Prep Baseball Report

Class of 2021 Rankings Update

Rocco Iervasi
Operations/Area Scout

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.

Coming in at #4 in our rankings is LHP Devin Futrell (American Heritage, Vanderbilt). He is the top left-handed pitcher in his class in the state. Futrell is a tall, 6-foot-4, 170 pound left-hander featuring a fastball that ranges between 83-87 mph. He has a loose arm with easy action. The Vandy commit throws a curveball with depth which results in many swings and misses. Futrell has a lot of upside and will gain velocity as he continues to fill out. 

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: 

Top 10

Rank   Name State School Class Pos Commitment
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
7 Anthony Ursitti FL Canterbury 2021 RHP 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