Prep Baseball Report

Wisconsin Class of 2014 Rankings Updated

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director – Wisconsin/Illinois

Just days away from the early signing period (November 13) and just before a number of the state’s top recruits sign their National Letters of Intent we take a look at the updated Wisconsin Class of 2014 rankings.  17 of the ranked players in the Class of 2014 have made their college commitments including nine of the top ten. The list includes eight Division I commits.

The top of the list has little change with Jeren Kendall (Holmen), Zack Henderson (Greendale) and Scott Schreiber (Kimberly) holding on to the top three spots. Of the three, Schreiber is still yet to make a decision but has his choices narrowed down. Fred Manke (Lodi) has jumped up to the No. 4 spot after having a productive summer with the Reds Scout Team. Manke has been pitching at 86-87 mph with a slider ready for the next level. Manke also committed to Minnesota earlier this fall.

Colin Butkiewicz (Greendale), a switch hitting catcher with a big time arm, is the highest newcomer to the rankings jumping in at No. 8. Butkiewicz recently burst onto the scene this fall and shortly after featuring him in the Wisconsin Insider, Butkiewicz had committed to John A. Logan.

Other newcomers to the rankings include C Dominic Hillesheim (Menasha), INF Matt Gruse (Neenah), 3B Andrew Brahier (Jefferson), OF Connor Hafeman (Hortonville), Nicholas Kukurich (Appleton West) and RHP Kellen Shea (Sun Prairie).

Other notable risers in the class were Nate Stolte (Brookfield Academy), Jesse Sustachek (Oak Creek) and Sam Lund (Sun Prairie).

Here’s a look at the top ten prospects in Wisconsin’s Class of 2014.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jeren Kendall WI Holmen 2014 OF Vanderbilt
2 Zack Henderson WI Greendale 2014 OF Missouri
3 Scott Schreiber WI Kimberly 2014 RHP
4 Fred Manke WI Lodi 2014 RHP Minnesota
5 Luke Van Lanen WI Pulaski 2014 RHP Valparaiso
6 Austin Schulfer WI Stevens Point 2014 RHP Wisconsin-Milwaukee
7 Connor Rolain WI Appleton North 2014 OF Illinois-Chicago
8 Colin Butkiewicz WI Greendale 2014 C John A. Logan
9 Noah Sadler WI Mukwonago 2014 OF Heartland CC
10 Luke Sommerfeld WI Brookfield Central 2014 RHP St. Louis University

CLICK HERE for complete list of Class of 2014 Rankings

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