OK Updated 2020 Rankings

Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

In the three-plus months since the last 2020 rankings update, this talented crop of sophomores has maintained its steady growth, and continues to be regarded as one of the best groups in the country. Though already stacked with talent, the group was given another boost by the emergence of SS/RHP Jakob Brandenberger, a physical right-handed hitter with power who plays on the left side of the infield. The list now features 120 of the top 2020 players in the state. Below, check out some of the top prospects, risers, and newcomers:

The Top Prospects

Maintaining the top spot in the Oklahoma rankings, and currently the No.3 in the PBR Overall rankings, is RHP/OF Nate Wohlgemuth (Owasso HS, OK). The uncommitted Wohlgemuth is barrel chested and thick legged with strength throughout his 5-foot-11, 200-pound frame. He has a controlled delivery that he is repeating more consistently with a fast arm and strong leg drive. His fastball sits 90-94 mph with occasional run, touching 95 and 96. He possesses a plus changeup with fade and sink at 80-84 that he throws with confidence in any count. His breaking ball has slurvy shape with depth at 72-75. Wohlgemuth has put up video game numbers in the ERA, K’s/9, and OBA so far this spring. Offensively, his athleticism shows through as well with a 91 mph exit velo and a 6.72 laser timed 60. Defensively, he shows athletic actions in center field and excellent arm strength, throwing 95 mph from the outfield.

Remaining in the No. 2 slot is LHP Dax Fulton (Mustang HS, OK). The Vanderbilt recruit has a 6-foot-6, 205-pound frame that is seemingly still growing. Fulton shows off an impressive three-pitch mix, all thrown to both sides of the plate. His fastball sits 84-88 mph with downhill tilt and occasional cut and will touch 89. The curveball is arguably one of the best breaking balls in the overall 2020 class at 73-79 mph with 1/7 shape and late depth to go along with tight spin. The changeup has late fade and sink at 73-75 mph. The big lefty-has put up impressive numbers this spring that match his high-end stuff. Fulton’s athleticism also shines through in the left-handed batters box where he shows pop and barrel control.

Moving up into the No. 3 spot is uncommitted OF Jace Bohrofen (Westmoore HS, OK). The left-handed hitter has a 6-foot-1, 175- pound frame with long levers and wiry strength. Bohrofen makes as much hard contact as anyone in the state with easy power that sends what look like routine fly balls off the barrel, flying over the fence. He also shows advanced control of the barrel and the strike zone. Defensively, Bohrofens arm has continued to improve with strength and accuracy. Every part of Bohrofens game continues to tick up.

The Risers

Over the last four months, a few players have shown impressive growth and have shot up the list. Below are a few of them.

Nate Ackenhausen, LHP, Owasso
The big bodied lefty has slimmed down a bit and seen a meteoric 50 spot rise, as he now sits in the mid 80s with his sinking and running two-seam fastball. More impressive than the fastball velo and movement, is Ackenhousen’s ability to command it and his changeup and curveball in the zone and as chase pitches.

Cade Lott, 3B, McAlester
The right-handed hitter has always showed advanced bat speed and barrel strength, but the recent Wichita State commit has moved 20 spots up the board with the addition of size and strength. Defensively, Lott has the hands to stick at third, but as he continues to put on size, he could project best first base.

The Newcomers

The PBR Oklahoma staff is always out on the lookout for talented players across the state, and we pride ourselves on constantly evaluating and discovering new players. Below are two new players that made impacts during the fall:

Jakob Brandenberger, SS/RHP, Putnam City West
A 6-foot, 195-pound durable frame with strength. The right-handed hitter make consistent contact and shows big power. Defensively, Brandenberger makes all of the routine plays with solid footwork and a strong arm with accuracy, but his frame may necessitate a move to the corner if he continues grow.

Doyle Gehring, RHP/3B, Bishop Kelley
A long limbed 6-foot, 170-pound frame. Gehring made a big splash at this year’ Preseason All-State Showcase in February where he showed he was a true two-way prospect. Offensively, the right-handed hitter consistently barreled up balls with some pop. Defensively, showed mid 80s arm strength across the diamond. On the mound is where the right-handers future might be brightest has he showed command of a mid 80s fastball along with a changeup, curveball, and sharp slider.  

Manning McAtee, RHP/C, Clinton
A 5-foot-8, 175-pound frame with advanced strength. McAtee made a big first impression at the Winter Showcase throwing mid 80s fastballs from a low-¾ slot with lots of movement and deception along with a big sweeping slider. The right-handed hitter also showed some thump from the right side, posting a 90 mph exit velo.

Click Here to see the complete list of the top 120 players in Oklahoma’s 2020 class. Below is a look at the top 10.

1 Nate Wohlgemuth OK Owasso 2020 RHP  
2 Dax Fulton OK Mustang 2020 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Jace Bohrofen OK Westmoore 2020 OF  
4 Trevor Martin OK Asher 2020 RHP Oklahoma State
5 Cade Horton OK Norman 2020 SS Mississippi
6 Carson Atwood OK Silo 2020 RHP  
7 Cooper Harris OK Choctaw 2020 C  
8 Dominic Johnson OK Edmond Santa Fe 2020 OF Oklahoma State
9 Jon Bay OK Shattuck 2020 3B  
10 Jaxon Wiggins OK Roland 2020 RHP Arkansas