Kansas Rankings Update: Class of 2023


Andy Urban
OK/MO/KS & Creekside Scouting Supervisor

The PBR Kansas 2023 Class Rankings have been updated after a baseball packed Spring and Summer. The 2023s continue to add depth to an already talented class with some players who have seen major development and some newcomers to the list. Check out the risers, newcomers, and fully expanded rankings, below. 

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The Top 3

JEREMY COMER 
OF / RHP / ST JAMES ACADEMY, KS / 2023

One of the top left-handed hitters in the country for the 2023 class, Comer had another big summer at the dish showing the ability to hit for power and average against some of the top arms in the country. Comers 6-foot-3, 185-pounds frame already has wiry strength and room to add much more.

 

 

KASEY CRAWFORD
RHP / OF / OLATHE WEST, KS / 2023

The Oklahoma commit uses a Max Scherzer type arm action and slot to challenge hitters with a fastball in the upper 80's, reaching into the low 90's at times with heavy sink and arm-side run. Crawford mixes in a solid Changeup in the upper 70's that gets swings and misses and is still polishing his slider that, when right, shows tight and late depth in the mid 70's.

ASHTON LARSON
OF / ST THOMAS ACQUINAS, KS / 2023

The Louisiana State commit shows a clean and pretty left-handed swing with a knack for finding barrels against elite pitching and shows juice to all fields. In the outfield, Larson shows a strong and accurate arm with carry that will play up at the corners. 

 

 

The Risers 

As with every season that goes by, many players take major leaps physically and developmentally. Below are some of the biggest risers since our latest rankings.

HARRY TRYBAN
OF / SS / OLATHE EAST, KS / 2023

Tryban takes another jump in the rankings thanks to his measureables increasing again. Tryban now holds the honors of being the fastest player in the state posting a 6.57 and shows plenty of arm strength and barrel strength to make him a dynamic player. 

 

 

TJ COATS
3B / RHP / BLUE VALLEY SOUTHWEST, KS / 2023

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Coats saw his 60 time drop to 7.19 and BP exit velo jump to 96 at the KS Fall Prospect Games, pushing him up the rankings. Coats also shows the hands, feet and arm strength to stick at 3B at the next level. 

 

 

 

SETH DANDRIDGE
OF / LHP / BLUE VALLEY SOUTHWEST , KS / 2023

Dandridge had a fantastic day at the Kansas Fall Prospect Games where he saw all of his numbers better considerably. Dandridge ran a 7.34, threw 86 from the OF, and posed a BP exit velo of 90 mph. Dandridge's clean left-handed swing will continue to play up at the next level.  

 

 

 

The Newcomers
In the offseason, we found a couple of difference makers who earned their way into our rankings. All three of the prospects below enter the rankings in the top 30.

 

JT ADAMS
RHP / OF / OLATHE NORTH, KS / 2023

Adams jumped on the scene at the Cavaliers scout day where he filled up the zone featuring a fastball up to 89 mph multiple times. Adams could continue to climb the rankings as he polishes up his off speed offerings and adds strength to his 6-foot-2 frame. 

 

DONOVAN JOHNSON
RHP / SS / SPRING HILL, KS / 2023

The 6-foot, 165-pound right-hander showed a solid three pitch mix, featuring a fastball in the mid 80s up to 86 and a slider in the mid 70s that flashed late depth. An athlete on the mound, expect more to come from Johnson.

 

JAMON BECK
SS / SS / SPRINGHILL, KS / 2023

The 5-foot-9, 160-pound middle infielder shines defensively with quick twitch and smooth actions with an accurate arm across the diamond. Offensively the right-handed hitter has sneaky pop, producing 90 mph tee exit velos and a loud round of BP at the Cavaliers Scout Day. 

 


The Top 10

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
1 Jeremy Comer KS St James Academy 2023 OF Tennessee
2 Kasey Crawford KS Olathe West 2023 RHP Oklahoma
3 Ashton Larson KS St Thomas Acquinas 2023 OF Louisiana State
4 Mitchell Johnson KS Derby 2023 LHP Wichita State
5 Austin Young KS Blue Valley West 2023 RHP  
6 Dylan Blazer KS Mill Valley 2023 SS Kansas State
7 Jaxon Goldberg KS Blue Valley North 2023 SS  
8 Nick English KS Olathe South 2023 C Kansas State
9 Tyner Horn KS Eisenhower 2023 RHP Wichita State
10 Easton Wasinger KS Blue Valley Northwest 2023 1B St. Louis

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