2017 Rankings: Final Update

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

For the final time the 2017 rankings are updated. The season is over, champions have been crowned, the MLB draft has passed and seniors are now looking ahead to their college careers.

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RHP Ryan Hoerter (Indian Trail) finishes with the top spot in the 2017 rankings. Hoerter had a phenominal year on his way to Wisconsin’s PBR Player of the Year and a late round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hoerter finished the year with a 0.36 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 57.2 innings pitched and giving up just 23 hits on the year.

LHP Ben Dragani (Catholic Memorial) moved up to the No. 4 spot after putting together a huge senior campaign as well. Locking up the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year award, Dragani posted a 0.69 ERA, striking out 98 in 60.2 innings.

1 Ryan Hoerter WI Indian Trail 2017 RHP Auburn
2 Nathan Burns WI West Bend West 2017 RHP Oregon State
3 Zach Clayton WI Oconomowoc 2017 3B Oregon State
4 Ben Dragani WI Catholic Memorial 2017 LHP Michigan
5 Augie Mihlbauer WI Mukwonago 2017 LHP Texas Christian
6 Jacob Lindemann WI Burlington 2017 RHP Wichita State
7 Jack Blomgren WI Janesville Craig 2017 SS Michigan
8 Ben Hauser WI Sun Prairie 2017 OF Air Force
9 Griffin Doersching WI Greendale 2017 1B Northern Kentucky
10 Trevor Olson WI Chippewa Falls 2017 LHP Xavier

Several other seniors stepped up in their final high school season. Nathan Aide (Franklin), a Madison JC cmmit, showed extremely well with the bat all spring and jumped into the top 40. LHP Austin Wagner went 8-2 with a 1.35 ERA and showed improved velocity making him a top 50 prospect. Tremper’s Garrett LaBreche is a Mesa CC commit and made a hug jump of over 50 spots as well as being selected to the WBCA First-Team All-State.

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