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High School | Rankings | 11/22/2021

2025 Rankings Risers

Jered Goodwin      Cade Schares     
Photo: Omar Serna (Perfect Game)
Complete Class of 2025 National Rankings

Omar Serna (2025, Pearland, Texas), No. 16 overall: Serna is a Louisiana State University commit and a big-arm back stop with advanced feel for the catching position. He is strong and athletic for the age and the body has not begun to mature. The right-handed hitter is already showing in-game power and putting regular good swings on many talented arms during game play. The power production is pretty special, even at his age. He has also grabbed a 90 mph with the fastball on the mound, though that isn’t even the calling card. -Jered Goodwin

Brett Crossland (2025, Phoenix, Ariz.), No. 19 overall: Crossland popped onto the scene with his powerful right-handed bat and 90 mph fastball. The swing has fluidity and the barrel stays through the hitting zone well and creates lots of backspin. On the bump may be the biggest reason to get the feet moving, however. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame and functional athleticism is a starter kit for a legit top-end power arm type of upside. -JG

Chase Bentley (2025, Granite Bay, Calif.), No. 34 overall: Bentley made quite the splash at Freshman Worlds, leaving the yard a whopping three times and compiling 12 RBI in his 18 at-bats for the eventual champion, Alpha Prime 2025. The imposing 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has enormous power potential that is already starting to manifest itself. Oh, and did we mention he is a primary pitcher? The right-hander also runs it up to 86 mph on the mound, making him one of the most intriguing and two-way guys in the class. -Cade Schares

Sebastian Norman (2025, Springfield, Mo.), No. 35 overall: Norman is another young prospect with legitimate two-way potential, but much like Bentley, his bat is what really stole the show in West Palm Beach. He hit .625 with five extra-base hits in his 16 at-bats, and he flashed his raw strength/power on multiple occasions. His numbers really jump off the page and are advanced for his age, as he runs a 6.60 sixty-yard dash and throws 87 mph off the mound. The primary third baseman has as much talent as anyone in the class, and his upside is sky high. -CS

Minjae Seo (2025, Plano, Texas), No. 36 overall: Seo has an extremely quick shoulder that produces upper-80s fastballs to go with a mid-70s curveball that seems to get better every time he took the bump. The heater gets on hitters in a hurry and with development one can see lots of swing-and-miss in the future. Seo recently committed to Vanderbilt, which fits his upside on the bump. -JG

Noah Franco (2025, Downey, Calif.), No. 37 overall: Franco is an intriguing two-way player to follow for the foreseeable future. He has a fantastic 6-foot-3, 170-pound frame with long and loose levers that he controls very well. He sits comfortably in the mid-80s on the bump, attacking with a tough three-pitch mix. This could be where the future lies but he also has a sweet left-handed stoke with plenty of potential offensively too. -JG

Ryan Mitchell (2025, Germantown, Tenn.), No. 42 overall: Mitchell probably made the biggest jump of any player with the new rankings update, climbing into the top-50 after an electrifying performance at the Freshman Worlds. He would finish as the event’s Top Performer after hitting .588 with two no-doubt home runs and 10 RBI in total. The recent Georgia Tech commit is a loose and athletic prospect with plenty to project on for the future, and, after an impressive summer/fall circuit, we can confirm that the hit and power tools are loud. -CS

Thomas Stewart (2025, Lakewood, Colo.), No. 50 overall: Stewart just continues to impress with every look, which keeps him climbing in the national rankings. Everything about the right-hander projects, from the frame to the ease of operation to the current pitchability, he has become a favorite to many on the PG scouting staff. The recent Virginia commit has been up to 86 mph, but his curveball seems to be the calling card at this point, as it may be one of the best in the class. -CS

Jackson Miller (2025, Palm Beach, Fla.), No. 60 overall: Miller just simply hits, and regularly does so for extra bases. The approach and swing yield impact from line to line and Miller never avoids competing at the top events. The right-handed batters box looks like his future, but he can also run the fastball into the mid-80s. -JG

Aiden Aguayo (2025, Whittier, Calif.), No. 63 overall: Aguayo has a classic projection look with his high waisted 6-foot, 150-pound frame that undoubtably will fill out exceptionally well. He has advanced feel for the shortstop position and good lateral range. He is also a producer on the offensive side with huge power potential as he matures to go along with his advanced middle-of-the-field approach. -JG

Kelvyn Paulino Jr (2025 Thomasville, S.C.), No. 66 overall: Paulino is a recent University of South Carolina commit and it stems from his ability to hit a ton. The quick wrists allow him to keep his barrel speed while attacking from angles and it leads to extra-base hits in bunches. He has all the tools to play the left side of the infield with the athleticism to match the potential on both sides of the ball. -JG

Cooper Moss (2025, Panama City, Fla.), No. 67 overall: Moss is another power bat/power arm prospect with a big strong frame that moves with ease. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, he already has big pop from the right-handed batters box and it plays in game. He also attacks hitters with a fastball that peaks in the upper-80s with a lot more in the tank. Moss is a big-time competitor. He is committed to the University of Florida and will be followed closely on both sides of the ball. -JG

Parker Lakey (2025, Harrisburg, N.C.), No. 72 overall: Lakey has shown excellent eye-hand coordination that leads to a lot of hard contact to the middle of the field. He just seems to be consistently on time, hammering the ball on the screws. Lakey has a quick first step and the feet work well through the ball on the infield. The University of North Carolina commit has some upside on the mound as well with a strong arm that produces upper-80s peaks with the heater. -JG

Jackson Roper (2025, Orange Park, Fla.), No. 80 overall: Roper is as advanced of a defender as you will find in the ’25 class. The quickness and instincts stand out in a big way, and he combines that with soft hands and ability to change arm angles and throw on the run. A right-handed hitter, he has more pop than you would think but is best riffling liners to both gaps. The middle-of-the-field and top-of-the-lineup profile has earned a University of Florida commitment. -JG

Jin Kasuya (2025, Lawrenceville, Ga.), No. 81 overall: Kasuya is a South Carolina commit and another shifty middle infielder with excellent overall feel and timing. He can make plays to both sides at shortstop and has a knack for being in the right position defensively to make all the key plays. Kasuya has a long track record, even for his age, for spraying line drives to all fields. He also works counts well and is aggressive on the basepaths, disrupting and creating runs. -JG

Jadyn Nunez (2025, Miami, Fla.), No. 90 overall: Nunez is another prospect that continues to rise every step of the way, and he has made big jumps since the start of the summer, going from a High Follow to a top-100 player. The primary outfielder is a toolsy player who runs a 6.85 sixty-yard dash and throws it 88 mph from the outfield, and he is a consistent performer on the biggest of stages. His 2021 overall batting stats are ridiculous, as he compiled a .401 average with 17 doubles, and we saw more of the same in West Palm Beach, where he hit .636 with two doubles. -CS

Jarett Sabol (2025, Aliso Viejo, Calif.), No. 93 overall: Sabol is another big riser, jumping over 100 spots to get to his current ranking. He has really grown into his body and packed on strength over the past year, which culminated in a loud home run at the Freshman Worlds. Standing at a physical 6-foot-1, 181 pounds, the primary catcher is an impressive athlete who runs very well (6.75 sixty-yard dash time), and he has huge power potential from the left side of the plate. It’s rare to see such intriguing offensive upside from a premium position, and we are excited to watch his development moving forward. -CS

Ryker Waite (2025, Queen Creek, Ariz.), No. 100 overall: Waite has an interesting blend of speed and power coming from a compact and cut frame. The Arizona native is a switch-hitter with pretty equal ability from both sides of the plate as he develops. The bat flies through the zone when he launches. Defensively there is plenty to build on with his athleticism and aggressive style of play. -JG

Zion Theophilus (2025, Anderson, Ohio), No. 108 overall: Theophilus is a 6-foot-1, 165-pound athlete, and is what you look for when projecting a high-end and hard-throwing pitching prospect that will absolutely be fun to watch develop in the coming years. The fastball peaks in the mid-80s and he has confidence in his curveball/changeup off-speed offerings. The competitive nature and ability to throw strikes is already leading to high strikeout numbers. The Duke commit has some power in the left-handed swing as well. -JG

Dominic Woodward (2025, Tampa, Fla.), No. 118 overall: Woodward is a left-handed hitter that is just waiting to pop with added strength as his 6-foot-2, 160-pound and high-waisted frame matures. His smooth left-handed stroke produces length and whip that screams big future power. For now he just sticks to his all-fields approach with a mature hit-first mentality, and Woodward hits often. -JG

Nico Soul (2025, Marvin, N.C.), No. 124 overall: The recent Georgia Tech commit had a breakout performance in West Palm Beach, making a name for himself on a national level and catapulting him into the rankings. He impressed our scouts from Day One, finishing with a .444 average and four extra-base hits, which included a home run, all while hitting in the three-hole for a juggernaut South Charlotte Panthers 2025 team. He is a talented athlete with a pure swing from the left side of the plate, and he has proven to be a consistent performer against high-level competition. -CS

Tanner Thomas (2025, Arcola, Ill.), No. 153 overall: The primary pitcher is an impressive all-around athlete who has shown that he can swing it as well, but his future seems to shine brightest on the mound. Thomas has been up to 85 mph from the right side, and he tossed a five-inning, eight-strikeout win against a talented lineup in West Palm Beach. The Louisville commit has put up some impressive numbers at our showcases in the past, running a 6.81 second sixty and throwing 89 mph from the outfield, and he continues to rise with each look. -CS

Max Bushyhead (2025, Mannford, Okla.), No. 167 overall: Bushyhead is another talented prospect who burst onto the national scene and made a name for himself at the Freshman Worlds, hitting .636 with three extra-base hits. His overall approach and tools at the plate are advanced, showing gap-to-gap power and the ability to control and manipulate the barrel with ease. The primary catcher is also quite advanced defensively, and his combination of receiving and blocking skills, along with lower half flexibility and explosiveness, makes him the complete package. -CS

Brandon Logan (2025, Fort Wayne, Ind.), No. 173 overall: Logan is an excellent all-around athlete and player, and he put that athleticism on full display in West Palm Beach, which led to his entrance into the national rankings. He projects as a top-of-the-line center fielder and leadoff hitter at the next level, which is exactly what he was for the eventual runner-up, Canes Midwest. His speed allows him to cover a ton of ground in the outfield, as well as put constant pressure on the defense when on the bases or at the plate. -CS

Matthew Hall (2025, Tampa, Fla.), No. 182 overall: It's early to talk about projection, but the 6-foot-3, 175-pound and long-limbed frame is simply gorgeous when thinking of how it could be molded with Hall. He is a fluid mover with 6.71 speed and his long legs cover a lot of ground in the outfield. Hall made huge strides with the bat in 2021, making a ton of hard contact. The consistency was the biggest takeaway as he identified pitches and controlled the zone better, even when playing top competition. There is good reason to think he will continue to tap into the big potential he has on both sides of the ball. -JG

Carter Kutz (2025, Hartsford, Wis.), No. 199 overall: Kutz is also new to the national rankings, as the Wisconsin-based catcher had a solid showing at the Freshman Worlds, hitting at a .400 clip and flashing his arm strength by running his fastball up to 84 mph on the mound. Standing at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, he is a strong and physical prospect with intriguing power potential at a premium position, and he will continue to generate interest from schools in the Midwest and beyond. -CS

Elijah Bennett (2025, Indianapolis, Ind.), No. 212 overall: The Freshman Worlds served as Bennett’s inaugural PG event, and he made quite the first impression, earning MV-Pitcher and flashing obvious power potential for Canes Midwest. Standing at a physical 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, it’s hard to ignore the Indiana commit’s massive offensive upside. He showed real bat speed and created notable leverage from the left side of the plate, which led to a loud home run and a triple during his time in West Palm Beach. Bennett will be a fun one to watch as he continues to grow and get stronger. -CS

Dominic Hurley (2025, Raleigh, N.C.), No. 223 overall: Hurley is a true Swiss army knife and a catalyst on both sides of the ball. He hit out of the three-hole and was a key bullpen piece for his Dirtbags squad all year. He impressed our scouts as a two-way prospect during the Freshman Worlds, as he hit .400 with a home run, in addition to striking out nine opposing batters in 5 2/3 innings of work out of the bullpen. He is a quick and twitchy player with multiple tools, and his barrel control and power were apparent all year long. -CS

Max Berrisford (2025, Duluth, Minn.), No. 234 overall: Berrisford is a new name to the national scene after a couple of huge performances at two high-profile tournaments this fall. He hit .667 with five doubles in just 12 at-bats during the PG Fall National Championship in Arizona, and then followed it up by hitting .417 with a double at the Freshman Worlds in Florida. The Minnesota native seems to like the warm weather, and he will continue to gain interest from schools as he dominates the competition at these high-level events. The primary catcher has a projectable 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame, and there is plenty more power to unlock moving forward. -CS

Luke Cherry (2025, Coral Springs, Fla.), No. 268 overall: Cherry burst onto the national scene after an electric performance in West Palm Beach, most notably on the mound, where he tossed a 5 2/3-inning, 13-strikeout gem in a must-win game. The left-hander is a fierce competitor on the mound, and he constantly attacks the opposition, challenging them with an 82 mph fastball and a wipeout curveball/slider mix. He was also quite successful from the left side of the plate, where he hit .417 with three extra-base hits. He perfectly fits the profile of a leadoff hitter and center fielder, and his development on both sides of the ball will be fun to watch. -CS

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