Prep Baseball Report

Updated Class of 2015 Rankings Released

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The updated Class of 2015 rankings have been released in advance of the start of the Fall College Prospect Program beginning this weekend. Rankings will be updated next in October at the completion of the fall program.

This class is loaded with high-level talent at the top with eight of the top 15 players having already made commitments to ACC and SEC schools. Following are those who have made commitments and their updated rankings in the class.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
2 John Aiello PA Germantown Academy 2015 SS Wake Forest
3 Jimmy Webb PA Loyalsock Township 2015 OF Wake Forest
6 Travis Blankenhorn PA Pottsville 2015 SS Kentucky
8 Jake McCarthy PA Scranton 2015 OF Virginia
11 Luke Glavin PA Loyalsock Township 2015 RHP Duke
12 Ryan Karstetter PA State College 2015 3B Virginia
14 Joey Baran PA Hazleton Area 2015 LHP Boston College
15 Culver Hughes PA West Chester East 2015 RHP Virginia Tech

to view the complete Class of 2015 rankings.

Biggest Movers:

OF Jake McCarthy, Scranton HS

McCarthy, a Virginia commit, moves into the Top 10 following a WWBA 17U All-Tournament performance. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect went 5-for-14 with a home run and three RBI on the week. McCarthy's brother Joe was recently selected ACC Freshman of the Year after hitting .333 for Virginia this spring. 

RHP/3B Ben Dum, West Perry HS

Dum moves up five spots to No. 13 after strong performances at the Big 26 Classic and the Midwest Future Games. The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect worked six scoreless innings over the course of the two events and effectively mixed his 83-85 mph 3/4 arm slot fastball with his 70 mph curveball, 73 mph slider and his 69 mph changeup. Dum also impressed with his glove work and solid arm at 3B.

SS/RHP Chris Rabasco, Parkland HS

Rabasco, a solidly built 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect demonstrated his arm strength at the PA Underclass Games and at the Midwest Future Games topping at 88 mph from the mound and showcasing 88 mph throws across the diamond in defensive workouts. Rabasco is likely to play 3B at the next level and demonstrated the ability to be a productive hitter at the next level going 4-for-7 in game play at the MWFG. Rabasco jumps three spots to No. 17.

Coming Tomorrow:

+ Updated Class of 2016 rankings 

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