Oregon 2023 Rankings

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

As we conclude the Fall season and players get ready to head into their off-season training, we want to shine a light on the 2023 class in Oregon and reveal our Top 30 prospects for the class.

Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive year-round coverage in every state we are in. The mission of the Prep Baseball Report is to scout and promote amateur baseball - high school, junior college and college - and, ultimately, help athletes achieve their dreams of playing baseball at the next level. 

With more than 150 scouts, we have the largest baseball scouting infrastructure across all levels of amateur baseball in the country. Our multimedia platforms and events work in tandem, ultimately creating the most powerful source of high school baseball promotion in each state.  While other organizations take a national approach, our goal is to become the authoritative voice on the ground level of each state.

Rankings are based off evaluations by scouting director Dan Jurik as well as additional PBR scouts across the country who have seen prospects from the state at various events. 

2021 rankings - HERE

2022 rankings - HERE

This list will be updated and expanded over several times before this 2023 class finishes up their high school careers. 

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oregon 2023 rankings

Top 10 preview

1 Paul Wilson OR Lakeridge 2023 LHP Oregon State
2 Drew Talavs OR West Linn 2023 RHP Oregon State
3 J. Noble Meyer OR Jesuit 2023 RHP Oregon
4 Ryan Cooney OR Jesuit 2023 SS Oregon
5 Levi Jones OR Jesuit 2023 SS Oregon State
6 Maddox Molony OR Thurston 2023 SS Oregon
7 Dawson Santana OR Lakeridge 2023 SS Oregon
8 Payton Lambert OR Pendleton 2023 SS  
9 Ty Alleman OR Jesuit 2023 RHP  
10 Erik Hoffberg OR Lakeridge 2023 RHP


Pitching dominates early...

Oregon State commit LHP/1B Paul Wilson (Lakeridge) leads the way right now for the 2023 class. Highly projectable at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds with a wide frame and length throughout his build. At our July ProCase WIlson sat 86-88 with his fastball from a near ¾ slot. Very likely to see a velo jump as he continues to mature. Flashed the makings of a CB, SL and CH as well. SL has chance to be the more effective ‘k’ pitch at the next level. He also took a loud round of batting practice that featured multiple home runs from the right side and showcased his all-around athleticism.

Right behind Wilson are two other highly projectable arms with fellow Oregon State commit RHP Drew Talavs (Lakeridge) and Oregon commit RHP Noble Meyer (Jesuit). Talavs has an explosive FB in the upper 80’s that has touched 90 at times. His smooth delivery and clean arm action bode well for future development. We’ve covered Meyer on multiple looks this summer and he continues to show an ideal pitcher’s frame with a FB in the 83-87 range and feel for his secondary offerings. All 3 find themselves in our 2023 national rankings.

Rounding out the Top 5…

#4 SS/RHP Ryan Cooney (Jesuit) has an all-around impressive skill set and the physical tools to impact the game in a lot of ways. The Oregon commit has athletic actions both defensively and at the plate. With a loose, easy barrel and quick hands. On the mound, the arm is short and compact. Pumping FBs in the 84-86 range with an above average SL that he shows consistent feel for. 

#5 INF/RHP Levi Jones (Jesuit) had an impressive performance earlier this summer at our Oregon Top Prospect Showcase. With a strong, wiry frame he has some of the best pure pop in the class. His left handed swing covers plenty of zone and gives him the chance to be a power threat to all fields. He’s also shown ability on the mound and pitched in the 78-80 range with his FB earlier this summer. Oregon State commit

Trio of athletes

At #6 is SS/RHP Maddox Molony (Thurston). Molony fits a similar mold as Cooney in the sense that he’s a strong, wiry athlete who does well in the middle of the diamond and also on the bump. While his aptitude as a position player is impressive, his ceiling on the mound is tough to ignore. He gets high marks for his projectability and whippy finish. His FB and CB also show above average potential due to his current feel & ability to generate above average spin on both. 

#7 SS Dawson Santana (Lakeridge) makes everything about the game look very easy. His quick, twitchy actions play exceptionally well at SS and he shows an understanding for the speed of the game. At the plate, he creates easy bat speed with a consistent, rhythmic load and has the barrel control to be a gap-to-gap power threat. Santana is committed to Oregon. 

#8 SS Payton Lambert (Pendleton) is arguably the most athletic player in the top 10. An above average runner who plays the game hard at all times. Lambert has shown well at SS across events and game action. Offensively he has solid pound-for-pound strength and will likely do more damage as he continues to mature and fill out his frame. Also has toed the rubber and been up to 80 mph with his FB on our looks. 

Spin wins...

#9 RHP/OF Ty Alleman (Jesuit) had a quality showing in June at our OR Top Prospect Showcase and in a short period of time made a big jump with his FB. Going from 80-81 in June to 84-86 with above average spin later in the summer and into the fall. He has a long, easy arm path and consistently fills up the zone. Knows how to use his breaker effectively and racks up plenty of K’s with his pitchability. The CB has above average spin and tight shape thru the zone. Alleman can also do damage when he’s in the box with an exit velocity up to 91. 

#10 RHP Erik Hoffberg (Lakeridge) made a jump with his velocity across multiple looks between June and September but it’s very likely he still has more in the tank to tap into. With a long, lean frame, he has plenty of room in his build to add more strength. The arm is clean and easy with a balanced, aggressive finish. CB has a chance to be special with its 2500+ rpm and tight 11/5 shape. Expect Hoffberg to make another jump with his pure stuff in the near future.

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