Prep Baseball Report

2017 Pre-Season All-PBR Underclass Team

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By John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director and Content Manager

Last week, we kicked off our preview analysis of the upcoming high school season by revealing our Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year and Pre-Season Player of the Year candidates. This week, we will look at our 2017 Pre-Season All-PBR VA/DC Teams, beginning with the Underclassmen team today.

The Pre-Season All-PBR VA/DC Underclassmen team features members of the Classes of 2019 and 2020. Please note that this team is comprised of players that we recommend seeing during the high school season. Some of these players might be on such deep rosters at strong programs that they may play on junior varsity this spring.

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*Note* - Utillity (UTL) players are players that will we predict will contribute for their  team both on the mound and at another position.

Players are listed alphabetically by position:

All Underclass Team

Name Position School Class Commitment
Tucker Mitchell C Flint Hill 2019  
Logan Smith C Midlothian 2019  
Jake Wortman C Colonial Forge 2019  
Zackary Beach IF Atlee 2019 Coastal Carolina
Liam Deegan IF Mills Godwin 2019 Virginia
Riley Eikhoff IF Patriot 2020  
Cortland Lawson IF Paul VI Catholic 2019  
Hunter Schmidt IF Poquoson 2019  
Jimmy Starnes IF St. Christopher's 2019  
Luke Burner OF Highland School 2019   
Emmanuel Johnson OF Liberty Christian 2019   
Paul Moore OF Stone Bridge 2019   
Harrison Clifton LHP  Steward School  2020 Clemson 
Carson Jones LHP  Steward School  2020  Virginia 
Brody Mack
LHP Potomac 2019  
Joey Majewicz LHP Grafton 2019  
Lyle Miller-Green RHP Lake Braddock 2019  Virginia Tech 
Joseph O'Brien LHP  York  2019   
Logan Ransom LHP Steward School 2019  
Zach Agnos
UTL  Battlefield  2019   
Trey Boll UTL  Collegiate 2020   
Matthew Kleinfelter UTL  Lancaster  2019  James Madison 
Geo Rivera  UTL Lafayette 2019 Old Dominion
Antonio Velasquez UTL Western Branch 2019  Old Dominion 


and Mitchell are polished catchers who should be major contributors for their programs. Smith is very athletic and has been behind the plate for less than a year, bringing a middle infielders hands and footwork with him.

Beach is a physical monster, hitting in the middle of the Atlee lineup as a freshman with a great approach and a lot of power potential. Deegan has good feet in the infield and also has a quick bat, projecting to have good power. Eikhoff has a big arm and a quick bat, with the potential to be on this list in future years as a utility player who will double as a legit pitching and shortstop prospect. Lawson has good actions in the field with a level line drive swing, he has also been up to 85 on the mound. Schmidt has a strong frame and uses the field well with easy doubles power with the potential to develop home run power to all fields. Starnes is very athletic with the potential for a big arm, getting up to 86 last spring.

had an impact freshman season for Highland, hitting for high average and mixing in some doubles. He has a quick bat and barrels the ball consistently to all fields. Johnson is the latest in a string of athletic outfielders to go through Liberty Christian. Moore has a pretty lefthanded swing with some pull power potential and an athletic frame.

Clifton, Jones, and Ransom form a trio of very talented lefties at Steward School that will be pitching together for a second season this spring. These three are already appointment viewing and will be together through 2019. Mack contributed as a utility player as a freshman but he has ace potential on the mound, where his role should increase in 2017. Majewicz has a long, quick arm action with plenty of projection left. Miller-Green has a big arm and a prototypical pitcher’s frame. As he fills out he has the potential to put some big numbers up on a radar gun. O’Brien showed feel of three pitches during the summer with plenty of projection to go with his pitchability. 

Agnos is the top unsigned prospect in the 2019 Class with the ability to be a legitimate two-way contributor in college. Look for him to build off of his late-season emergence at the plate last year and contribute more on the mound this spring. Boll has a picturesque pitcher’s frame and is quick as an outfielder, making him a possible two-way talent. Kleinfelter has a middle of the line-up bat and is a potential ace on the mound with plenty of growth left to do. Rivera is a physical freak with a huge arm and the ability to be a major contributor on the infield and on the mound. Velasquez was up to 86 during the fall on the mound and should step into a big role for Western Branch. He also has good footwork around third base and should be able to add depth to the Bruin lineup.

2020 LHP Jake Berry did not make this list due to his injury sustained while playing for the Bishop O'Connell basketball team. The injury looks to take away from his freshmen year. Once recovered, Berry might be the most exciting young arm in the state and is one to watch this summer once he has recovered.

Check back tomorrow as we begin to unveil our 2017 Pre-Season All-PBR VA/DC Team.