Class of 2018 HS Top 500 National Rankings
Ranking Last Updated: 6/3/2018
National Player Rankings By Grad Year


Rankings for 2018 grad class

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RankPlayerPosHometownCommitmentDraftedDebutedHSTravel TeamLast Played 
1 Matthew Liberatore
6-5  200  L/L
LHP Peoria, AZ Arizona Rd 1 by Rays (2018) Mountain Ridge Central Florida Gators
LHP up to 95 mph at PG AA game and can really pitch
2 Ethan Hankins
6-6  200  R/R
RHP Cumming, GA Vanderbilt Rd 1 Comp by Indians (2018) Forsyth Central Team Elite Prime 17U
Keeps getting better each time we see him and has been up to 97 mph. Very good at PG National and PG All American. Absolutely dominant this summer . From 82 mph to 97 mph. Up to 95 in 2016 at WWBA in the fall and MVPitcher WWBA World Championship.
3 Carter Stewart
6-6  200  R/R
RHP Melbourne, FL Eastern Florida State Rd 1 by Braves (2018) Eau Gallie Central Florida Gators
Very good and low 90's at WWBA, PG National and PG WS. Outstanding Breaking ball with best spin rate trackman has recorded
4 Jarred Kelenic
6-1  196  L/L
OF Waukesha, WI Louisville Rd 1 by Mets (2018) Mariners (2021) Waukesha West Rawlings Hitters
Can really hit. Ball flies off his barrel. Showed big 5 tool potential at PG National and PG All American, Outstanding all fall 2016 including MVP of WWBA Kernels.
5 Nolan Gorman
6-1  210  L/R
SS Glendale, AZ Arizona Rd 1 by Cardinals (2018) Sandra Day O'Connor Central Florida Gators
Can flat out rake and showed it at WWBA and PG Junior National. Had a great fall. Seems like he gets a hit every time up. MVP PG AA and hit a HR in game
6 Nander De Sedas
6-2  190  S/R
SS Montverde, FL Florida State Rd 29 by Brewers (2018) Montverde Academy FTB 55
6.82 90 IF at PG Junior National and very good switch hitter with big potential. 6.67 and 96 across the IF at National. Special all around player. PG AA
7 Ryan Weathers
6-2  225  R/L
LHP Loretto, TN Vanderbilt Rd 1 by Padres (2018) Padres (2021) Loretto Dulins Dodgers
Throws easy low to mid 90s. Fun to watch him pitch
8 Kumar Rocker
6-4  255  R/R
RHP Watkinsville, GA Vanderbilt Rd 1 by Mets (2021) North Oconee Team Elite Prime
Up to 98 mph and now showing a power Breaking ball. Fun to watch him pitch. Dominant summer. PG All American
9 Jordan Groshans
6-3  190  R/R
SS Magnolia, TX Kansas Rd 1 by Blue Jays (2018) Magnolia Banditos Black
Easy bat speed with big power potential. Very good at PG National including a game HR. Another game HR at PG AA.
10 Will Banfield
6-1  208  R/R
C Lawrenceville, GA Vanderbilt Rd 2 by Marlins (2018) Brookwood Team Elite Prime
Special defensive catcher, Hit very well this fall, Outstanding at PG National. can really hit with big power and up to 94 mph on the mound. Very good at WWBA and PG AA. Hit very well this fall
11 Mason Denaburg
6-4  195  R/R
RHP Merritt Island, FL Florida Rd 1 by Nationals (2018) Merritt Island Central Florida Gators
Up to 97 mph on the mound at PG National and big power in his bat. PG AA
12 Cole Winn
6-2  195  R/R
RHP Orange, CA TCU Rd 1 by Rangers (2018) Orange Lutheran
Up to 94 and dominant in Jupiter. Up to 94 at WWBA and Area Codes
13 Brice Turang
6-1  165  L/R
SS Corona, CA Louisiana State Rd 1 by Brewers (2018) Santiago Playa Vista Orioles
Very athletic all around player who really projects in all phases. Really stood out at PG Evoshield and CA World Series. USA Baseball POY. PG AA
14 Triston Casas
6-4  238  L/R
3B Pembroke Pines, FL Miami Rd 1 by Red Sox (2018) American Heritage Elite Squad
Can really mash. Huge power potential. PG All American
15 Connor Scott
6-4  180  L/L
OF Tampa, FL Florida Rd 1 by Marlins (2018) Plant 2017 Scorpion Prime
Showed big potential with the bat at PG National. Also a prospect on the mound PG All American
16 Jeremiah Jackson
6-0  170  R/R
SS Mobile, AL Mississippi State Rd 2 by Angels (2018) St. Lukes Coast Titans
Easy fluid swing, he can really hit. Long HR at WWBA World Championship in Jupiter. Outstanding at PG National and PG AA
17 Anthony Seigler
6-0  190  S/B
C Cartersville, GA Florida Rd 1 by Yankees (2018) Cartersville Evoshield Canes
Big hitter, dominates as BHP on the mound, can really catch stood out at Main Event. National. WWBA and PG Underclass AA. PG All American
18 Cole Wilcox
6-5  220  R/R
RHP Chickamauga, GA Georgia Rd 3 by Padres (2020) Heritage Exposure 17U prime
Up to 95 mph at PG National and 97 at WWBA. PG AA
19 Xavier Edwards
5-8  140  S/R
SS Wellington, FL Vanderbilt Rd 1 by Padres (2018) North Broward Prep Evoshield Canes
Can really pick it and very projectable bat. About as good of hands in the IF as you will see. Very good at NUC Main Event. MVP of 17u WWBA. PG All American
20 Joe Gray Jr
6-3  195  R/R
OF Hattiesburg, MS Mississippi Rd 2 by Brewers (2018) Hattiesburg Evoshield Canes
Very impressive at PG National. Huge power potential. Very impressive at Fall WWBA Events. PG All American. Hit very well this fall
21 Nick Decker
6-0  200  L/L
OF Southampton, NJ Maryland Rd 2 by Red Sox (2018) Seneca All Out Baseball
Showed huge power at PG National and it played in games. PG All American
22 Noah Naylor
6-0  195  L/R
C Mississauga, ON Texas A&M Rd 1 by Indians (2018) St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary Ontario Blue Jays/Canada Junior National Team
Very good at PG National. Continued to hit at PG Underclass All American Games Can really hit. Bat really impressed in Jupiter. Very good at PG AA
23 Mike Vasil
6-4  210  L/R
RHP Wellesley, MA Virginia Rd 8 by Mets (2021) Boston College High School Louisiana Knights
Up to 96 mph at PG All American
24 J.T. Ginn
6-2  200  R/R
RHP Brandon, MS Mississippi State Rd 1 by Dodgers (2018) Brandon East Coast Sox
Up to 97 mph at WWBA. PG All American
25 Parker Meadows
6-4  195  L/R
OF Grayson, GA Clemson Rd 2 by Tigers (2018) Grayson Team Elite
Austin's younger brother is an extremely high ceiling talent. Showed big tools at PG National. PG All American
26 Nicholas Schnell
6-2  180  L/R
OF Indianapolis, IN Louisville Rd 1 Comp by Rays (2018) Roncalli Indiana Bulls 17u black
Big time all around tools that really project. Very good at PG National, PG All American and WWBA World Championship
27 Grayson Rodriguez
6-5  230  L/R
RHP Nacogdoches, TX Texas A&M Rd 1 by Orioles (2018) Central Heights D-Bat Schkade
Very high ceiling RHP already up to 91 mph at PG Evoshield Classic
28 Alek Thomas
5-11  175  L/L
OF Chicago, IL TCU Rd 2 by Diamondbacks (2018) Mt Carmel Chicago White Sox ACE
Can flat out rake. Really impressed at PG National. PG All American
29 Adam Kloffenstein
6-5  220  R/R
RHP Magnolia, TX TCU Rd 3 by Blue Jays (2018) Magnolia Premier Baseball Futures Evans
Up to 93 and can really pitch. Very good at PG Underclass All American Games
30 Kendall Logan Simmons
6-3  190  R/R
SS Macon, GA Georgia Tech Rd 6 by Phillies (2018) Tattnall Square Academy East Cobb Yankees
Very athletic player.Really projects potential high level 5 tool player. low 90's on the mound. Outstanding at Main Event Showcase, PG Underclass AA Games, PG National and PG AA
31 Austin Becker
6-6  185  R/R
RHP Sunbury, OH Vanderbilt Rd 37 by Rangers (2018) Big Walnut Evoshield Canes
Touched 96 mph at WWBA World Championship. Lights out at PG All American
32 Jordyn Adams
6-2  180  R/R
OF Cary, NC North Carolina Rd 1 by Angels (2018) Green Hope Diamond Devils 17u Black
33 Lineras Torres Jr
6-2  190  R/R
RHP Beacon, NY St. John's Rd 1 by Indians (2018) Beacon
Throws easy and up to 94 mph at PG National. PG All American
34 Luke Bartnicki
6-3  210  L/L
LHP Marietta, GA Georgia Tech Rd 29 by Diamondbacks (2018) Walton East Cobb Colt .45s
Easy low 90's LHP and keeps getting better each time out. Up to 95 mph at WWBA World Championship. Lights out at PG National. PG AA
35 Jon Childress
6-4  215  L/L
LHP Forney, TX Texas A&M Forney Houston Banditos Black
Up to 93 mph at PG National. 94 and lights out at WWBA. PG All American
36 Justin Jarvis
6-3  175  R/R
RHP Mooresville, NC UNC-Wilmington Rd 5 by Brewers (2018) Lake Norman Canes National
Up to 93 mph at PG National. Dominant at WWBA. Keeps getting better. Up to 94 mph this fall
37 Osiris Johnson
6-1  185  R/R
SS Alameda, CA Cal State Fullerton Rd 2 by Marlins (2018) Encinal NorCal Scarlet
Showed big power potential at PG National. PG All American
38 Elijah Cabell
6-2  195  R/R
OF Winter Park, FL Florida State Rd 14 by Brewers (2018) TNXL Academy Central Florida Gators
Extremely fast bat and the ball just flies off his barrel. Very fun to watch him hit. Huge power at PG National. Very good at WWBA and PG All American
39 Slade Cecconi
6-4  203  R/R
RHP Oviedo, FL Miami Rd 1 Comp by Diamondbacks (2020) Trinity Preparatory Orlando Scorpions/Prime
Low 90's and can really pitch. Showed good off speed at PG Junior National. Very high ceiling RHP. Up to 96 mph at PG National
40 Seth Halvorsen
6-1  198  R/R
RHP Plymouth, MN Missouri Rd 19 by Phillies (2021) Heritage Christian Academy MN Blizzard Elite Blue
Huge tools at PG National. 6.6 Runner, 95 across IF and 93-94 on the mound. Showed big potential with bat as well. Lights out inning at PG All American Game and up to 96 mph
41 Nicholas Northcut
6-0  198  R/R
3B Mason, OH Vanderbilt Rd 11 by Red Sox (2018) William Mason Evoshield Canes
Can flat out rake and also low 90s on the mound. Special bat and hit all summer. Good defensive 3B. PG All American
42 Grant Lavigne
6-4  230  L/R
1B Bedford, NH Wake Forest Rd 1 by Rockies (2018) Bedford North East Baseball Rays
Huge power potential. Has swung it very well all year
43 Mike Siani
6-0  195  L/L
OF Glenside, PA Virginia Rd 4 by Reds (2018) William Penn Charter Whiz Kids
Can really swing the bat. Very impressive at TOS
44 Matt McLain
5-11  175  S/R
SS Tustin, CA UCLA Rd 1 by Reds (2021) Arnold O. Beckman Evoshield Canes
Very good all around player
45 Braxton Ashcraft
6-5  195  L/R
RHP Waco, TX Baylor Rd 2 by Pirates (2018) Robinson Brazos River Wranglers
Easy low 90s at PG National and can really pitch
46 Gunnar Hoglund
6-4  210  L/R
RHP Hudson, FL Mississippi Rd 1 by Blue Jays (2021) Dayspring Christian Academy Central Florida Gator's
Low 90's RHP at WWBA and PG National
47 Preston Hartsell
6-0  215  L/L
OF Newport Coast, CA Southern California Corona Del Mar FTB Tucci 55
Can really swing it with good power. Mashed at WWBA and won HR Derby at PG All American. MVP in Jupiter
48 Blaze Alexander
6-1  175  R/R
SS Cape Coral, FL South Carolina Rd 11 by Diamondbacks (2018) IMG Academy
Very good SS who really projects with the bat. 99 mph across the diamond at PG National. PG All American
49 Simeon Woods Richardson
6-3  200  R/R
RHP Houston, TX Texas Rd 2 by Mets (2018) Kempner Marucci Houston
Easy Low 90's with more in there. Can swing it to
50 Landon Marceaux
6-0  180  R/R
RHP Destrehan, LA Louisiana State Rd 3 by Angels (2021) Destrehan Evoshield Canes 17U
Can flat out pitch and up to 92 mph at PG National. 94 at WWBA and MVPitcher at 17u WWBA
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