KS 2023 Rankings Update

Andy Urban
KS/OK/MO/AR/CO/Creekside Scouting Supervisor

Prep Baseball Report Kansas has taken a modest look at the rankings for the 2023 class with a few adjustments and additions after the preseason.  Since our last update in November, there have been a few prospects in the 2023 class that have caught some attention with standout performances and guys starting to make bigger jumps.  We take a look at a few newcomers to the list ahead of an important preseason heading into their Senior seasons.

Be on the lookout in the coming days as we release our Preseason ID dates and our premiere event of the year, the MOKAN Preseason All State




The Top 4


Ashton Larson OF / St Thomas Acquinas, KS / 2023

Do not be fooled by long outdated video and measurables on his profile, we have followed Larson during HS and Summer seasons and know he has one of the lowest floor players in the region. By that, we mean he may not be 6-foot-4 and running a 6.3 60, but the left-handed hitter is going to provide consistent output with a swing that will continue to play at the next level and enough strength to stay in the middle of the order. The LSU commit is primed to have a loud spring.



Jeremy Comer OF / St James Academy, KS / 2023

Arguably possessing the most tools and projection in the state,  Comer showed off his long and strong frame at this year's Super 60 Procase. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound LHH showed off a peak 102 exit velo with wood and an average exit velo of 95 mph for 3rd best at the event. If Comer can prove to scouts that he can consistently put the loud barrel on the ball this spring, he could hear his name called this summer. instead of heading to Tennessee.  



Brandon Stone RHP / 1B / Shawnee Mission West, KS / 2023

The 6-foot-6, 210-pund right-hander has the frame and feel for three pitches that instantly grab scouts attention. Over the last year Stone has seen his velo climb up to 91.4 at the Super 60 with reports of more. Stone also has shown he can throw all three pitches from multiple slots. If the Johnson County commit continues to see his velo clime, he will garner plenty of attention from pro scouts this spring. 



Tyner Horn RHP / 2B / Eisenhower, KS / 2023

Another right-hander making a big jump on the mound is Wichita State commit Tyner Horn. The athletic right-hander was up to 93 at the Midwest Procase and showed feel for an advanced slider into the low 80s, and an above average changeup. 



Top Risers

Braden Horn C / 1B / Derby, KS / 2023

Horn had a huge spring last season for Derby HS hitting for power and average. This preseason, the Cowley College commit showed off polished defense including a big increase in arm strength where he was 83 mph form the crouch and popped some sub 1.9 showcase pop times. Horn is up 13 spots to No. 12 in this rankings update. 



Jarrett Herrmann SS / OF / Iola , KS / 2023

The small school shortstop showed a major increase in power and speed at the precision scout day this preseason. The Cowley College commit ripped off a 6.84 60, was 91 across the infield, and peak exit velo of 94.3 from the left side. Herrmann is up 20 spots in this rankings. 



Kaleb Wellshear 2B / RHP / Washburn Rural , KS / 2023

The Barton County two-way commit really impressed on the mound at the MOKAN Preseason All-State. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-hander pounded the zone with a two-seam up to 87.4 and advanced slider in the mid 70s. With plenty more left in the tank for Wellshear, he could easily continue to rise after this 20 player jump.



Zachary Sharshel RHP / RHP / Washburn Rural , KS / 2023

The Cloud County commit sees his name jump 20 spots after an impressive showing up to 88.6 and showing off a high-end changeup. At 6-foot-4, 185-pounds expect more velo to come this spring for Sharshel. 




Top Newcomers


Kael Shelite RHP / Hesston, KS / 2023

The strong bodied 6-foot-1, 197-pound right-hander was impressive in his pen at the Wichita Preseason ID commanding the zone with a FB up to 86 with huge tilt and landing a big 12/6 breaking ball. Shelite committed to Allen County shortly after the event. 



Kaleb Wise 3B / RHP / Life Prep, KS / 2023

Another Wichita Preseaosn ID standout, was showed pop from the right side with a peak exit velo of 95 mph. He also stepped on the mound and ran his fastball up to 84 mph. Wise committed to Coffeyville shortly after the event. 




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