Updated and Expanded Class of 2016 Player Rankings Released

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

KirilloffTalented freshmen usually get an opportunity to see the varsity playing field only as the season progresses. Our new No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2016 is not your typical freshman. LHP/1B Alex Kirilloff began the season in the starting lineup for the Plum Mustangs and went on to rank at the top or near the top of nearly every offensive category for the Mustangs. The sweet swinging lefty has the ability to stay behind the baseball and uses all fields very well for a young hitter.

Kirilloff also saw time on the varsity mound topping at 84 mph while sitting consistently 81-83. The lefty has demonstrated the ability to command a 67 mph curveball and a 65 mph changeup as well.

                                                PA Class of 2016 Top 10 Prospects

Rank Name Position
1 Alex Kirilloff LHP
2 J.J. Bleday LHP
3 Jake Jessell C
4 Max Kranick SS
5 Mason Nadeau OF
6 Braxton Giavedoni OF
7 Casey Vincent RHP
8 Frankie Fraschetti RHP
9 John Matthews SS
10 Cole Horew OF

The Class of 2016 player rankings will grow considerably this summer as the top underclassmen in the state will have an opportunity to showcase their talents at the Western PA/ Eastern OH Open ID Showcase on June 18 at La Roche College, the Eastern PA Open ID Showcase on June 19 at In the Net in Palmyra, and the PA Underclass Games on July 29 and 30 at Misericordia University.

Registrations for the two Open ID events will close on Saturday, June 15 at midnight.

CLICK HERE to view the entire list of the top 25 players in this class statewide.

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