Here are the top 10 prospects who have committed to playing baseball at the collegiate level.
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Baseball is a language all its own. A game of inches and split-second decisions, baseball can be beautiful in its complexity and utterly confounding at times. But for those who commit themselves to learning the game, there is great reward to be had.
For young athletes dreaming of playing baseball at the highest level the journey begins with a commitment to hard work and dedication. And for those who are fortunate enough to have the skill and talent to play at the collegiate level, the stakes are even higher.
With so much on the line, it’s no wonder that fans and scouts alike closely follow the top High School prospects in the country. Here are ten of the best players in the class of 2019, according to Baseball America
The Top 10 Prospects
The top 10 prospects list is crowded with talented players, but there is one player who stands out above the rest. Hunter Greene is the top prospect in the class of 2017, and he has the potential to be a once-in-a-generation talent.
Greene is a right-handed pitcher and shortstop from Notre Dame high school in Sherman Oaks, California. He has a fastball that has been clocked at 102 mph, and he also has a sharp curveball and slider. Greene is only 17 years old, but he has already drawn comparisons to some of the best pitchers in baseball.
The second-ranked prospect is Royce Lewis, an outfielder from JSerra Catholic high school in San Juan Capistrano, California. Lewis is a five-tool player who has been compared to former MVP Mike Trout He is a left-handed hitter with power, speed, and a strong arm. Lewis has already committed to UCLA.
The third-ranked prospect is Brendan McKay, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman from Louisville. McKay was the recipient of the Golden Spikes Award which is given to the best amateur baseball player in the country. He was also named the National Player of the Year by Baseball America McKay has a four-pitch repertoire that includes a fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup.
Rounding out the top 10 are: Jordon Adell (outfielder, Ballard high school Louisville), Mackenzie Gore (left-handed pitcher, Whiteville high school Whiteville, North Carolina), Austin Beck (outfielder/infielder, North Davidson high school Lexington), Nick Pratto (first baseman/outfielder Huntington Beach High School), Heliot Ramos (outfielder/infielder Alfonso Cruz Rodriguez Soli Academy), Bubba Thompson (outfielder Mobile County Training Center)and Tristen Lutz (outfilder Martin High School).
The Top 5 Prospects
1. Jarred Kelenic- OF, Waukesha West HS (WI)
Kelenic is the best pure hitter in the class. He has a plus arm and projects as a plus defender in center field. Kelenic has good speed and should be a solid base runner.
2. Bobby Witt Jr.- SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (TX)
Witt is the best pure athlete in the class. He has a plus arm and projects as a plus defender at shortstop. Witt has good speed and should be a solid base runner.
3. Riley Greene- OF, Oviedo HS (FL)
Greene is one of the most polished hitters in the class. He has a plus arm and projects as a plus defender in right field. Greene has good speed and should be a solid base runner.
4. Hunter Bishop- OF, Serra HS (CA)
Bishop is one of the most explosive athletes in the class. He has a plus arm and projects as a plus defender in left field Bishop has good speed and should be a solid base runner
While there is some debate about who the top baseball prospect in the country is, there is no debate about who the top 10 are.
1. Hunter Greene, RHP, Stanford University
2. Mackenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville High School (NC)
3. Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
4. Royce Lewis, SS, J Serra Catholic HS (CA)
5. Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (TX)
6. Nolan Gorman, 3B, O’Connor HS (AZ)
7. Tristan Casas, 1B, American Heritage School (FL)
8. Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (NC)
9. Jarred Kelenic, OF, Waukesha West HS (WI)
10. Braylon Shouppe , OF/RHP , Martin County HS (FL)
The Next 5 Prospects
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The top three high school baseball prospects in the country have all committed to different colleges.
HS Baseball Commits has the scoop. Janson Hightower, the top-ranked pitcher in the country, has committed to Florida State Jason Reynolds, the top-ranked hitter, has committed to LSU. And Jackson Meadows, the number one overall prospect, has committed to Vanderbilt.
So who’s #3?
That would be Trey Bourgeon, a third baseman from Texas. Bourgeon is headed to TCU.
The Final 5 Prospects
The top 5 Baseball commits according to perfect game are:
1. Robert hass – a pitcher from Florida, Hass has a strong commitment to the Gators.
2. BJ Hooft – a catcher from California, Hooft is a powerful hitter with a great arm. He is committed to UCLA.
3. Jake Lee – a pitcher from Texas, Lee is a big lefty with a lot of potential. He is committed to TCU.
4. Ryan Weathers – a pitcher from Tennessee, Weathers is the son of former major leaguer David Weathers. He is committed to Vanderbilt.
In the world of college baseball there are always a few players who stand out above the rest. Every year, there are a few players who commit to top programs and become instant starters. Here is a look at the top 10 prospects in the class of 2020:
1. Jaden Hill RHP, LSU
2. Matthew Allan, RHP, Florida
3. Jack Leiter RHP, Vanderbilt
4. Tanner Burns, RHP, Auburn
5. Jared Kelley, RHP, Texas
6. Slade Cecconi, RHP, Miami (FL)
7. Kumar Rocker, RHP, Vanderbilt
8. Rece Hinds, 3B/RHP, LSU
9. paying homage to commitment Brooks Crawford
10. Alek Thomas OF/LHP
Derek Jeter Cal Ripken Jr. Alex Rodriguez Ichiro Suzuki These are just a few of the recent greats to come out of the shortstop position The game has seen a plethora of top-10 talents come through the ranks in recent years with many of them panning out to be key cogs in successful MLB franchises. Who are the best top prospects in baseball right now? Here is a list of the top 10, according to MLB Pipeline: