2026 Rankings Update

Joe Walentin
Scouting Director, NY

The post-season is upon us, which means it's time for our staff to sit down for a modest pre-summer update to the 2026 class rankings. There's no lack of size and physicality among the pitchers in this group, headlined by the #1 & #2 spots RHP Ty Van Valkenburg (Saugerties) & RHP Ben Schulman (Horace Greeley).

Some new faces entered the Top-10 with the additions of RHP Zach Bond (Horace Greeley) at #6, Army Commit RHP Quinn Miller (Clarkstown North) at # 7, RHP Luke Tisenchek (CBA-Albany) at #8 and OF Anthony Marsico at #9

Included below is a full list of the 45 ranked and newcomers by position. 


top 10

Ty Van Valkenburg RHP / 3B / Saugerties , NY / 2026


6-foot-2, 185 lb 2-way prospect.



Ben Schulman RHP / 3B / Horace Greeley , NY / 2026


Projectable 6-foot-3 180 lb frame. Quick, athletic arm with mound presence.



Devin Diaz C / OF / Iona Prep, NY / 2026


Garnered a lot of attention at the Jr Future Games in Lake Point last summer.



Dannyel Almanzar SS / 2B / All Hallows, NY / 2026


High end athleticism in a 6-foot-3, 180 lb frame.



Jack Curtis RHP / 3B / Chenango Forks, NY / 2026

Strength & athleticism in all the actions on the field with 2-way abilities. 



Zach Bond RHP / OF / Horace Greeley, NY / 2026

Fastball jumps out a loose, live arm while flashing off speed with plus movement east and west.



Quinn Miller RHP / OF / Clarkstown North, NY / 2026

Features a live Fastball with arm side run and high spin off speed.



Luke Tisenchek RHP / SS / CBA-Albany, NY / 2026

Feel for 3 pitches with advanced spin/ movement traits.



Anthony Marsico OF / Tappan Zee , NY / 2026

Strength in all the actions with advanced bat speed up to 78 MPH as well as a 84 MPH arm from the OF.



Tyler Durkin RHP / Roy C. Ketcham, NY / 2026

High ceiling for the 6-foot-4, 165 lb righty. Feel for 3 pitches featuring a FB with life and arm side run from a low 3/4 slot. Slider has tilt flashing depth as a future swing and miss out pitch while showing feel for a fading change up. 





Two-Way: Riley Clemons-Butenko (CBA-Syracuse)

RHP: Henry Vail (Bronxville)

LHP: Brady Wilkinson (Starpoint)

C: Logan Newcomb (CBA-Albany)

CINF: Aidan Savinon (St. Mary's)

MINF: Nolan Stark (Oneonta)

OF: Cam Grasso (Niskayuna)


2023 Summer Open: North Country NY 06/06 Tupper Lake Municipal Park / Tupper Lake, NY
2023 NY Open Pre-Tournament Combine (June 29th) NY 06/29 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
2023 JR NYS Games NY 07/05 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
2023 NY Open Pre-Tournament Combine (July 6th) NY 07/06 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
2023 NY Open Pre-Tournament Combine (July 20th) NY 07/20 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/25 LakePoint
2023 NY Open Pre-Tournament Combine (Aug. 3rd) NY 08/03 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
2023 Summer Open: Central NY 08/10 Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex / Cortland, NY
2023 Summer Open: West NY 08/10 Clark V. Whited Complex / Brockport, NY
2023 Summer Open: East NY 08/15 Heritage Financial Park / Wappingers Falls, NY
2023 Top Prospects Games: Long Island NY 08/16 Medford Athletic Complex / Medford, NY
2023 Summer Open: Downstate NY 08/17 TBD/TBA - NYC