Prep Baseball Report

2026 Overall Rankings Updated & Expanded

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

More than any class before, this 2026 group has shown a willingness to entertain in the spotlight and relishes the biggest moments. Well-equipped with dynamic prospects who feature ultra high ceilings, this new group of sophomores already boasts a plethora of household names. But don’t mistake that for a lack of discipline or hard work. This collection of athletes is equal parts ballplayer as it is elite talent. They are just as willing to hit behind runners, cross count pitch, or take the extra base, as they are to tilt the shoulders, light up the radar gun, and flip the bat.

 The impact depth is astounding.


More than 10 players were considered for the top overall spot with heated debate and cases built for all. There are sure to be changes to the list over the next three years with players continuing to build on their talent and new ones being discovered, but after a jam-packed summer of action, Florida-grown SS Jacob Lombard (Gulliver Prep HS) ascends to the head of the class. Furnished with a full array of tools, the impact potential of the Miami native’s right-handed bat, and the potential of sticking at shortstop long term provided (presently) the strongest case for jumping to the front of the line. The brother of New York Yankees’ 2023 1st round pick, George Lombard, he holds similar attributes with (scarily) a potentially higher ceiling.

 Still, three years leaves plenty to be decided, and the top spot is not without challenge from a slew of others from coast to coast.

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Jacob Lombard (June 2023)


1 Jacob Lombard FL Gulliver Prep 2026 SS Uncommitted
2 Alex Harrington CA Cathedral Catholic 2026 SS Stanford
3 Quentin Young CA Oaks Christian 2026 SS Uncommitted
4 Grady Emerson TX Argyle 2026 SS Texas Christian
5 Rookie Shepard NV Faith Lutheran 2026 SS Miami
6 Brady Harris FL Trinity Christian Academy (JAX) 2026 OF Florida
7 Eli Willits OK Fort-Cobb Broxton 2026 SS Oklahoma
8 Wilson Andersen FL Jesuit 2026 RHP Uncommitted
9 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B Nebraska
10 Chandler Hart TX Allen 2026 LHP Uncommitted
11 Trey Rangel TX The Colony 2026 RHP Uncommitted
12 Kevin Roberts Jr. MS Jackson Preparatory 2026 SS Uncommitted
13 Keon Johnson GA First Presbyterian Day 2026 SS Uncommitted
14 Ethan Bass IL Glenbrook North 2026 SS Illinois
15 Deion Cole GA Etowah 2026 OF Uncommitted
16 John David Alexander LA Barbe 2026 OF Uncommitted
17 Connor Langdon GA Westfield School 2026 LHP Mississippi State
18 Daniel Nienaber VA Glen Allen 2026 RHP Virginia
19 Kruz Schoolcraft OR Sunset 2026 LHP Uncommitted
20 Hudson DeVaughan IN Mooresville 2026 RHP Alabama
21 Matthew Sharman GA Etowah 2026 RHP Georgia
22 Lorenzo Laurel FL Stoneman Douglas 2026 OF Florida
23 Trenton Maybin NC N/A 2026 RF Duke
24 Coleman Borthwick FL South Walton 2026 3B Auburn
25 Landon Schutte CA Oakdale 2026 RHP Uncommitted

Plus much more analysis within... 

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