Spring 2017 Rankings Update: Class of 2019

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Following the completion of a full lineup of winter indoor events and in preparation for the first pitch of the high school baseball season, it is time to roll out our first update of the calendar year to our class of 2019 rankings.  This update includes the addition of 20 prospects as the list grows to a total of 50. The next update will likely come in early July following the completion of the high school season and after the first three events of the PBR summer schedule.

Top 10

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Troy LaNeve PA Pine-Richland 2019 OF Vanderbilt
2 Thomas Schultz PA Mount Carmel Area 2019 RHP Vanderbilt
3 Eric Grintz PA Downingtown West 2019 C North Carolina
4 Chris Newell PA Malvern Prep 2019 OF Virginia
5 Tyler Kehoe PA Archbishop John Carroll 2019 OF Louisville
6 Jack Kochanowicz PA Harriton 2019 RHP Virginnia
Kellan Tulio PA Emmaus 2019 LHP
8 Adam Grintz PA Downingtown West 2019 RHP
9 Dylan Gearhart PA Mount Union Area 2019 RHP West Virginia
10 Troy Schreffler PA Central Dauphin 2019 OF Maryland

The top ten spots in the rankings continue to be filled by players that have made commitments to SEC, ACC and Big 12 schools with Vanderbilt and Virginia each landing verbals from a pair on the list. All told 19 of the 50 players on the list have announced their college intentions with many that have not likely to do so prior to the start of their junior year of high school.

Of the newcomers to the rankings, Episcopal Academy RHP/3B Jack O'Reilly, a Notre Dame commit, enters at the highest spot (No. 17). East Pennsboro RHP/1B Nick Embleton at No. 22, Mars Area RHP Will Bednar at No. 24 and Lakeland RHP Jake Hodorovich at No. 25 round out those making their initial entries inside the top 25.