Updated 2019 West Virginia Player Rankings

Josh Kuykendall
West Virginia Director of Scouting

With the start of their final season of high school baseball upon them, the 2019 Class is set to go out with a bang with teams gearing up to make a push for the coveted State Championship. The updated rankings list includes a lot of familiar faces, along with some new ones.

The top of the list includes four pitchers holding the top four spots with Spring Valley's lefty Cody Sharp moving up six spots to No. 2 following an impressive performance at a recent PBR event. On the heels of a Class AAA Semifinal apperance last spring, St. Albans has two players among the top ten spots in this update. 

WV CLASS OF 2019 Top 10

1 Jonathan Blackwell WV Hurricane 2019 LHP Coastal Carolina
2 Cody Sharp WV Spring Valley 2019 LHP Marshall
3 Jake Carr WV St. Albans 2019 LHP West Virginia
4 Carter Lyles WV Scott 2019 RHP West Virginia
5 Aidan Johnson WV George Washington 2019 3B  
6 Trevor Thomas WV Wheeling Park 2019 SS Potomac State JC of WV
7 Griffin Adkins WV Cabell Midland 2019 OF Charleston (WV)
8 Devon Neal WV Morgantown 2019 3B Potomac State JC of WV
9 Jonathan Milton WV The Linsly School 2019 OF  
10 Nick Loftis WV St. Albans 2019 3B West Virginia State

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Top Newcomers to the list

- 6-foot-3, 180-pound SS/RHP Trevor Thomas (Wheeling Park) checks in at No. 7 following a solid performance this fall. The right-handed hitter showcased a gap-to-gap swing offensively and sound defensive skills at shortstop with an 85 mph arm across the diamond.

- 6-foot-4, 280-pound 3B Devon Neal (Morgantown) follows closely behind entering the rankings at No. 8. A physical frame and power bat potential from the left side of the box makes Neal an intriguing prospect. 

- 6-foot, 180-pound OF Jonathan Milton (Linsly School) rounds out the list of new prospects entering the top 10. The switch hitter projects as a corner outfielder at the next level and has incredible instincts on the diamond.


2019 West Virginia Top Prospect Games WV 06/11 Frank Loria Field
Central West Virginia Summer Kickoff Showcase WV 06/26 Sue Morris Complex
Parkersburg College Prospect Showcase WV 07/09 Bennett Stump Field - City Park
Eastern Panhandle College Prospect Showcase WV 07/16 Potomac State College
West Virginia Deep South College Prospect Showcase WV 07/24 Linda K Epling Stadium
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint