9 to Know: 2025 Overall Rankings


Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

 

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Each year, a new crop of players is ushered into the high school ranks, stepping into the big hallways for the first time as wide-eyed freshmen. The talent and skill level rises with each new class, and many of these rookie high schoolers are not only ready to compete at the varsity level, but also poised to excel from day one. Still others, young and determined, eye the four years ahead of them as a chance to make incremental advancements in hopes of one day contributing at the varsity level...and beyond.

No matter what level or stage in development that each player might be at, PBR is committed to being there for every step of the way. From those first hits in the spring to the summer circuit and fall championships, and to see the hard work put in during the off-season, PBR’s boots-on-the-ground scouting staff will be there. And it is because of that staff of more than 100 scouts, and a full summer and fall slate spent evaluating, that the initial 2025 Overall Rankings can now be unveiled.

A modest list of 250 players from across the country, this first rendering of the ‘25 group is meant to acknowledge the great talents and upsides of the players in this freshman class. Obviously, many new names will enter as the list expands over time. There are four years before graduation (and the 2025 MLB Draft), and PBR is eager to be along for the ride, providing the most credible and up-to-date information on this class, and all things amateur baseball.


Below a look at 9 players to take note off heading next spring and beyond:

Chase Bentley RHP / 1B / Granite Bay, CA / 2025

At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, Bentley already sports a frame that is trending towards “workhorse”, and given the ease with which he delivers explosive fastballs, there is a good chance he continues to trend upwards in coming years. Up to 86 mph with a short, quick arm that delivers out of a high ¾ slot, Bentley’s delivery is remarkably repeatable at a young age, and allows him to find a consistent slot in featuring a full arsenal of four pitches. There is present feel and aptitude for spin including a bigger breaking curveball (69-72) that already showcases as swing-and-miss at the high school level, and a firmer (76-77) slider. The changeup (71-74) provides another quality offering to dream on moving forward. Perhaps most impressively, Bentley’s mound presence stands out right now as both quiet and confident with meanness to put hitters away. Northern California continues to churn out some of the top prospects in the country, and Bentley has a chance to develop into another.

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