NJ Insider: Initial 2017 Rankings Released; Updated and Expanded 2016 Rankings



Sean McGrath
Scouting Director, New Jersey

Prep Baseball Report New Jersey has been working diligently since June to provide coverage of the state's high school baseball scene and is finally ready to release its initial 2017 Player Rankings. Additionally, with the return of LHP Jason Groome, PBR's #1 ranked prospect, the 2016 class rankings have been shaken up and expanded. The 2016 Player Rankings has been expanded to feature 165 prospects.

Here is the initial 2017 Top Ten
Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Devin Ortiz NJ St. Joseph Regional 2017 RHP Virginia
2 Andrew Papantonis NJ Delbarton 2017 SS Virginia
3 Brandon Jenkins NJ Sterling 2017 RHP Campbell
4 Buddy Kennedy NJ Millville 2017 3B
5 David LaManna NJ Bergen Catholic 2017 C
6 Zachary Dreznin NJ Bergen Catholic 2017 RHP
7 Justin Willis NJ St. Joseph 2017 RHP
8 Rich Racobaldo NJ Washington Twp 2017 RHP
9 Eric Heatter NJ Monroe Twp 2017 LHP Rutgers
10 Jamil Vanheyningen NJ Seton Hall Prep 2017 RHP


Here is the entire initial 2017 player rankings...