Breaking down Wisconsin in the overall 2016 rankings



By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director - Wisconsin/Illinois

Not known for its baseball, Wisconsin’s 2016 class has the potential to be one of the best graduating classes the state has seen in a long time. There is depth to the class as well as high end guys at the top of the rankings.

With the recent release of the new 2016 Overall Rankings, Wisconsin made its presence felt with six prospects making the top 50, a strong showing for a state that has not been extremely relevant in the overall baseball landscape. Add to that the fact that the PBR has expanded to 10 states.Justin Lavey

 Infielder Justin Lavey (Kenosha Tremper, 2016) is the top ranked prospect out of the Badger State and came in at No. 7 jumping eight spots from his previous ranking of no. 15. Lavey is clearly one of those prospects that will garner plenty of national attention.

Gavin Lux (Indian Trail, 2016) dropped in at No. 20 moving up two spots in the expanded raGavin Luxnkings. Lux, much like Lavey, is a highly advanced infield defender and is also already getting attention from multiple Division I schools.

Ben Rortvedt (Verona Area, 2016) was the biggest riser. The left handed hittinBen Rortvedtg catcher was previously unranked overall and after a strong showing this summer is now ranked No. 34 overall. Rortvedt has shown advanced physicality and a strong arm out of the crouch.

LHP Jack Eagan (Wautoma, 2016), OF Cyrillo Watson (South Milwaukee, 2016), and OF Dominic Clementi (Arrowhead, 2016) round out the rest of the ranked Wisconsin prospects in the Class of 2016. As the list matures and expands we look forward to seeing more and more Wisconsin prospects make the list.

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