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Class of 2017 Illinois State Rankings
Ranking Last Updated: 6/9/2017
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*Disclaimer: PG cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy of the verbal college commitments listed below.
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StateNatlPlayerPosHometownCommitmentDraftedDebutedHSTravel TeamLast Played 
1 82 Brendan Murphy
6-4  210  L/L
LHP Mundelein, IL Arizona State Rd 4 by Brewers (2017) Mundelein FTB Tucci
Very good LHP and really projects
2 163 Austin Marozas
6-7  225  R/R
RHP Plainfield, IL Kentucky San Jacinto CC Plainfield South IL Hawks
3 190 Reid Detmers
6-2  205  L/L
LHP Nokomis, IL Louisville Rd 1 by Angels (2020)  
4 205 Bobby Miller
6-5  220  L/R
RHP McHenry, IL Louisville Rd 1 by Dodgers (2020) Dodgers (2023) Mchenry-West Campus Elite Baseball Training (Kopacz)
Up to 92 mph at WWBA
5 236 Brad Czerniejewski
6-2  200  R/R
OF Lake Forest, IL TCU Lake Forest
Big bat speed and power potential, Can really run as well. Showed lots of quick twitch at PG Junior National
6 249 KC Simonich
6-3  190  L/R
3B Lemont, IL New Orleans Northwest Florida State College Lemont Twp Team Demarini
7 260 Ryan Sublette
6-1  190  R/R
RHP Lemont, IL Texas Tech Rd 7 by Dodgers (2021) Lemont Twp Team DeMarini 17u Elite
8 281 Ryan Kutt
6-3  195  R/R
RHP Orland Park, IL Illinois Brother Rice Illinois Sparks
9 289 Erik Kaiser
6-5  205  R/R
RHP Waterloo, IL Vanderbilt Waterloo St. Louis Pirates
Very projectable low 90's RHP
10 292 Zion Pettigrew
6-1  175  R/R
SS Chicago, IL South Alabama Kirkwood CC Mount Carmel Rawlings Hitters
11 358 Marius Balandis
6-2  195  R/R
RHP Lithuania, IL Iowa Western CC St. Laurence
12 413 Tyler Esplin
6-4  225  L/R
OF Lake Bluff, IL University of North Carolina-Charlotte Rd 7 by Red Sox (2017) IMG Academy Chain National
13 424 Mark Smith
6-4  220  R/R
RHP Edwardsville, IL Missouri Edwardsville
14 431 Tyler Mettetal
6-1  195  R/L
LHP South Elgin, IL Memphis St. Charles North Elite Baseball Training
15 433 Glenn Albanese
6-6  220  R/R
RHP Batavia, IL Louisville Rd 15 by Angels (2021) Batavia Illinois Sparks
16 461 Joe Donovan
5-10  160  R/R
C Clarendon HIlls, IL Michigan Rd 33 by Cubs (2017) Westmont
17 497 Angelo Smith
5-10  160  L/L
LHP Calumet Park, IL Michigan Rd 40 by White Sox (2017) H L Richards chicago white sox
18 500 Brooks Gosswein
6-2  180  L/L
LHP Barrington, IL Bradley Rd 4 by White Sox (2021) Barrington DTA Wildcats
19 500 Kellen Sarver
6-2  200  L/R
C Champaign, IL Illinois Centennial Top Tier
20 500 Ryan Loutos
6-4  220  L/R
RHP Deer Park, IL Washington University (Missouri) Barrington
21 500 Sam Faith
6-3  195  S/R
SS St. Charles, IL Missouri State St. Charles North Downers Grove Longshots
22 500 Matt McCumber
6-3  180  R/R
RHP Cary, IL Northern Illinois Cary-Grove Community Pro Player Canes
23 500 Ryan Eiermann
6-0  185  L/L
LHP Naperville, IL TCU Naperville Central Elite Baseball Training
24 500 Kevin Barry
6-1  200  L/R
OF Bartlett, IL Valparaiso South Elgin Elite Baseball Training-Kopacz
25 500 Mike Addante
5-9  175  L/R
OF Algonquin, IL Nebraska Harry D Jacobs Elite Baseball Training
26 500 Easton Bertrand
6-4  190  R/R
OF Manteno, IL Minnesota Manteno Chi Town Creme
27 500 Johnny Ray
6-3  205  R/R
RHP Quincy, IL TCU John A. Logan College Rd 12 by White Sox (2021) Quincy Notre Dame St. Louis Pirates
28 500 Brady Corrigan
6-2  200  R/R
RHP Plainfield, IL Arizona State Plainfield North 29ers Baseball
29 500 Antonio Saldana
6-7  230  L/L
LHP Minooka, IL Iowa Western CC Rd 38 by Giants (2017) Joliet Catholic Academy Team Demarini
30 500 Konnor Ash
5-11  191  R/R
RHP Plainfield, IL Missouri Plainfield South Illinois Hawks
31 500 Dylan Jones
6-3  220  L/R
OF Oswego, IL Illinois Oswego East
32 500 Trenton Wallace
6-1  200  L/L
LHP Rock Island, IL Iowa Rd 11 by Blue Jays (2021) Assumption HS Team
33 500 Michael Gunartt
6-2  185  R/R
OF Skokie, IL Niles West Top tier 16u Americans
34 500 Johnny Buckner
6-3  180  R/R
RHP Grayslake, IL Mundelein
35 500 Justin Diaz
6-2  180  R/R
SS Chicago, IL Illinois State Lake View Team DeMarini Illinois
36 500 Mark DiLuia
6-3  185  R/R
RHP Flossmoor, IL Maryland Rd 38 by Rangers (2017) Marian Catholic
37 500 JT Weber
6-2  210  R/R
3B Metropolis, IL Southern Illinois Massac County Nashville Knights 18U Platinum
38 500 Jordan Richardson
6-3  200  R/R
1B O'Fallon, IL McKendree College Southwestern Illinois College O'Fallon SI Batter's Box
39 500 Connor Gurnik
5-11  185  R/R
IF Naperville, IL Cal Poly Naperville Central
40 500 Cameron Hupe
6-1  180  R/R
RHP Tinley Park, IL Kalamazoo Valley CC Mount Carmel Sparks
41 500 Zach Mettetal
6-1  188  R/R
2B South Elgin, IL Memphis St. Charles North Elite Baseball Training
42 500 Tyler Pennington
5-11  190  L/R
C Cary, IL Cary-Grove Community
43 500 Brett Bagus
5-10  155  R/R
OF Oak Lawn, IL Brother Rice
44 500 Jimmy Burnette
6-2  195  L/L
LHP Chicago, IL Illinois Rd 18 by Blue Jays (2021) St. Laurence Top Tier Americans
45 500 Ashton Creal
6-1  170  R/R
OF Aurora, IL Southeastern Louisiana John A. Logan College Rd 21 by Reds (2019) Metea Valley
46 500 Jack Guzek
6-4  170  R/R
RHP Manhattan, IL Iowa Gulf Coast CC Brother Rice
47 500 Noah Farmer
6-4  195  R/R
RHP Metropolis, IL Southern Illinois Massac County Nashville Knights 18U Platinum
48 500 Thomas Larson
6-1  195  S/R
OF Joliet, IL Parkland College Families of Faith Christian Academy Cangelosi Sparks
49 500 Chad Cwik
6-4  165  L/L
LHP Hometown, IL Arkansas Oak Lawn Comm
50 500 Tristan Kellogg
6-3  200  R/R
RHP Rockford, IL McHenry County College Rockford East East Coast Grays, Rockford Big Dogs 18 U
51 500 Donivan Williams
6-0  191  R/R
3B Oak Lawn, IL Illinois State Rd 14 by Cardinals (2017) Richards White Sox Ace
52 500 Michael Lasiewicz
6-2  185  R/R
RHP McHenry, IL Mchenry-West Campus
53 500 Jack Carberry
6-3  210  R/R
RHP Palos Heights, IL Western Illinois A B Shepard
54 500 Ryan Altenberger
5-10  165  L/R
SS Morton, IL Xavier Morton
55 500 Bryan Truitt
6-2  190  R/R
RHP Caledonia, IL Iowa Western CC Rockford Christian Schools Hard Knox
56 500 Jeff Zack
6-3  195  R/R
RHP Romeoville, IL University of Illinois-Chicago Howard College Romeoville
57 500 Madison Lowery
6-5  200  R/R
1B Chicago, IL Simeon Career Academy
58 500 Jeff Heinrich
6-0  200  R/R
MIF Lake In The Hills, IL South Carolina McHenry County College Rd 40 by Giants (2019) Huntley
59 500 Billy Mote
6-1  200  L/R
SS Bloomington, IL Baylor University Chicago Elite
60 500 Gavin Lovesky
6-2  185  R/R
3B Lockport, IL Missouri Lockport Township East Rhino Baseball
61 500 Henry Marchese
6-2  170  L/R
OF Vernon Hills, IL Rd 34 by Padres (2017) Adlai E Stevenson
62 Top 1000 Joe Oswald
6-1  215  R/R
1B Tinley Park, IL Victor J Andrew Chicago Elite Baseball
63 Top 1000 AJ Ashley
5-11  170  R/R
OF New Lenox, IL Lincoln Way West Elite Baseball Training (Kopacz)
64 Top 1000 Michael Stupinski
6-4  203  R/R
RHP River Forest, IL Georgetown Fenwick Prospect Training Academy
65 Top 1000 Cole Kmet
6-5  256  R/L
LHP Lake Barrington, IL Notre Dame St. Viator Rawlings Hitters Baseball
66 Top 1000 Killian O'Hanlon
6-7  225  R/R
RHP Frankfort, IL Iowa Western CC St. Rita of Cascia
67 Top 1000 Noah Konie
6-1  180  L/L
LHP Lake In The Hills, IL Huntley
68 Top 1000 Darren Donofrio
5-11  190  R/R
3B Plainfield, IL Plainfield East
69 Top 1000 Brett Wicklund
6-5  210  L/R
RHP Chicago, IL Illinois State Heartland CC Lane Technical Elite Baseball Training
70 Top 1000 Tom Farrell
6-3  180  L/L
1B Chicago, IL University of Illinois-Chicago St. Laurence Illinois Sparks
71 Top 1000 Jake Pomykalski
6-5  210  R/R
RHP Frankfort, IL University of Illinois-Chicago Lincoln Way East ESP Select
74 Top 1000 Mike Edwards
6-1  200  L/R
RHP Oak Forest, IL Wisconsin-Milwaukee   Rhino Baseball
75 Top 1000 Keegan Kochis
6-3  175  R/R
RHP St. Charles, IL St. Charles East DTA Wildcats
76 Top 1000 Reggie Brock
6-0  185  R/R
OF Chicago, IL Chicago State Simeon Career Academy White Sox ACE
77 Top 1000 Taylor Jackson
5-10  160  R/R
OF Chicago, IL Illinois Kirkwood CC Kenwood Academy
78 Top 1000 Yaki Lee
5-10  170  L/R
C Chicago, IL Harlan Community Academy Ace White Sox -2017
79 Top 1000 Robbie McGimpsey
6-1  160  R/R
OF Glen Ellyn, IL Glenbard South Longshots
80 Top 1000 Griffen Pschigoda
5-9  175  R/R
C Wheaton, IL Wheaton Warrenville South Downers Grove Longshots
81 Top 1000 Nathan Myslicki
6-1  200  R/R
1B Lagrange Park, IL Lyons Twp Team Demarini Elite
83 Top 1000 Chase Patterson
5-10  170  R/R
SS Libertyville, IL Central Michigan IMG Academy Prospect Training Academy
84 Top 1000 Brian Heidbreder
6-2  185  R/R
OF Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest Community Prospect Training Academy
85 Top 1000 Drew Bartholow
5-10  175  L/R
OF Winnetka, IL Emory Loyola Academy Diamond Dawgz
86 Top 1000 Christopher Brown
6-3  275  R/R
RHP Skokie, IL State Fair Evanston Twp Illinois Hawks
89 Top 1000 Austin Ruesch
6-4  200  R/R
RHP Glen Carbon, IL Evansville Edwardsville St. Louis Pirates
90 Top 1000 Cole Hensel
6-0  185  R/R
RHP Millstadt, IL John A. Logan College St. John Vianney St Louis Pirates
91 Top 1000 Casey O'Laughlin
6-0  205  L/L
OF Glen Ellyn, IL Northwestern Fenwick Team Demarini
92 Top 1000 Dan Cryan
6-2  190  R/R
C Orland Park, IL Victor J Andrew Illinois Ice
93 Top 1000 Will Dvorak
5-10  160  L/L
LHP Elmhurst, IL York Comm HS team
94 Top 1000 Clifton Slagel
6-1  175  R/R
RHP Fairbury, IL Tulane Heartland CC Prairie Central Central Illinois Timber Rattlers
95 Top 1000 Ian Taylor
6-0  210  S/R
OF Elk Grove Village, IL State Fair J B Conant Illinois Hawks
96 Top 1000 Tyler Wood
5-8  165  L/R
SS Deerfield, IL Deerfield Slammers-Illinois
97 Top 1000 Austin Waeghe
6-0  215  R/R
RHP Naperville, IL Butler Neuqua Valley 29ers Baseball
98 Top 1000 Kyler Kopacz
5-10  180  R/R
OF New Lenox, IL Amherst College Lincoln Way West Elite Baseball Training-Kopacz
99 Top 1000 Jack Surin
6-2  200  R/R
C Plainfield, IL Joliet Catholic Academy Elite Baseball Training
100 Top 1000 Charlie Bourbon
6-0  190  R/R
RHP Riverwoods, IL Northwestern Adlai E Stevenson Top Tier
101 Top 1000 Justin Foy
6-3  190  R/R
RHP Taylor Ridge, IL Western Illinois Rockridge
102 Top 1000 Alex Gamache
5-10  200  R/R
C Lake Forest, IL Georgetown Lake Forest Academy Slammers 17u
103 Top 1000 Caleb Jacobs
6-2  215  R/R
OF Normal, IL Howard College Normal Community West Bnba Gold, Bloomington, Il
104 Top 1000 Jordan Mikel
6-1  170  R/R
SS Plainfield, IL Louisiana-Monroe Howard College Plainfield South
105 Top 1000 Stephen Mogged
6-0  180  R/R
OF Lindenhurst, IL Southern Illinois Lakes Community Prospect Training Academy
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Follow List

*Disclaimer: PG cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy of the verbal college commitments listed below.
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RankPlayerPosHometownCommitmentHSTravel TeamLast Played
Follow Anthony Alvarez
5-10  140  R/R
C Chica, IL Wisconsin-Parkside Taft Il Indians 17u,Bollingbrook Rampage 16u
Follow Daniel Banaitis
6-2  210  R/R
RHP Chatham, IL Illinois Wesleyan Glenwood Chatham Warriors
Follow Benjamin Battley
5-10  178  R/R
OF Zion, IL Indian Hills CC Zion-Benton Twnshp Hi Pirates Chicago Baseball
Follow Collin Baumgartner
6-6  225  L/R
RHP Brighton, IL Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Southwestern
Follow Blake Begner
5-10  165  L/L
LHP Peoria Heights, IL Southern Illinois Peoria
Follow Michael Bernal
5-10  180  R/R
C Elmhurst, IL Waubonsee CC York Comm Elmhurst Muddogs
Follow Braedon Blackford
5-11  188  L/R
SS Peoria, IL Carl Sandburg College Peoria Notre Dame Peoria Diamond Devils
Follow Andrew Blair
6-3  250  L/L
1B Maroa, IL Maroa-Forsyth Macon County Jokers
Follow Isaac Bracher
6-1  165  R/R
OF Roselle, IL Western Technical College Lake Park Fastball Usa
Follow Connor Breyer
6-1  175  R/R
SS O'Fallon, IL McKendree College O'Fallon Southern Illinois Batters' Box
Follow Tyler Brinkmann
5-11  175  L/L
OF Waterloo, IL Lindenwood University Gibault Catholic STL Pirates
Follow Walker Brockhouse
6-4  195  R/R
RHP Mt. Vernon, IL Memphis Mount Vernon
Follow Cooper Burns
5-7  150  R/R
OF Wheaton, IL Carroll University Wheaton North Dupage Training Academy Wildcats
Follow Jason Cast
5-11  180  R/R
OF Lake Forest, IL DePauw Lake Forest
Follow Dylan Crouse
6-1  200  R/R
C Bolingbrook, IL North Central College Bolingbrook Elite Baseball
Follow Steven Diaz
6-0  175  S/R
OF Highland, IL Highland American Legion
Follow Frank Dixon
6-0  175  L/L
OF Bolingbrook, IL Waubonsee CC Bolingbrook
Follow Merrik Eddington
6-0  215  R/R
C Mount Zion, IL Millikin University Mt Zion Chi Town Cream
Follow Liam Evans
6-3  178  R/R
SS Gurnee, IL Carmel Catholic Northern Knights
Follow Brandon Fender
6-1  170  R/R
SS St Charles, IL Bartlett Bartlett Bandits Elite
Follow Brennan Ferguson
5-10  165  R/R
C Winthrop Harbor, IL Montevallo Zion-Benton Twnshp Hi PBA DeMarini
Follow Ryan Fitzgerald
5-3  135  R/R
3B Streamwood, IL Dominican University (Illinois) Streamwood
Follow Raul Flores
6-0  175  R/R
3B Oak Forest, IL Trinity Christian College Oak Forest
Follow Tyler Franc
5-11  160  L/L
OF Manhattan, IL St. Ambrose University Lincoln Way West Illinois Hawks-Faron/Ruge
Follow Brian Fuentes
5-11  185  R/R
SS Crystal Lake, IL Indiana State Wabash Valley College Crystal Lake South Scorpions Baseball
Follow James Gargano
6-0  195  R/R
IF Naperville, IL Buena Vista Neuqua Valley
Follow Pierson Gibis
6-0  175  L/R
C Wauconda, IL Madison College Wauconda Comm Pro Player Canes
Follow Antonio Gutierrez
5-11  178  L/R
OF Plainfield, IL University of Saint Francis (Illinois) Plainfield So Illinois Hawks Ash
Follow Daniel Gutierrez
5-10  160  R/R
SS Thornton, IL Marian Catholic Midwest Rangers
Follow Caleb Haddon
6-0  180  R/L
LHP Libertyville, IL Libertyville Slammers Coyotes
Follow Jake Hansen
6-2  185  L/R
MIF Westchester, IL University of Cincinnati NIACC St. Joseph-Ogden Longshots Baseball
Follow Josh Harris
6-2  195  L/L
LHP Beecher, IL Illinois Beecher HS
Follow Tyler Hilton
6-0  190  
OF East Peoria, IL Illinois Springfield  
Follow Jeremiah Hoskins
5-7  136  R/R
2B Chicago, IL Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) Harlan High School Chicago Fusion 17u Travel Team
Follow Roy Iversen
6-3  165  R/R
RHP Oak park, IL Stevens Institute of Technology Oak Park & River Forest
Follow Shakur Jackson
5-10  180  R/R
SS Rock Island, IL Rock Island Top Tier
Follow Ben Jacobs
5-11  175  R/R
C Naperville, IL Millikin University Naperville Central Naperville renegades
Follow Jacob Jump
6-2  205  L/L
LHP Alton, IL Fontbonne University Metro East Lutheran High School Team Missouri
Follow Hunter Keim
6-2  160  R/R
RHP Rock Island, IL Quincy Rock Island Top Tier
Follow Collin Kessler
6-5  210  R/R
RHP Waterloo, IL William Woods University Gibault Catholic
Follow Jake Knoebel
5-9  170  R/R
3B Plainfield, IL Webster University Plainfield East Plainfield East
Follow Joey Lake
6-0  190  R/R
3B Wadsworth, IL Carmel Catholic Slammers Illinois
Follow John Lamantia
6-3  190  L/R
OF Chicago, IL Saint Ignatius College Prep. Chicago, Illinois Team Demarini Illinois
Follow Evan Lawrence
6-5  210  R/R
RHP Shiloh, IL McKendree College Belleville East Belleville East Lancers
Follow Nick Lee
5-11  160  L/R
RHP Elmhurst, IL Benedictine University York Comm
Follow Jordan Litke
6-3  200  R/R
RHP Gurnee, IL Warren Township Slammers Illinois
Follow Kole Lowry
6-2  145  R/R
OF Saint Jacob, IL Illinois College Triad Extreme Elite
Follow Alex Luka
6-4  200  L/L
LHP Downers Grove, IL Babson Montini Catholic Longshots Baseball
Follow Alec Lyle
5-8  165  R/R
MIF Farmer City, IL MacMurray College Blue Ridge Illinois Baseball Dirtbags- Andrew Cotner
Follow Daniel Marks
6-2  175  R/R
OF Libertyville, IL Libertyville Slammers 16u Team
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