Prep Baseball Report

Indiana Class of 2023: Rankings Update

Cooper Trinkle & Staff
PBR Indiana

The PBR Indiana 2023 Class Rankings have been updated now that the 2022 summer is complete. This class features major star power at the top of the list, as well as some uncommitted prospects with division one talent still left on the board. Today, we check out the top prospects in the class, newcomers to the top 10, key risers, and the top uncommitted prospects still left on the board:

Top 3

Max Clark OF / LHP / Franklin, IN / 2023

Max is one of those players you don’t want to take your eye off, because you may miss something special. The 6-foot-1, 190 pounder plays the game with incredible intensity, poise, and maturity. Clark has plus bat speed coupled with very impressive zone awareness at the dish, making him a threat to damage at any time. The Vanderbilt recruit has a plus-plus run tool (6.47 runner), forcing tons of pressure on infielders and wreaking havoc on the basepaths. His quick hips and elite foot speed allow him to track balls from gap-to-gap with ease in CF. Clark possesses true 5-tool potential, running his fastball into the mid-90’s, touching 97 mph this spring.


Cameron Tilly RHP / OF / Castle, IN / 2023

The Auburn recruit had a very successful junior campaign, running his fastball up to 95 mph at East Coast Pro this summer. Tilly has a pro body at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, with a high-waist and long arms. His 80-82 mph slider is a plus pitch, with sharp, late break and advanced spin metrics (2700-3000). Tilly has a true three-pitch mix, showing feel for an 81-85 mph splitter with late sinking action. Heading into his senior season, Tilly has cemented himself as a potential draft selection in the 2023 class.  


Andrew Wiggins OF / RHP / Heritage Christian, IN / 2023

Wiggins checks in as the #3 prospect in Indiana’s 2023 class with some of the loudest raw power in the class. The physical, 6-foot-4, 210 pounder has a smooth left handed swing with plus bat speed and tremendous strength at impact. A 6.9 runner, Wiggins was a hot name this summer, showing well in multiple national events. The Indiana recruit is also a legitimate two-way prospect, with an 88-91 mph fastball and a sharp, 79-81 mph slider. 



Bishop Letson RHP / OF / Floyd Central , IN / 2023

A long, lanky 6-foot-3, 160 pounder with an electric arm. The Purdue recruit was outstanding in multiple looks this spring, showing a clean, quick arm that produced a fastball up to 92 mph. Letson has a sharp, swing-and-miss breaking ball at 78-79 mph with the feel to throw it in any count. He doesn’t use his changeup often, but it's an above-average pitch at 78-80 mph with fade to his armside. Letson has some of the best stuff in Indiana’s 2023 class and his long, lanky frame and clean, quick arm suggests that there is still velo left in the tank. 


Eli Bridenthal RHP / SS / Mt. Vernon, IN / 2023

The Xavier commit dominated at Indiana’s Summer Championships, posting 16 strikeouts in a CG win. A large part of his success was due to his sharp, swing-and-miss slider at 75-78 mph that he threw at will. His FB sat 87-89 T 90 mph w/ slight ASR. The athletic, 6-foot-3, 185 pounder also showed a ton of confidence in his sinking CH @ 79-80 mph, even throwing it R/R. Bridenthal’s mix of pitchability, athleticism, and an advanced breaking ball cements him as a Top 10 player in Indiana’s 2023 class. 


Ricky Howell RHP / 2B / Pendleton Heights, IN / 2023

Howell is an uncommitted 2023 on the rise this summer and was impressive in his outing at the Indiana Summer Championships. The athletic, 6-foot-1, 180 pounder has an advanced fastball at 87-91 touching 92 mph. The FB has some ASR and he tunneled a tight, 72-76 mph breaking ball off of it. While he does have some inconsistencies with command, when everything syncs up his stuff is electric. Developing CH at 76-77. 


Charlie Schebler MIF / 2B / Batesville, IN / 2023

A left-handed hitting infielder, Schebler has a smooth swing that gets to extension and projects to hit for some power with solid bat-to-ball skills. Long, projectable body at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds that still has room left to add size and strength. Schebler has the ability to move all around the infield, but currently projects more as an offensive second baseman at the next level.  


Evan Lopez RHP / 3B / Bremen , IN / 2023

At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Lopez has a smooth, balanced delivery with a long, clean arm action from a H3/4 slot. He sits 85-88 mph with occasional ASR & good ride to the FB, producing lots of S/M. He kept hitters off balance with a tight, 75-76 mph breaking ball. Lopez has a sky-high ceiling and would be a very solid add to many recruiting classes.  


Christian Pownall LHP / OF / Western, IN / 2023

6-foot-1, 180 pound solid frame. Quick arm speed. FB sat 83-86 mph with an average spin rate of 2166 RPM. Max spin rate of 2,347 RPM. SL sat 72-77 mph. CH sat 73-75 mph. 


Grant Borden SS / 2B / Providence High School, IN / 2023

6-foot-3, 175 pound athletic frame. Borden uses a toe tap stride and is able to create good separation in the swing. Defensively, he has next level hands and rhythmic footwork. Borden has shown the ability to play all four infield spots, as well. Borden is a very good runner at a 6.76 60. 


Garrison Barile CF / SS / Center Grove, IN / 2023

Barile is a threat to do damage every time he steps to the plate, and he did just that in multiple looks throughout the spring and summer. Barile possesses plus bat speed to go along with an upward bat path, a combination that makes him one of the best bats in Indiana’s 2023 class. The Miami OH recruit is uber-physical at 6-foot-2, 200lbs but also possesses enough athleticism (6.76 runner) to be a threat on the base paths. 


Josh Adamczewski SS / 3B / Lake Central, IN / 2023

Adamczewski can flat swing it, and proved just that in multiple looks throughout the spring and summer. The 6-foot, 185 pound left-handed hitter has advanced bat speed and is a threat to do damage every time he steps to the dish. He hits with a strong, anchored lower half, allowing him to create torque in the back leg and stay behind baseballs. The Ball State recruit has shown plenty of defensive versatility, with the ability to play all 3 infield spots and enough arm strength (87mph) to give him a chance to play the left side at the next level. 


Kevin Reed LHP / OF / Martinsville , IN / 2023

An Evansville recruit, Reed has some of the best pitchability in the class. The 5-foot-10, 175 pounder has a controlled, smooth leg lift w/ a clean arm swing and an over-the-top arm slot. He commands his 85-88 mph FB to both sides of the plate, showing good ride through the zone. He has a big, 11/5 breaking ball at 69-72 mph that he can throw in any count. Reed flashes an advanced changeup in the upper 70s with late fade.


Kyuss Gargett SS / 2B / Cathedral, IN / 2023

Gargett is a next-level athlete at 6-foot, 185 pounds with an elite run tool (6.53). The Kentucky recruit shows advanced range and really quick feet in the infield. At the dish, he’s a switch hitter with a smooth, athletic swing and twitchy bat speed. 


Gavin Collins OF / LHP / Northridge High School , IN / 2023

A Penn recruit, Collins was named to the PBR Indiana All-State team after a standout junior spring. A strong, 5-foot-11, 185 pounder with a really strong hit tool and plenty of athleticism (6.59 runner). Collins was one of the top performers at Indiana’s Top Prospect Games in June, where he had multiple hits in gameplay, including a deep home run. Collins has a simple, quick swing and can really rotate with tons of bat speed. 

TOP 10

1 Max Clark IN Franklin 2023 OF Vanderbilt
2 Cameron Tilly IN Castle 2023 RHP Auburn
3 Andrew Wiggins IN Heritage Christian 2023 OF Indiana
4 Mitchell Dean IN Western 2023 LHP Louisville
5 Bishop Letson IN Floyd Central 2023 RHP Purdue
6 Eli Bridenthal IN Mt. Vernon 2023 RHP Xavier
7 Brett Denby IN Jeffersonville, IN 2023 SS Georgia
8 Carter Murphy IN West Vigo 2023 3B Indiana State
9 Drayk Bowen IN Andrean 2023 SS Notre Dame
10 Jake Hooker IN University 2023 SS Xavier