Updated 2018 Illinois Rankings: Top Right-Handed Pitchers

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

On Monday of this week the 2018 rankings were updated and expanded from 35 to 75. Due to the numerous events since the last update the depth of the 2018 class has strengthened considerably.

There are now 16 right-handed pitchers ranked in the sophomore class. Jacob Maton (Glenwood), the top right-handed arm in the class, came to the forefront after his performance at the Underclass Invitational in January. 6-foot-3, 170-pound Maton earned top pitching honors at the event. He displayed an advanced three-pitch mix, headlined by an easy 87-89 mph fastball with late arm-side life. Maton is now ranked No. 3 in Illinois.

Below we take a look at the 16 right-handed pitchers who found themselves in the updated 2018 rankings:

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jacob Maton IL Chatham-Glenwood 2018 RHP
2 Jake Rosing IL Richmond Burton 2018 RHP Louisville
3 Anthony Calarco IL New Trier 2018 RHP Northwestern
4 Jase Wallingford IL Quincy Notre Dame 2018 RHP
5 Gary Volz IL Alton 2018 RHP
6 Ricky Castro IL Neuqua Valley 2018 RHP
7 Nate Dirkes IL Wheeling 2018 RHP
8 Caleb Larson IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2018 RHP
9 Brandon McPherson IL Marmion 2018 RHP
10 Evan Tenuta IL Sandburg 2018 RHP
11 Brady Miller IL Plainfield North 2018 RHP
12 Jaylen Patterson IL Kenwood 2018 RHP
13 Sammy Butera IL Niles West 2018 RHP
14 Logan Peterson IL Morton 2018 RHP
15 Riley Gowens IL Libertyville 2018 RHP
16 Colin Fields IL Libertyville 2018 RHP

CLICK HERE for complete 2018 Illinois Rankings.