Prep Baseball Report

2023 Rankings: SEC Country Summer Follows

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting


To stop after the top 20 would be doing a great disservice to this class. This group goes nearly 200 deep with prospects who might ultimately rise into the top 50, and even the final spots on the list were hotly contested amongst PBR’s numerous boots-on-the-ground staff with many high upside players just missing the cut. Now, the march to the 2023 MLB Draft begins as high school state championships are decided and the summer circuit kicks off with eager wide-eyed ‘23 ballplayers ready to officially grab the spotlight.

Below, a regional breakdown for what to watch for this summer:


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Seth Farni (February 2022)

South Carolina transplant, C Campbell Smithwick (Oxford HS, MS), an Ole Miss recruit, leads the way down south with an all-around profile that will have considerable Day 1 consideration going into the summer. Not alone in Mississippi, fellow Ole Miss recruit and switch-hitting OF Seth Farni (St. Stanislaus, MS) is a consummate gamer with loud tools to match, and C Jacob Keys (Brandon HS, MS), a Mississippi State recruit, is as advanced of a defender as there is in the class.


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