Prep Baseball Report

First PBR Colorado 2021 Rankings Released

John Cackowski
Director of Scouting


The 2021 class is quickly growing up with many players gaining valuable experience at the varsity level this spring. All across the PBR landscape, our boots-on-the-ground staff has quickly become acquainted with the impressive crop of freshmen. They have made themselves known with loud performances in games, as well as exhibiting strong tool sets that will continue to develop.

Prep Baseball Report Colorado has had the opportunity to cover amateur baseball like no other organization has ever been able to do before in the state of Colorado. Between scouting numerous games this spring and having a great opportunity to see more 2021 grads at the Class of 2021 Preview in May, Underclass Invitational in January, and the Top Prospect Games last summer. We were able to create our first 2021 ranking. The first ranking we go to 25 players. Next ranking update will be after our Top Prospect Games in August at Cherry Creek High School. 



Coming in at No. 1. Committed to LSU.  Enters first 2021 overall ranking at No. 45. Lansville’s quick, strong arm produced fastballs that ran up to 87 mph in a recent PBR Colorado bullpen. Still developing physically, it is impressive to see what the 5-foot-10, 147-pound right-hander is able to pump out. Moving athletically through a clean delivery, Lansville drives strong off his back leg enabling him to work further down the mound as his quick arm goes through a short swing before delivering out of a high ¾ slot. The ball jumps out of his hand as he gets extension towards the plate. Perhaps even more intriguing about Lansville is his ability to spin a firm, 75-77 slider that shows the makings of a swing and miss pitch. He couples that pitch with a changeup at 73-75 that he throws with fastball arm speed. Lansville is a wiry athlete who will be greatly aided by more strength in the future which should give his clean, quick arm a boost. Already established himself as No. 1 option on the mound for ThunderRidge. Threw 36 innings striking out 28 batters so far this spring carrying a 2.33 ERA. 












Coming in at No.2. Uncommitted. Enters first 2021 overall ranking at No. 92. 5-foot-11, 185 pounds. Switch hitting 3B/C. Really came away impressed with body at the event. Quiet swing that repeats from both sides. Gap to gap power which produced 90 mph exit velocity from both sides as well. Athletic strong frame. Strongest arm at 3B at 80 mph. Pop time ranged from 2.06-2.10. Clean footwork with quick exchange and short arm action. No wasted movement. Throws have nice carry on them. Soft hands receiving.  Good reactions. Also a hockey player. Starting for Legend HS this spring hitting .349 with 11 RBI's in 44 AB. 








Radek Birkholz RHP / SS / Valor Christian, CO / 2021

Coming in at No. 3. 5-foot-10, 185-pound right hand hitting SS/RHP. 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. Athletic frame, wide balanced stance. Generates good bat whip through zone with bottom hand finish. Pull side power. Advanced bat speed. 87 mph exit velocity. Good actions at SS with good glove to hand transfer. Gains good ground to 1B with 77 mph arm velocity. Ran a 4.10 home to first. Was starting pitcher and winner for Valor in 4A state championship game. 








Alex Champagne SS / 2B / Heritage, CO / 2021

Coming in at No. 4. 5-foot-7, 125-pound left hand hitting MIF. 5-foot-7, 125 pounds. Bats left throws right. Advanced bat speed for his age and size. Led all hitters with a 93 mph exit velocity at Underclass Invitational. Gets money's worth for sure at the plate. Simple load, short stride, then slight-up hill swing. Solid hands at SS with good hand to glove exchange. Quick feet. Gains good ground towards 1B. Can run. 4.15 home to first. Helped lead Heritage to 5A state championship game. Hit lead off all year for the Eagles. 






Logan Carlisle RHP / 3B / Chatfield, CO / 2021

Coming in at No. 5. 5-foot-11, 195-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 6.96 60.  Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride and maintains balance through contact. Compact, fluid, repeatable swing, creates bat speed, consistent hard contact; 93 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, moves well left and right.  Shows quick athletic actions and funnels into exchange, ¾ arm slot, throws topped at 80 mph at event. In recent Centennial State games on the mound was throwing 82-84. 





To View Entire List Click Here. Below is sneak peak at the top 10. 


1 Cale Lansville CO ThunderRidge 2021 RHP Louisiana State
2 Landon Boyd CO Legend 2021 3B  
3 Radek Birkholz CO Valor Christian 2021 RHP  
4 Alex Champagne CO Heritage 2021 SS  
5 Logan Carlisle CO Chatfield 2021 RHP  
6 Brock Weiss CO Regis Jesuit 2021 SS North Carolina
7 Adam Moser CO Fairview 2021 OF  
8 Ryan DePew CO Grandview 2021 RHP  
9 Cole Martino CO Pueblo County 2021 RHP  
10 Ben Whipple CO Valor Christian 2021 RHP