Prep Baseball Report

Inside the Rankings: 2020 Risers

Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor

Time to take a look at some notable risers in Wisconsin’s 2020 class. Yesterday we released the updated 2020 Rankings and highlighted the top ten. One in particular was also one of the biggest risers in the class, RHP George Klassen (Port Washington).

CLICK HERE for complete Wisconsin 2020 Rankings.

Jake BergWith the younger classes and smaller lists, there isn’t a ton of room to see big numerical jumps in a players ranking. However, Jake Berg (Bay Port) moved up almost ten spots and just outside the top ten after a strong showing this fall. Berg has a high defensive upside with excellent catch and throw skills highlighted by a strong, accurate arm that carries well out of the crouch.

Cameron Dupont 7.24.17


Two more catchers saw an uptick in stock, Thomas Otto (Appleton North) and Cameron Dupont (West De Pere). Otto has a strong physical presence that stands out in the box. His right-handed bat has power potential to go along with an above average receiver. Dupont is more of a projectable type, he shows some current lean strength but his frame is long and lean and can handle plenty more at 6-foot-2, 188-pounds. Added strength should bode well for his bat, he has loose hands and athletic rhythm from the right side. Dupont’s stand out tool is currently his defense, he has a plus arm for his age and soft hands.

Thomas Otto 7.24.17


Taiten Manriquez (Waunakee) showed increased velocity on the mound this fall sitting 83-84 mph with a loose arm adding to his two-way stock. Defensively he still shows strong actions on the infield and can stick there while his bat will improve with strength.

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