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Updated Class of 2025 Player Rankings (April)


Aaron Wilson and PBR Michigan Staff
PBR Michigan Director of Scouting

 

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Class of 2025 Player Rankings (April)

2021 brought back high school baseball in the state of Michigan where four schools were crowned champions. The state of Michigan has become a hotbed of talent throughout the country placing numerous players at various levels into colleges as well as multiple draft picks. As we close out the summer and move into fall baseball as well as other fall sports we had the opportunity to see hundreds of prospects throughout the summer and present our updated class rankings.

That being said, we have had the pleasure of seeing a number of solid players this past year. Prospects are popping up left and right, making velocity jumps, improving 60-yard dash times and showing more power with the bat.

Below we will take a look at "What's going on at the Top".

To view the Updated Class Rankings, please click below:

What’s New At The Top

Joshua Campbell OF / 2B / Detroit Country Day, MI / 2025

Report: Joshua Campbell holds on to the top spot as a prospect that plays both infield and outfield. Has a mature approach at the plate with a bag full of tools. His bat often stands out as he drills line drives with a 91 MPH exit velocity. Michigan commit athleticism is on display as he runs a 6.87 60. Looks set to step into a Country Day lineup that is looking to replace multiple Division 1 recruits from last season’s team.

Blake Ilitch RHP / 3B / University Liggett, MI / 2025

Report: Blake Ilitch stays in the 2nd spot and is a power arm on the mound that has seen his fastball up to 91. Three pitch repertoire on the hill with command, also challenges hitters in the zone. Easy arm whip on the mound, while competing against some of the nation’s best. Corner infielder and outfielder in the field with pop at the plate, showing a 96 exit velocity. Strong arm was shown in the field at ProCase, throwing 91 across the infield and 94 from the outfield.

Tyler Finkbeiner RHP / OF / Anchor Bay, MI / 2025

Report: Tyler Finkbeiner moves up to the number 3 spot and has the makings of a big time arm. Standing at 6-foot-5, 185 pounds, Finkbeiner excels driving well downhill with an easy loose arm action. Runs his fastball up to 86 mph with spin rates in the 2300’s. A long wiry prospect creates leverage at the plate generating an 95 mph exit velocity, while throwing 82 mph across the infield. Has the makings of the next big time arm to come out of the state of Michigan.

Anthony Bonnetti RHP / OF / Richmond, MI / 2025

Report: Anthony Bonnetti is a 6-foot-1, 155 pound athletic prospect that showed well during the Junior Future Games. On the mound he ran his fastball up to 80 mph while also displaying bat control at the dish. Posted a team high 94 mph exit velocity while running a 6.98 sixty and throwing 84 mph from the outfield.

Scott Leonard 3B / 2B / Sterling Heights Stevenson, MI / 2025

Report: Scott Leonard is a 5-foot-9, 165 pound two way prospect that is arguably the top bat in the class. Was a member of the 2021 Team Michigan Junior Future Games team that won the championship at Lakepointe. Hitting in the middle of the order showed a polished approach and raw pop. Posted a 93 mph exit velocity while getting up to 82 mph on the mound.

Kellen Payne RHP / OF / Byron Center, MI / 2025

Report: Kellan Payne enters the top ten at number 6. A 5-foot-11, 180 pitcher and outfielder, Payne was a winter standout at Eastern Michigan Preseason All-State. On the mound has a three pitch mix with good arm speed and a fastball up to 87 mph. Two way potential posting a 96 mph exit velocity and a 89 mph outfield velocity. Line drive approach at the plate working pull side and up the middle.

Luke LaCourse RHP / 3B / Bay City Western, MI / 2025

Report: Luke LaCourse slots in at number 7 and is a two way prospect with a long athletic frame. Projects well on the mound showing good arm speed. Three pitch mix with a fastball up to 83 with a 12/6 breaking ball. At 3B shows soft hands and clean throwing arm with a 82 mph infield velocity. Working the middle and left center area of the field at the plate with a lot of line drives has a 92 mph exit velocity.

Cash Van Ameyde OF / LHP / Brother Rice, MI / 2025

Report: Cash Van Ameyde is a left handed prospect who is a gamer on the field. Line drive hitter who consistently finds the gaps. Athletic outfielder posted a 7.07 60 and an 80 MPH outfield velo at last showcase. Top of the order type player who plays center field.

Jake Leonard SS / 2B / Stevenson, MI / 2025

Report: Jake Leonard is a 5-foot-7, 145 pound middle infield prospect that swings from the left side. An aggressive approach at the plate with a violent swing he does not get cheated. Hitter that hits to all fields while posting an 85 mph exit velocity. Clean actions in the field working well through the ball with a fast release threw 82 mph across the diamond and also ran a 7.15 sixty time.

Paul Toovalian RHP / 3B / Orchard Lake St. Mary's, MI / 2025

Report: Paul Toovalian is a 6-foot, 175 pound frame RHP with advanced mound presence. Delivers from a ¾ arm angle with late movement along with a fastball up to 87 mph he is one of the top arms around the state in his class. Fierce competitor with an aptitude for learning. Mixes in a sharp breaking ball as well.

To view the entire rankings, please click here.

Michigan Class of 2025 rankings

Rank
  Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1   Joshua Campbell MI Detroit Country Day 2025 OF Michigan
2   Blake Ilitch MI University Liggett 2025 RHP
3 Tyler Finkbeiner MI Anchor Bay 2025 RHP
4   Anthony Bonnetti MI Richmond 2025 RHP
5   Scott Leonard MI Stevenson 2025 3B
6 Kellen Payne MI Byron Center 2025 RHP
7   Luke LaCourse MI Bay City Western 2025 RHP
8 Cash Van Ameyde MI Brother Rice 2025 OF
9   Jake Leonard MI Stevenson 2025 SS
10 Paul Toovalian MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2025 RHP

***** To view the entire list, please click here.

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