Prep Baseball Report

PA 2025 Rankings Update

Nathan Ocker
Deputy Director PA/NY

As the fall season is coming to a close and offseason training is in full swing, it’s a perfect time to take a dive into the 2025 rankings. A class that is certainly filled with arm talent and power bats, we take a look at some of the states best in this rankings update. A quick glance into the updated Top 10 with some shuffling within, but no newcomers. A look at 5 uncommitted prospects, and the rankings expand to 265 prospects. 

The Clemson commit Danny Nelson (Hershey) makes a jump into the top 3 and joins top ranked player and fellow Clemson commit Jason Fultz (Cathedral Prep) in the top 3 spots, Evan Jones (Methacton) jumps to #4. The biggest riser in the top 10 is Ben Peterson (Canon-McMillan) the UNC commit makes a climb to #6 from his previous position at #8. 

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Jason Fultz 3B / RHP / Cathedral Prep, PA / 2025

Josh Toole C / 3B / Hempfield, PA / 2025

Danny Nelson RHP / OF / Hershey, PA / 2025

Evan Jones RHP / OF / Methacton, PA / 2025

Christian Lucarelli RHP / Riverside, PA / 2025

Ben Peterson C / OF / Canon-McMillan, PA / 2025

Nolan Behm SS / 3B / Central Bucks East, PA / 2025

Kaden Hathaway 3B / RHP / Trinity, PA / 2025



Isaiah Shayter RHP / SS / Elizabethtown Area, PA / 2025

Andrew Pellicciotta SS / 2B / Malvern Prep, PA / 2025

Uncommitted Follows

+ RHP Keegan Deihl (Pine-RIchland) has the ability to generate weak contact and get swings-and-misses, which sets pitchers up to have a ton of success on the mound. Out of a durable 6-2, 205lb frame he creates an extremly tough downhill angle that makes it tough on hitters to elevate the baseball. Pitching at 87-89 at the 2023 Future Games he flashed feel for a split change that has the makings to be special at 780rpm. Although still uncommitted we don't expect him to stay available much longer after a strong showing this summer.

+  RHP Jibreel Long (Central Dauphin East) is one of the more athletic movers in the class. He creates a ton of deception with his long stride and long arm action as he hides the baseball well. We have seen him up to 88mph on his FB that gets plenty of swing and misses at the top of the zone. What really sets him apart is his ability to pronate. Having a splitter and a circle change that are distinctly different from a hitters view and from a pitch design standpoint is what makes these two pitches special and sets Jibreel apart from other uncommitted arms left in the class. 

+ 3B Tommy Kratz (Methacton) has been a fast riser in the 2025 class since last winter. He has preformed each time we see him. Kratz professional in all aspects of the game that consistently finds barrels to all fields. Has been up to 97.2 EV in game at the 2023 Future Games. 

+ OF Ryan Mielnicki (Pine Richland) the #3 ranked OF in the class impressed our staff at the 2023 PA State Games. Has some of the best bat to ball skill sets in the class. Posted a 96EV with a direct path that accelerates through the zone at 79.1mph via Blast Motion. Standing at 6-1, 185lbs look for his power at the plate to continue to increase.

+ OF Max Forgione (Dunmore) possess one of the better left handed swings in the class. The top ranked OF creates easy power to all fields with a 95EV, the ability to drive the baseball all directions allows himself to find success in game. Still with plenty of projection left in his 6-2, 175lb frame his ceiling can only go up.  


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