Washington 2026 Rankings Update

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

With the High School season coming to a conclusion this weekend and the summer circuit about to ramp up, it’s time for an update to the 2026 state rankings

The latest update expands to 60 players in the Freshman class to keep an eye on this upcoming summer. With a full schedule of preseason events as well as the spring, these prospects have stood out in various ways over the past few m months. 

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 theirs of playing baseball at the next level. 

Rankings are based on 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 the overwhelming majority of the prospects on the list uncommitted, the goal is for this information to help assist college coaches as they look to finalize their recruiting classes and add additional pieces to their roster.

Washington 2026 rankings

5.25.23 update

1 Keegan Matson WA Eastlake 2026 RHP Oregon State
2 Christopher Moore WA Kentlake 2026 SS Washington
3 Gavin Clark WA Jackson 2026 RHP  
4 Dylan Mamiya WA Kennewick 2026 OF  
5 Bryce Collins WA Kelso 2026 RHP  
6 Sean Evans WA Tahoma 2026 3B  
7 Dante Saladino WA Kennedy Catholic 2026 OF  
8 Taron Carlson WA Kamiakin 2026 SS  
9 Eli Herst WA Garfield 2026 RHP  
10 Caleb Campbell WA Monroe 2026 RHP

#1 ‘26 RHP/ATH Keegan Matson (Eastlake) remains at #1 overall. The size, athleticism and present baseball acumen give him an immensely high ceiling, especially on the mound. The arm path is especially smooth & works very freely once he separates his hands in the delivery. The clean action and late intent projects well for future development and it’s fair to assume we’re looking at a 6’3 athlete with a plus FB by the time he matures. Oregon State commit. 

#2 ‘26 SS/RHP Christopher Moore (Kentlake) took a big step forward in the preseason with his physicality and overall tools. The FB held 84-85 in February while pairing with 2 breaking balls with 2300+ rpm and a faded CH for strikes. Defensively he’s quick on the dirt at SS with easy actions & plenty of arm. At the plate, shows a slightly uphill path with mainly LD contact & a quick barrel. Washington commit

The top 3 uncommitted prospects who round out the Top 5 all have different skill sets and profiles. 

#3 ‘26 SS/RHP Gavin Clark (Jackson) is a twitchy athlete with wiry strength and a plus arm both defensively & on the mound. For his age, he can really rotate in all facets of the game, leading to plus throwing ability and advanced bat speed. The actions on the mound stand out the most presently as he moves through his delivery with clean direction and a tight, compact arm path. 

#4 ‘26 OF/LHP Dylan Mamiya (Kennewick) plays as fast as anyone between the lines. He’s always shown a penchant for getting his barrel to the ball & generating consistent contact. Steadily, the quality of that contact has improved and he produces more line drives to all parts of the field now. Above average defender with quick reads & noticeable closing speed in the OF. He’s a more than capable left-handed arm on the mound with a lively FB and sweeping breaker but the upside with his left-handed bat and ability to stick in CF long-term is going to be tough to deny. 

#5 ‘26 RHP/OF Bryce Collins (Kelso) moves up to the #5 spot after success both in the preseason as well as this spring at the varsity level. At 6’1, 165, Collins has quality size and carries his frame well. As with more players on this list, the arm talent is presently advanced and gives him the ability to be a well-rounded 2-way player. On the mound, he cruises in the low to mid 8’s range while mixing in a sinker, SL and CH. Smooth, repeatable delivery with a clean arm swing. Offensively he controls the barrel and uses a middle of the field approach. 


Rounding out the Top 10…

#6 ‘26 RHP/3B Sean Evans (Tahoma) produces some eye popping numbers at 6’3, 190. EV peaked at 95.4 mph back in Feb thanks in large part to his elite hand & bat speed and some slight mechanical tweaks to clear up his direction. On the mound, he powers the ball downhill with leverage and an aggressive finish. He was around 82-84 in Feb with reports that he’s been more consistently in the upper 8’s throughout the spring. 

#7 ‘26 OF Dante Saladino (Kennedy Catholic) is a strong, physically mature multi-sport athlete who profiles well to the OF long term. 6’3, 195 with powerful levers, he impacts the baseball with a short, level stroke and has emerging power that should play to all fields. Defensively he's a powerful runner in the OF and has shown an accurate arm in game. 

#8 ‘26 INF/RHP Taron Carlson (Kamiakin) is extremely polished at the plate for a rising Freshman. Offensively he shows an athletic set-up with a balanced, controlled load and loose barrel through the zone. Defensively he plays low on the dirt with clean footwork and easy transitions into his throwing motion. The arm plays well from the left side of the diamond, up to 82 mph and it translates to the mound where he is a consistent strike thrower with feel for spin. 

Keep a close eye on the arms at 9 and 10 on this list as they have similar profiles with the chance to take off in the coming years. 

#9 ‘26 RHP/C Eli Herst (Garfield) has coat hanger shaped shoulders at 6’2, 165 with some of the best pitching actions we’ve seen in any class. It’s an ideal delivery with clean direction, limited moving parts and a strong, controlled front side at release. The arm path is tight out of hand break with length out front at release and a whippy finish. Pitched 81-84 indoors in Feb with much more on the way. Also manipulates spin well and flashes feel for an emerging CH. 

#10 ‘26 RHP/OF Caleb Campbell (Monroe) also has a gazelle like frame at 6’3, 155 with a high waist and long limbs. He moves easily in the OF with a quality arm and ranging strides. But again, the upside on the mound is likely where his ceiling is the highest. Uses a full, continuous arm stroke into a ¾ release and comes downhill with multiple pitches for strikes. Velo isn’t overpowering presently but it’s just a matter of time before he starts flashing some bigger numbers to go with his present pitchability


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