2017 Rankings Update Preview: Top 17 in '17 (#12-17)

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

Our preview of the soon-to-be updated 2017 rankings continues today with a sneak peak at the prospects ranked 12th through 17th, as we work our way toward revealing the Top 17 in '17 and the entire list of over 100 prospects at the end of the week.

[Note: these rankings will not be reflected on player pages or in the overall list until the final update is input at the end of the week]

Jordan Fiedor12. Alexander Tappen, 3B, Wissahickon
13. Conor Larkin, RHP, Spring-Ford
14. Dominick Bucko, OF, Knoch
15. Justin Vought, C, Wyoming Valley West
16. Nick Stoner, RHP/IF, Elizabethtown Area
17. Jordan Fiedor, OF/RHP, Hempfield Area (pictured at right)

For notes on Tappen, Bucko, and Vought, see yesterday's article on the top risers in the rankings.

Coming off a stellar post-season outing at the end of his freshman year after getting called up to varsity, Larkin missed the entirety of the 2015 high school season following Tommy John surgery. While we have yet to see him since he returned to the mound a few weeks ago (a little over a year post-surgery), credible reports have the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder's velocity bouncing back and then some.

Nick StonerInjury struck Stoner as well, forcing him to miss the second half of the high school season and not pitch for what amounted to three months. In his first outing back on the mound at the PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle, Stoner (pictured at right) seemed none the worse for wear, sitting in the mid-80s for a two-inning stint. Lanky frame, long limbs, and loose arm action portend more to come from this athletic, baby-faced 6-foot, 160-pounder, who also exhibits solid defensive actions and an inside-out stroke.

Yet another prospect working his way through injury, Fiedor himself underwent Tommy John surgery last month. Like Larkin, he had shown mid-80s velocity prior to the injury. However, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter's primary tools are his foot speed (6.84 60-yard dash) and raw power (94-mph exit velocity), neither of which should be affected by the injury.

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