Updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings (August)


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Updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings (August)

2022 has given us a little bit more normalcy in life, and the high school baseball scene is no different. We crowned four state champions during the spring and enjoyed a full summer of summer ball with tournaments and showcases throughout the state. We have searched far and wide throughout the state to find the best prospects we can, to help them get to college and to help colleges find prospects that fit their culture.

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.

That being said, we have had the pleasure of seeing a number of solid players this past year. Prospects are popping up left and right, making velocity jumps, improving 60-yard dash times and showing more power with the bat.

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

To view the entire Class of 2024 rankings, please click here.

What's New At The Top

Jake Hanley 1B / RHP / Mason, OH / 2024

Report: 6-5/215-pound two-way prospect has moved up in the national rankings to No. 66 overall. The Indiana commit has offensive traits that coaches will drool over. Smooth patterns with an advanced burst through the zone. Ball flies off the barrel with consistent upper-90s exit velocity. Defensively he has a corner profile that can play in right or 1B. Good athlete at either spot. On the bump, the right-handed pitcher has improved immensely, now possessing a fastball that can get into the 90+mph range.

Brayden Krenzel RHP / OF / Dublin Jerome, OH / 2024

Report: 6-2/180-pound physical projectable frame. The Tennessee commit is athletic on the bump. Uses a ¾ arm slot with long arm action and above average arm speed. Easy effort delivery. Fastball sits in the upper-80s/low-90s. Compliments the fastball with a sharp low-80s breaker and a changeup up to 80 mph. The stock continues to rise.

Kellan Klosterman RHP / 3B / Moeller, OH / 2024

Report: 6-foot-2, 165-pound lean lengthy build. Solid on the mound, showing quick arm speed with a loose arm action and low ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive up-tempo type pitcher and uses some effort. Tall balance point. The fastball sits 87-89, T90 w/heavy ASR. Shows advanced aptitude for spin, consistently bending in a heavy slider in the upper-70s. Changeup also showed flashes of + potential. The talented righty struck out four in three innings of work at the Future Games.

Jon Wylie RHP / SS / Ironton, OH / 2024

Report: On the mound the 6-2, 175-pound righty shows quick arm speed with the ball coming out of a high ¾ arm slot and a clean arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses some effort. Electric stuff, quality movement profile. One of the higher velo ceilings in the state. The fastball that came in at 87-89 mph, touching 90 with slight running action. Shows some sweeping action on his 11/5 curveball at 65-67. The 74-78 mph changeup has slight fading action. Also throws a tight late action slider at 72-75.

Risers

Logan Fyffe SS / 2B / Kenton Ridge, OH / 2024

Report: The 6-0/170-pound R/R is widely considered one of the state's top bats and he's been scorching balls all summer. It was no different at the Future Games. Fyffe consistently moved the ball around the yard w/quality flight and loud barrels. Several balls at 90+, climbing into the mid 90s (T95) and leaving the yard twice during BP. Defensively, the hands work well / actions are fluid and athletic. A guy who can play multiple skill spots in the infield. Committed to Missouri State after the Future Games.

Brady Rollyson SS / RHP / Uniontown Green, OH / 2024

Report: Stock up here after the Future Games performance. Ran a 6.7 at 6-3, 205. Offensively, it's physical, the barrels accurate, and showed well above average jump to all fields. Type of bat who projects to hit for a high average and more the occasional power. With the glove he's sure-handed and moves well laterally. Likely ends up on the left side of the infield.

Kyle Koch OF / SS / Lebanon, OH / 2024

Report: One of the better athletes on Team Ohio's Future Games roster. 6-3, 175-pound with room to still add good strength. High-level strength/batspeed combo. Mostly upper-80s pop off the barrel w/much more to come. Pull side to middle of the field-line drive oriented round. Lockdown defender in CF who can track it with the best of them/plays above even faster than 60 would indicate.

Preston Barr RHP / OF / Miamisburg, OH / 2024

Report: 5-11, 170-pound righty is solid on the mound. Utilizes quick arm speed with a high-¾ arm angle and a loose arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and uses easy effort. Has downhill shoulder and athletic balance point. Lands square with recoil finish. Fastball runs up to 87 mph. Three-pitch pitcher with a curveball and changeup that compliment the fastball.

Sleepers

Luke Bryant RHP / C / Ashland, OH / 2024

Report: 6-foot-1, 185-pound. Solid on the mound, had a high ¾ arm angle and a compact arm action with consistent arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and uses easy effort. Balance is tall point with a downhill shoulders in his delivery. Lands soft with an athletic finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 85-87 mph. Had slight running action. (Max spin 2167; Avg 2038). Throws a 11/5 curveball (66-69) that has some sweeping action. (Max spin 2144; Avg 2067).

Caden Sheridan C / 3B / Sheridan, OH / 2024

Report: 5-foot-11, 190-pound athletic sturdy frame. Solid during batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an exit velocity of 97 mph, 3rd Best EV of the day. (69.6 mph bat speed average). (20.5 mph hand speed average). Begins in an open tall stance with a slow load, then uses a closed stride. Had quick bat speed and an uphill swing plane. Up the middle approach. While catching, his best position velocity throwing to second was registered at 78 mph; had a quick transfer, quick consistent footwork, and sure hands. displayed his ability to control the run game with a pop time of 1.93-2.01. Staggered setup. Showed a high ¾ slot and a quick arm action. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.21. 

Vinny Gallaher RHP / SS / Oregon Clay, OH / 2024

Report: 5-11, 150-pound two-way prospect. In the box, Gallaher showcases a smooth left-handed swing. Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a quick load, then uses a small leg kick. Bat speed is quick and he displays a short simple swing plane and high finish. On the mound, the righty-handed pitcher has upside with a clean arm action. High spin rate on the fastball at 2,661 rpms.

Will McCullough OF / RHP / Moeller, OH / 2024

Report: 5-foot-11, 180-pound lean athletic build. Solid during batting practice, McCullough had a max exit velocity of 97 mph. (71.5 mph bat speed average). (21.3 mph hand speed average). Began in a wide active stance with a controlled compact load, then used a short stride. Bat speed was flashed present, and displayed a simple uphill swing plane. Solid when throwing from the outfield, he showed off his strong arm with throws at velocities of 89 mph;had consistent hands, smooth rhythmic footwork, and a quick exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Showed a loose arm action with a high ¾ slot. Performed well in the 60-yard dash, clocking a speedy time of 6.73.

Newcomers

Maximus McClellan RHP / RHP / St. Edwards, OH / 2024

Report: 6-foot-6, 195-pound long, projectable frame. Athletic on the mound, showed good arm speed, also used a long arm action and a high-¾ arm angle. Tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows easy effort. Balance point is tall with in line shoulders during delivery. Lands square. Commands the fastball at 84-87 while showing feel for an 11/5 CB he threw for strikes all day. Movement wise he has impressive feel for patterns considering length/youth. Very impressive outing - has built a solid following from college coaches. Huge ceiling - Sky is the limit here.

Abe Crall RHP / Western Brown, OH / 2024

Report: 6-2, 180-pound, with substantial room left on frame. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows easy effort. Has downhill shoulder and athletic balance point. Lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball is consistently in the 87-89 range w/heavy sink. Pairs heater with a 73-76 mph curveball that has good depth. High upside arm who shows aptitude for the zone.

Brady Schnierer OF / Olentangy Liberty, OH / 2024

Report: 5-11, 185-pound uber-athletic prospect. Advanced batspeed/strength combo allows for effortless pop at the plate. Sets up in a balanced athletic stance with an arm bar smooth load. Has a level swing plane, above average bat speed and level finish. Finds barrels. Pull side approach. Athletic from the outfield with 85 mph arm. Athletic aggressive footwork and a natural clean exchange. Shows consistent accuracy to the base from a ¾ slot. Runs a sub-6.6 60-yard dash.

Jack Texter RHP / SS / Upper Arlington, OH / 2024

Report: 5-foot-11, 150-pound right-hanede pitcher. On the mound, showcases an easy delivery and is a strike thrower. Fastball sits 84-86, topping at 87 mph. Complements heater with a low-70s curevball that shows flashes of swing and miss. Everything is easy  and he fills up the zone. Potential starter profile. Expect continual, positive progression throughout the next few years.

Austin Guerra RHP / 3B / Toledo Central Catholic, OH / 2024

Report: 5-8, 180-pound right-handed arm with electric stuff. Solid on the mound, showing quick arm speed while using a high-¾ arm angle with a consistent arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher. Shows a strong balance point with downhill shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. The fastball sits 85-87, T88 with some running action and a spin in the 2300s. Compliments the fastball with a changeup and breaker. The changeup comes in with same arm action as the fastball. The breaker has some slury action to it.

On The Cusp

Austin Dick SS / OF / Blanchester, OH / 2024

Report: Talented, well-rounded ball player who you can plug and play pretty much anywhere in the lineup and defensively on the diamond. Ball skills are there w/the bat and the glove - stock will increase as physicality does.

Max ORourke RHP / 1B / Olentangy Liberty, OH / 2024

Report: Recently saw at a non PBR camp in mid August. Physical dude w/above average athleticism on the bump. Sat 82-85, T86 mph and filled up the zone. Should see his name on this list as we see more live innings / if he can translate that pen into game action.

Jack Waid OF / Nordonia, OH / 2024

Report: A lot to like here. Real power in the box, quality arm and above average athleticism. Showed flashes this summer for T3. Quality tools / high follow.

Hobie Raikes 2B / OF / Worthington Christian, OH / 2024

Report: All the tools are there. 6-foot-2, physical dude with triple digit exit velo capabilities. As we see more game at bats / he puts everything together he could be a guy who jumps up this list.

Connor Apple SS / RHP / Miami East, OH / 2024

Report: Very good athlete / QB1 on football team. Combination of functional athleticism, ball skills and arm strength make him a versatile option defensively. Top of the lineup type skill set with the bat.

Chase Chopin OF / LHP / Jonathan Alder, OH / 2024

Report: A guy who will only go stock up as physical maturation takes its course / he twitches up. Smooth mover in all phases with quality bat to ball skills and a chance to be the real deal with the glove. 

Charlie Colson OF / LHP / Dublin Coffman, OH / 2024

Report: Good player who has continually progressed in the right direction. Cerebral with the ability to find barrels and throw strikes on the mound. As he continues to develop physically he’s a guy that can really play the game.

Grayson Reynolds SS / 2B / Centerburg, OH / 2024

Report: Another guy who will only increase value as he adds physicality. L/L guy whose arm really works - 86mph from the OF. Good athlete who runs well and you can plug in at the top of a lineup.

Mike Steingass OF / RHP / Norwayne, OH / 2024

Report: 6-3, 6.8 runner w/run producer upside in the box. How arm progresses will likely determine future destination in the outfield / as he fills out that projectable frame could be dynamic in the box.

Cameron Baker 1B / LHP / Upper Arlington, OH / 2024

Report: All the tools to be a scholarship level player. 6-foot, w/a big engine on both sides of the ball. Power potential in the arm and the bat.

Brady Fitzpatrick LHP / St Xavier, OH / 2024

Report: Very interesting southpaw. 6-1, loose arm out of a ¾ slot that generates easier, low 80s velo. As he finds the weight room / learns to incorporate more lower half in the delivery expect velocity to spike.

Taleb Al-Zakwani RHP / 3B / Tiffin Columbian, OH / 2024

Report: 6-0, 180-pound with an athletic frame. Two-way prospect who performed well in the spring and summer. Mid-80s arm, sitting 83-85 mph. Also can swing it and pick it.

Matthew Hubbard RHP / 3B / Perrysburg, OH / 2024

Report: 6-3, 200-pound prospect looked the part at the OHSBCA showcase. Fastball up to 82 mph which is complemented by a curveball and changeup.

Sebastian Stevens LHP / OF / Ottawa Hills, OH / 2024

Report: 5-11, 190-pound two-way prospect performed well for his high school team in the spring, turning into their ace on the hill come tournament time. Also can swing it and look the part in the outfield.

Otto Solorzano LHP / Waynedale, OH / 2024

Report: The southpaw was the MVP of the OHSAA State Tournament this spring. The lefty earned this by not walking a batter while striking out eight and scattering 10 hits in nine innings of work, collecting a win and a save in the process.

TOP UNCOMMITTED PROSPECTS BY POSITION

Below we look to name the top 5 prospects in specific categories based on primary position in profile for the 2024 class rankings. Beyond this group, there are numerous prospects that can help a collegiate program in some capacity.

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PBR OHIO CLASS OF 2024 TOP 10

Rank
  Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Jake Hanley OH Mason 2024 1B Indiana
2   Drew Graham OH Avon Lake 2024 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Brayden Krenzel OH Dublin Jerome 2024 RHP Tennessee
4   Noah LaFine OH Archbishop Hoban 2024 RHP Vanderbilt
5   Carson Rhodes OH Salem 2024 RHP Virginia Tech
6   Grant Wilson OH St. Edward 2024 3B Tulane
7   Ryder Kirtley OH Troy 2024 SS Virginia Tech
8   Sawyer Solitaria OH St. Ignatius 2024 3B Ohio State
9 Kellan Klosterman OH Moeller 2024 RHP
10 Jon Wylie OH Ironton 2024 RHP Xavier

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

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