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Updated Rankings: Oklahoma Class of 2020

Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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In the four-plus months since the last 2020 rankings update, this talented crop of juniors has maintained its steady growth, and continues to be regarded as one of the best groups in the country. The list now features 175 of the top 2020 players in the state. Below, check out some of the top prospects, risers, and newcomers.

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The Top Prospects

Maintaining the top spot in the Oklahoma rankings is recent Arkansas commit RHP/OF Nate Wholgemuth (Owasso HS, OK). Wohlgemuth is barrel chested and thick legged with impressive strength throughout his 5-foot-11, 200-pound frame. He has a controlled delivery that he is repeating more consistently with a fast arm and strong leg drive. His fastball sits 90-94 mph with occasional run, touching 95 and 96. He possesses a plus changeup with fade and sink at 80-84 that he throws with confidence in any count. His breaking ball has slurvy shape at 72-75 and flashes plus depth. Wohlgemuth had yet another strong summer pitching well in big games. Offensively, his athleticism shows through as well with a 91 mph exit velo and a 6.72 laser timed 60. Defensively, he shows athletic actions in center field and excellent arm strength, throwing 95 mph from the outfield.

Remaining in the No. 2 slot is LHP Dax Fulton (Mustang HS, OK). The Vanderbilt recruit has a 6-foot-6, 205-pound frame that continues to get stronger and more athletic. Fulton shows off an impressive three-pitch mix, all thrown to both sides of the plate. His fastball sits 84-89 mph touching 90 with downhill tilt and occasional cut. Fulton also mixes in a two-seam fastball. The curveball is, at times, one of the best breaking balls in the overall 2020 class at 73-79 mph with 1/7 shape and late depth to go along with tight spin. The changeup has late fade and sink at 73-75 mph. The big lefty put up impressive numbers  that match his high-end stuff. Fulton’s athleticism also shines through in the left-handed batters box where he shows pop and barrel control.

Edging his way  into the the No. 3 slot in this incredibly talented class is two-way baseball player and two sport star SS/RHP Cade Horton (Norman HS, OK). The Mississippi baseball commit has now started to field football offers as well thanks to his ability to sling the football. On the mound Horton’s athleticism allows him to be a supreme strike thrower. The right-hander features possibly the best slider in the class which he throws in any count to both sides of the plate in the upper 70s with full arm speed and very late depth. His fastball keeps its plane at 90-92 and touched some 93s at this year’s Area Code Games. Horton is also a high end defender with advanced hands and the arm strength to make plays anywhere on the left-side of the infield, . At the plate, the right-handed hitter has an all fields and flat approach with a knack for finding barrels.

Over the last four months, a few players have shown impressive growth and have shot up the list. Below are a few of them.

With some added strength and a polished swing, C Blake scott (Tonkawa HS) proved he could hit by putting up big numbers all summer long. The right-handed hitter showed exceptionally well at this years Area Code tryouts. Proving he was a dangerous hitter, Scott moved up 25 spots in this rendition of the rankings.

Always an advanced defender, SS David Herring (Dale HS) jumped an impressive 18 spots towards the top rankings with the addition of strength. Herrings new physicality allowed him to throw in the mid 80s with accuracy across the diamond and make him a viable threat from from the left-handed batters box.  

The PBR Oklahoma staff is always out on the lookout for talented players across the state, and we pride ourselves on constantly evaluating and discovering new players. Below are three new players that made impacts during the spring and summer.

Pitching his way into the top 15 spots in RHP Josh Sanders (Yukon HS). The projectable 6-foot-3, 168-pound Sanders burst onto the scene when he started to throw in the mid then upper 80 this spring. Over the summer he has show and advanced slider as well. The right-hander committed to Texas Tech shortly after the Future Games at the end of the summer.

Another right-hander with an impressive frame is RHP Carson Pierce (Edmond North HS). The right-hander has started to pitch in the mid 80 and is approaching the upper 80s quickly with no signs of slowing down. Pierce jumps into the rankings inside the top 50.

A lean and athletic left-hander, LHP/OF Carson Thomas (Carl Albert HS) shows a clean arm action and athleticism that allow him to throw strikes in the mid 80s with life on his fastball. Still a developing two-way player, Thomas is near the top 25 in his class because of his bright future on the mound.

Top 10

1 Nate Wohlgemuth OK Owasso 2020 RHP Arkansas
2 Dax Fulton OK Mustang 2020 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Cade Horton OK Norman 2020 SS Mississippi
4 Jace Bohrofen OK Westmoore 2020 OF  
5 Carson Atwood OK Silo 2020 3B Oklahoma
6 John Bay OK Shattuck 2020 3B  
7 Dominic Johnson OK Edmond Santa Fe 2020 OF Oklahoma State
8 Nathan Ackenhausen OK Owasso 2020 1B  
9 Trevor Martin OK Asher 2020 RHP Oklahoma State
10 Jaxon Wiggins OK Roland 2020 RHP Arkansas
See full list HERE.