Prep Baseball Report

Updated and Expanded 2019 Rankings

TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

Make no mistake, New Jersey high school baseball has become a hot bed for talent with numerous players going on to play in the Power Five conferences over the years. But this 2019 class in New Jersey is quickly shaping out to be the most well-rounded top to bottom. After a major fall from some of the most talented arms in the state and the consistency at the top of the rankings, the NJ '19 class has not disappointed so far. To start off, let's take a look at the new Top 20.

Take a look at the complete list of 2019 Rankings HERE

1 KC Hunt NJ Ramapo 2019 RHP Mississippi State
2 Anthony Volpe NJ Delbarton 2019 SS Vanderbilt
3 Nick Maldonado NJ Seton Hall Prep 2019 RHP Vanderbilt
4 Ron Cole NJ Neptune 2019 RHP Kentucky
5 Tate Ballestero NJ Morristown 2019 C Virginia
6 Stephen Restuccio NJ Hammonton 2019 OF Maryland
7 Alex Margot NJ Collingswood 2019 LHP Kentucky
8 Cade Hunter NJ Lenape 2019 C Virginia Tech
9 Drew Compton NJ Governor Livingston 2019 3B Georgia Tech
10 Jack Leiter NJ Delbarton 2019 RHP Vanderbilt


+ Notre Dame recruit RHP Liam Simon (Freehold Township HS, NJ) found his groove this fall with a fastball that routinely touched 88 MPH and a sharp downer slider with 11/5 tilt and fastball arm action for strikes. Long, loose and athletic arm – Simon has tons of room to fill out and increase velocity. Simon jumps up to No. 22.

+ Pittsburgh commit, Middletown South's 3B Robby Zega impressed at the New Jersey State Games in July....


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