Prep Baseball Report

Week In Review: 4/6 to 4/12

Seth Fromowitz
Prep Baseball Staff

Looking back at the past week for Prep Baseball, the class of 2024 rankings see an update with plenty of risers and even more newcomers. One program reclaims the No. 1 spot in the National High School Rankings, one South Carolina prospect slugs his way to National Player of the Week honors, uncommitted spotlights, trending and more.


2024 National Rankings


On Tuesday, March 9, Prep Baseball updated its 2024 National Prospect rankings seeing two prospects jump at least 30 spots into the top-10 along with a 2024 Super 60 standout soaring 183 spots into the top-30. The rankings also saw 19 new additions. See who rose and who debuted on the updated list.

National HS Rankings

On Monday, April 8, Prep Baseball updated its National High School Rankings where one squad reclaims the No. 1 spot with one previously unranked program entering the top-10 and 14 more cracking the list. With State Power 25s and Scout Blogs, see the full updated rankings.

Player of the Week

April’s first National Player of the Week hails from the state of Hanahan HS (Hanahan, SC), where they came out victorious in their own invitational for the first time in 54 years. Leading the charge was Sterling Coaxum from the class of 2026 who propelled Hanahan with three home runs, two of which were grand slams. Named the tournament MVP, see more on Coaxum’s National Player of the Week performance and more Players of the Week from around the nation.

Draft HQ


+ ICYMI: Managing Editor, Scouting Andy Sroka dropped ‘Rookie Roots: Where were MLB’s hottest rookies ranked back in high school?’ last week featuring several players who made their Major League debuts. Recently, Sroka made his update with even more rookies that are making an impact this season along with where they ranked back in high school. See the full article here.


Our staff presented everything you need to know this season. For more information and to stay up-to-date on all things JUCO, follow @PBR_JUCO on X and @pbr_juco on Instagram.


+ ICYMI: Director of College Scouting David Seifert updated the Prep Baseball JUCO Wire Top-100 at the midway point through the junior college season. With the No. 1 spot remaining the same, see Seifert’s breakdown of the top-10 and the full ranking.

+ In the third Prep Baseball Texas JC Notebook, Scouting Director Brandon Gowins and North Texas Scouting Director Max Semler highlight the JUCO talent they had the chance to see. Including prospects from Grayson College, Paris JC, Northeast Texas CC, Tyler JC and McLennan CC, committed and uncommitted, see the notes and video here.


+ In the latest class of 2025 rankings, see who’s each state’s top uncommitted prospect.

+ From Prep Baseball Maryland’s Scouting Director Jamie Naill Jr, with spring coverage across Maryland and Delaware picking up with the high school season, see which uncommitted prospects are must follows in the classes of 2024 and 2025.

+ On Sunday, February 4 Prep Baseball Illinois hosted its annual Unsigned Senior Showcase. Featuring over 25 prospects, the Illinois staff recently released their player analysis from the event.

+ Looking at the class of 2024, the Prep Baseball Alabama staff has been keeping tabs on the uncommitted players from around the state. In Thursday, April 11ths ‘Scout Blog’, the staff gave their insight on the state’s uncommitted hitters.

+ Prep Baseball North Carolina’s latest ‘Inside the Rankings’ takes a look at two right handed pitchers from the class of 2024. With fastballs reaching the upper 80s, Assistant Scouting Director Patrick Johnson highlights Will Everett and Cole Bowie.

+ From the Prep Baseball Virginia/DC staff, see which 10 uncommitted prospects have had the most viewed profiles from April 8 to April12 in ‘Trending Up’.

+ Uncommitted Spotlights


North Carolina

Recently, the Prep Baseball North Carolina team was at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, NC for the 2024 Golden Leaf Invitational. Seeing North Duplin, Wilson Hunt, Wilson Fike, Northern Nash, Southern Nash, Greenfield Academy and Wake County HomeSchool, see the top performers from the Invite here.


Monday, April 1, Vandalia-Butler’s head coach Trent Dues picked up his 600th coaching win. After a rocky first season in 1995, Dues led the Aviators to 11 straight league titles. Senior Writer Bruce Hefflinger tells the story of Dues’ journey to win 600.


Sunday, April 7, Prep Baseball Tennessee hosted its Nashville Rising Stars ID event at Lipscomb Academy. An open event for prospects in the class of 2028 and 2029. From Deep South Operations & Area Scout and Tennessee Scouting Director Hunter Martin, see all the happenings from the event.


Over the course of Virginia’s high school season, the Prep Baseball Virginia/DC staff has been taking in all the action in the area. Ranging from all classes, see which prospects have been able to stand out in game action in ‘Mid-Atlantic Scouting Quick Hits’.