Missouri Class of 2025 Rankings: Update
August 30, 2023
As our rankings week at Prep Baseball Report continues, the PBR Missouri staff has updated the state’s 2025 rankings with the fall calendar set to be in full swing. We’ve expanded our board as our knowledge of this class grows even more so with plenty of updates to come as a result.
THE TOP 10
In this update, the top five prospects in the state’s 2025 class remain unchanged, and it’s a deep, highly talented group that’s set to make their mark heading into their upperclass years at the highschool level:
+ RHP/INF Jordan Martin (Jefferson City; Arkansas commit) sticks at the top, and the 6-foot-5, 200-pound superstar has done nothing but cement his status as an elite tier prospect in the 2025 class. Martin’s talents on the mound are obvious - he’s a clean, easy, and polished worker downhill with an upper-80s to low-90s fastball and downer two-plane spin on his slider - but Martin’s right-handed swing has been highly impressive in our looks, too. He controls his levers well, staying inside the baseball comfortably with barrel feel and he’s added bat strength over the last calendar year, too. Headed to the All-American Game next month, Martin recently impressed at the Area Code Games, drawing high praise from our Vice President of Scouting Shooter Hunt:
“...the ease of operation that allows Martin to effortlessly (and efficiently) pour out 88-91 from a smooth delivery leaves plenty to get excited about when dreaming about the potential that he exhibits on the mound. Steady in each look of a long summer, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound pristinely-built right-hander flashed his usual upside slider at 75-76 with a developing changeup. The frame and athleticism stand out above all else, and while the arm-talent and polished delivery/clean arm are enticing from a pitching standpoint, this final look of the summer reaffirmed the question that scouts are going to have to follow over the next two years: could the Arkansas recruit actually be an impact bat instead of arm? The right-handed hitting outfielder went 2-for-5 in a limited look as he showcased quick hands with the ability to turn the barrel with significant power potential. Uber-athletic with real Power 5 basketball offers, Martin’s position player intrigue has a chance to bubble over in the next 12-18 months, even while he continues to showcase as one of the top arms in the class.”
+ SS/RHP Ty Thompson (Rock Bridge; Tennessee commit) stays put at No. 2 overall and is another high-end national name in this class. A double-plus runner with all kinds of twitchy explosiveness, Thompson paced a Bruins’ squad that spent a large majority of the year inside our top-10 high school rankings. Offensively, Thompson’s bat-to-ball skills are pure with real feel to hit and a comfortable all-fields approach. He excels defensively up the middle with savvy, sure-handed glove work and fluid feet to pair. Thompson’s arm talent is special too, playing with real, natural carry across the diamond and he’s able to work accurately from multiple angles, too. We’ve reportedly heard him climbing into the low-90s on the mound with an advanced feel to spin a breaking ball, adding even more positive value to an already impressive skill-set.
+ At third overall, RHP Tyler Wood (Lee’s Summit West; Tennessee commit) has explosive stuff from a highly athletic and powerful downhill delivery. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Wood pitches in the upper-80s and low-90s with a lively fastball, spinning an aggressive low-80s slider, as well as a more gradual low-70s breaking ball.
“Tennessee commit. 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with proportional strength and room to add more. Started on the mound in a win for the Royals Scout Team on Friday morning. Fastball played in the upper-80s early, touching 91 mph, from an athletic and intentful delivery. Spun a tighter slider at 78-79 mph, bended a 72-73 mph curveball with more depth for strikes, too. One of the premier prospects in Missouri’s 2025 class.”
+ One of the toolsiest athletes in the class, 3B/OF Sebastian Norman (Glendale; Oklahoma State) holds onto the fourth overall spot in this update. Norman’s supreme physicality stands out, boasting a muscled-up and powerful 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame. He moves exceptionally well at that size, running a 6.43 at the Midwest Mavericks Scout Day last summer and showing our staff plus run times down the line in our in-game look this spring. His bat speed rivals that of any in the class, while his sheer ability to impact the baseball with authority on and off the barrel is noteworthy, too. Defensively, Norman’s athletic enough to play at third base and in the outfield with the arm strength to stick at either spot down the road.
+ Fresh off a stellar showing at the Future Games, OF Leo Humbert (Francis Howell) sticks at fifth overall, and he’s the top-ranked uncommitted prospect in this class. Humbert has all the tools and in-game polish to be a real impact prospect at the next level to pair with a professional look at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. He’s a 6.68 runner with easy bat speed and bat strength, comfortably breaching the century mark from an exit velocity standpoint over multiple looks this year, reaching as high as 104.6 mph. Aside from his BP performances, Humbert’s ability to translate his tools in-game stands out, slashing .371/.480/.645 with 21 extra-base hits for the state runner-up Vikings this spring. Humbert homered at the Future Games and was on the barrel a handful of other times, too. He’s a free-flower in the outfield defensively, ranging comfortably around the outfield with advanced arm strength to pair. An asset in all areas, Humbert’s certain to be a popular commodity in collegiate circles over the next few months.
“...It says a lot about Humbert the fact that a 4-for-8 showing with a home run felt like a “ho-hum” outcome from the talented outfielder. At 6-foot-1, 197-pounds, his frame carries durable strength that unassumingly yields 6.6-speed to go along with electric hands and bat speed that deliver an impactful punch from the right side. Running exit velocities up to 102 mph with a handsy load that saw significant whip of the barrel through the zone, Humbert produced an eye-opening moment with a home run that was somewhat mishit in producing a flicked shot that sailed over the left field wall. There is a quiet intensity to the way he handled himself on the diamond throughout the event, and each trip the plate felt like a must-watch situation in which he might leave the yard. That dangerous intent is likely to have college coaches hanging around, and based on his impact and acceleration, along with advanced pitching tracking, professional scouts are not likely far behind.”
+ INF Caeden Cloud (Nixa, 2025) has as much positive momentum as any prospect in the class, rising a few spots to sixth overall on these updated rankings. Cloud starred at state-bound Nixa this spring, starting at shortstop and hitting towards the top of the Eagles’ lineup. He earned an invite to the Future Games as a result, where Cloud competed valiantly against high level competition throughout the event. It’s a fluid, controlled, and balanced right-handed swing with barrel accuracy and polish, showing more juice than we’d seen from him in the past. Defensively, Cloud’s glove should stick on the left side at the next level, adding even more value to a profile that’s full of it already. Cloud came away a huge winner from the Future Games, checking in highly on Shooter Hunt’s Standouts article after the event:
“...Cloud was clearly one of the biggest winners of the event, and likely spent a significant amount of time fielding phone calls on August 1. High-waisted at 6-foot, 175-pounds, the twitchy shortstop posted a max exit velocity of 98 mph, but it was his adjustability and pitch processing that elevated his upside into the upper echelon at the event. Incessantly hitterish with each look, the barrel turn and balance stood out with each swing as he demonstrated innate ability to move the barrel around while getting off dangerous swings while remaining in control. Equally as confident in his hands on the infield, Cloud’s likelihood of sticking at shortstop, combined with his showing as a “real bat” makes his prospect value that much higher.”
+ Another major winner from the Future Games, RHP JD Dohrmann (Vianney) climbs into the top-10 for the first time, rising nine spots to the seventh overall position on our board. We’d long been waiting for Dohrmann to tick up in stuff, as he’s always been a fluid mover and high pitchability arm at 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. He came out of the gates with authority down in LakePoint, bumping his fastball up to 92 mph over his two innings of work, while pitching at 88-91 mph from a clean, athletic operation. The separator for Dohrmann is his slider, which he threw at 78-82 mph at 2700+ RPM with tight spin and late swing-and-miss break off his fastball’s plane.
+ RHP Richie Swain (Timberland) has one of the livelier arms in the Midwest, rising a spot to eighth in this update. Swain’s arm talent is surely electric, running his fastball up to 94 mph at Area Codes earlier this month, while pitching in the low-90s across multiple looks this year. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound junior rips off a powerful upper-70s slider with swing-and-miss potential that spins at upwards of 2700 RPM. Swain’s ceiling will only continue to rise as he further harnesses his potent arsenal, but he undeniably has some of the more impressive pure stuff in the state.
+ RHP Adam Kilburn (Oakville; Tennessee commit) dominated in his freshman year at Oakville, posting a 1.77 ERA with 41 strikeouts and just eight walks over 27 ⅔ innings on the bump, while pitching in the upper-80s and pairing it with an above-average breaking ball. Working his way back from injury, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Kilburn is seemingly just scratching his future ceiling on the mound.
+ OF Hudson Roberts (Ozark; Arkansas commit) is a high ceiling athlete from the southwestern part of the state that rounds out the top 10. There’s plenty to like with Roberts, as the 6-foot-3, 165-pound junior has all sorts of upside to his game. He was on the barrel a few times in our lone look this spring, connecting for a booming triple later on in the contest, and his left-handed bat profiles nicely as a middle-of-the-order impact type at the next level.
OUTSIDE THE TOP-10...
Chase Porter OF / Kearney, MO / 2025
Louisville commit. Switch hitter that was an impact bat for a Bulldogs team that made a deep run into the MSHSAA playoffs this past spring. Impact runner, ran a 6.49 last summer and easily translates it to the diamond. Knows how to use his speed in all facets of the game. Top-of-the-order type of bat with one of the highest floors in the class.
Jadyn Furgason RHP / St. John Vianney, MO / 2025
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 175-pound well-proportioned athlete with wide shoulders and room to add more muscle mass. Represented Team Missouri at the Future Games this past summer, pitching in the upper-80s and low-90s, touching 92 mph. Tight, bullet-like spin on a 74-78 mph slider with late glove-side break at times, peaked at 2482 RPM. Low spin and lift on a 78-81 mph changeup, plays with arm-side run. One of the top arms in the state’s 2025 class with the potential for future impact stuff.
Jackson Akin SS / Lee's Summit West, MO / 2025
Uncommitted. Highly physical 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame with broad shoulders and strength throughout. Made the trip to LakePoint for the Future Games with Team Missouri in late July. Strong right-handed barrel with bat speed, had multiple batted balls in game over 100 mph. Profiles as a middle-of-the-order bat that can stick on the left side of the infield (T90 mph) with athleticism to pair (6.90 60).
Mason Schirmer 1B / Festus, MO / 2025
Missouri commit. Physically built 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete that played a key role on both sides of the ball for a Festus squad that captured the Class 5 state championship this past season. Swings a strong left-handed barrel with elevated juice at times, slashed .330/.417/.490 with 14 extra-base hits and 34 RBIs. High pitchability on the mound, pitched to a 1.09 ERA over 51 ⅓ innings, punching out 73.
Wyatt Vincent OF / Nixa, MO / 2025
Missouri State commit. Strong 6-foot, 175-pound athlete with present strength and room to add more. Has been an asset for Nixa each of the past two seasons as an underclassman, hitting towards the top of the lineup and starting in center field. Polished right-handed bat with backspin feel, uses the whole field comfortably without much swing-and-miss. Came to the Wichita Open this past summer and showed more improved tools (6.73 60, T88 mph OF).
Trey Jozwiakowski 3B / Vianney, MO / 2025
From 6/27/23: “...Jozwiakowski had four batted balls at over 101 mph, including a 104.7 mph laser up the middle and 103.4 mph barrel that comfortably cleared the left-center wall after traveling 394 feet. Though an out, Jozwiakowski squared one up with authority to right field in the game, showing power to all fields throughout the event. Defensively, Jozwiakowski led the day in max throwing velocity from the outfield (91 mph) and he peaked at 84 mph across the infield, too.”