possesses explosive hands with big strength to them. The ball jumps off the barrel and the Houston commit is a real power threat. The bat speed is advanced, and he handles quality stuff very well. -KP
C, Seminary, Miss.
New Rank: 252 | Prior Rank: 285
After an impressive performance at the High School All-State games, Harvey received a notable bump to his ranking. He possesses big time present power at the plate with prototypical catcher’s type build. Engages the lower half well to generate a portion of the big thump. Standout receiver with real instincts behind the dish. Limited sample in Perfect Game events but boasts a .378 average on the year. -TS
, SS, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
New Rank: 254 | Prior Rank: T500
A lefthanded-hitting middle infielder, Omidi made a huge jump up the rankings on the strength of that lefthanded hit tool. He features above-average bat speed with all kinds of power projection long term, consistently on the barrel to all fields and showing a good understanding of the strike zone at a young age. As he continues hitting for more and more power while maintaining his polish, he’ll continue to rise even further. -BS
New Rank: 267 | Prior Rank: High Follow
The 6-foot-2 right-hander out of California enjoyed a healthy jump up the rankings, debuting at No. 267 following an impressive performance out in Arizona at the Fall National Championships Presented by G-Form. It was during those three innings on the mound that he was able to show off a jump in velocity, going from an 82-84 mph range he showed in July, to a now 86-89 mph range we saw in September. It’s a long and loose arm action for Copen as the ball jumps out of his hand, striking out 8 in his three frames while landing a slurvey breaker for strikes as well. -JB
, RHP/SS, Hainesport, N.J.
New Rank: 275 | Prior Rank: T1000
Whitall stood out in a big way on the mound at the WWBA Sophomore World Championship last month, reaching 89 mph with his fastball and showing big swing-and-miss traits on his hammer curveball. It’s a low-effort, repeatable delivery with athletic traits and he’s made steady gains in terms of velocity and pitchability in the last year or so with more on the way. A two-way player, Whitall also shows well as a lefthanded-hitting infielder. -BS
LHP, Collierville, Tenn.
New Rank: 276 | Prior Rank: T1000
This lefty has some Mid-South area buzz surrounding him. Fastball velocity made solid strides in 2023, now sneaking into the low 90’s. Full three pitch mix has big makings, changeup is well advanced for the age. Should see a bigger workload for Briarcrest come springtime and will surely garner some eyeballs on his starts. -TS
, LHP, Houston, Texas
New Rank: 287 | Prior Rank: 500
Manis showed has tremendous feel to spin the breaking ball, featuring sharpness and late depth, falling off of the table. The left-hander continued to climb the ladder in terms of velocity all year, topping at 88 recently at the All-State games. He struck out a total of 41 batters over just 22 1/3 innings in 2023, using his swing-and-miss stuff. -KP
, SS, Villa Park, Ill.
New Rank: 288 | Prior Rank: T500
A 6-2/175 switch-hitting shortstop, Crocker is loaded with tools and ability and is really just scratching the surface of how good he’s going to be. He has advanced defensive actions in the middle infield and moves well, staying light on his feet with good balance and arm strength across the diamond. There’s whip to the stroke from the right side with easy power projection, and he’s an above-average runner already. The upside here is substantial. -BS
, LHP/OF, Bowling Green, Ky.
New Rank: 290 | Prior Rank: T500
Cowan took a big jump in this rankings update on the strength of his PG High School All-State Select showing, where he was excellent both as a lefthanded pitcher and as a lefthanded-hitting outfielder. He’s up to 87 mph on the bump with good sink to go along with a sharp slider and fading changeup; and he showed good bat speed with some power at the plate along with quality defensive tools in an outfield spot. -BS
, RHP, Hollywood, Fla.
New Rank: 311 | Prior Rank: 500
Billie has all of the pieces to pop in a big way. The 6-foot-1 righty has a quick shoulder and pitches with lots of intent, topping at 87 mph. He is young for the grade and the breaker is bat-missing offering as well. -KP
3B/OF/ RHP, Upland, Calif.
New Rank: 351 | Prior Rank: High Follow
Here’s one of the biggest regional showcase pop-ups of the year, Trugman is a promising two-way player that has limitless remaining projection to his long lean frame. He is well coordinated mover defensively that could stick at third or a corner outfield spot. His arm from both spots would be an asset alone. Huge leverage possibilities at the plate. Big time presence on the hill with loose arm action creating an ease to the running heater out of the hand. I'm not sure what side of the ball fits him better just yet, most will say pitcher right off the bat with his kind of frame, but only time will tell. -TS