Prep Baseball Report

2020 Washington Rankings

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Now that the HS season has ended and we are transitioning to the summer baseball scene, it’s time to unveil our first player rankings for the 2020 class of Washington. We are beginning our initial list with the top 20 overall players in the class. We will eventually expand and adjust this list as needed throughout the summer and into next spring. This edition of the rankings is not definitive or final.

Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive year-round coverage in every state we are in. The mission of the Prep Baseball Report is to scout and promote amateur baseball - high school, junior college and college - and, ultimately, help athletes achieve their dreams of playing baseball at the next level. With more than 150 scouts, we have the largest baseball scouting infrastructure across all levels of amateur baseball in the country.

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Rankings are based off evaluations by scouting director Dan Jurik as well as additional PBR scouts across the country who have seen prospects from the state at various events.

With that being said, let’s take a look at our list...


   UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019

1 Nate Clow WA Todd Beamer 2020 SS Southern California
2 Cole Fontenelle WA Skyline 2020 SS Washington
3 Logan Mercado WA Tri-Cities Prep 2020 RHP Oregon
4 Reilly McAdams WA Ingraham 2020 RHP Washington
5 Jonah Giblin WA Bainbridge 2020 RHP Seattle
6 Kyle Russell WA Curtis 2020 SS Oregon
7 Tyler Hoeft WA Federal Way 2020 RHP Washington
8 Cooper Barnum WA Skyview 2020 RHP  
9 Evan Scavotto WA Puyallup 2020 2B Portland
10 Kelly Corl WA O'Dea 2020 2B Gonzaga
11 Kenji Suzuki WA Eastside Catholic 2020 SS Clemson
12 Spencer Shipman WA West Valley 2020 SS Portland
13 Corey Jarrell WA Brewster 2020 1B Washington
14 Brock Gillis WA Cascade 2020 RHP  
15 Kelan Scanlan WA Ballard 2020 RHP Portland
16 Owen Wild WA Gig Harbor 2020 RHP  
17 Cameron Green WA Tahoma 2020 OF Oregon
18 Duke Brotherton WA Mercer Island 2020 RHP Washington State
19 Owen Bishop WA Arlington 2020 RHP  
20 LeAndre Gaines WA WF West 2020 RHP  


We get things started with #1 ranked SS/RHP Nate Clow (Todd Beamer) holding down the top spot. The athletic 2-way prospect has arguably the most potent bat in the class and looks poised to tap into more power as he physically matures. Generates easy bat speed from the left side with a smooth, uphill finish. On the bump, he’s reached as high as 91, so the arm strength will play at any INF position. He is committed to USC.

Right behind Clow at #2 is SS/RHP Cole Fontenelle (Skyline). At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Fontenelle has tremendous size to go with impressive physical tools. A switch-hitter with some defensive versatility to move around the INF. He’s also been up to 88 mph with his FB. He is committed to Washington.

After the top 2, we get into an impressive trio of RHP’s at 3, 4 and 5.

RHP/3B Logan Mercado (Tri Cities Prep), an Oregon commit, shows clean, fluid arm action with an athletic frame. The FB ranges from 86-91 and he has great feel for spinning his breaking ball. The easy, repeatable delivery and projectable arm action have Mercado as the top arm on this list at the moment.

RHP Reilly McAdams (Ingraham) has a long, lean frame and still projects to add some weight to his build. FB has been up to 91 and sits 85-90. Pairs it with a sharp, slurve shaped breaking ball. He is committed to Washington 

RHP Jonah Giblin (Bainbridge), a Seattle commit, has been up to 92 with his FB and holds his velocity at 86-90 with his wide, athletic frame and low effort delivery. The spin needs to develop but the FB is so dominant that he doesn't need his breaking ball often to be successful

The next position player is SS Kyle Russell (Curtis) at #6 overall. Arguably one of the best defenders and pure athletes on this list, Russell shows quick actions in the middle of the diamond to go with plenty of arm strength. The hitting ability is a bit raw but he’s athletic enough to refine that part of his game as he develops. He is committed to Oregon

RHP Tyler Hoeft (Federal Way) has some of the best pure stuff on this list and comes in at #7. The overall command is still a work in progress but when he’s on, he is virtually unhittable. The FB shows considerable sink at 85-90 and his slider is a true wipeout pitch at 71-76. He is committed to Washington.

RHP Cooper Barnum (Skyview) is the highest ranked uncommitted player on the list at #8 overall While he has some 2-way potential, he really stood out on the mound at the state semi’s. Using a simple, clean delivery, he was up to 90 mph with his FB and sat 84-88. Also shows feel for his SL at 72-74. Kept both offerings around the zone throughout. 

Rounding out the final spots in the Top 10 are two players with some of the best pure hitting ability in the class.

UTIL Evan Scavotto (Puyallup) has shown defensive versatility as well as some of the most consistent contact skills in this class. He maintains a disciplined approach at the plate with quality pitch recognition skills. Wherever he ends up on defense, he should continue to hit and add more power to his game as he gets stronger. He is committed to Portland.


Lastly, INF Kelly Corl (O’Dea) showed advanced contact skills with gap to gap power all spring. Defensively he should be able to find a permanent home in the INF with his quick actions but the bat will remain his calling card. Corl is committed to Gonzaga. 

Players 11-20

INF Kenji Suzuki (Eastside Catholic) Clemson commit
Physically built with a strong, lean frame. Suzuki possesses some of the best raw power of any bat on this list. His level barrel path and bat speed allow the power to play to all fields.

SS/RHP Spencer Shipman (West Valley) Portland commit
Intriguing 2-way prospect who does everything well. Smooth defensive actions that project for the INF. Quick, compact swing at the plate. Also runs his FB up to 86-87 as a RHP.

1B/OF Corey Jarrell (Brewster) Washington commit
Long, lean frame that projects to get stronger. Fluid, left-handed swing with natural lift that generates strong leverage. Should tap into more power as his frame fills out.

RHP Brock Gillis (Cascade) Uncommitted
FB has been up to 90 and sat 85-89 on our look. Mid 70’s CB has sharp bite when thrown at its best. Command is an issue at times but that should improve as he adds strength to his projectable frame.

RHP/OF Kelan Scanlan (Ballard) Portland commit
Athletic righty with ultra competitive demeanor on the mound. Sits 84-87 with his FB and features arguably the best secondary pitch in the entire class with his SL at 73-76. It’s a true ‘K’ pitch with tremendous bite and depth thru the zone 

RHP Owen Wild (Gig Harbor) Uncommitted
6-2 with a frame that still projects. Wild sits 85-88 with his FB and shows feel for multiple secondary pitches. How his body develops physically will have a big impact on his overall game moving forward.

OF Cameron Green (Tahoma) Oregon commit
Big, strong and athletic at 6-2, 180 pounds. Green already has the look of a next level, corner outfielder. The arm strength should play in RF. Although the offensive production hasn’t quite matched the physical tools yet, his bat speed and barrel path should allow him to make the necessary adjustments.

RHP Duke Brotherton (Mercer Island) Washington State commit
Ideal pitchers build at 6-3, 180 pounds. Clean arm action that projects to add velo on his 84-87 mph FB. Shows 2 variations of his breaking ball. Both flash above average at times.

RHP/OF Owen Bishop (Arlington) Uncommitted
Strong bodied athlete who can do everything well. FB has been up to 88-89 with heavy life. Secondary pitches are still developing and that will play a big role in whether he ends up on the mound or at a corner OF spot. Had arguably the most productive spring of any player in the rankings.

RHP/OF LeAndre Gaines (WF West) Uncommitted
At 6-3, 240 pounds, Gaines might be the most physically imposing player in the state. Needs some refinement on the mound but his FB has already been up to 90-91. Offensively there’s plenty of juice in the bat. It’ll be interesting to see where his physical tools end up making the biggest impact.


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6/25 - Pacific Northwest ID at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex

7/1 - Washington Prospect ID at Bannerwood Park

7/2 - Washington Future Stars ID at Bannerwood Park