2023 Rankings Update Story


Brian Walker and Scott Hood
Arkansas Staff

As the 2023 class heads into their Senior Year, we take an updated look at the Rankings and the fully updated 130 player list.  The class has multiple high end commitments as well as plenty of more guys looking to lock up their spot on a roster for next year that are worth taking a look at.  After reflecting throughout a strong spring season, a series of PBR events, and multiple tournaments we take a deeper dive into the Top 3 in the Class, 3 of the top uncommitted remaining prospects, as well as 3 rankings risers that are seeing their stock trend upwards.  

You can see the full 130 player list by clicking here.

TOP 3

Charlie Carter C / 1B / Little Rock Christian, AR / 2023

The Oklahoma State commit checks in as the top ranked player in the 2023 Class in the Natural State.  The big and physical catcher has shown the ability to catch at a high level with strong receiving skills as well as showing good carry on accurate throws.  What makes him stand out is his ability to drive the ball with power all over the field and with his larger frame still shows sign of more in the tank.

 

 

TY WAIDe 3B / C / ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL (TEXARKANA), AR / 2023

Ty Waid checks in as the number 2 overall ranked player in the State with the Razorback commit boasting some of the easiest juice at the plate in the area.  Waid is able to generate a ton of power using his simple mechanics and easy rhythm and shows the type of barrel control it takes to compete at the next level.  Waid is also an underrated athlete that moves well for his size and should continue to see jumps as continues to add strength.

 

 

Martavius Thomas CF / SS / Camden Fairview , AR / 2023

The utility-man Razorback commit Martavius Thomas checks in as the number three overall ranked player in the State thanks to his elite athleticism.  Thomas splits his time between the baseball diamond and the gridiron as the quarterback at Camden Fairview showing the high levels of athleticism and ability to transfer his skills over.  He shows some of the quickest hands at the plate in the area from both sides of the plate and will only continue to improve as he gains more in game experience.

 

 


TOP UNCOMMITTED


Hutson Guinn 3B / 1B / Greene County Tech, AR / 2023

Guinn ranks as the highest remaining uncommitted prospect in the State after recently opening back up to the recruiting process.  Guinn shouldn't remain that way for long as he has shown the ability to drive the ball with gap power with his quick twitch swing as well as showing some strength in the lower half.

 

Nate Gross LHP / OF / Little Rock Christian, AR / 2023

Gross checks in as the top remaining pitcher left on the board in the 2023 class and with his left arm and 90 mph heat he has reached in the past should be a guy on everyone's radar.  Gross has a very loose arm action with a clean delivery that continue to deliver more velocity and tighter stuff in the future as he continues to add strength to his lean frame.

 

Drew Grumbles RHP / OF / Episcopal Collegiate, AR / 2023

Grumbles ranks as the third highest remaining uncommitted prospect in Arkansas and continues to show promise on the mound coming out of his athletic 6-foot and 180-pound frame.   Grumbles shows a quick arm action with good hand speed which should translate to more velocity in the future and is already reaching the mid to upper 80's with the fastball.

TOP RANKINGS RISERS

Jake Jones RHP / C / Benton, AR / 2023

Jones sees his stock rise to number 6 overall in the State after a monster spring for Benton both on the mound and at the plate.  The Central Arkansas commit shows the ability to miss bats racking up strikeouts in a hurry thanks to his driving fastball through the zone and feel for spinning a mid 70's curveball.

Ty Durham OF / SS / Bentonville West, AR / 2023

Durham also sees a rise in the rankings landing at number 12 overall in the state.  The Southern Miss commit is one of the fastest players in the country featuring a 60 time in the low 6.3's and marrying that with some physicality and hand strength at the plate. Durham has the ability to be an impact player at the next level immediately.

 

 

Maddox Morrison OF / 2B / Jonesboro, AR / 2023

Morrison sees his stock take a jump to number 17 in the rankings after another strong spring for Jonesboro.  The Crowder Junior College commit always seems to be on balance at the point and has shown top of the order type skills with the bat in his hand.

 

 

 

FULL TOP TEN

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
1 Charlie Carter AR Little Rock Christian 2023 C Oklahoma State
2 Ty Waid AR Arkansas High School (Texarkana) 2023 3B Arkansas
3 Martavius Thomas AR Camden Fairview 2023 CF Arkansas
4 Kade Smith AR Harding Academy 2023 OF Arkansas
5 Kyler Spencer AR Conway 2023 3B Arkansas
6 Jake Jones AR Benton 2023 RHP Central Arkansas
7 Hutson Guinn AR Greene County Tech 2023 3B  
8 David Sorg AR Southside 2023 3B Oklahoma
9 Riley Henfling AR Jonesboro 2023 RHP Arkansas
10 Levi Lang AR Harding Academy 2023 SS Arkansas-Little Rock

 

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