Prep Baseball Report

Updated 2017 Overall Rankings Released

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

It’s been a long, action-packed fall season, both at the state and national levels. Much has happened over the course of the two-plus months, all of which is reflected in our updated Top 400 overall Class of 2017 rankings.

It is important to note that the PBR overall rankings only include states that we intimately know from our boots-and-the-ground scouting staff. The updated Top 400 rankings is comprised of our current 33-state coverage area, which now includes recently added Oklahoma. Texas, which was launched last month, is not yet included in the overall rankings. The PBR Draft 100, which lists the top 100 draft prospects in the country, will be updated and released later this week.

As is the case every fall, there were several players who raised their games to unexpected levels, while many of the long-established prospects held firm at the top of the list.

OF/RHP Jordon Adell (Ballard HS, KY) headlines the list. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Louisville recruit features undeniable top-of-the-scale athleticism and explosive tools. RHP Blayne Enlow (St. Amant HS, LA) continued to cement his status as arguably the class’s top right-handed prospect after the 6-foot-4, 169-pound LSU recruit dominated for the USA 18U National Team en route to winning a gold medal. Enlow possesses that rare blend of high-ceiling upside with present electric stuff and pitchability.

The state of Oklahoma impacted the top 10 with a pair of prospects: 3B Ryan Vilade (Stillwater HS, OK) and OF Conner Uselton (Southmoore HS, OK), both Oklahoma State recruits.

Florida’s class is especially strong, led by SS Brady McConnell (Merritt Island HS, FL), C M.J. Melendez (Westminster Christian HS, FL), RHP/3B Joe Perez (Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL), SS/3B Mark Vientos (American Heritage HS, FL), 1B Alex Toral (Archbishop McCarthy HS and SS Jeter Downs (SLAM Charter, FL)

A look at the Top 20:

1 Jordon Adell KY Ballard 2017 OF Louisville
2 Blayne Enlow LA St Amant 2017 RHP Louisiana State
3 Brady McConnell FL Merritt Island 2017 SS Florida
4 M.J. Melendez FL Westminster Christian School 2017 C Florida International
5 Ryan Vilade OK Stillwater 2017 SS Oklahoma State
6 Quentin Holmes NY Msgr. McClancy Memorial 2017 OF Mississippi State
7 Joseph Boyle KY North Oldham 2017 RHP Notre Dame
8 Conner Uselton OK Southmoore 2017 OF Oklahoma State
9 Mackenzie Gore NC Whiteville 2017 LHP East Carolina
10 Joe Perez FL Archbishop McCarthy 2017 3B Miami
11 Mark Vientos FL American Heritage 2017 SS Miami
12 Alex Toral FL Archbishop McCarthy 2017 1B Miami
13 Jeter Downs FL Pace 2017 SS Miami
14 Sam Carlson MN Burnsville 2017 OF Florida
15 Adam Hall ON AB Lucas Secondary 2017 SS Texas A&M
16 Jack Leftwich FL TNXL Academy 2017 RHP Florida
17 Jake Eder FL Atlantic 2017 LHP Vanderbilt
18 Daniel Cabrera LA Parkview Baptist 2017 OF Louisiana State
19 Chris McMahon PA West Chester Rustin 2017 RHP Miami
20 Jacob Pearson LA West Monroe 2017 OF Louisiana State

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