Illinois 2017 Rankings Updated

By Drew Locascio 
Illinois Scouting Director

Now that the 2016 rankings have been analyzed and revised we move on to the 2017 class. Taking into consideration the late fall, winter season and events such as the Preseason All-State scouted over the last couple of months, we have updated the Illinois 2017 rankings once again.

Over that time we have seen players we were familiar with and plenty of new prospects who emerged. This has caused a good amount of reshuffling to the rankings. It has also allowed us to expand the new list from 125 to 175 prospects. The top of the junior class remains strong with plenty of arms finding their way into the Top 10.

With that being said the No. 1 player in Illinois remains, C Cal Greenfield (St. Rita HS), a Florida recruit. Greenfield solidified himself this winter at the Preseason All-State where he was the Top Overall Prospect. He is a physical right-handed hitter with juice in his bat. Routinely made hard contact with backspin. Defensively, he features a plus arm with carry and throws stay true.

Coming in at No. 4 is RHP Glenn Albanese (Batavia HS), a Louisville recruit. Albanese was another standout at the Preseason All-State event in February. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound right-hander has an easy, loose arm and features three-above average offerings. Fastball was 85-88 mph at the event with arm-side-run and sharp command to both sides of the plate.

Another RHP, Mark Diluia (Marian Catholic HS), a Maryland commit, jumped up to the No. 6 spot. Diluia continues to impress with his polish on the mound and profiles as a high end starting pitcher. His command, mound presence and stuff is well beyond his years. He has feel for four pitches and his delivery is athletic and repeatable. His arm works clean, loose and easy.


Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Cal Greenfield IL St. Rita 2017 C Florida
2 Brady Corrigan IL Plainfield North 2017 RHP Arizona State
3 Reid Detmers IL Nokomis 2017 LHP Louisville
4 Glenn Albanese IL Batavia 2017 RHP Louisville
5 Austin Marozas IL Plainfield South 2017 RHP Mississippi State
6 Mark DiLuia IL Marian Catholic 2017 RHP Maryland
7 Bobby Miller IL McHenry West 2017 RHP Louisville
8 Ryan Eiermann IL Naperville Central 2017 LHP Texas Christian
9 Erik Kaiser IL Waterloo 2017 RHP Vanderbilt
10 Joe Donovan IL Westmont 2017 C Michigan

Keep an eye out the rest of this week for a further breakdown of the updated 2017 rankings. We will take a look at several of the top new prospects on the list and some of the biggest risers. Also, 2017 state ranking updates are taking place around our coverage area and overall rankings will be updated in the near future. Stay tuned the next couple of weeks to find out how Illinois fits into the overall picture.

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