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Class of 2017 Illinois State Rankings
Ranking Last Updated: 6/9/2017
State Rankings By Grad Year



Rankings for 2017 grad class

*Disclaimer: PG cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy of the verbal college commitments listed below.

Class of 2017 Illinois State Rankings - Ranked Prospects

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 Oklahoma State San Jacinto CC Plainfield South IL Hawks
3 190 Reid Detmers
6-2  205  L/L
LHP Nokomis, IL Louisville Rd 32 by Braves (2017)  
4 205 Bobby Miller
6-5  220  L/R
RHP McHenry, IL Louisville Rd 38 by Orioles (2017) 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 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 UNC-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 Jr
6-6  220  R/R
RHP Batavia, IL Louisville 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 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 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 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 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

Class of 2017 Illinois State Rankings - High Follow List

RankPlayerPosHometownCommitmentHSTravel TeamLast Played
High Follow Rami Alul
5-9  185  R/R
C Woodridge, IL Waubonsee CC Lemont Twp Dupage County Hounds
High Follow Alex Analytis
6-0  220  R/R
RHP Shorewood, IL IUSB Joliet Catholic Academy 17u Top Tier National
High Follow Robert Archbold
6-0  195  R/R
OF Gurnee, IL Warren
High Follow Josh Baker
6-3  210  R/R
RHP Lockport, IL Lockport Township East Longshots
High Follow Bobby Barnard
5-10  150  R/R
C Tolono, IL Unity Central State Spikes
High Follow Hayden Bender
6-0  215  R/R
3B Waterloo, IL Waterloo St. Louis Recruits
High Follow Eric Bennes
5-10  175  R/R
RHP Palatine, IL Wm Fremd Illinois Indians - Tribe
High Follow Jack Berry
6-2  180  R/R
RHP New Lenox, IL Maryville University of Saint Louis Lincoln Way West Illinois Sparks
High Follow Michael Bieterman
6-2  200  R/R
C Wood Dale, IL Aurora Central Catholic DuPage Training Academy Wildcats
High Follow Todd Brown
5-9  160  R/R
RHP Aurora, IL East Aurora
High Follow Kade Burns
5-10  160  L/R
SS Edwardsville, IL Edwardsville St. Louis Gamers
High Follow David Chianelli
5-8  160  R/R
OF Tinley Park, IL St. Xavier University Victor J Andrew Esp Select - Walsh 17u
High Follow Ben Collazo
6-3  185  R/R
RHP Chicago, IL Heartland CC Lake View White Sox ACE
High Follow Dominic Connolly
5-9  145  R/R
SS Lemont, IL Lemont Twp Illinois Sparks
High Follow Joseph Curci
6-3  205  R/R
OF Chicago, IL Rollins College IMG Academy Justin Stone'S Elite Baseball Training
High Follow Josh Currier
6-5  180  L/L
LHP Mokena, IL Valparaiso Lincoln-Way Central Chicago Elite
High Follow Kurt Dankovich
6-0  185  R/R
RHP Homer Glen, IL Providence Catholic Team Demarini
High Follow Kevin Davis
6-9  250  R/R
RHP Orland Park, IL South Carolina-Upstate Olney Central College Lockport Township East Cangelolsi Sparks
High Follow Ian Delleman
6-2  175  R/R
RHP Lagrange, IL Lyons Twp
High Follow Logan DeWulf
6-1  165  R/R
RHP Huntley, IL Upper Iowa Huntley Pro Player Hurricanes
High Follow Kevin Donahue
6-2  195  R/R
SS Northfield, IL New Trier Township Rambling Titans
High Follow Kyle Fitzgerald
6-0  180  R/R
SS Brookfield, IL St. Louis Northwest Florida State College Riverside Brookfield Twp Team Demarini
High Follow Sam Fradin
6-0  180  R/R
3B Deerfield, IL Deerfield
High Follow Andrew Frank
6-3  160  R/R
RHP Moro, IL Edwardsville
High Follow Dakota (Cody) Freppon
6-1  185  L/L
LHP Belleville, IL Belleville East Southern Illinois Batters box
High Follow Michael Fuentes
6-3  180  R/R
RHP Midlothian, IL Bremen
High Follow David Giuliano
6-0  180  L/R
OF Downers Grove, IL Cornell Downers Grove North Longshots Baseball
High Follow Garrett Goetz
6-2  195  R/R
RHP Aurora, IL Waubonsee CC Oswego East
High Follow Blake Gosswein
6-0  180  R/R
2B Barrington, IL Concordia University (Wisconsin) Barrington
High Follow Anthony Gutierrez
5-11  183  L/R
C Plainfield, IL Plainfield South Illinois Edge
High Follow Sammy Habayeb
6-0  255  L/R
RHP North Riverside, IL Waubonsee CC Riverside Brookfield Twp Chicagoland Panthers
High Follow Alec Hartsell
6-3  220  L/L
LHP Shorewood, IL Heartland CC Joliet Catholic Academy
High Follow Harrison Hayes
6-2  195  R/R
3B Western Springs, IL Fenwick Cangelosi/Illinois Sparks
High Follow Jared Hunt
5-8  160  R/R
2B Chicago, IL Madison College Kenwood Academy White Sox Ace
High Follow Brogan Kemp
6-7  220  R/L
LHP Nashville, IL Nashville Comm St. Louis Pirates
High Follow Brandon Kendall
6-3  194  L/R
RHP Hanover Park, IL Bartlett Fastball U.S.A.
High Follow Charlie Klemm
6-0  165  L/R
RHP Darien, IL Hinsdale South Longshots
High Follow Lane Koenig
6-2  195  R/R
SS Effingham, IL  
High Follow Christopher Krennrich
5-10  175  L/L
LHP McHenry, IL Johnsburg Elite Baseball Training
High Follow James Krick
6-5  215  L/R
RHP Downers Grove, IL Downers Grove North Hitmen
High Follow Ryan Larsen
6-2  185  R/R
RHP Libertyville, IL Vernon Hills Prospect Training Academy
High Follow Carter Lawler
6-2  200  L/R
RHP Hampshire, IL Eastern Illinois Kirkwood CC Hampshire Illinois indians /Top Tier
High Follow Andy Lopez
6-3  230  R/R
C Chicago, IL Brother Rice Elite Baseball Training
High Follow Nate Madej
6-1  190  L/L
LHP Lemont, IL Florida Southwestern State College Lemont Twp Cangelosi Sparks
High Follow Deston Martin
6-3  175  R/R
OF Joliet, IL Minooka Community Illinois Hawks
High Follow Ben Maurer
6-3  215  R/R
RHP Waterloo, IL Webster University Waterloo STL Gamers
High Follow Nick Mayerhofer
5-9  160  R/R
SS Plainfield, IL Illinois Springfield Plainfield South 17u Elite
High Follow Barak McCann
6-1  195  R/R
RHP Matteson, IL Rich Central Campus
High Follow Sonny Mentone
6-2  165  L/L
LHP Antioch, IL Antioch Comm
High Follow Jack Mizgalski
6-4  161  R/R
RHP Sycamore, IL Sycamore Fastball USA

Class of 2017 Illinois State Rankings - Follow List

RankPlayerPosHometownCommitmentHSTravel TeamLast Played
Follow Anthony Alvarez
5-10  140  R/R
C Chica, IL Wisconsin-Parkside Taft Il Indians 17u,Bollingbrook Rampage 16u
Follow Jack Arnstein
6-0  175  L/R
RHP Highland Park, IL Highland Park Prospect Training Academy
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 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 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 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 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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