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NC Rankings: 2023 Class Update


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

The PBR North Carolina 2023 Class Rankings have been updated. With the fall season winding down and National Signing Day approaching PBR of North Carolina has expanded the 2023 Class Rankings. With PBR Scouts tracking players this fall and the addition of new players into the state the rankings have been expanded to the Top 295. We will continue to evaluate this class and there is sure to be new names and more movement as we get closer to the spring season. 

 

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Updated NC 2023 Class Rankings

 

Top of the Class

 

WALKER JENKINSCF / SS / SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NC / 2023

 

A hand injury robbed Jenkins of part of his senior draft summer, but the 2023 class’s #2 player, and the most imposing prospect, hardly looked rusty while competing with his South Charlotte Panthers squad at the PBR Cup at Lakepoint. Stoic in the box with a professional approach, the country strong, 6-foot-3, 210-pound slugger went 5-for-8 in three games that included multiple extra-base hits including a walk-off home run in the Panthers’ first game of the event. Balance pervades his presence in the box with a slight crouch presenting an athletic look. A somewhat handsy trigger to the load works fluidly in connection with a minor leg kick, and while his frame is longer, there is an innate ability to remain compact throughout the stroke while creating quickness in a small window. Working short-to-long through the zone, Jenkins covers the plate with ease, and for as exciting as the power potential is, the hit-tool is the first thing of note. He effortlessly tracks pitches without being sped up, and the approach is militant with a keen sense for delivering heavy barrels no matter where or what pitch is sent his way. The boxes continue to be checked with each subsequent look, and his tunnel vision approach to development is sure to draw the admiration of every scouting department. A consummate teammate with what appears to be an unmatched work ethic, there was no fanfare or scouts around each night when Jenkins made his way to the cages to get more work in. Without question, Jenkins is a top 10 pick, and the potential that he hears his name called at 1:1 is hardly farfetched. 


Chance Mako RHP / 3B / East Rowan, NC / 2023

NC State commit.  Long and lean with an athletic delivery and arm, Mako has a ton of upside.  While “projection” can be dangerous because we are not always sure when the payoff could come, Mako has weapons in his current arsenal to get outs at a high level now.  He will be an interesting follow with the MLB Draft this spring as pro clubs, and Mako, have to make a decision on the best route for his development to reach his very high ceiling.


 

 


TUCKER HOLLANDLHP / 1B / THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL, NC / 2023

 

Physical lefty has arm strength and power working down the mound.  An Arkansas commit Holland led The Burlington School to their 1st State Championship this past spring and followed it up with a solid summer on tour.  Up to 92, Holland pairs his heavy, riding fastball with hard, late breaking slider at 78-82.

 

 

**Top 295 in the NC 2023 Class**