Prep Baseball Report

NY 2026 Rankings Update

Joe Walentin
Scouting Director, NY

As the fall season is coming to a close and offseason training is in full swing, it’s a perfect time to take a dive into the 2026 rankings. Shaping up to be a talent-rich class, two new faces join the Top-10, RHP David Hinojosa  and C/RHP Justin Munoz 

Included below is a look at the Top 10 in the class, a full list of the 125 ranked players, a Player To Watch List, and Top Risers



Ty Van Valkenburg RHP / 3B / Saugerties , NY / 2026

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Ben Schulman RHP / 3B / Horace Greeley , NY / 2026

Quick, athletic arm with mound presence. FB has high spin getting some whiffs in the mid to upper 80's; SL has short, tight break with aptitude.



Devin Diaz C / OF / Iona Prep, NY / 2026



Anaiscio Ortiz LHP / OF / Richmond Hill, NY / 2026



Jack Curtis RHP / 3B / Chenango Forks, NY / 2026



David Hinojosa RHP / 2B / Poly Prep, NY / 2026



Aiden Ruiz SS / The Stony Brook School, NY / 2026

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Justin Munoz C / RHP / Millbrook School, NY / 2026

Physical 6-foot, 195 Lb 2-way prospect. Power bat with a mature gap-to-gap approach. Big arm from the crouch up to 83 MPH and translates to the mound getting into the upper 80's with a sharp 2-plane breaker.



Anthony Marsico OF / RHP / Tappan Zee , NY / 2026



Jacob Herrera OF / 3B / North Rockland , NY / 2026



5 Risers to follow

+ 3B/1B Patrick Diaz  

Physical 6'2, 220 pounder projects to be a middle-of-the-order power bat. moves well at the hot corner with a clean glove and a strong 87 MPH arm.

+ OF Ryan Morel (Citius) Sneaky strength & quickness in the actions. Mature approach at the plate putting together quality at-bats through out the State & Future Games; XBH pop to all fields from a fluid lefty stroke. The sub 7 runner gets quality reads off the bat in the field with an accurate arm.

+ RHP Ollie Smith (Rye Country Day) 

High spin FB / SL combo with +movement on both. FB flashes ride & run from a lower 3/4 slot while the SL sweeps across with 2600+ spin & 18" horizontal break. Kills the spin on the change up with up to 18" arm side fade.

+ C/1B Sebastian Espinal (Citius Prep) Big lefty bat generating advanced blast metrics (76 MPH bat speed/ 25 rotational acc) from a simple, repeatable operation. Present power through the middle and pull side with a 95 MPH exit velo. Clean exchanges behind the plate flashing backspin from a 75 MPH arm.