2018 Rankings Update Preview: Top 18 in '18 (#13-18)

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

Our preview of the soon-to-be updated 2018 rankings continues today with a sneak peek at the prospects ranked 13th through 18th, as we work our way toward revealing the Top 18 in '18 and the entire list of 75 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] 

WilliamsBaughman13. Drew Baughman, 3B, Cumberland Valley (Liberty) (left)
14. Justin Williams, 3B, Cumberland Valley (Penn State) (right)
15. Wyatt Beddow, RHP, Camp Hill (Penn State)
16. Brady Devereux, RHP, Malvern Prep (Wake Forest)
17. Travis Perry, RHP/1B, Rocky Grove
18. Kyle Hess, OF, Donegal (Pittsburgh) ==>


HessHigh school teammates Baughman  and Williams  form a formidable duo in the middle of the Eagles line-up. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Baughman possesses the best raw power in the state, a tool that earned him an invitation to the 2016 Underclass Area Code Games. All Williams has done this summer and fall is hit. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, who participated for Team PA at the PBR Future Games, shows raw power just a tick behind Baughman's, while Williams' simple, quiet approach and advanced bat speed routinely get his barrel to the baseball. Bringing a different skill set to the table, Hess (right) is an athletic, 6-foot, 175-pound left-handed hitter with 6.6 wheels and enough pop to hit plenty of doubles and triples during his career.

PerryDevereuxThe three right-handed pitchers in this group all have different profiles. 6-foot-3, 190-pound Beddow has a live arm and potential out-pitch curveball, both of which will play better when he learns to command the strike zone more consistently. Standing at 6-foot-1, Devereux (left) doesn't have quite the physicality or raw stuff as Beddow, but he is athletic on the mound and his clean, easy arm action, along with an ability to throw three pitches for strikes, hint at significant projection. Then there's Perry (right), who can certainly get downhill out of his 6-foot-7 frame, and is a very good athlete himself, showing above average raw power and running very well for his size.

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