Prep Baseball Report

Rankings Update: 2025 Class

Shea Sbranti
Arizona Scouting Director

As the Fall of 2023 is coming to a close it is time to revisit our player rankings for the 2025 class. After multiple events this Fall, and being able to see live game play, the Arizona staff was able to make subtle changes while adding some new additions to the list. 

As always the ranking process is a fluid and ongoing process, in which players are evaluated on multiple occasions, whether it be at an event or on the playing field at a local tournament. All players on this Top-100 list are well deserving and have a bright future ahead. The players at the top of the list have separated themselves from the rest, and proven they belong where they will be heading. Most of these prospects are very tough to compare, and through the entire Top-100, the players are merely interchangeable, including some of those that have been left out.

Full top 100


1. Brett Crossland (RHP, Mountain Pointe High School)

Standing tall at 6 feet 6 inches, Crossland is a force on the mound with a high powered fastball that touches 96 mph from the right side. A participant in last year's Pre-Season All-State games, Crossland has recently committed to Texas University, solidifying his status as a top prospect in the state of Arizona. His imposing presence on the mound and impressive performances this past spring and summer season have been impressive to watch. We look forward to following Crossland this spring as he is the #1 prospect in the 2025 class and top Draft follow for 2025.

2. Jack Lafflam (Brophy High School)

Lafflam, a right-handed pitcher with a slender 6-foot-6 frame, boasts a loose arm that produces a fastball in the low to mid-90s. Committed to the University of Arizona, Lafflam is considered one of the more projectable arms in the state. His tall and athletic frame, combined with a sweeping slider and powerful fastball, make him a promising prospect for the University of Arizona. Lafflam was a standout at the 2022 Future Games in Lake Point Georgia. 

3. Ryker Waite (INF, Queen Creek High School)

A middle infielder with exceptional pop and bat speed from the left side, Waite reclassified to the 2024 class just recently. After this spring season, he'll be heading to Vanderbilt University, showcasing his talent and commitment to excellence. Waite's decision to reclassify reflects his eagerness to compete at a higher level, making him a player to watch as he takes his talents to Vanderbilt. 

4. Caleb Danzeisen (C/OF, Valley Christian High School)

Danzeisen, a catcher and outfielder, possesses an above-average strong frame and impressive power from the left side of the plate. Committed to the University of Arizona, he is a versatile player likely to contribute both behind the plate and in the outfield. With his power-hitting abilities and versatility, Danzeisen is poised to make a significant impact for the University of Arizona. 

5. Zane Burns (RHP, Corona Del Sol)

Recently transferring to Corona Del Sol, Burns is a polished right-handed pitcher with an upper 80s to low 90s fastball and above-average command. Committed to Oklahoma State University, expect Burns to make a significant impact on the mound this season. Burns' transfer and commitment to Oklahoma State University suggest a promising future for this polished and powerful pitcher. 

6. Joe Forbes (C, Mountain Ridge High School)

Forbes, a catcher from Mountain Ridge High School, showcased his skills at this year's West Coast ProCase. With a high level of proficiency both behind the plate and at bat, Forbes is committed to the University of Arizona. Forbes' participation in the West Coast ProCase solidifies his standing as a high-caliber catcher, making his commitment to the University of Arizona an exciting prospect for Wildcat fans. 

7. Hagen Wright (OF, Red Mountain High School)

A powerful outfielder with a large frame, Wright possesses light tower power from the right side. Committed to Arizona State University, Wright's well-put-together physique and ability to send balls deep make him a standout prospect. Wright's commitment to Arizona State University adds to the anticipation surrounding this powerful outfielder, who has the potential to be a game-changer for the Sun Devils. 

8. Gavin Mesa (OF, Chaparral High School)

Mesa, a two-sport athlete splitting his time between baseball and football, impressed at this year's Future Games in Lake Point, GA. An uncommitted prospect, Mesa's talent was evident as he sent a ball over the right-field wall for a home run in game 1 for team Arizona. Mesa's standout performance at the Future Games showcases his prowess on the baseball field, leaving scouts intrigued about his potential contributions in both baseball and football.  

9. Ganon Dwyer (LHH, Catalina Foothills High School)

Dwyer, a left-handed hitter from Catalina Foothills, is a threat at the plate with significant power from the left side. Also taking the mound with a mid to upper 80s fastball, Dwyer is committed to stay home and play for the University of Arizona following his senior season. Dwyer's commitment to the University of Arizona emphasizes his desire to contribute to his home state, making him a player fans can look forward to watching in the coming seasons. 

10. Jaylen Payne (OF, Hamilton High School)

Payne, a right-handed hitter and outfielder for the defending 6A State Champions, the Hamilton Huskies, is known for his lockdown defense and impeccable foot speed. A line drive hitter with power, Payne recently made his decision to play for the University of Utah following his senior season. Payne's commitment to the University of Utah adds to the accolades of this well-rounded outfielder, making him a valuable addition to the Utes' program.  


Glendale Preseason ID AZ 01/13 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Tucson Preseason ID AZ 01/20 Kino Sports Complex - Tucson, AZ
Mesa Preseason ID AZ 01/24 Desert Ridge High School - Mesa, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Underclass (Invite-Only) AZ 01/27 Casteel High School - Queen Creek, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only) AZ 02/03 Cactus Shadows High School - Scottsdale, AZ
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/04 The MAX - McCook, IL