Prep Baseball Report

Updated Class of 2025 Player Rankings

Prep Baseball California Staff



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LOS ANGELES, CALIF.   As we begin to wind down the 2024 CIF High School baseball season around the state of California that has presented our staff with numerous opportunities to get live looks at the performance level and improvement/development for the class of 2025 in California. As a result of all the visibility for players to be seen by our staff in the last couple of months, we have updated our Class of 2025 Player Rankings.   

We have expanded the rankings this time to go from 325 players to 350 players. Included within that expansion we see plenty of changes - some small and some large - to the overall makeup of the 2025 class. Some players are on a very fast rise up the rankings and look to carry that progress throughout 2024 summer circuit of showcases, travel baseball events and other opportunities for our staff to continue to evaluate the progress of the 2025 class.

This class is now just about 1 year away from their turn at the MLB Draft and while several players are already firmly entrenched in the minds of scouts, some new faces are beginning to make themselves known. 

Below you'll find the Top 10, Top 10 Uncommitted Players, along with notes/video on Rankings Risers and Ranking Newcomers. 



Rank Player POS School Commitment
1 Seth Hernandez RHP Corona Vanderbilt
2 Brady Ebel SS Corona LSU
3 Quentin Young SS Oaks Christian LSU
4 Billy Carlson SS/RHP Corona Vanderbilt
5 Angel Cervantes RHP Warren UCLA
6 Brayden Jaska C Irvington Oregon
7 Brock Sell SS Tokay Stanford
8 Josiah Hartshorn OF Orange Lutheran Texas A&M
9 Alec Blair OF/RHP De La Salle Uncommitted
10 Gavin Fien SS Great Oak Texas


***As we close out the Spring High School season and prepare for the busy summer travel/showcase schedule for the college coaches who are working through their follow lists we offer the Top-10 ranked uncommitted players in California.

Rank Player POS School
27 Marco Jones OF San Ramon Valley
58 Payton Barsotti C Buchanan
59 Josh Woodworth RHP/INF Ventura
61 Hunter Manning RHP/1B West Ranch
63 Joey Lorenzini LHP Rocklin
64 Wyatt Hanoian SS/2B Orange Lutheran
66 Diesel Toth RHP/INF Arrowhead Christian
74 John Short 3B/RHP Cypress
83 Cameron Fausset RHP/INF Newbury Park
84 Trevor Banning INF/RHP Santa Margarita




+ Tyler Dunning SS JSerra Catholic UCLA Commit (Now Ranked: 15 Previous: 32)

After a strong showing this spring for various Prep Baseball California staff members and in front of Shooter Hunt we see Dunning slide up into the top 20.

+ Jordan Marian SS/3B JSerra Catholic UCSB Commit (Now: 37 Previous: 73)

Another JSerra Catholic Lion who was able to string together multiple strong looks in front of the staff of Prep Baseball California this spring season and again in front of Shooter Hunt he makes the jump from the back half of the Top 100 solidly into the Top 50 players in California.

+ Josh Janicnicelli RHP Cardinal Newman UCSB Commit (Now: 42 Previous: 114)

The future UCSB Gaucho arm has put together an impressive spring performance showing not only his future potential, but his present performance which was highlighted by an outstanding start in front of Shooter Hunt to see himself jump from outside the Top 100 into the Top 50 players in the state.

+ Cade Goldstein INF Harvard Westlake Washington Commit (Now: 53 Previous: 104)

The LH hitting MINF for the Wolverines of Harvard Westlake Goldstein hit amongst the top 3 in the lineup for the entirety of the season and performed at a high level all spring long. His performance in front of Prep Baseball California staff at the Preseason Invitational, at a premier national tournament and helping the Wolverines to a CIF-SS D1 runner up spring has him on the Top 100 rankings now with a 51 spot jump.

+ Shane Miranda C St. Augustine Notre Dame Commit (Now: 55 Previous: 96)

The former Future Gamer for Team California has been a LH hitting force in San Diego all spring long while showing his stellar ability to handle the catching position long term which comes with a 41 spot jump up the rankings.

+ Wyatt Hanoian SS/2B Orange Lutheran Uncommitted (Now: 64 Previous: 97)

Hanoian was outstanding all spring long for the Lancers of Orange Lutheran who made a semifinal run in the D1 playoffs with Wyatt being on the of the top 3 offensive performers. The switch hitter finished the regular season over .300 in the nations toughest high school league and continues to trend up as one of the best uncommitted players in the '25 class within California.

+ John Short 3B/RHP Cypress Uncommitted (Now: 74 Previous: 103)

Back healthy after a period of injuries Short made quick work of showing himself to be another of the best uncommitted '25 players within the state of California by crushing the baseball all over the CIF-SS high school ranks.

+ Trevor Banning INF/RHP Santa Margarita Catholic Uncommitted (Now: 84 Previous: 119)

Banning started his 2024 baseball year by being one of the best performers at the SoCal Preseason All State Upperclass event across the board as a switch hitter, INF/OF defender with tools and on the mound with an interesting RHP profile. He carried that performance into a strong spring for the Santa Margarita program making a name for himself as one of the best uncommitted '25 players in the state.

+ Trevor Goldenetz OF/3B Huntington Beach TCU Commit (Now: 86 Previous: 121)

Goldenetz was another one who parlayed a strong performance across the board for Prep Baseball California staff at the Preseason Invitational throughout the spring season and into the CIF-SS D1 playoffs as the Oilers made a semifinal run before falling to the eventual champion Corona.

+ Kalani Jauregui SS Eastlake SDSU Commit (Now: 92 Previous: 120)

A future Aztec infielder Jauregui was a strong offensive performer all spring long for the traditionally strong Eastlake program and on multiple loooks for Prep Baseball California San Diego scout Matt Monk.


+ Dominic Cadiz OF Notre Dame Prep (Sherman Oaks) Uncommitted (Now: 103 Previous: 313)

Nobody made a bigger jump this spring both in terms of performance and within the rankings as Cadiz jumps 210 spots this update for the rankings on the strength a spectacular spring performance at the plate within the ultra competitive Mission League schedule where he crushed the ball all over the field.

+ Cody Capelletti SS/RHP Patrick Henry St. Marys Commit (Now: 122 Previous: 154)

Capelletti was an absolute standout all spring long for the Patrick Henry program both as an offensive force at SS while being dominant on the mound as RHP pitcher. Based on the strength of his oustanding spring Capelletti jumps 32 spots up the rankings and earned himself a commitment to St. Mary's College.

+ Luke Medhurst OF/LHP Newbury Park USD Commit (Now: 141 Previous: 229)

The future USD Torero has long been an outstanding LHP who shows a starters potential, but this spring he took another step as LHH CF who hit just under .400 while playing impact defense at a premium spot that is showing real potential to be a 2-way contributor once he steps on campus for the Toreros.

+ Caden Sramek RHP Royal Cal State Fullerton Commit (Now: 168 Previous: 186)

Sramek missed the early part of the season as part of the transfer sit-out period, but once the 6'7 RHP toed the rubber for the Highlanders he made his mark on their spring season with an outstanding year which included showing FB velocity in the low 90's now as he continues to trend up the rankings and earned himself a West Coast ProCase invitation.

+ Jack Laffitte 3B Harvard Westlake Uncommitted (Now: 172 Previous: 256)

Long known to the Prep Baseball California staff as a steady and sure handed 3B who manned that position all spring for the Wolverines, but with added strength to his frame and continued development as a hitter Laffitte settled into a prominent role with the Harvard Westlake offense and put together a quality season that comes with a 60+ spot jump in the rankings.

+ Jackson Norum OF La Jolla Country Day Uncommitted (Now: 182 Previous: 255)

Norum caught the eye of Prep Baseball California staff with a strong showing in the lead up to the high school baseball season and the OF just kept hitting and hitting at a high level all year on the San Diego high school circuty that jumps him up 70+ spots on the rankings.

+ Miguel Villegas 1B/RHP Harvard Westlake Uncommitted (Now: 228 Previous: 319)

Another piece of the Harvard Westlake program who saw his most significant playing time this year in the program and did not disappoint in that opportunity earning himself a big jump up the rankings nearly 100 spots.

+ Joshua Sur OF/RHP Corona Uncommitted (Now: 231 Previous: 294)

Sur was a consistent piece of the Panthers OF this year moving around on the corners and adding offensive depth to the backend of what was a very talented and deep lineup in which Sur more than looked the part of being an impactful piece for the CIF-SS D1 champs.

+ Carson Maymo RHP Hart Uncommitted (Now: 239 Previous: 316)

Maymo rode the strenght of his mid to upper 80's FB with life, intriguing SLD and feel for a CHG to a prominent role on the Hart Indians staff and capped it all off with a stellar performance in the CIF-SS D2 Semifinal game earning the win to put the Indians in the title game where they claimed a D2 title. Maymo has a bright future and makes a big jump up the rankings this round.


+ Cody Kiemele LHP Arlington Arizona State Commit (Now ranked: 51)

Kiemele was another one who started his spring at the Prep Baseball California SoCal Preseason All State Upperclass event where the athletic LHP flashed his 3 pitch mix with present stuff, feel for all his pitches, control of the strike zone and interesting upside and has ridden that with a spot now in the Top 100 and an invite to the West Coast ProCase.

+ Robert Mahoney RHP Arrowhead Christian Cal State Fullerton Commit (Now Ranked: 79)

Mahoney was an integral piece for the D3 quarterfinalist Arrowhead Christian program as one of the main pieces of their pitching staff. In addition, to his strong spring season he was another arm who started off the year by performing at a high level at the SoCal Preseason All State Upperclass event.

+ Kai Mault INF/OF Santa Barbara Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 111)

Mault is a standout football player who continues to impress on the baseball diamond as the leadoff hitter and 3B for the Channel League champion Santa Barbara Dons program where his top end athleticism and tools put together a fantastic year with a high ceiling Mault finds himself just outside the Top 100.

+ Wylan Nelson INF/RHP Ventura USD Commit (Now Ranked: 147)

Another future USD Torero from the Central Coast Nelson has been a 3 year varsity starter for the Cougar program and earned himself a 2nd team All-Channel League honor (despite missing a chunk of the league season with injury) now firmly in the Top 150 players in the state and healthy Nelson has put himself in a good spot to move up the rankings over the coming year.

+ Michael Hogen 3B Hart Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 169)

Hogen is an outstanding defender who plays impact defense at 3B while hitting in the middle of the Indians order and was a 2nd team All-Foothill league performer with potential to move up the rankings quickly as he moves into the top of the Hart order for his SR campaign as they look to defend their D2 title.

+ Zach Nagy 3B Royal Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 176)

Nagy stood out quickly when first seen by the Prep Baseball California staff in January of this year and with a strong season both offensively/defensively as one of the top players on a rising Royal Highlanders program Nagy finds himself in the Top 200 players in the state and could see another chance to jump up the rankings with a strong summer.

+ Evan Hall OF San Marcos (San Diego) Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 180)

Hall is another SoCal Preseason All State Upperclass performer who entered the year unranked but his performance there and over the course of the spring 2024 High School season earns himself a spot in the Top 200 players in the state.

+ Raphael Dunne INF St. Augustine UCSD Commit (Now Ranked: 183)

Dunne was outstanding in several looks for Prep Baseball California San Diego scout Matt Monk where the future Triton infielder hit at a very high level while flashing the tools to stay on the infield dirt long term.

+ Noah Stead INF Westlake Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 196)

An under the radar piece of the vaunted Westlake Warriors lineup which claimed a Marmonte Leauge title and was ranked amongst the Top 10 for the majority of the spring in the Prep Baseball California Power 25 Stead was a consistent performer who shows athleticism, feel to hit, sneaky power and will likely take a center stage piece as one of the top returners to the Warriors going forward.

+ James Latshaw OF/RHP Oaks Christian Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 207)

An intriguing athletic frame with loose easy actions across the board and the potential to stay in CF long term while earning All-Marmonte League honors for the 2024 spring there is a high ceiling for Latshaw going forward as he joins the rankings for the first time.

+ Evan Namgoong OF/RHP Woodbridge Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 208)

Namgoong was strong in this workout at the Prep Baseball California OC Preseason ID and then went on to back up his showing there with a strong spring season for the Woodbridge program. Namgoong finds himself knocking on the door of the Top 200 players in the state.

+ Taison Miller OF Millikan Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 215)

A lean wiry athletic LH hitter who can man CF long term with an interesting offensive profile that shows top of the order potential Miller caught our staffs eyes at the SoCal Preseason All State upperclass event and earns himself a spot on the '25 rankings.

+ Devon Wilkes 1B/LHP Pacifica (Oxnard) Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 217)

Wilkes was a centerpiece for the Tritons run to the CIF-SS D5 semifinals as the top offensive piece hitting out the 3-hole the LH hitting Wilkes shows a high level feel to hit, emerging power, above average defense at 1b, rising athleticism and toed the rubber as the number 2 for Pacifica to put himself on the rankings for the first time.

+ Brady Werther C/OF Hart Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 227)

Hitting out of the 2-hole for the D2 champions Werther was an impressive LH hitter who earned himself a spot on the Foothill League All-League teams. A solid defensive catcher who likely will take over behind the plate he showed defensive versatility by taking over LF late in the spring for the Hart program as a LH hitter who has performed at a high level with defensive versatility including a premium spot Werther has put himself firmly in the Top 250 players in California.

+ Zeke Adderley RHP/1B Santa Barbara Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 256)

Adderley was a force all spring long for the Channel League champion Santa Barbara program working as the number 2 starter with a FB that peaks at 89 MPH presently, an emerging breaking ball and a loud bat which has power while showing feel to hit Adderley has an interesting profile that could see a big jump in the future after earning himself a spot on the rankings.

+ Blaze Meylemans C Camarillo Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 257)

Meylemans displayed one of the better catch/throw tools all spring long behind the plate handling one of the best arms in the state with ease, but also guiding a staff of arms with various arsenals to an outstanding spring that culminated in a CIF-SS D4 title. As a polished defender with impact ability at a premium spot Meylemans could see a jump up the rankings in the future.

+ Owen Meli OF Newbury Park Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 271)

Meli was an offensive revelation this spring for the Panthers progam seeing consistent playing time on the varsity level he took advantage by putting together a strong performance while manning RF to earn himself a spot in the rankings.

+ Blake Gregory C Cabrillo (Lompoc) Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 288)

The LHH hitting catcher for the 24-3 Cabrillo program had an electric spring out the leadoff spot while showing the potential to stay behind the plate long term that earned him a spot with the Top 300 players in the state.

+ Caleb Sebek INF/RHP Ventura Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 326)

Sebek is a projectable 6'4ish athlete who showed very well for Prep Baseball California Central Coast scout Steven Hardesty in multiple looks. There is some rawness to his game (is a standout basketball player), but showed flashes of being a high level player that could see a big jump in his future after joining the rankings for the first time.

+ James Frias OF Saugus Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 332)

A big piece of the Saugus programs late season surge was the offensive performance by Frias who was one of the top hitters in their lineup who adds above average speed, athleticism, CF defensive profile to go with his offensive tools to put himself in the rankings for the first time.

+ Phoenix Brant RHP/OF San Diego Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 333)

The intriguing arm out of San Diego who caught the eyes of Prep Baseball California San Diego scout Matt Monk with his performance this spring.

+ Michael Ivanjack RHP St. Augustine Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 338)

After several strong outings in front of Monk in San Diego Ivanjack sees himself join the rankings for the first time with a chance to make a jump in the future.

+ Thomas Kiesling 3B Cabrillo (Lompoc) Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 341)

Kiesling is an athletic 3B who shows some present strength in his bat while playing solid defense at the hot corner to stay there long term. A key piece in the strong spring of the 24-3 Conquistadors program hitting in the middle of their order.

+ Carter Kimble 2B/SS Ventura Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 347)

Kimble was a stellar player as a sophomore in the Channel League then after a transfer he missed the early part of the season before rejoining the Cougars lineup showing improved athleticism, bat speed and even played SS towards the end of the spring. With a strong summer and/or fall don't be surprised to see Kimble make a jump in the future.

+ Brandon Vazquez SS Vazquez Uncommitted (Now Ranked: 348)

The final newcomer to the rankings is a SS out of the High Desert of Southern California who showed an interesting bat to ball tool, solid actions on defense and the potential to stay up the middle long term that put him within the rankings for the first time.