Prep Baseball Report

Washington 2026 Class: Rankings Update

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest


Rankings week is back again, this time we’re looking at the 2026 grads as they begin the Fall of their Sophomore year.

So far we’ve updated both the 2024 and 2025 classes. Both which feature changes in the top 10 and added newcomers. 

The 2026 summer update is highlighted by a new, but familiar name at #1 as well as several risers into the Top 10. We’ve also expanded to feature 80 total prospects. 

Read more below 

washington 2026 rankings update

top 10 preview

1 Christopher Moore WA Kentlake 2026 SS Washington
2 Gavin Clark WA Jackson 2026 RHP  
3 Sean Evans WA Tahoma 2026 3B  
4 Eli Herst WA Garfield HS (Seattle Academy) 2026 RHP  
5 Dylan Mamiya WA Kennewick 2026 OF  
6 Tommy Belle WA Bishop Blanchet 2026 OF  
7 Keegan Matson WA Eastlake 2026 RHP Oregon State
8 Bryce Collins WA Kelso 2026 RHP  
9 Sam Courtney WA Woodinville 2026 RHP  
10 Caleb Campbell WA Monroe 2026 RHP  


‘26 RHP/SS Christopher Moore (Kentlake) takes over the #1 spot in large part to due to his well-rounded skill set and overall consistency. Moore has terrific functional athleticism on the diamond with easy movements & body control. On the mound, he features a loose, quick arm path with late intent at release. Commands the FB at 84-86 and has bumped 87. He can shape 2 variations of a breaking ball and there’s sharp, distinct shape to each of them. He doesn’t need the CH often at the HS level but it flashes the makings of a quality 4 pitch. Defensively he’s light on his feet while patrolling the INF with a fluid exchange from glove to hand as he makes the play. Offensively he controls a loose, whippy barrel while staying balanced throughout. Washington commit. 


A dynamic trio of arms land at 2-3-4 on the list. Each of whom has their own unique strengths and abilities. At the present time, ‘26 RHP Gavin Clark (Jackson) has flashed the best velo we’ve seen in the class with a FB up to 90. He pairs the heater with a tightly shaped breaker at 71-74 and heavy CH at 75-77. Overall it’s an athletic package with electric arm talent. 

‘26 RHP Sean Evans (Tahoma) has arguably some of the best upside and stuff on the list. At 6’3, 190, he has an ideal build with proportional dimensions between his upper and lower half while easily carrying his strength. We’ve seen the FB range 84-88 and he comfortably lives 85-86 while settled in. The 11/5 CB at 70-72 has plus potential when thrown at its best. Flashes a downer CH at 75-77 for 3rd offering. Also has some of the best raw bat speed and power potential of any bat in the class. 

‘26 RHP Eli Herst (Garfield) climbs to #4 overall after showing a nice velo jump this summer. If you were to build a prototypical starting pitcher from scratch, you would probably end up with a prospect that looks like Herst when you are all said and done. At 6’3, 175, Herst has a long, lanky frame and the ability to handle significantly more weight/strength. Pitches 84-86 with easy effort and shows a full arsenal with CB/SL/CH. CH stands out currently as arguably his top secondary offering. There’s present athleticism that translates to the mound. He’s also a fully capable backstop with feel for hit and gap to gap power at the plate. 

At 5 and 6 overall we have 2 advanced LH bats with athletic tools to stick in the OF at the next level. ‘26 OF/LHP Dylan Mamiya (Kennewick) continues to stay in the Top 10 after showing added strength and continuing to play fast/aggressive between the lines. Gets tremendous reads in the OF with late closing speed. Also very capable on the mound as a LHP with 3 pitches to work with. 

‘26 OF Tommy Belle (Bishop Blanchet) climbs into the Top 10 for the first time after a loud showing this summer. One of the more polished hitters in the class, his power potential and EV stands out each as soon as he starts making contact. At 5’10, 160, he has exceptional pound for pound strength and it all translates to his barrel with a smooth, LH stroke that features consistent lift.

‘26 RHP Keegan Matson (Eastlake) battled some injuries over the course of the spring/summer. When fully healthy, the explosive righty can run the FB into the upper 80s with ride/carry into the zone. Expect Matson to make a big push for the #1 spot again as he returns to form in 2024. Oregon State commit

‘26 OF/RHP Bryce Collins (Kelso) and ‘26 OF/RHP Sam Courtney (Woodinville) land in the next 2 spots and both have exciting profiles with their 2-way potential. 

Collins was highly successful as a starting pitcher this spring thanks in large part to his ability to command 3 pitches for strikes and his willingness to attack hitters. Generates easy arm side run on both the FB and CH while the SL has late sweeping action. Defensively he moves well in the OF and has shown off the hitterish actions in the box across multiple events. 

Courtney had a standout performance in our preseason circuit and then showed well both as a hitter this spring and on the mound at our Top Prospect event. Tied for the event lead in FB velo while topping at 86.8 mph with a high spin FB and quality secondary offerings. Athletically he profiles well in OF and has shown a knack for making flush contact from the left-side with a middle of the field approach. 

Holding strong at the 10th overall spot is ‘26 RHP/OF Caleb Campbell (Monroe). After a strong freshman campaign on varsity this past spring as a freshman, Campbell continued to trend in the right direction. Recently showed a nice velo jump into the mid 80s and is still likely only scratching the surface of what his arm is capable of. Very likely to see another big jump from him in 2024 as he continues to fill out his wide, 6’3 frame.



Northern Idaho Open (2024-2028) WA 09/09 Lake City High School
2023 Scout Day - Yakima Dirt Dawgs WA 09/16 Davis High School
Senior Games: Seattle WA 09/24 Bellevue College - Bellevue, WA
Seattle Fall ID WA 10/07 Island Crest Park - Mercer Island, WA
Senior Games: Portland WA 10/08 Pacific University - Forest Grove
Pacific Northwest Fall ID WA 10/14 Ridgefield Outdoor Complex - Ridgefield, WA
2023 Scout Day - Shoreline Royals WA 10/15 Meridian Park Baseball Field