Prep Baseball Report

The Hotlist: Risers And Newcomers In Updated 2016 Rankings

By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

The 2016 Overall Rankings were updated this week with plenty of notable changes. Below are some prospects that climbed the rankings, along with some others that joined as a couple new states in Prep Baseball Report’s coverage area were added into the mix.

Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa HS, NY

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Vanderbilt recruit has an extremely athletic and projectable frame, one that should continue to develop in the coming years. His arm is athletic, clean and easy, working from a high-3/4 slot. He had a strong outing at the World Wood Bat Championship in October, pitching in relief for the Syracuse Sports Zone. Anderson sat at 90 mph with late arm-side finish through the zone. His 77-78 mph slider looks to be a premier offering, as it shows consistent late two-plane break. With his natural athleticism and fluid arm, it appears Anderson has only scratched the surface of his potential.

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