Updated 2018 Texas Rankings

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

It has been an action packed early spring season in Texas. Much has happened over the course of the six-plus months since the launch of PBR Texas, all of which is reflected in our comprehensive 2018 Rankings.

The talent level in this state is second-to-none, always known for producing power arms. The 2018 class is no different with 8 of the top 10 players being pitchers with high-end stuff. With the addition of sixteen new players, the ranking expands to 115.

RHP/1B Grayson Rodriguez (Nacogdoches Central HS) remains in the #1 spot in our ranking. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Texas A&M recruit is a powerful young player. The right-hander showcases a fastball topping out at 94 mph with a slider that has good depth at 78-79 mph. The left-handed hitter also possesses light-tower power at the plate with an advanced feel for hitting.

Simeon Woods-Richardson (Kempner HS) jumps up to the #2 spot. Woods-Richardson, a Texas recruit, stands 6-foot-3, 210-pounds with an athletic frame and a fastball that most recently was clocked at 90-93 mph. The right-hander also hits in the middle of Kempner’s batting order and plays on the left side of the infield when he is not pitching.

RHP Mason Englert (Forney HS), the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Texas A&M recruit possesses that rare blend of high-ceiling upside with present electric stuff and pitchability.

At number 4 is RHP Marcelo Perez (J.B. Alexander HS). The 5-foot-11, 165-pound TCU recruit, has had a stellar spring so far. Perez has recently run his tailing fastball up to 90 mph in his early spring outings, and has a wipe-out slider.

Rounding out the top 5 is Adam Kloffenstein (Magnolia HS). The 6-foot-5, 200-pound TCU recruit showcases an upper-80's fastball with movement, as well as a swing-and-miss slider.

Take a look at the Top 10

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Grayson Rodriguez TX Central Heights 2018 RHP Texas A&M
2 Simeon Woods - Richardson TX Kempner 2018 RHP Texas
3 Mason Englert TX Forney 2018 RHP Texas A&M
4 Marcelo Perez TX J. B. Alexander 2018 RHP Texas Christian
5 Adam Kloffenstein TX Magnolia 2018 RHP Texas Christian
6 Ty Madden TX Cypress Ranch 2018 RHP Rice
7 Hunter Watson TX Pottsboro 2018 3B Texas A&M
8 Mateo Gil TX Timber Creek 2018 SS Texas Christian
9 Braxton Ashcraft TX Robinson 2018 RHP Baylor
10 Jordan Groshans TX Magnolia 2018 SS Kansas

>>CLICK HERE to view the entire 2018 ranking.


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