2025 Overall Rankings Update: Summer Stock Report
September 1, 2023
It is after a busy summer packed with tournaments, games, workouts, and events that PBR unveils an update and expansion to the 2025 Overall Rankings. Perennially, the summer sandwiched between players’ sophomore and junior academic years is a pivotal point in the recruiting process. Talent is taking form and college coaches are building an early recruiting class. This year’s massive change to a severely expedited recruiting cycle saw the elimination of contact with a prospective recruit prior to August 1. This placed even more importance on the summer circuit as coaches steadily evaluated en route to the first day of contact. Perhaps most telling, this year’s PBR Future Games saw 375 college coaches in attendance to watch nearly 600 uncommitted underclassmen perform at LakePoint.
But as the recruiting cycle kicks into full gear, this is also the summer that sees players graduate into prospect status. No longer the wide-eyed fresh faces in the high school halls, this group has proved and produced at the varsity level, and in an ultra-information age, the sight of MLB scouts seated with intent gaze on underclassmen is hardly uncommon.
Thus, although the ‘25 MLB Draft is 23 months away, the path is already being paved, and PBR intends to continue delivering the most up-to-date and credible information on this group and all others in the amateur baseball world.
Below is a look at the Summer Stock Report from all the action in the 2025 class that provided countless notes in aiding an expansion to 500 players on the overall list.
Newcomers to the Top-10:
Coy James SS / Davie, NC / 2025
If we were to name an MVP of the summer, James might have garnered more votes than any player in any class. The 6-foot, 180-pound, dynamic athlete was a perpetual performer at all of his stops including kickstarting things with a brilliant performance at the National Program Invitational (NPI), at LakePoint, that saw him carry a loaded Canes National 16U squad to the event’s championship. While much of the excitement about James’ huge prospect potential revolved around his impressive athleticism, it was the incessant loud production that warrants his consideration as the #4 player in the class.
Still more, there is now even greater likelihood that he will stick on the dirt long term, although his athleticism would effortlessly sift to any spot on the diamond. Beyond all of the loud tools and twitch, James’ “it factor” allows him to separate himself from many star-studded peers on a regular basis.