Prep Baseball Report

New Jersey Class of 2025 Rankings: Update

Dan Valerio & TJ Hunt
PBR NJ Staff

With the Fall coming to a close, and the off season upon us it is time for an update of the 2025 rankings. This class features a premier arm leading the charge, followed by athletiscm throughout the ranks. The Top 10 committment list features the following conferences 6 ACC, 3 Big 10, and 1 SEC. 

Below will be a full breakdown but before you scroll CLICK HERE for a view of the whole list.


The top 5 of our 2025 list features Wake Forest commit, No.1 RHP Marcelo Harsch, a standout wiry right hander from Seton Hall Prep. He has a lean build with tons of room to fill out. Harsch had valuable innings as a sophmore throwing in a lot of big moments. The experience he has tallied up should really help heading into his junior campaign. He features a low 90's fastball with a high spin breaking ball that picks up whiffs.

+ No. 2 Jamie Zee the Fighting Irish commit has been a staple in our rankings. He has a compact stroke with a dependable glove at SS. Performed well at Area Codes this summer, showing off his hitterish attributes.

+ No. 3 is Evan Taylor, a recent Alabama commit. The lone SEC commit in this class has arm talent that jumps off the charts. He throws 88 mph from the infield and 90-92 off the mound. Tayor has a fast, whippy arm action and short, compact arm path.  Fluid mover in everything he does, featuring wiry limbs and torque through the mid-sections.

+ No. 4 is Rutgers commit, SS Julius Rosado. Rosado has a controlled yet violent swing, gap to gap juice. Has a leg kick trigger, while maintaining a still head, uses the ground efficently creating tons of raw power to all fields. Sitting at 11 homers in his high school career through just two full seasons.

+ Rounding out our top 5 is OF Will Mahala, a Virginia commit. Mahala burst on to the scene this summer and especially shined at the Future Games, where he showed off his true speed and power skillset. Although tall and wiry in stature, Mahala has a compact, direct path to the ball with extra base hit juice to the gaps.

Rounding out the Top 10 :

The back five spots are highlighted with one pitcher and 4 position players. No. 6 is Miami commit, RHP Jake Lodgek (Mainland HS). From spring to fall, Lodgek looks to have added some strength to his 6-foot-1 175-pound frame, up to 90mph in a bullpen setting. Notre Dame commit, No. 7 1B Dylan Passo  (Red Bank Catholic) is a pure hitting left hander has loose rhythm and feel for the entire field. His hit tool is emerging as one of the best in the class. Balanced base with explosive torque post foot strike. Look out for a huge spring from Passo in the heart of the Casey's batting order. No. 8 SS AJ Terry (Randolph) is a premier defender. Smooth hands with fast feet. The North Carolina commit has a balanced approach at the plate with a quick barrel path through the zone and in consistently on time. Rutgers commit, No. 9 OF/SS Tyler Wiltsey is a speedy athlete with an innate ability to impact the game in many ways - high motor type player. Finally, rounding out the top 10 is another Rutgers commit, SS Joey Erace  (St. Augustine). The Future Games alum has quick twitch both at the plate and in the field. Toe tap trigger with loose hands and on time barrel. 

+ No. 6 RHP Jake Lodgek (Mainland HS / Miami) 

+ No. 7 1B Dylan Passo (Red Bank Catholic / Notre Dame)

+ No. 8 SS AJ Terry (Randolph HS / UNC)

+ No. 9 UTL Tyler Wiltsey (Audubon HS / Rutgers)

+ No. 10 SS Joey Erace (St. Augustine Prep / Rutgers)

Uncommitted Names to Know:

+ No. 17 LHP Luke Wood (Pennsville) 

+ No. 14 SS Matthew Ferrara (Toms River East HS)

+ No. 19 OF Chase Kroberger (Moorestown HS)
+ SS Jason Brown (Cherokee HS) 
+ C Gabe Gillespie (St. Augustine Prep HS)
+ OF Dylan Fitzsimmons (Morris Knolls HS)