Prep Baseball Report

Updated 2019 Ranking Release

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The updated and expanded class of 2019 rankings for Mississippi features 100 of the top players from around the state.  Prep Baseball Report worked relentlessly through the summer and fall, covering players in games, practices, workouts, tournaments, and PBR Events. 

The PBR staff will continue its “boots on the ground” efforts to see players as they prepare for the spring season.  In the spring, PBR will be the No. 1 source for high school baseball coverage in Mississippi. 

Now that the Prep Baseball Report Mississippi 2017 event schedule has concluded, our scouting staff will be scouring through our notes from the past several months of events, tournaments, and games, as we begin to dust off and polish up the Mississippi rankings in each class. So, be sure to check-in frequently, as there will be plenty of content coming in the weeks and months to come, leading up to our 2018 winter event schedule, and ultimately the upcoming prep season.

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Below are a few highlights in the updated class of 2019 rankings:

Still one of the top uncommitted players in the 2019 class, OF Jerrion Ealy (Jackson Prep) holds onto the No. 1 spot as he continues to show off his elite-level athleticism. Ealy has already established himself as a premium talent with a medium and athletic 5-foot-10, 195-pound build with present strength. Hitting from the right side, he shows quality rhythm and timing, consistently barreling balls up with authority with a gap-to-gap approach.

C Hayden Dunhurst (Pearl River Central) a Mississippi recruit, maintains his spot at No. 2. The durable, athletic 5-foot-11, 205-pounder continues to prove himself as one of the top left-handed bats in the class. The left handed hitter showcases strong wrists with whippy hands through the zone with strength to the pull side. Behind the plate, Dunhurst has shown quality flexibility with elite level arm strength.

Louisiana State recruit, Farmer Abendroth (RHP, Warren Central) and Mississippi State recruit Logan Tanner (RHP/C, George County) both climb in the updated list. No. 3 Abendroth is a lanky 6-foot-5, 170-pound made his presence know in Jupiter with his fastball touching up to 93 mph, sitting mostly 90-91 with angle and occasional life. Although Abendroth has had a jump in velocity, he will continue to make strides forward as he continues to physically develop. Tanner, has also made a recent jump in velocity, making his way up to No. 4. The strong, 6-foot-1, 210-pound right-hander creates deception in his delivery with fastball touching 90-91 mph with sinking action.

One of the biggest movers in the 2019 class is LHP Kole Alford (North Pike, HS) The wiry, athletic, 6-foot-1, 150-pound left-hander was up to 87 mph with heavy life at the recent All-State Games, and that number appears to be on the rise. Alford has also showed the ability to spin a sweeping breaking ball that has displayed solid depth.

The top additions to the list is RHP Mitch Murrell (Ocean Springs, HS). The physical, durable 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-hander has been up to 91 mph this summer, although velocity sat 84-88 mph at the recent All-State Games. Murrell creates deception in his delivery, working across body as the fastball jumps out of his hand with cutting action.

Below is a look at the top updated top 20 of the updated Mississippi 2019 rankings:

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jerrion Ealy MS Jackson Preparatory 2019 OF
2 Hayden Dunhurst MS Pearl River Central 2019 C Mississippi
3 Farmer Abendroth MS Warren Central 2019 RHP Louisiana State
4 Logan Tanner MS George County 2019 C Mississippi State
5 Kamren James MS DeSoto Central 2019 SS Mississippi State
6 Austin Kelly MS Washington 2019 C Mississippi State
7 Eric Newsom MS Germantown 2019 OF Mississippi State
8 Landon Rascoe MS Hattiesburg 2019 RHP
9 Dalton Freeman MS Magnolia Heights 2019 SS Memphis
10 Terris Meeks MS Desoto Central 2019 OF
11 John Plumlee MS Oak Grove 2019 OF
12 Ben Brantley MS Hernando 2019 1B Louisiana Tech
13 Trevor McDonald MS George County 2019 RHP South Alabama
14 Ben Ethridge MS West Lauderdale 2019 RHP Southern Miss
15 Dalton Kendrick MS Hernando 2019 LHP Memphis
16 Kade Shannon MS Oak Grove 2019 C Louisiana-Lafayette
17 Billy Garrity MS Sumrall 2019 3B
18 Kole Alford MS North Pike 2019 LHP
19 Landon Gartman MS Enterprise 2019 RHP
20 Blake Swan MS Amory 2019 1B

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