Prep Baseball Report

PA 2026 Rankings Update

Nathan Ocker
Deputy Director PA/NY

As the fall season is coming to a close and offseason training is in full swing, it’s a perfect time to take a dive into the 2026 rankings. The '26 class is shaping up to be filled from top to bottom with talent across the state featuring future frontline arms and power bats.

The Top-10 welcomes a new face as catcher Hunter Strohm (Lower Dauphin) the UVA commit makes his return at #9. Also, closer look into five risers within the class that look to break into the Top-10 and the rankings expand to 148 prospects. 

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Andrew Costello C / 3B / Cathedral Prep, PA / 2026



Nicholas Bradley RHP / 3B / Abington Heights, PA / 2026



Brighton Fontaine RHP / SS / LaSalle College, PA / 2026



Brady Abate 3B / OF / Malvern Prep, PA / 2026



Luke Williams SS / OF / Franklin Regional , PA / 2026



Keller Bradley RHP / OF / Pennsbury, PA / 2026



Ryan Fuller RHP / OF / Avon Grove, PA / 2026



Noah Farrell RHP / 1B / Dubois Area , PA / 2026



Hunter Strohm C / OF / Lower Dauphin, PA / 2026



Jaidyn Rivera OF / RHP / The Haverford School, PA / 2026



Five Risers to Follow

+ LHP Cody Norman (State College Area) has made huge strides this past year. We saw him in February T80 and more recently at our 2023 PA State Games he was up to 86mph. With the potential to develop his curveball into a legitmate out pitch the sky is the limit. Clean arm path that sequences well. Look for Cody to be a hot comodity next summer!

+ RHP AJ Calio (West Chester Rustin) has a simple delivery with easy hand speed through release. Pounds the strikezone with five different pitches. We saw him this fall sitting 86mph but has been up to 89. AJ has the potential to be a major contributer at the next level on the weekends. 

+ 3B Owen Rozzi (West Chester East) continues his rise in the rankings, now at #11. Owen had a strong showing in Georgia at the 2023 Future Games. Recorded multiple barrels in gameplay with a quick trigger and explosiveness through the zone. Owen walked away from Georgia as a high follow in the class. 

+ RHP Jack Herbein (Malvern) is one of the better arms that we saw this fall. A strike thrower out of a short arm action that repeats well up to 87mph. Tunnels all three pitches out of the same window making it very tough on hitters to piece together a QAB. Look for his stock to continue to rise as he jumps one spot to #14. 

+ C Blake Umberger (Hershey) has some of the best raw power in the class. As one of the top ice hockey players in the country he translates his grit and toughness to the diamond. Dips below the sub-2.00 pop time mark with a 76mph arm. Has shown us on multiple occasians the ability to impact the game in multiple aspects whether that is using his power, his plate discipline or making a big time defensive play. 

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