2017 Rankings Update: Top 10 in 2017 (#6-10)



By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

Today's article on prospects in the back half of the top ten in our soon-to-be updated 2017 rankings is the third installment of a preview for the entire list of 225 being released tomorrow.

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

Vietmeier6. Trent Vietmeier, RHP, Montour (Louisiana State) ==>
7. Riley Christner, RHP, Meyersdale Area (Pittsburgh)
8. Kyle Virbitsky, RHP, Episcopal Academy (Penn State)
9. Zach Kokoska, OF/LHP, Greater Latrobe (Virginia Tech)
10. Alexander Tappen, 3B, Wissahickon (Virginia)

 

VirbitskyA physical 6-foot-1, 220-pound frame helps Vietmeier produce an upper-80s fastball that will reach into the low-90s on occasion. He was selected to participate in both the 2016 East Coast Pro Showcase and the 2016 Area Code Games. Christner is an athletic, 6-foot-1, 195-pound three-sport star with a live arm and significant upside once he focuses on baseball full time. He was selected to participate in the 2016 East Coast Pro Showcase. Virbitsky (right) stands at a towering 6-foot-5, 215-pounds with the ability to get downhill and spin his breaking ball.

KokoskaKokoska (right) is a toolsy, 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-handed hitter who has shown above average wheels, arm strength, and power potential, while also featuring a mid-80s fastball and two solid secondary offerings on the mound. Tappen fills out the uniform with his 6-foot-2, 205-pound build. The right-handed hitter has big raw power and impressed with his performance at the World Wood Bat Association 17U World Championship last month.

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