Prep Baseball Report

Spring Update: Pennsylvania Class of 2020 Rankings

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

With a full season of high school baseball under their belts and the start of a sophomore season on the horizon the PA Class of 2020 rankings welcome the addition of 30 new players in this update. The current list now stands at 85 players with 20 players having already announced a college commitment. An update to the current PBR Class of 2020 overall rankings will follow in the near future.

The top of the list is filled with prospects that have already announced college commitments including 13 of the first 17. Outfielder Austin Hendrick, a Mississippi State commit ranked No. 3 in the PBR overall rankings, continues to hold down the top spot. New to the top ten is Warwick catcher John Seibert, a standout at the Pennsylvania Preseason All-State Showcase.

PA CLASS OF 2020 Top 10

1 Austin Hendrick PA West Allegheny 2020 OF Mississippi State
2 Luke Wagner PA Red Land 2020 LHP Georgia
3 Kevin Karstetter PA State College 2020 SS  
4 Rece Ritchey PA Huntingdon Area 2020 LHP Virginia
5 Jeff Extor PA The Shipley School 2020 LHP West Virginia
6 Tyler Wiederstein PA Hempfield Area 2020 RHP Michigan
7 Mark Black PA Serra Catholic 2020 C St. John's
8 Cooper Webb PA Spring-Ford 2020 RHP West Virginia
9 Grant Umberger PA Downingtown East 2020 LHP  
10 John Seibert PA Warwick 2020 C  

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Top Newcomers to the list

Among the 30 additions to the rankings in this update Seibert's entry at No. 10 tops the list. Following is a look at other notable additions to the list.

John SeibertWyatt HenselerSam RutaPeter CapobiancoDomenic Popa

- 3B/RHP Wyatt Henseler (Emmaus) checks in at No. 13 following a big performance at the Preseason All-State Showcase where he showed power potential in his right-hand swing and an upper 80s fastball off the mound.

- 6-foot-2, 185-pound left-hitting infielder Sam Ruta (Pennsbury), an all-league selection as a freshman at the Hun School in New Jersey enters the rankings at No. 25.

- Infielder Peter Capobianco was a key contributor in Dallastown's run to the state finals a year ago. The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitter enters the rankings at No. 40 following an impressive showing at the Preseason All-State Showcase. 

- Outfielder Domenic Popa (Seton-La Salle Catholic) also impressed at the Preseason All-State Showcase. The left-handed hitter flashed a loose, handsy swing and many of the same fast-twitch actions possessed by his brother Nico who currently is a sophomore outfielder at Pitt.