Prep Baseball Report

Need To Know: Western VA Uncommitted 2023's

Jason Burton
PBR Virginia/DC

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As we approach the spring season, we would like to highlight some uncommitted players from across the state that you should get out and see this spring.
Our first edition of Need To Know (N2K) takes us to the western portion of the state where we will highlight a few players in the 2023 class.

JP Sporleder is a native of Illinois, but plays his high school baseball at Woodberry Forest. Sporleder is a strong, physical bat that has middle of the order run production qualities with power potential in the swing.

JP Sporleder

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Woodberry Forest
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes Illinois
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Our second 2023 to highlight is Miller School's Patrick Rakes. Rakes is coming off of a solid 2022 for the Mavericks and with their losses from their state runner up squad, he should be a centerpiece for the 2023 team. Experience, versatility in the lineup, and a competitor. 

Patrick Rakes

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Miller School
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout Team 2023
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L