Updated PA Class of 2016 Rankings

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The updated Class of 2016 rankings have been released in advance of the start of the high school season that begins next month. Rankings will be updated next in June following the PA Top Prospect Games and the PA Underclass Games.

The top four players in the class have all made early Division I commitments. 1B/LHP Alex Kirilloff (Liberty), LHP/OF J.J. Bleday (Vanderbilt), C/3B Jake Jessell (Pitt) and RHP Max Kranick (Virginia) continue to hold down the top four spots.

Rounding out the top five is C/OF Kenny Bergmann (William Penn Charter), who jumps four spots from his previous No. 9 ranking. The 6-foot, 195-pound sophomore impressed at the Preseason All-State Showcase with a 91 mph arm from the outfield, 79 mph arm out of the crouch and a 91 mph bat exit velocity.

Also making a substantial jump is RHP Bailey Ishler (State College). The 6-foot-1, 180-pound righty jumped 33 spots to No. 27 in the current rankings with an impressive performance of his own at the Preseason All-State Showcase. Ishler sat 84-85 with a unique delivery and a closer's mentality on the mound.

                                    CLASS of 2016:  Top 10

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Alex Kirilloff PA Plum 2016 1B Liberty
2 J.J. Bleday PA Titusville 2016 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Jake Jessell PA Woodland Hills 2016 C Pitt
4 Max Kranick PA Valley View 2016 RHP Virginia
5 Kenny Bergmann PA William Penn Charter 2016 C  
6 Myles Gayman PA Greencastle-Antrim 2016 RHP  
7 John Matthews PA Punxsutawney 2016 SS  
8 Peyton Reesman PA Mifflin County 2016 LHP  
9 Casey Vincent PA Eisenhower 2016 RHP  
10 Matt Tarabek PA Hempfield Area 2016 SS  

                          CLICK HERE to view the complete Class of 2016 rankings.


What's next:

February 25 - Updated Class of 2014 Rrankings
February 26 - Updated Class of 2015 Rankings 

February 28 - Inside Look at some of the top prospects in the Class of 2017

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