Updated Class of 2023 Player Rankings (September)


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Updated Class of 2023 Player Rankings (September)

The state of Michigan has become a hotbed of talent throughout the country placing numerous players at various levels into colleges as well as multiple draft picks. As we close out the summer and move into fall baseball as well as other fall sports we had the opportunity to see hundreds of prospects throughout the spring/summer and have updated our class rankings.

Many names came off the board to some of the top programs around the nation, many new names came to the forefront of the recruiting scene, and many prospects improved their game.

Below we will take a look at "What's New at the Top", “The Risers”, "The Newcomers", "The Sleepers" and some of the top uncommitted prospects by position.

To view the Updated Class Rankings, please click below:

To view the entire rankings, please click here.

New at the Top

Jasen Oliver SS / RHP / Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep, MI / 2023

Report: Jasen moves into the Top 10 at number 6 after a dominant year as a two way player. Primary SS with a strong arm the ability to stick there defensively. At the plate was a key piece of the OLSM lineup showing some pop. Showed off big strides on the mound and didn’t allow a run all year as the closer. Up to 92 with a sharp breaking ball and has all the makings of a high level two way player.

Jaxon Huffman RHP / 3B / Mona Shores, MI / 2023

Report: Power arm moves up to 10 after making a big velo jump in 2022. Physical 6-foot-2, 205 pound frame burst onto the scene this winter and was dominant in both the spring and summer. Works low 90’s with the fastball getting up to 94 with a four pitch mix that includes a curveball and slider. Intriguing arm that with a lot to like as he continues to refine his arsenal on the mound.

Risers

Gannon Grundman LHP / Hartland, MI / 2023

Report: A long, lean left handed arm, Gannon is one of the biggest risers in the 2023 Michigan rankings. Michigan State recruit works mid to upper 80’s on the mound with movement. Established himself as a high level arm this spring with a strong high school season that included multiple pitching duels with high school national champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. Has an ideal frame for projection on the mound and is one of the highest upside guys in the class.

Brayden Dowd CF / LHP / Brother Rice, MI / 2023

Report: Athletic outfielder with a strong lower half climbs up the rankings after a breakout 2022 season. Emerged as one of the top players on a young and talented Brother Rice team. Runs well and showed some pop at the plate from the left side. Capped off a strong summer with a commitment to USC.

Newcomers

Garrett Brewer LHP / OF / Berrien Springs, MI / 2023

Report: Another lefthander committed to Michigan State enters the rankings for the first time bursting onto the scene this summer. Into the upper 80’s on the mound with a projectable 6-foot-2, 170 pound frame. Showed a two pitch mix at TPG Trials with a spin rate over 2300 on his fastball and will be an arm to follow next spring.

Aaron Jasiak SS / RHP / Parchment, MI / 2023

Report: Legit two-way player and another new entrant to the rankings. Stole the show at the Western Michigan Prospect Games. Primary imfielder with an ability to stick at short and a big time arm that was up to 90 across the infield. Athletic and projectable at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds witha  line drive approach at the plate. Intriguing on the mound where he worked mid 80’s with a tight breaking ball.

Sleepers

Adrian Epps CF / 2B / West Bloomfield, MI / 2023

Report: Adrian is one of the premier defensive center fielders in the state of Michigan. Former Future Games player who made a number of highlight reel defensive plays showing tremendous range. Made strides at the plate this spring putting together a solid high school season and is one of the top uncommitted players in the state.

Samuel Schafer RHP / SS / Hudsonville, MI / 2023

Report: Right-handed arm that has flashed a big time arm on the mound over the last two years. Throws out of a low slot on the mound working upper 80’s topping out at 91. Has shown a four pitch mix that includes a CB, SL and CH. Definite follow as the combination of low slot and velocity makes Schafer one of the top uncommitted arms in the class.

Top Uncommitted Prospects by Position

Below we look to name the top 5 prospects in specific categories for the 2023 class. Beyond this group, there are numerous prospects that can help a collegiate program in some capacity.

Michigan Class of 2023 rankings

Rank   Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1   Jarren Purify MI University Liggett 2023 SS Clemson
2   Parker Picot MI Rochester Adams 2023 SS Alabama
3 Drew Titsworth MI Frankenmuth 2023 RHP Clemson
4 Blake Grimmer MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2023 SS Tennessee
5   Evan Haeger MI Detroit Catholic Central 2023 OF Alabama
6 Jasen Oliver MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep 2023 SS Indiana
7   Alfredo Velazquez MI Brother Rice 2023 OF Michigan
8   Kyle Remington MI Grand Rapids Christian 2023 CF Minnesota
9   Joshua Klug MI Traverse City Central 2023 RHP Louisville
10 Jaxon Huffman MI Mona Shores 2023 RHP Michigan State

***** To view the entire list, please click here.

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