Prep Baseball Report

Class of 2016 Player Rankings Updated

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Max KranickOf the four prospects committed to major Division 1 schools that currently sit atop the PA Class of 2016 rankings, each has taken a turn sitting at No. 1 except for RHP/SS Max Kranick (Valley View). The Virginia commit had hovered near the top of the rankings since their inception a year ago and now has ascended to the top spot.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior is a talented two way prospect that will likely concentrate on pitching only at the next level. His fastball sits in the 85-87 range with late life and as Kranick continues to develop physically it is likely one or two more velocity spikes are on the way. 

Kranick has had outings recently where he has begun to post readings in the low 90s and with his athleticism and long levers it is likely that will become the norm in the near future.

Updated rankings by class:     

2016 PA Rankings

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Max Kranick PA Valley View 2016 RHP Virginia
2 J.J. Bleday PA Titusville 2016 LHP Vanderbilt
3 Jake Jessell PA Woodland Hills 2016 C Pitt
4 Alex Kirilloff PA Plum 2016 1B Liberty
5 Kenny Bergmann PA William Penn Charter 2016 C
6 Myles Gayman PA Greencastle-Antrim 2016 RHP
7 Ryan Hogan PA Wyoming Valley West 2016 OF
8 John Matthews PA Punxsutawney 2016 SS
9 Connor Yoder PA East Pennsboro 2016 RHP
10 Carter Cross PA Cathedral Prep 2016 OF

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