Class of 2021 Rankings Update
July 22, 2019
With the summer in full swing, it is time to take a look at the Class of 2021. We have seen many 2021's stand out at our events this summer, especially at the Underclass Games. This class is loaded with talent which has allowed us to expand these rankings. Today, we unveil the updated and expanded Class of 2021 rankings featuring many 2019 Future Games invitees. Here's a look at the top 10 players in the Class of 2021.
Coming in at #1 is RHP Andy Painter (Calvary Christian, Florida). The 6-foot-6, 210 pound right-hander has established himself as the top arm in his class. The Florida commit features a low effort 94 mph fastball, a 75 mph curveball, and an 81 mph changeup. He throws all three pitches for strikes and consistently gets swings and misses.
At #2 is Painter's high school teammate, RHP Irving Carter (Calvary Christian, Miami). Carter and Painter make up a dynamic 1-2 punch for Calvary Christian. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound Miami commit overpowers hitters with an 88-92 mph fastball. He has a four pitch mix which also features a cutter, changeup, and curveball. Carter has an advanced feel to all of his pitches and is establishing himself as one of the top pitchers in his class nationally.
At our 3rd spot in the Class of 2021 rankings is C/RHP Jackson Baumeister (Bolles, Florida State). Baumeister is the top two-way player in his class. He has an athletic 6-foot-3, 210 pound frame. Strong arm behind the plate with pop times as low as 1.94. Offensively, he has a smooth swing with gap-to-gap power. On the mound, he features a fastball up to 91 mph and an above average curveball. Baumeister is a true two-way player with lots of upside.
Rounding out our top 5 is SS Dorian Gonzalez (Belen Jesuit, Miami). Gonzalez is the top middle infielder in his class in the state. The Miami commit has a 5-foot-9, 175 pound frame. Offensively, he has great barrel awareness and an advanced approach from the left side. Defensively, he projects more as a second baseman. His bat is what will carry him in the future. Lots of upside offensively.
Take a look at the rest of the Top 10 below:
|1||Andy Painter||FL||Calvary Christian||2021||RHP||Florida|
|2||Irving Carter||FL||Calvary Christian Academy||2021||RHP||Miami|
|3||Jackson Baumeister||FL||Bolles||2021||C||Florida State|
|4||Devin Futrell||FL||American Heritage||2021||LHP||Vanderbilt|
|5||Dorian Gonzalez Jr||FL||Belen Jesuit||2021||SS||Miami|
|6||Tyler Dietz||FL||Calvary Christian||2021||RHP||South Florida|
|8||Jayden Melendez||FL||Wesminster||2021||C||Florida International|
|9||Nick Anello||FL||American Heritage||2021||RHP||Miami|
|10||Carlos Rodriguez||FL||South Miami||2021||RHP||Miami|
For a complete look at the entire Class of 2021 Rankings CLICK HERE