Louisiana 2016 Rankings Updated

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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With the start of the Spring season upon us, it is time to update the class of 2016 rankings. This edition of the rankings has been expanded to include 85 prospects from across the state. There are several new faces to the rankings and a few players made significant jumps.

+ Super 60 participants, Jake Slaughter and Zachary Watson, both Louisiana State recruits retain the top two slots going into the spring season.

+ Tulane commit, Michael Kirsch, jumps to the number 3 slot after a very successful fall that saw him post an eye opening 6.51 60 yard dash at the Pre-Season All-State Games.

+ Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, RHP Haden Erbe, jumps to number 5 after an impressive showing at the Pre-Season All-State Games as well. Erbe has a strong, projectable frame with a clean arm action and a fastball up to 92 mph.

+ Ponchatula first baseman, Simon Landry, jumps to number 16 as he shows big power potential and should be one to keep an eye on this spring.

+ Louisiana-Monroe recruit, RHP Cole Trichel is the biggest climber in the rankings after a very impressive showing at the Winter Prospect Showcase. Trichel sat 85-87 mph with heavy, late, life and showed solid secondary stuff.

+ Defending state champion, Ouachita Christian HS lands the most prospects in the top 20 of the rankings with four. Slaughter (No.1), Ryan Reynolds (No.4), Aaron George (No. 12) and Trichel (No. 18).

+ Brother Martin HS lands three prospects in the top 10. Kirsch (No. 3), Blair Frederick (No. 8), and Keagan Gillies (No. 10).

Below is a look at the top ten. Subscribers can see the entire 2016 rankings by clicking HERE. To subscribe to PBR Plus to get access to the entire 29+ state coverage of the Prep Baseball Report, click HERE.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jake Slaughter LA Ouachita Christian 2016 SS Louisiana State
2 Zachary Watson LA West Ouachita 2016 SS Louisiana State
3 Michael Kirsch LA Brother Martin 2016 SS Tulane
4 Ryan Reynolds LA Ouachita Christian 2016 2B Texas
5 Haden Erbe LA Crowley 2016 RHP Louisiana Lafayette
6 Josh Smith LA Catholic (BR) 2016 SS Louisiana State
7 Keelyn Johnson LA Pineville 2016 C Louisiana State
8 Blair Frederick LA Brother Martin 2016 LHP Louisiana State
9 Matthew Beck LA Alexandria Senior 2016 RHP Louisiana State
10 Keagan Gillies LA Brother Martin 2016 RHP Tulane

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