Prep Baseball Report

Initial Arizona Class of 2018 Rankings Released

Jordon Banfield
Arizona Scouting Director 

We at PBR Arizona are excited to release our initial class of 2018 top 30 state rankings. The top four prospects in the state were also featured in our recently released PBR Draft 100. The Arizona rankings feature the nation's top overall draft prospect in LHP Matthew Liberatore (Mountain Ridge), followed by 3B Nolan Gorman (O'Connor), SS Jonathan Ornelas (Kellis) and RHP Ian Mejia (Sahuarita). Liberatore, Gorman and Mehia are committed to Arizona, Ornelas to Tennessee. They are joined in the top 10 by three Arizona State commits and one each to Grand Canyon and Utah. OF Brennen Davis (Basha) is the state's highest ranked prospect who has yet to make a verbal commitment.

In the coming weeks we will also be releasing rankings for the classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021. If we haven't had a chance to see you play you can sign up for our upcoming Fall Prospect Showcase, October 29th at the Kansas City Royals Complex in Surprise for a chance to be seen. As always PBR will also be out scouting all of the major upcoming events. If you have any commitment or other relevant information please don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected] or @PBRArizona on Twitter.

CLAss of 2018








1 Matthew Liberatore AZ Mountain Ridge 2018 LHP Arizona
2 Nolan Gorman AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2018 3B Arizona
3 Jonathan Ornelas AZ Kellis 2018 SS Tennessee
4 Ian Mejia AZ Sahuarita 2018 RHP Arizona
5 Tyler Woessner AZ Pinnacle 2018 RHP Arizona State
6 Chase Webster AZ Mesquite 2018 RHP Arizona State
7 Brennen Davis AZ Basha 2018 OF  
8 Leo Palacios AZ Carl Hayden 2018 LHP Grand Canyon
9 David Watson AZ Mesquite 2018 RHP Utah
10 Sasha Sneider AZ Thunderbird 2018 LHP Arizona State
11 Ty Pohlmann AZ Perry 2018 RHP Nevada-Las Vegas
12 Cole Yocum AZ Skyline 2018 LHP Utah Valley
13 Calvin Schapira AZ Pinnacle 2018 LHP Southern California
14 Jayce Easley AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2018 SS Oregon State
15 Kevin Jimenez AZ Nogales 2018 SS New Mexico State
16 Colton Cassinelli AZ Queen Creek 2018 C Washington
17 George Arias AZ Tucson 2018 RHP Arizona
18 Mason Gray AZ Pinnacle 2018 RHP Utah Valley
19 CJ Schwauwecker AZ Pinnacle 2018 1B Grand Canyon
20 Troy Balko AZ Sunrise Mountain  2018 RHP  
21 Seth Beckstead AZ Basha 2018 C Grand Canyon
22 Bobby Meza AZ Red Mountain 2018 RHP Yavapai JC
23 Conner Thurman AZ Red Mountain 2018 RHP Arizona
24 Chris Barraza AZ Sahuarita 2018 RHP New Mexico State
25 Dante DeNiro AZ Catalina Foothills 2018 C Grand Canyon
26 Tyler Kelly AZ Mingus 2018 SS New Mexico
27 Reid McLaughlin AZ Desert Mountain 2018 OF Brigham Young
28 Alex Kelch AZ Tucson Magnet 2018 SS San Diego
29 Isaiah Montoya AZ Liberty 2018 LHP  
30 Jonny Weaver AZ Mountain Pointe 2018 SS Grand Canyon