Updated Class of 2013 Rankings

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director - Wisconsin

As we get closer to the 2013 MLB amateur draft and the WIAA playoffs are now underway, we have revisited the Class of 2013 rankings in Wisconsin.

The biggest shakeup is Appleton West’s Dan Jansen who has now moved to the No. 2 spot. Although the draft buzz around high school players in Wisconsin has been pretty quiet this year, Jansen’s physical nature and power potential from behind the plate make him an intriguing asset to scouts.

Josh Serio (Whitnall HS) moved up into the No. 7 spot after showing a consistent 86-88 mph fastball all spring while touching 90 mph on several occasions. Serio’s arm strength and durability have been his best tools.

Other risers include Oak Creek’s Hayden Krimmer (No. 15), St. Catherine’s AJ Kaprelian (No. 23) and Ty Gentz from Franklin (No. 27).

Krimmer has also flashed a 90 mph fastball this spring as well as a strong presence at the plate. AJ Kaprelian has shown a quick release with excellent arm strength from behind the plate, along with a steady bat. Ty Gentz has shown a loose arm action with a low 80’s fastball and a high level of pitchability.


Here’s a look at the top ten in the Class of 2013

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jacob Sparger WI Eau Claire Memorial 2013 RHP Louisville
2 Dan Jansen WI Appleton West 2013 C Jacksonville
3 Evan Kruczynski WI Franklin 2013 LHP East Carolina
4 Clark Eagan WI Appleton North 2013 OF Arkansas
5 Tony Butler WI Sun Prairie 2013 SS Virginia
6 Nick Kanavas WI Brookfield East 2013 SS Arizona
7 Joshua Serio WI Whitnall 2013 RHP Heartland Community College
8 Josh Nielsen WI DC Everest 2013 RHP Winona State
9 Brett Krause WI Menomonee Falls 2013 SS Illinois-Chicago
10 Alex Call WI River Falls 2013 OF Ball State

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