2020 Player Rankngs


PBR California Staff

The Class of 2020 in California is shaping up to be a special one in terms of the number of high level prospects. The class is beginning to remind many who have covered the area of the Class of 2017 which saw 10 California prepsters taken in the first, second, or compensatory round, including the Number One overall pick for the second consecutive year.

While those are lofty standards to meet up to in any given year, the Class of 2020 in California is shaping up to give it a run. With the top players in the class manning premium positions it is easy to see why this class is showing the signs of being very special.

In the top spot in the class is RHP/OF Jared Jones (La Mirada HS), a Southern California recruit, whose stuff, frame, and an electric arm that touches 95 give him a chance to be a frontline pitcher. He also shows some power at the plate along with a hit tool that has scouts wondering where his future lies because of his ability to patrol the outfield, making him a potential two-way prospect in the future.

Holding down the second spot is Pete Crow-Armstrong (Harvard Westlake HS), a Vanderbilt commit, whose pure athleticism alone makes him one of the top players in the class. Combine that with his instincts and overall abilities within the game and you see a player who has a chance to be very special moving forward. A long limbed, left-handed hitting center fielder, Crow-Armstrong combines graceful movements with a big, powerful arm that makes him the top defender in his class.

RHP/3B Max Rajcic (Orange Lutheran HS), a UCLA commit that combines a 93 mph fastball with a power curve on the mound to go with good feel for hitting checks in at number three. Another potential two-way prospect, Rajcic projects more on the mound because of his how much his stuff plays up.

 

Rounding out the Top 5 are Emilio Morales (La Mirada HS), a Southern California commit, whose abilities on the mound have caught the attention of scouts. Originally committed as a catcher, Morales combines a fastball that has touched 93 mph with arguably the best changeup in the class, and uncommitted Chase Davis who holds offers from many big time programs and brings a powerful left-handed bat along with physical presence to the plate while starting on one of the top teams in the state.

A LOOK AT THE TOP 10:

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
1 Jared Jones CA La Mirada 2020 RHP Southern California
2 Pete Crow-Armstrong CA Harvard-Westlake 2020 OF Vanderbilt
3 Max Rajcic CA Orange Lutheran 2020 SS UCLA
4 Emilio Morales CA La Mirada 2020 C Southern California
5 Chase Davis CA Franklin 2020 OF  
6 Jordan Thompson CA Helix 2020 SS Louisiana State
7 Drew Bowser CA Harvard-Westlake 2020 SS Stanford
8 Nick Kresnak CA Acalanes 2020 OF  
9 Petey Halpin CA St. Francis 2020 OF UCLA
10 Devan Ornelas CA Notre Dame 2020 SS Texas Christian

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