Pennsylvania Class of 2021 Rankings Update

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Following an extremely busy winter with our staff having an opportunity to see close to 700 prospects across the state an update to the Pennsylvania Class of 2021 rankings includes the addition of 30 new players to the list. The total now stands at 100 and will grow to between 250 and 300 by the time this class graduates in 27 months. Look for an update to the PBR overall rankings for this class to be released in the coming weeks. 

+ RHP Alex Estrada (Council Rock North) enters this update at No. 36 following an impressive bullpen at the Bucks County Generals Scout Day. The 5-foot-11, 230-pounder will have to concentrate on working hard on his physique moving forward, but does an excellent job of maintaining his balance in an easy, repeatable delivery that produces consistent mid-80s fastballs. Estrada also commanded his curveball at 75-76 with solid tilt and 11/5 rotation. A changeup at 76-80 with good sell completes an above average three pitch mix.

+ 3B Cole Hertzler (Boyertown Area) and OF/RHP Nathan Polo (State College Area) enter this update at No. 52 and No. 54 respectively following solid performances on day two of the Preseason All-State Showcase. Hertzler, displayed advanced arm strength defensively at 89 mph across the diamond and present gap power in his right-handed swing. Polo showcased the ability to stay in the hitting zone for extended periods of time with an efficient left-hand swing while also creating some backspin with signs of future power.



Class of 2021: Top Ten

1 Nick Bitsko PA Central Bucks East 2021 RHP Virginia
2 Lonnie White Jr. PA Malvern Prep 2021 OF Clemson
3 Cole Wagner PA Red Land 2021 LHP Georgia
4 Luke Holman PA Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP  
5 Michael Morales PA East Pennsboro 2021 RHP Vanderbilt
6 Bobby Marsh PA Bellefonte Area 2021 1B Florida Atlantic
7 J.J. Wetherholt PA Mars Area 2021 SS West Virginia
8 Caleb Gampe PA Hollidaysburg 2021 RHP South Carolina
9 Benny Montgomery PA Red Land 2021 OF Virginia
10 Joe Jaconski PA Plymouth Whitemarsh 2021 SS North Carolina

+ CLICK HERE to view the complete list of 100 prospects in this update



Stripes & Strikes Post 76 Scout Day PA 03/16 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Pennsylvania Junior Future Games Trials (Session Two) PA 03/24 Keystone State Baseball Academy
Beaver Valley Scout Day (12U-14U) PA 03/30 Hitters, Hackers & Hoops
2019 Western PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/11 Seton Hill University
2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games PA 06/18 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 16U (PBR Limited Series) PA 06/29 Lebanon Valley College
2019 Eastern PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/09 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (PBR Limited Series) PA 07/20 University of Scranton
2019 Western PA College Prospect Showcase PA 07/23 Historic Pullman Park (Butler, PA)
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Pennsylvania Invite Only) PA 07/31 Lakepoint Sporting Community
2019 Fall Kickoff Showcase PA 08/15 Millersville University
Play for Team PBR 17U (Fall Kickoff Showcase Tournament) PA 08/17 Millersville University