Updated And Expanded 2021 Rankings
May 8, 2018
The 2021 class is quickly growing up with many players gaining valuable experience at the varsity level this spring. All across the PBR landscape, our boots-on-the-ground staff has quickly become acquainted with the impressive crop of freshmen. They have made themselves known with loud performances in games, as well as exhibiting strong tool sets that will continue to develop.
With PBR’s extensive winter and spring coverage, combined with the addition of Alabama and California (Georgia will enter in the next update) to our coverage area, the 2021 Overall Rankings doubles in size to 150 players. It is important to note that the PBR Overall Rankings only reflect the states that we intimately cover.
Though new recruiting regulations may slow down the process of underclass commitments in the future, more than half (84 of 150) of the players on the expanded list have made verbal commitments to college programs including seven to Miami (four in the top 30), and five each to Florida International, Louisville and Vanderbilt. Louisiana State and Wake Forest each check in with four commitments. The vast majority of these commitments were made prior to the new recruiting regulations being put in place, so it will be interesting to follow the trend moving forward.
The top four spots remain the same as SS/RHP Luke Leto (Portage Central HS, MI) continues to lock down the top spot with an ultra-athletic, physical frame with a powerful left-handed stroke and 90-plus mph arm on the mound. One of the most imposing bats in any class, 3B Blaze Jordan (Desoto Central HS, MS), a Mississippi State recruit, remains at No. 2 while electric RHP Alejandro Rosario (Miami Christian HS, FL), a Miami recruit who possesses a fastball that runs up as high as 94 mph, is at No. 3. Talented backstop, C Ian Moller (Dubuque Wahlert HS, IA), a Louisiana State recruit, holds down the No. 4 spot with plus catch-and-throw ability and a quick stroke. Rounding out the top five is Texas A&M recruit, RHP/SS Rawley Hector (Anna HS, TX), who has a chance to be an impact, two-way player moving forward.
RHP/1B Alonzo Tredwell (Mater Dei HS, CA) leads the way for California. The physically imposing, 6-foot-4, 190-pounder has projectable frame, and has performed well while hitting in the middle of the order and pitching a substantial amount of innings for one of the top high school programs in the country. The broad-shouldered athlete has a loose arm on the mound and powerful stroke from the left side.
|1||Luke Leto||MI||Portage Central||2021||SS|
|2||Blaze Jordan||MS||DeSoto Central||2021||3B||Mississippi State|
|3||Alejandro Rosario||FL||Miami Christian||2021||RHP||Miami|
|4||Ian Moller||IA||Wahlert Catholic||2021||C||Louisiana State|
|5||Rawley Hector||TX||Anna||2021||RHP||Texas A&M|
|7||Cole Wagner||PA||Red Land||2021||LHP||Georgia|
|8||Nick Bitsko||PA||Central Bucks East||2021||RHP||Virginia|
|9||Christian Moore||NH||Cardigan Mountain||2021||RHP||Tennessee|
|10||Irving Carter||FL||Trinity Christian Academy||2021||RHP||Miami|