Connor Nurse Jumps in Updated Rankings

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting 

Conner NurseConnor Nurse moved to No. 1 in the WV Class of 2017 rankings in August following a busy summer where the 6-foot-5, 190-pound junior showed significant velocity gains. The physical righty sits 85-87 with above average tilt to his fastball from a high 3/4 arm slot. Nurse, a Liberty University commit, touched 90 at several stops during an aggressive summer schedule playing with the Richmond Braves.

Nurse has also made a significant jump in Prep Baseball Report's updated overall rankings released yesterday. The PBR overall rankings only include the states that we intimately know from our scouting staff. The updated Top 300 Class of 2017 rankings is comprised of our current 27-state coverage area, which now includes all New England states. Nurse jumped 39 spots in this update from his previous ranking of No. 90 to his current spot at No. 51. 


1 Alejandro Toral FL Archbishop McCarthy 2017 1B Miami
2 Mark Vientos FL Flanagan 2017 SS Miami
3 Jordon Adell KY Ballard 2017 OF Louisville
4 Daniel Cabrera LA John Curtis 2017 OF Louisiana State
5 Jake Eder FL Atlantic 2017 LHP
6 Ben Jordan KY West Carter 2017 RHP
7 Jordan Butler FL Alonso 2017 LHP Florida
8 Blayne Enlow LA St Amant 2017 RHP Louisiana State
9 Freddie Zamora FL Miami Killian 2017 SS Miami
10 Nicholas Storz NY Poly Prep Country Day 2017 RHP Louisiana State
11 Quentin Holmes NY Msgr. McClancy Memorial 2017 OF Mississippi State
12 Francis Villaman FL Olympia 2017 SS Florida State
13 Jacob Pearson LA West Monroe 2017 OF Mississippi State
14 Cal Greenfield IL St. Rita 2017 C Florida
15 Robert Touron FL Gulliver Prep 2017 RHP Miami
16 Joseph Perez FL American Heritage 2017 3B South Florida
17 Tyler Ahearn FL Dwyer 2017 RHP Florida State
18 Sam Carlson MN Burnsville 2017 RHP Florida
19 Benjamin Casparius CT Staples 2017 RHP North Carolina
20 Mason Doolittle FL Jupiter 2017 C Louisiana State

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