Texas Class of 2021 Initial Rankings
December 21, 2017
With a full slate of PBR Events under our belt from the summer and fall, we are happy to bring you the the initial Texas 2021 class rankings. Our boots-on-the-ground scouting staff is constantly on the road evaluating talent throughout the entire year, whether during the High School season, travel ball in the summer, Fall League Games, or PBR Events. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in Texas.
Players mature and develop at different rates, from current skill levels, strength and speed, to long-term projectability and athleticism. While players are constantly improving and making jumps in development, strength and skill set, our rankings can and will change as each class grows through normal progression over four years. For more information on the recruiting process, take a look at Recruiting Essentials, and if you are interested in attending one of our January events before the high school season begins, CLICK HERE. For now, lets take a look at the top five players in the 2021 class.
Taking the No. 1 spot is shortstop Izaac Pacheco (Friendswood HS). The left-handed hitting Texas A&M recruit has a projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. Advanced offensive approach, smooth rhythm, projectable power, natural lift, strength at contact and good barrel awareness. On the infield, Pacheco has soft hands, quick exchange and good feel for the left side of the infield.
Coming in at No. 2 is RHP/SS Rawley Hector (Anna HS). Hector has a long, loose, projectable frame at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. His fastball can get into the upper 80's and he shows promise at the plate. At No. 3 is SS Jordan Lawler (Dallas Jesuit HS). Lawlar has a wiry, quick-twitch frame at 6-foot, 155-pounds, and is an all around athletic player with a smooth right-handed swing.
Another Texas A&M recruit comes in at No. 4 in SS Ty Hodge (College Station HS). Hodge is a projectable, athletic right-handed hitter with a strong frame at 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. This fall, the right-handed hitter made consistent hard contact and showed an advanced feel for the barrel. He is also an aggressive base runner and has a high baseball I.Q.
Rounding out the top 5 is RHP/SS Drake Varnado (Port Neches Groves HS). Varnado is an athletic two-way player with a quick-clean arm stroke on the mound and present strength at the plate. He not only looks the part with a projectable 6-foot-2, 155-pound frame, he is a 7.0 runner with easy strides. On the mound, his fastball comes out clean at 83-85 mph, and he shows good feel for both a 69-72 mph curveball, and a 76-77 mph changeup. At shortstop, he has plenty of arm strength to stay on the left side of the infield (90 mph), and the right-handed hitter has strong hands and a short path with projectable gap power (87 mph exit velocity off the tee).
|1||Izaac Pacheco||TX||Friendswood||2021||SS||Texas A&M|
|3||Jordan Lawlar||TX||Jesuit Dallas Prep||2021||SS|
|4||Ty Hodge||TX||College Station||2021||SS||Texas A&M|
|5||Drake Varnado||TX||Port Neches-Groves||2021||RHP|
|7||Tyler Lee||TX||Hallsville||2021||3B||Texas A&M|
|9||Gavin Perryman||TX||Dallas Jesuit||2021||RHP|