Prep Baseball Report

Updated Colorado 2018 Rankings

John Cackowski
State Director 

In the winter of 2015 PBR Colorado released our first ever 2018 rankings which consisted of 40 players. In the past two years 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 fall from our last 2018 rankings posted in August, and having a great opportunity to see more 2018 grads at the Top Prospect Games and Colorado Fall Prospect Games, we were able to move our 2018 ranking list to 125 players.

Our next big 2018 rankings update will be posted after our Preseason All-State in February.

Staying at No.1 2018  is RHP Cole Winn of Silver Creek. 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. Recently changed his commitment to Mississippi State from Notre Dame. Winn is one of the top pitchers in his age class in the country. Arm is flat out electric. Fastball was 92-93 mph, at our Preseason All-State Event. Has a wipeout slider with late depth at 76-77 mph. Solid change at same arm speed that lives at 81-82 mph. Winn over the last year has impressed many scouts across the country, and is positioning himself to be a potential high draft pick after he graduates high school.

Staying at No. 2 is OF Tanner O'Tremba of Cherry Creek HS. Committed to Texas Tech. 6-foot, 210 pounds. Bats and throws right. O'Tremba is one of the best players in Colorado who always produces in games, and has freakish athletic skills. O'Tremba has reached a 97 mph exit velo with us off a tee, and in CF ranges very well, and has a plus arm from the OF. Recently in a game O-Tremba made a game saving catch running into the wall at Cherry Creek breaking the fence post. That's the type of player he is, going hard all of time. O'Tremba ran a 6.9 laser timed 60 at the Top Prospect Games, and we have had under 6.9 before. Looks and plays like a full back. Last spring O'Tremba was an offensive force for Cherry Creek carrying the Bruins to the 5A Final 8. O'Tremba batted .493 with 6 homeruns, and 34 RBI's to go along with 9 doubles and 11 stolen bases last spring.

Staying at No. 3 in our rankings is 1B/LHP Justin Olson of Pine Creek. 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. Bats and throws left. The Kentucky commit recently impressed at our Preseason All-State event. A lot of juice in Olson's bat. Power to both gaps. Strong wrists and great extension through zone with level swing through zone but generates great back spin. Ball just flies off bat. Hard to pitch to because hands are back, and there is good plate coverage. At 1B has good feet and a strong arm. Not sure if he's a 1B or OF yet at next level, but his left handed bat will for sure play.

Staying at No. 4 is ASU commit C Luke Leisenring of Ralston Valley. The 6-foot-3, 185 pound switch hitting catcher has a ton of projectibility. Leisenring keeps it simple from both sides of the plate. Stands tall, short stride, minimal load and swing is repeated from both sides. Level through the zone and slightly uphill. Right side is his power side. Left side is line drive power through the middle of infield. Right side more gap to gap. Produced a 93 mph exit velo from left side, and 94 mph exit velo from right side off the tee. Advanced catching skills, especially for his size. Beats the ball and is soft when receiving. Blocks ball well. On throw downs is quick out of the crouch, over the top arm slot which is a quick glove to hand exchange. Pop-times were 1.88-1.92 off a coach. Arm velo was 74 mph. Ran a 4.22 home to first. Solid prospect.

Some big risers in the list below are LHP Brody McCord out of Legend moving up from 25 to 7, and  Brennen Dorighi of Cherry Creek moving up from 36 to 15


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Here is a sneak peak at the Top 15


Cole Winn CO Silver Creek 2018 RHP Mississippi State
2 Tanner O'Tremba CO Cherry Creek 2018 OF Texas Tech
3 Justin Olson CO Pine Creek 2018 1B Kentucky
4 Luke Leisenring CO Ralston Valley 2018 C Arizona State
5 Luke Ziegler CO Valor Christian 2018 3B Pepperdine
6 Riley Egloff CO Heritage 2018 RHP
7 Brody McCord CO Legend 2018 LHP
8 Jeremy Onken CO Pine Creek 2018 RHP Utah
9 Nick Merone CO Rock Canyon 2018 2B
10 Jordan Medina CO Highlands Ranch 2018 C Northern Colorado
11 Jack Baird CO Legend 2018 RHP Pepperdine
12 Dalton Chandler CO Lamar 2018 RHP
13 Jake Haze CO ThunderRidge 2018 SS
14 Garrett Martin CO Standley Lake 2018 2B
15 Brennen Dorighi CO Cherry Creek 2018 C