Updated Class of 2020 Player Rankings (December)


Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Director of Scouting

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Michigan Insider: Updated Class of 2020 Player Rankings (December)

Throughout the year we have traveled across the state to showcases and games. The spring/summer have proved valuable for many 2020 prospects, with many names coming off the board to some of the top programs around the nation. This fall followed suit and we were able to spot numerous other talented prospects within the class. Below we will take a look at “What’s New At The Top”, "The Risers" and the top uncommitted prospects available.

To view the entire list of 95 prospects please, click here.

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What's New AT THE TOP

We are in the middle of our offseason events, and have seen several 2020 prospects shine while vying for a spot on the 2018 Future Games Team.

Noah Stout (Clemson) and Parker Pilat (Wake Forest) remain steady at the first and second spot on the rankings. Ryan Zimmer (Michigan) and Logan Wood (Michigan) come in respectively at the third and fourth spot.  Outfielder Avain Rivera has moved to the fifth spot and RHP/C Keegan Batka has joined the top ten coming in at the seventh spot. 

Avain Rivera OF / RHP / H.H.Dow, MI / 2020

Rivera is a 5-foot-8, 178 pound two way prospect who has shown improvement over the offseason. On the mound has been clocked as high as 85 mph with a heavy feel. Shows a sharp breaking ball and sinking change up. At the plate has a 92 mph exit velocity showing power potential to the pull side and up the middle. Has a feel for the barrel with raw strength.

Keegan Batka RHP / C / Grand Rapids Christian, MI / 2020

Batka is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound dual threat. Has shown the ability to play multiple positions on the diamond. On the mound at our Fall Future Games Trials West event sat 84-86 mph with the ball jumping out of his hand. At SS moved well around the diamond showing good range. Behind the plate he has the ability to receive and block well. Paired with a good throwing arm.

The Risers

Alexander Forry RHP / OF / Livonia Franklin, MI / 2020

RHP Alexander Forry joined the rankings after a strong performance at the Future Games Trials East displaying a strong hitting and pitching. On the mound was up to 89 mph and registered a 90 mph exit velocity. Forry has claimed the 13th spot in the rankings.

Cameron Mallegg OF / C / Grosse Pointe South, MI / 2020

OF Cameron Mallegg is a 5-foot-8, 150 pound OF/C prospect who plays at an accelerated pace. Mallegg ran a 6.67 60 yard dash while throwing 86 mph from the OF. The compact frame prospect shows promise behind the plate as well having one of the top pop times at the event. Mallegg claimed the 17th spot.

Camden Daniels C / 3B / Saline, MI / 2020

C Camden Daniels is a 6-foot-3, 160 pounds has projectable frame with long legs and wide shoulders. Comes from a baseball family as his older brother 2018 Cole Daniels just signed to Kentucky.  The younger Daniels is making a name for himself as he showed well during the fall season during scout baseball and had a strong performance at the Fall Future Games Trials East event. Shows a good understanding of how to call the game and receives the ball well. Threw one of the top pop times at the Fall event also.

Top Uncommitted By Position

  • Top Right-Handed Pitchers: Nick Olsen, Alexander Forry
  • Top Left-Handed Pitchers: Nick Powers, Cooper Donlin
  • Top Catching Prospects: Drew Cavanaugh, Camden Daniels
  • Top Corner Infield Prospects: Aries Gardner, Mark Kattula
  • Top Middle Infield Prospects: Werner Blakely, Grant Stephenson
  • Top Outfield Prospects: Grant Henson, Cameron Mallegg, Taj Abdur-Rahman
  • Top Two-Way Prospects: Avain Rivera, Jack Blesch, Keegan Batka

Michigan Class of 2020 Player Rankings

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Noah Stout MI Rochester 2020 OF Clemson
2 Parker Pilat MI Country Day 2020 SS Wake Forest
3 Ryan Zimmer MI Saint Clair 2020 RHP Michigan
4 Logan Wood MI St Mary's 2020 LHP Michigan
5 Avain Rivera MI H.H.Dow 2020 OF
6 Jack Blesch MI Gull Lake 2020 RHP
7 Keegan Batka MI Grand Rapids Christian 2020 RHP
8 Werner Blakely MI D.E.P.S.A 2020 SS
9 Grant Henson MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2020 OF
10 Mark Kattula MI Stevenson 2020 3B

To view the entire list, please click here.