Prep Baseball Report

2020 Overall Rankings Updated

Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Warm weather states are well into their seasons with the rest of the country not far behind. The halfway point of the spring is a few weeks away and the 2020 MLB Draft is in three months. The 2020 Overall Rankings have been updated to reflect some early action and there is a new No. 1—OF Zac Veen (Spruce Creek HS, FL).

A Florida recruit, Veen has long been lauded for his hit tool and power projection and his offseason work is paying dividends so far. He added 20-25 pounds over the winter, allowing him to tap into his power potential so far this season. Through his first 10 games, including the Florida Preseason Classic, Veen is 14-for-31 with seven extra-base hits—three doubles, one triple and three home runs. As of right now, he has the best chance of being the first high school prospect off the board in the June.

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The rest of the top 10 has most of the same names since the fall, with some small shuffling. C Tyler Soderstrom (Turlock HS, CA) is off to a strong start and moves up to No. 5 with his advanced left-handed bat and athleticism. Joining the top 10 with Veen is RHP Carson Montgomery (Windermere HS, FL), who added good weight in the offseason and has the profile of a frontline starter with his frame, plus fastball, plus slider and feel for a changeup.

Notable risers include LHP Magdiel Cotto (Nation Ford HS, SC), who had an electrifying bullpen at the Super 60 in February, as well as RHP Justin Lange (Llano HS, TX), who has touched triple digits this spring. They and several others will be highlighted in The Hotlist later today.

Here is a look at the top 10...

1 Zac Veen FL Spruce Creek 2020 OF Florida
2 Edward Howard IV IL Mount Carmel 2020 SS Oklahoma
3 Mick Abel OR Jesuit 2020 RHP Oregon State
4 Robert Hassell III TN Independence 2020 OF Vanderbilt
5 Tyler Soderstrom CA Turlock 2020 C UCLA
6 Pete Crow-Armstrong CA Harvard-Westlake 2020 OF Vanderbilt
7 Kyle Harrison CA De La Salle 2020 LHP UCLA
8 Jared Kelley TX Refugio 2020 RHP Texas
9 Austin Hendrick PA West Allegheny 2020 OF Mississippi State
10 Carson Montgomery FL Windermere 2020 RHP Florida State

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