Summer Update: Class of 2021 Rankings

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

As members of the  Pennsylvania Class of 2021 begin their summer schedules and prepare for their sophomore year of high school baseball our latest update to our state rankings includes the addition of 10 new players to the list with two new players moving into the top ten. The current list now stands at 20 players with four of the top eight having already announced a college commitment. Look for that number to grow significantly by the next update to the rankings in this class in September. An update to the current PBR Class of 2021 overall rankings will follow in the near future.

Holding steady at the top of the list are a pair of physical two-way prospects that excelled in their rookie seasons of high school competition. LHP/1B Cole Wagner (Red Land), a Georgia commit, went 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA striking out 68 in 39.1 innings of work as a freshman. The 6-foot, 190-pound left-handed hitter finished the season with a .487 batting average while showing advanced power with 10 doubles, four triples and two home runs. RHP/SS Nick Bitsko (Central Bucks East), a Virginia commit, went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA striking out 22 in just 9.1 innings of work as a freshman. The right-handed hitter 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitter finished the season with a .352 average and showed power potential of his own with four doubles and four home runs.

New to the top ten in this update are RHP Michael Morales (East Pennsboro), a Vanderbilt commit, and LHP Jayden Walker (Norwin HS).

PA CLASS OF 2021 Top 10

1 Cole Wagner PA Red Land 2021 LHP Georgia
2 Nick Bitsko PA Central Bucks East 2021 RHP Virginia
3 Lonnie White Jr. PA Malvern Prep 2021 OF  
4 Nick Kurtz PA Manheim Township 2021 LHP Wake Forest
5 Luke Holman PA Wyomissing 2021 RHP  
6 Michael Morales PA East Pennsboro 2021 RHP Vanderbilt
7 Bobby Marsh PA Bellefonte Area 2021 1B  
8 Sammy Contacos PA Penn-Trafford 2021 C  
9 Joe Jaconski PA Springside Chestnut Hill 2021 SS North Carolina
10 Jayden Walker
PA Norwin 2021 3B  

+ CLICK HERE to view the complete list of 20 prospects on the list.