Prep Baseball Report

Week In Review: 5/4 to 5/24

Seth Fromowitz
Prep Baseball Staff

Looking back at the past week for Prep Baseball, the class of 2025 rankings gets an updated look, Draft HQ takes a look at the draft board process and a peek into the top college prospects, Players of the Year for select states whose high school seasons have come to a close, uncommitted spotlights, trending and more.


2025 Rankings

With the class of 2024 preparing to graduate and move on from high school baseball, VP of Scouting, Shooter Hunt and the Prep Baseball staff updated the class of 2025 rankings. Remaining at the top, SS Ethan Holliday (Stillwater HS, OK) leads the charge, sharing a top-10 spot with six other alumni from the 2023 All American Game. See more on the top 10 along with the full updated ranking in ‘’25 Rankings Update: The Case For Number 1’.

Coffee & Curveballs: As states release their individual rankings, Prep Baseball is getting ready to update its overall list covering the entire nation. In ‘Coffee & Curveballs’ VP of Scouting, Shooter Hunt and LakePoint Sports, Cory McCartney talks about who might sit at the top, the plethora of shortstops and prospects who can really shoot up the rankings with a successful summer. Watch the full episode on YouTube.

Player of the Week

 April 29 - May 5: Prep Baseball’s National Player of the Week from April 29 to May 5 was nothing short of dominant in two starts on the mound. In 12.1 innings of work, LHP/OF William Haas (Rockford HS, MN, 2025) struck out 32 batters allowing only one run, including a five-inning perfect game. See more on the 2022 Future Gamer and Prep Baseball Minnesota’s No. 2 prospect in the class of 2025 along with other players of the week to close out April.

May 6 - 12: Prep Baseball’s 11th National Player of the Week for the 2024 season is a familiar face after participating in this year’s Super 60 back in February. Leading Wisconsin Lutheran HS to a 3-1 record on the week, SS/3B Eddie Rynders (2024) went 9-for-12 on the week with four extra base hits, two of them going over the fence to add onto his eight RBIs from the week, taking home the honors from May 6 to May 12.

May 13 - 19: The latest and final Prep Baseball National Player of the Week of the 2024 season was able to carry his school to a state title at the plate and on the mound. A Mississippi State recruit, 3B/RHP Braden Booth (Bob Jones HS, 2024) hit an even .700 with three home runs along with a seven inning complete game in the first game of the state championship series. See more on Booth’s week along with other players of the week from around the nation.

Draft HQ

The War Room: With hype for the 2024 MLB Draft intensifies as the prep and NCAA seasons enter their respective home stretches, VP of Scouting, Shooter Hunt and Senior Draft Advisor, D.J. Svihilik welcomed several guests on recent episodes of ‘The War Room’ to discuss Prep Baseball Draft HQ’s Draft Board with Director of College Scouting, David Seifert, along with breaking down the board and behind the scenes process to a board and mock draft assembly with MLB Pipeline’s Senior Writer, Jim Callis. Listen to every episode on Apple Podcasts or watch on Spotify and YouTube.

+ Looking at the board’s biggest risers along with some other prospects adding helium to their stock, Hunt and Seifert breakdown 13 players across the prep and NCAA level about what their season’s have looked like along with what has allowed them to trend up in ‘Draft Board Update: Helium Alert!’.

From Taiwan: April 1 to April 6, Prep Baseball West Coast Crosschecker, Dan Cox flew out to Taitung City in Taiwan to take in the East Coast League’s 18U tournament. Impressed by the overflow of talent present, see Cox’ top-20 prospects from the tournament.

On The Hunt: As the class of 2024 rankings were first coming together in the forefront of Prep Baseball’s draft coverage, the state of New Jersey didn’t seem to be as bountiful in prospects. However, after an eye opening performance at the Super 60 by RHP Chris Levonas (Christian Brothers HS, NJ), scouts across all levels started to see that the Garden State had lots to offer. Drafted out of the state himself, VP of Scouting, Shooter Hunt made his way home to see some of the board’s biggest risers and some other names to keep an eye on in ‘MLB Draft: Garden State Chronicles’.

College Crosscheck: As NCAA Division I programs compete in their respective conference tournaments before their final stretch to Omaha begins, Director of College Scouting, David Seifert continued his travels across the country to catch the top prospects at the collegiate level in ‘College Crosscheck’.

MLB Draft Top 10: Tapping into the collegiate side of the draft, Seifert dives into several position groups and what they have to offer along with a quick reflection of previous draft picks at the position.

Catchers | First Basemen


Our staff presented everything you need to know this season. For more information and to stay up-to-date on all things JUCO, follow @PBR_JUCO on X and @pbr_juco on Instagram.

+ With the conclusion of the NJCAA regular season and playoffs underway, Josh Fields and the JUCO Wire Staff unveil the end-of-season top-25 rankings. As Iowa Western remains in the No. 1 spot, the top-10 sees a shakeup as four programs break-in. See the full top-25 as well as brief recaps for each program's seasons here.

+ Looking ahead to the NJCAA World Series being held in Grand Junction, Colorado for Division I and Enid, Oklahoma for Division II, Prep Baseball JUCO Wire's Josh Fields previews each program in the final stretch of the year.

Division I | Division II

+ With some NJCAA prospects nearing the end of their JUCO eligibility, Central Region Operations Director, Eliott Wilk takes a look at several uncommitted prospects in various programs.

Crowder College | Fort Scott CC | Highland CC | Jefferson College | Johnson County CC | Kansas City Kansas CC | St. Louis CC


+ See what 10 uncommitted prospects in Maryland have seen the most profile views the past two weeks in Prep Baseball Maryland’s ‘Trending Up’.

5/8 | 5/16

+ See what 10 uncommitted prospects in Virginia have seen the most profile views the past two weeks in Prep Baseball Maryland’s ‘Trending Up

+ Uncommitted Spotlights


Class of 2025 Rankings

Breaking down the national 2025 rankings, Prep Baseball staffs worked together to help update their respected lists for the class of 2025 as they get ready for their senior years:

Alabama | Arizona | California | Florida | Georgia | Illinois (Rankings / Risers / UNCOMMITTED) | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Louisiana (Ranking / Risers) | Maryland/Delaware (Top-50 / Full / Risers) | Michigan | Mississippi (Ranking / UNCOMMITTED) | Nevada | New England | North Carolina | Ohio | Oregon | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia/DC (Top-50 / Top-225 / Risers) | Washington | Wisconsin


While Prep Baseball Scouts catch all the talent across the country, outside of the games our team has been breaking down all the action, interviews and more through podcasts. In one central location, users can find a vast collection from around Prep Baseball such as ‘The War Room’, ‘Coffee & Curveballs’ and more.

Players of the Year

With the high school season slowly coming to an end across the country, see who Prep Baseball staffs from across the country have named as their state’s Player of the Year:

The Hotlist

+ As the high school season nears its end, state directors across Prep Baseball shared which players they felt had breakout seasons. Whether their performance this season put them on our radar or boosted it, uncommitted or power-5 conference commits, see which players stepped up this season in ‘The Hotlist’.

+ From Thursday, May 16, the ‘Hotlist’ takes a look at the prospects who have shown elite bat speed throughout the season and have used it to their advantage as dangerous hitters. See what prospects from across the country have used their ability to swing has caught Prep Baseball scouts’ attention.


With the end of the Arizona high school season, the Prep Baseball staff presents the list of First Team and Second Team All-State honors. Given to one player per position, see the full lists along with video highlights from their season.

First Team | Second Team


Friday, May 24 kicks off the four 8-seeded 2024 CHSAA tournaments. A double-elimination format that will force elimination to any program that loses two games in the bracket. Before first pitch at noon, Prep Baseball Colorado’s Caleb Dameron previews the eight teams in the 5A bracket.


On Saturday, May 11, the inaugural Baseball Day Minnesota event kicks off with six loaded programs battling it out. Featuring 43 ranked players in the stat along with plenty of committed and uncommitted talent, Prep Baseball Minnesota partners with the Minnesota Twins, St. Paul Saints and more to bring together the best of the best.

Preview | Recap


Saturday, May 4, Prep Baseball Ohio hosted the High School Classic in Defiance, Ohio where four of the state's premiere programs took center stage. Highlighted by the abundance of college commits across each roster and just as impressive uncommitted talent, Ohio Senior Writer, Bruce Hefflinger recaps the day’s atmosphere as well as testimonials from coaches, players and more.