VA/DC Class of 2023: Updated Top 75

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It is with great excitement that we release to you today, our latest update to the Va/DC Class of 2023 rankings with our Top 75 release. This is our second 2023 class rankings release this week and we will wrap it up with the Top 200 on Wednesday. On Thursday we will highlight some big risers and new faces from across the class. 

Benjamin Blair moves up three spots to #27. The Liberty commit was strong in the VHSL 3A State Semis versus Lafayette and followed that up with an outstanding outing at 17U National Championship at Lakepoint. Long thin frame with plenty of ceiling left as he fills out. 2021 Future Games alum. 


Owen Basso moves into the 30th spot after making a big jump in the velo department. Basso was up to 90 in front of our staff this spring in a very strong outing versus a solid offensive club. 


A new face to the VA/DC class is Pro 5 left-hander, Evan Smith. Smith had a lights out performance at the 17U National Championship and followed it up a few days later with another solid outing at the Southeast Senior Games. 

Two more new faces to the Top 75 are summer event standouts, #48 Conor Smith (Riverside) and #54 Owen Buckley (Loudon Valley). The two right handers had big days in front of our staff at two separate summer events. Smith showed some polish and pitchability with a deep repertoire of pitches, while Buckley had an electric fastball that had ride through the zone and offered intrigue with polish to be added. 

VA/DC Class of 2023 26-35

26 Carrington Aaron VA Chatham 2023 IF Virginia Tech
27 Benjamin Blair VA Liberty Christian 2023 RHP Liberty
28 Marcus LeClair VA Gonzaga 2023 1B Virginia Tech
29 Jackson McDonald VA Independence 2023 RHP East Carolina
30 Owen Basso VA St. Albans 2023 RHP  
31 Corey Costello VA Loudon County 2023 LHP East Carolina
32 Kenny Michaels VA Hayfield 2023 LHP Wofford
33 Matthew Westley VA Colgan 2023 RHP/3B Virginia Tech
34 Marcus Bradshaw VA Pro 5 Academy 2023 OF/LHP Missouri
35 Jakob Foster VA Patriot 2023 RHP Mt. St. Mary's

Complete Top 75 Rankings