Prep Baseball Report

Indiana Class of 2015 Rankings Updated

By Phil Wade
Director, PBR Indiana 

RHP Bryan Hoeing continues to lead a talented 2015 class as the No. 1 prospect in Indiana. Hoeing is a highly projectable 6-foot-6 righty that has been as high as 93 mph this summer. Hoeing remains uncommitted, but has seen interest from several highly touted college baseball programs throughout the country. 

Notre Dame commit Ashe Russell remains the No. 2 prospect.  Russell has seen an increase in velocity this summer touching 93 mph.  Russell led Cathedral to the 4A state championship game this past June.

Members of Team Indiana at this summer’s Midwest Future Games, Noah Burkholder and Nolan Watson, come in as the No. 3 and No. 4 prospects.  Burkholder is a projectable 6-foot-6 RHP with offers from schools in the ACC, SEC, and Big 10. Watson, the overall MVP of the Midwest Future Games earlier this month, sits in the upper 80’s, touching 90 on the mound from the right side.  The 6-foot-2 Watson is also a threat at the plate, making him a considerable two-way player at the next level. He is 92 mph from the outfield.

Florida State commit Jarrett Montgomery remains the No. 5 overall prospect.  Montgomery committed to the Seminoles this July.

No.’s 6-9 were all members of Team Indiana at this year’s Midwest Future Games.  Brady Cherry, No. 6, is a multi-dimensional player out of Lapel HS.  On the mound he sits 87-89 mph from the right side, is a 2.0-2.01 with his pop time behind the plate, and is 88 mph across the diamond from 3B. 

No. 7 is MIF Devin Mann.  Mann created a lot of buzz with his performance at the MWFG.  The 6-foot-2, 195 pound athlete can flat out hit.  He runs a sub-7 60 and shows projectable power at the plate.

No. 8 is Grant Inman, a 6-foot-4, 160 pound RHP/SS from F.W. Carroll.  Inman is tall, lanky, and possesses long limbs.  He sat 87-89 mph on the mound in June at the Top Prospect games at IU. 

Chris Ayers comes in at No. 9.  Ayers is a left handed hitter with quick hands and has the ability to drive the gaps.  He shows a strong arm at 89 mph from the OF.  The 6-foot-2 OF/RHP runs a 4.18 down the line. 

Rounding out the top 10 is Dillin Diehm.  Diehm is arguably the top left handed hitter in his class.  

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