PBR Ontario's Top Stories For 2014: Release Of The Class Of 2016 Rankings



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By Chris Kemlo and Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ontario Director of Scouting and Ontario Editor in Chief

Top 12 Stories for The Year 2014


Although PBR Ontario started up just three months ago Chris Kemlo, PBR Ontario Director of Scouting, looks back at the year in review and put together a list of the top stories for 2014.

To start off the list, Chris chose a long running piece that has provided players and parents with valuable knowledge when it comes to recruiting.

To follow that up we looked at "The Recruiting Trail" which updates where all the prospects across the province have been visiting, who they are getting attention from, and who they have committed to.

Next up Chris chose to look two outstanding prospects who lead the 2017 class as the two top prospects in Canada. When watching them on the field, they could be called the "Hall and Davis Show"

After that we looked at how talented the 2016 catching class is as well as the Toronto Mets 17U winning the NABF World Series

Then we looked at how the Fieldhouse Pirates are leading the way when it comes to recruits.

Now up is a piece on the 2016 rankings.

Each day we will reveal the next story on the list. A hint for the next story is the word "2015".

A rundown of the stories: Note: We will be conducting a Twitter contest to vote on the top 12 stories for 2014 once the 12 stories have been posted.

Release of the class of 2016 rankings


A big step for PBR Ontario was the release of the 2016 top 15 rankings. With numerous players having solid 2014 campaigns, and continuing to carry that strong play into the fall, it made for tough decisions when compiling the top prospects.

2016 looks to be a talented group of prospects, as we have already highlighted earlier that the strong point will be the strength that’s behind the plate with Luke Van Rycheghem at the top of the list at number one.

We at PBR take these rankings very seriously, as many schools keep a close eye on our lists to see if there is any moving around or somebody new has come onto the scene.

We will continue to expand throughout the off-season as more players use PBR showcases and events to gain exposure, and we can get to as many workouts as possible to see the up and coming talent across our province.

Personally, I expect this 2016 rankings to be very busy one, as the talent is so close with one another that I don’t foresee anyone holding onto a particular rank for a long period of time. The best part about baseball and this list is that you can never predict what is going to happen.