Updated Texas 2021 Class Rankings

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

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As players mature and develop at different rates, there are a number of factors to evaluate, from current skill levels, strength and speed, to long-term projectablity 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 PBR Summer Showcases, CLICK HERE.

+ Holding the No. 1 spot is RHP/SS Rawley Hector (Anna HS). The Texas A&M commit stands 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, with a long-limbed, projectable, athletic frame. The right-hander works from a ¾ slot with a quick arm swing and a drop-and-drive delivery. His fastball was 87-88 early this spring, getting up to 89 a couple of times in the second, and touching 90 once. Slider has more lateral 10/4 shape with late break at 77-81. Showed quality feel for his changeup at 79-82 mph with heavy depth to finish. Really good overall feel for the game, plays with a competitive energy, legit two-way prospect. Offensively, the right-handed hitter has simple strength at the plate, creating significant bat speed and leverage with a short path. In the same game, he scorched a single through the left side in his first AB, then ambushed a fastball for a HR to the left of centerfield in his second at bat. 


+ Moving up tot No. 2 is Vanderbilt commit, SS Jordan Lawlar (Dallas Jesuit), who we saw early this spring in parts of three separate games. He has a lean-muscular, athletic frame at 6-foot, 160-pounds, with tons of upside and quick-twitch to go along with an easy stride. Smooth actions on at shortstop, everything works easy, including his arm swing with carry and accuracy. Hitting in the three-hole for Jesuit, the right-handed hitter has a simple swing with loose hands and relaxed rhythm. He handled the bat really well, showing the ability to hit spin and keep his hands back. Smoked a double down the third base line on a curveball, laced a couple of singles, and lifted a would be double to right-centerfield that turned into an inside the park home run.


+ At No. 3 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.


+ Moving into the top five at No. 4 is LHP Hagen Smith (Bullard HS), 6-foot-3, 190-pound tall lanky frame with room to add strength. The Oklahoma State commit is a solid athlete and it translates to the mound. In an early season outing, he worked primarily with the fastball at 88-90 mph topped 91. Smith is one of the most projectable arms in the Texas 2021 Class.


+ Moving up to No. 5 is RHP Jack Hamilton (A&M Consolidated). Standing and estimated 6-foot, 170-pounds with an athletic frame, the Texas A&M commit works from a high ¾ slot with a long arm swing and repeatable delivery. His pitches with his fastball at 86-89 with command to both sides of the plate, and flashes a cutter as well. Throws two different breaking balls, a big curveball that at 69-71 mph consistently landing it in the zone, and a slider that comes in at 83-84 mph for swings and misses outside the zone.


Risers to the current ranking, along with new players include Houston commit LHP/OF Malachi Lott (Gregory-Portland HS), OF/3B Gage Wakefield (Bullard HS), OF RHP Nicholas Moore (Plano West HS), C Chanden Scamardo (College Station HS).

Top 10 

1 Rawley Hector TX Anna 2021 RHP Texas A&M
2 Jordan Lawlar TX Dallas Jesuit 2021 SS Vanderbilt
3 Izaac Pacheco TX Friendswood 2021 SS Texas A&M
4 Hagen Smith TX Bullard 2021 LHP Oklahoma State
5 Jack Hamilton TX A&M Consolidated 2021 RHP Texas A&M
6 Ty Hodge TX A&M Consolidated 2021 SS Texas A&M
7 Tyler Lee TX Hallsville 2021 3B Texas A&M
8 Dylan Leach TX Carthage 2021 C Arkansas
9 Drake Varnado TX Kelly 2021 SS South Carolina
10 Hunter Teplansky TX Marcus 2021 SS Texas Christian

CLICK HERE to view the entire 2021 Texas Ranking.

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