Four represent the Centennial State in 2020 overall rankings


Tino Abarca
Colorado Staff

Earlier this month, PBR HQ and its boots-on-the-ground staff and coverage released the Class of 2020 overall rankings. In the list of 500, Colorado had four representatives. To read the rankings release story from national supervisor Nathan Rode, click here. Below is the group that was featured in the national list.

No. 156 - Jack Moss (Cherry Creek)

Moss comes in at No. 156 and was most recently seen at the Area Code Games by Rode. Moss hit for a .500 average at the ACG with five XBH. He's committed to Arizona State and will look to make a statement early in the Pac-12. Check out the ACG Standouts notebook where Moss is featured.

Jack Moss

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cherry creek
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Slammers
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
79
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
4.10
H-1st

Scouting Report

8-19-19
Retaining his No. 1 spot for the 4th consecutive time in the Colorado 2020 Rankings, is Jack Moss (Cherry Creek High School; Arizona State commit). Recently committing to Arizona State after originally committing to Virginia, The left-handed hitting Moss has emerged as the top hitter in our state. Last spring the 6-foot-4, 190 pound first baseman helped lead Cherry Creek back to the 5A state championship game, and also earned PBR All Colorado honors by .490 with 13 doubles, 3 triples, and drove in 31. Moss recently had tremendous results in Long Beach at the Area Code Games. In five games, he was 8-for-16 with four doubles, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored. He has a tall, long frame at 6-foot-4, 189 pounds, but stays relatively short and drives the ball to all fields, as his bat stays in the zone. Has a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride and maintains balance through contact. Compact, fluid, repeatable swing, creates bat speed, consistent hard contact and gap to gap power; 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, moves well left and right. Great presence and footwork in the field and around the bag. 

8/14/19
Moss, who recently committed to Arizona State, had tremendous results in Long Beach. In five games, he was 8-for-16 with four doubles, a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored. He has a tall, long frame at 6-foot-4, 189 pounds, but stays relatively short and drives the ball to all fields, as his bat stays in the zone.

Videos

Jack Moss - Area Code Games

No. 200- Case Williams (Douglas County)

Williams, a Santa Clara commit checks in at No. 200 overall. Williams was also seen at the ACG by Rode. He was featured in the Monday notebook. WIlliams, one of the biggest risers of late, has a durable frame and has been seen up to 93mph. Check out his profile here..

Case Williams

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Douglas County
    State: CO
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw:

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
73 - 74
CB
71 - 73
CH
Position
7.44
60-yard
(06/02/19)
78
INF Velo
(06/02/19)
93
Exit Velo
(06/02/19)
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

8-19-19
For the first time we have a new No. 2 since our first 2020 rankings, and moving up to that spot is one of Colorado's biggest risers RHP Case Williams (Douglas County High School; Santa Clara commit). The big framed, durable Williams at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds is the top pitching prospect in the state. Last spring Williams made the PBR All-Colorado Team as a closer, and on the season went 8-1 with a 1.81 ERA striking out 79 in 50 innings pitched while only allowing 37 hits. . On the summer travel circuti Williams fastball, who usually sits 90-91 consistently through the game, has jumped up into the mid 90's. Williams hides the baseball very well and makes it difficult for opposition hitters to pick up the ball early and recognize the differences in his 90 plus fastball to his 75 mph breaking ball with good command. Recently at the Area Codes Williams fastball was 90-93 with a sharp breaking curveball at 76-77. 


No. 237 - Colby Shade (Fort Collins)

Shade recently decommitted from UVA, which makes him one of the most coveted uncommitted 2020 prospects. Collins is highly thought of around the country and ranks among the top prospects in the state - No. 1 among outfielders.

Colby Shade

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Fort Collins
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2020
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.60
60-yard
86
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
4.00
H-1st

Scouting Report

8-19-19
Outfielder Colby Shade of Fort Collins comes in at No. 3 in the 2020 updated rankings. Shade, who recently de-committed from Virginia, was PBR All-Colorado last spring. The top outfield prospect in Colorado, Shade has his best year to date last spring hitting .533 with 7 doubles, 5 triples, while stealing 27 bases without getting caught. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound right hand hitting outfielder ran a 6.60 60 at the 2018 Colorado Top Prospect Games, and also showcased a strong arm from the outfield at 86 mph.  Simple, balanced set up at the plate.  Slow load to the back side and weight fires through the zone.  Exit velocity was 93 mph from a tee.  Hit several balls hard to the right center gap during the live BP round. In the field he is fundamentally sound and shows excellent anticipation. Still can't forget the play he made in the District Playoffs last spring with 1 out and the winning run at 3rd in the bottom of the 7th inning against Douglas County that preserved the tie in a game that Fort Collins would eventually win in extra innings. 


Videos

(8/5/18)

No. 489 - Jacob Thompsen (Regis Jesuit)

Thompsen, a Long Beach State commit, cracks the top-500, checking in at 489. Thompsen has had quite the velo jump as of late. Strong off-speed stuff that will play at the next level.

Jacob Thompsen

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Regis Jesuit
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Regis Black
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 168lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(04/03/19)
87 - 88
FB
(04/03/19)
72 - 73
CB
(04/03/19)
77 - 78
CH
(04/03/19)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 88
CB
72 - 73
CH
77 - 78
Position
7.46
60-yard
(04/07/19)
83
INF Velo
(04/07/19)
81
Exit Velo
(04/07/19)

Scouting Report

4/05/19
Uncommitted. 6-foot, 150 pounds. Have had Thompsen at past events before, but velo has really jumped since then. Throwing a firm fastball, Thompsen lived 88-89 the first inning, eventually settling in at 86-87. Arm has some wrap-back, slight pause in delivery then is quick through the zone from a high 3/4 arm slot, inline and square to the plate. Curve was thrown for strikes with 11/5 shape. Was a swing and miss pitch at 72-73 mph. In this game Thompsen threw 5.1 innings giving up 2 hits while striking out 6. Thompsen has more room to fill out and add velo for sure. Projects as a Upper D-1 pitching prospect. 

8-19-19
Jumping up to No. 4 in the updated 2020 Colorado Rankings is Long Beach State commit  RHP Jacob Thompsen  out of Regis Jesuit HS.  6-foot, 150 pounds. Thompsen helped lead the Jesuits to the 5A state championship last spring. His velo has really jumped over the last year. In game we saw against ThunderRidge last spring, Thompsen had a firm fastball, which lived 88-89 the first inning, and eventually settled in at 86-87. Arm has some wrap-back, slight pause in delivery then is quick through the zone from a high 3/4 arm slot, inline and square to the plate. Curve was thrown for strikes with 11/5 shape. Was a swing and miss pitch at 72-73 mph. Thompsen last spring threw 37 innings striking out 53 while posting a 0.90 ERA. Starts at shortstop when not pitching and hit .340 last spring. 


Videos

(4/7/19)