Prep Baseball Report

Updated 2026 Overall Rankings

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

As the Prep Baseball network, including events, workouts, and tournaments, eyes a full summer slate, a reflection on the eye-opening winter performances combined with coast-to-coast coverage of the spring season warrants considerable shuffling and adjustments to the 2026 Overall Rankings. This group of talented sophomores steps into the most important recruiting summer under new NCAA guidelines, and while the contact process has slowed down (some), the evaluations are likely to speed up. It is for this reason that the Prep Baseball boots-on-the-ground staff has pored over these state and national lists in hopes of providing the most credible lists to better help college coaches unite with prospective recruits.

Yes, there is sure to be change over the next two years, and this ultra-important summer which culminates in the prestigious Future Games will give way to an expansion to 500 early in September, but for now, a look at the Top 400 players in the 2026 class:


LHP Gio Rojas (February 2024)

Welcome Back Florida!

The prospect haven that is the Sunshine State has seen a semi downtick in high end talent with there being a chance that neither the 2024 nor 2025 class holds a prep 1st round pick. However, this ‘26 group, which features 12 top 75 players including 5 of the top 11, appears primed for a triumphant return to normal. 

Dynamic SS Jacob Lombard (Gulliver Prep, FL) is the #1 player in the class five tool upside, but is chased closely by #3 LHP Gio Rojas (Stoneman Douglas HS, FL), OF Brady Harris (Trinity Christian Academy, FL), RHP Ethan Wheeler (Trinity Christian Academy, FL), and 3B/P Coleman Borthwick (South Walton HS, FL) among others.

Rojas, a former Colorado native, dazzled for most of the spring thanks to a mid 90s fastball and devastating breaking ball. At 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, the uber-athletic, wide-shouldered southpaw is as projectable of an arm as there is in any prep class right now, and would situate into the same spot were he a ‘25.

OF Brady Harris

Just two years into his high school career, Harris’ track record is already making him a favorite of all those who have headed to Jacksonville to see him perform. Rarely cheated, his controlled aggression from the right side has displayed an impressive hit-power arsenal that plays up even more thanks to an insatiable competitive edge. Unwilling to rest on his present accolades, the run-producing, athletic outfielder continues to surpass his high standards.

Wheeler checks in as the top right-handed arm in the class thanks to a full arsenal of weapons that includes a low 90s, hoppy fastball that he counters with advanced feel for a downer breaking ball and power-change. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder carries a workhorse frame to the bump that features both an imposing present presence along with likely future development. His polished pitchability paces the class.

3B/P Coleman Borthwick

Finally, Borthwick presents one of the most unique profiles of any player in the country. At 6-foot-6, 240-pounds there is no more imposing force in the class. But to think that Borthwick’s talent rests on brute strength is far from the truth. A nimble athlete whose understanding of movement patterns is strong both at the plate and on the mound, the Auburn recruit has one of the keener strike zone senses in the country, and looks to be an elite arm as well. Blasting triple digit exit velocities to all fields with a mature approach that allows him to slow the game down and cover the plate, his position player upside is matched only by the potential starter upside on the mound where he holds a mid 90s fastball and wipeout slider from a lower slot.

History tells us that there are sure to be a slew of risers out of the state of Florida, but the foundation that this rising junior class has built is more than enough to get excited about.


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