Prep Baseball Report

Updated and Expanded 2020 Rankings

TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

As another year comes to an end, it’s often times a period of reflection and anticipation for the new year. Athletes across the board are settling into their offseason workouts as the blustery winter comes bearing down on the Northeast.

After a long evaluation process, it’s time to present the updated 2020 New Jersey State Rankings.

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The Top 10

1 Kyle Teel NJ Mahwah 2020 C Virginia
2 CJ Pittaro NJ Steinert 2020 SS Vanderbilt
3 Teddy Sharkey NJ Wall 2020 RHP Florida State
4 Robert Ready NJ St. Augustine Prep 2020 RHP East Carolina
5 Tommy O'Rourke NJ Seton Hall Prep 2020 RHP Stanford
6 Adam Boucher NJ St. Joseph's Metuchen 2020 RHP Duke
7 Braedin Hunt NJ Christian Brothers Academy 2020 RHP Rutgers
8 Benjamin Simon NJ Hightstown 2020 RHP Elon
9 Kenneth Levari NJ St. Augustine Prep 2020 SS Old Dominion
10 Jackson Green NJ Haddon Township 2020 3B Nebraska

CLICK HERE to view a list of the full 2020 New Jersey State Rankings.

The top 10 sees some shakeups since our last full revamp. Teel, Pittaro, Sharkey remain at the top. Coming in at No. 4 is high riser and East Carolina recruit RHP Robert Ready (St. Augustine Prep HS, NJ). Ready’s sturdy 6-foot-2 220-pound frame really turned heads on the big stage at the Future Games in August. His fastball sits comfortably at 87-88 and will pop 90-91 on occasion. His ball jumps out of hand with downhill angle and shows elite command of three plus pitches in his repertoire. His breaking ball has sharp 11/5 break at 77-78 and changeup has late arm side sink at 79-81.

Another Future Games standout, Elon recruit RHP Benjamin Simon (Hightstown HS, NJ) features a sharp 11/5 slider that he used to keep opponent hitless in his three innings of work in Indianapolis. Another right hander who sits 87-88, he shows pitchability with the slider at 76-81 and will mix in a slider at 80-82.

Don’t be surprised if No. 11 OF RJ Moten (Delran HS, NJ) is on some draft boards this time next year. A 6.5 runner, Moten’s easy power-packed stroke and affinity to run the bases make him a scout’s dream as an athlete. He is also an outstanding wide receiver.

Left handed swingers Kenneth Levari (St. Augustine Prep) and Jackson Green (Haddon Township HS, NJ) anchor down the Top 10. Mainstays at the top of the rankings, Green’s top of the line power and Levari’s utility as both a hitter and upper 80s arm on the bump make them can’t miss options.

Louisville recruit RHP Alexander Galvan (Manasquan HS, NJ) has a long, athletic 6-foot-5 inch build. Upper 80s on the mound, Galvan is effortless with his high-¾ arm slot.

After a successful 2018 campaign for state champion Somerville, Maryland recruit RHP Gavin Stellpflug maintained his dominance throughout the summer and fall months with a heavy sinking fastball at 84-85 touching 88 and a sharp swing and miss  slider at 75-76.

Top Uncommitteds
No. 11 OF RJ Moten (Delran HS, NJ)
No. 12 LHP Patrick Montfort (Morristown HS, NJ)
No. 13 OF Christian Kane (Washington Township HS, NJ)
No. 20 RHP Devin Rivera (Don Bosco Prep HS, NJ)
No. 26 OF/1B Aidan Kane (Delbarton HS, NJ)
No. 29 RHP Nick Hammer (Washington Township HS, NJ)
No. 30 RHP Luke Vaks (Cedar Creek HS, NJ)
No. 31 RHP Angelo Deer (Bergen Catholic HS, NJ)
No. 32 1B Sam Portnoy (Eastern Regional HS, NJ)

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