Prep Baseball Report

Texas Class of 2019 Updated Rankings

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas
IG: pbr_texas

It has been a busy fall since the last official update to the Texas class of 2019 rankings. Today the list extends to 170 prospects, as the fall season allowed the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff to track down emerging talent at our events, fall tournaments and scout days.


Top 5

+ Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (Colleyville Heritage HS) remains No. 1 in the rankings. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Oklahoma recruit, was impressive this past summer, and had a stellar performance in Jupiter to end the fall. He has lightning-quick hands that whip the bat through the zone, and the ball jumps off at an impressive speed. Appearing to be on a mission at all times, Witt’s maturity as a player is well-advanced. His pre-pitch routine is consistent, and he is never rushed while displaying a quiet confidence that seems to spread to his teammates. Never too high or too low, Witt plays the game hard, and it is a big reason why he has continued to grow as player without settling as number one in the class.

+ Still at No. 2 is right-handed pitcher Matthew Thompson (Cypress Ranch HS). In Jupiter, the 6-foot-3, 184-pound Texas A&M recruit showed glimpses of his remarkable upside  when he came out the gates pumping 93-94 mph fastballs, and topped at 96 with relative ease. Equally as impressive, Thompson’s 82-mph curveball is a plus offering. He throws his breaking ball aggressively with tight spin and sharp, late 12/6 action. From the delivery to the arm action, everything Thompson does is athletic. He even occasionally mixes in an extra shimmy-shake in his delivery to further mess with hitters.

+ Holding the No. 3 spot is OF Logan Britt (All Saints Episcopal). The Texas A&M recruit stands 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, with a long limbed, athletic frame and high ceiling. Britt has high end tools and has shown big time power and bat speed throughout the past year, including being one of two players to make both Area Code Teams this summer. On multiple occasions, the right-handed hitter turned around 90+mph velocity with a compact swing, rhythm, bat speed and strength in the barrel. Britt moves easy on the field with long strides, he runs a sub-7 60-yard dash (6.92), and throws 92 mph from the outfield.

+ Moving up to No. 4 is RHP Jacob Meador (Centennial HS), a TCU commit. Meador showed some of the more electric stuff at the Underclass Area Code Games this summer, as his fastball sat 88-90 from a long, whippy arm stroke. What separates Meador from the other talented pitchers is his ability to control his breaking ball. He has great feel for a tight curveball that he can throw early in counts with sharp, bigger break and 12/6 shape, and then later in counts is able to put hitters away with a filthy slider at 75-77 mph. His changeup was 83-84 mph, and will be a weapon in the future. Meador attacks the zone and has a bulldog mentality. He may only be 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, but he has the arsenal of a future starter, and will likely be called upon to get big outs in Fort Worth.

+ Taking the No. 5 spot is 2019 RHP/SS Sanson Faltine III (Ft. Bend Travis HS, TX), who was a clear standout with his true two-way abilities in Jupiter. The highly athletic 6-foot-2, 180-pound Texas recruit did it all in leading the Banditos Scout Team to a 7-2 victory over Baseball U. On the mound, the right-hander tossed a five-hitter in his 92-pitch complete game. Faltine was consistently around the zone with his fastball-slider combination, throwing 68 percent strikes while striking out seven and walking two. The live-bodied Faltine is a wiry, loose athlete with long limbs and plenty of room for continued physical development. He works with a confident bounce, gets into his delivery quickly, and consistently repeats with tempo and rhythm. His fastball sat in the 87-88 range, topping at 89, with some arm-side finish through the zone. Faltine throws his slider with confidence, as he filled up the lower half of the zone at 72-76 mph.


Top 10

1 Bobby Witt Jr. TX Colleyville Heritage 2019 RHP Oklahoma
2 Matthew Thompson TX Cypress Ranch 2019 RHP Texas A&M
3 Logan Britt TX All Saints Episcopal Ft. Worth 2019 OF Texas A&M
4 Jacob Meador TX Centennial 2019 RHP Texas Christian
5 Sanson Faltine III TX Ft. Bend Travis 2019 SS Texas
6 JJ Goss TX Cy-Ranch 2019 RHP Texas A&M
7 Jared Southard TX Rouse 2019 RHP Texas
8 Colton Bowman TX Bullard 2019 LHP Oklahoma State
9 Brett Baty TX Lake Travis 2019 3B Texas
10 Kadon Morton TX Seguin 2019 RHP


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