Prep Baseball Report

Illinois Class of 2025 Rankings: Newcomers

By: Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

As the summer comes to an end and the 2025 class heads into their junior campaigns, we want to shed some light on the new faces within this ranking update. 

Earlier this week, our staff officially updated our 2025 board, highlighting several of the state’s top prospects within our release. You can find that by clicking HERE

Below, you can find every single player ranked within the Top-100 that is making their rankings debut.

Wyatt Wawro OF / LHP / Downers Grove South, IL / 2025

From 8/01/23: OF Wyatt Wawro (Downers Grove South, 2025) was another major winner for Team Illinois at the Future Games. On the workout day, Wawro ran a 6.95 60, reached a peak run speed of 20 mph, and generated noticeable bat speed (76.3 mph) in BP. Wawro is a highly competitive and hitterish top-of-the-order left-handed bat that started his event off on a high note, earning ‘Player of the Game’ honors in game one after swatting a three-run home run and driving in four runs total. He followed that up by ambushing the first pitch of game two down the right field line for a leadoff double and stealing third moments afterwards. Wawro constantly found himself on base, drawing three walks and getting hit by a pitch twice, too. He’s a scrappy, gamer-type that seems to always be on the barrel with sneaky gap-to-gap power.

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Peter Thompson RHP / Loyola Academy, IL / 2025

From 8/01/23: RHP Peter Thompson (Loyola Academy, 2025) hurled two clean innings for Team Illinois on Friday afternoon against Ohio. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound right-hander showed noticeable arm speed out front, pitching at 85-88 mph with his fastball, and touching 89 mph. He spun two breaking balls; a 72-76 mph slider with more horizontal break and a bendy 69-70 mph curveball that had more depth to it. Thompson also mixed in a 76-78 mph changeup to left-handed hitters to round out a competitive four-pitch mix. 

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