TX Player Rankings Update: Class of 2023

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS - As we head into the final tournament weekend around the state and look ahead to district play, it is time for an update to the 2023 Player Rankings. This class is loaded with talent throughout and it has been fun to watch these seniors progress and make jumps throughout their high school career. In this update, we welcome two new players to the top 10 and we see plenty of players make big jumps up the board. Read below for a quick synopsis of the top 10 and the biggest risers.




Top 10

1 Blake Mitchell TX Sinton 2023 C Louisiana State
2 Travis Sykora TX Round Rock 2023 RHP Texas
3 Brayden Sharp TX The Woodlands 2023 LHP Tennessee
4 Zane Adams TX Porter 2023 LHP Alabama
5 Caden Sorrell TX Marcus 2023 OF Texas A&M
6 Barrett Kent TX Pottsboro 2023 RHP Arkansas
7 Jacob Gholston TX Flower Mound 2023 RHP Oklahoma
8 Aidan Smith TX Lovejoy 2023 OF Mississippi State
9 TJ Pompey TX Coppell 2023 SS Texas Tech
10 Gavyn Jones TX White Oak 2023 LHP Texas Tech




The Top 2 Remain the Same

Blake Mitchell and Travis Sykora both have been great out of the gate and continue to garner 1st round buzz.  Mitchell is a LHH Catcher, who can also touch 97 on the mound.  The LSU recruit is the top C in the country. Sykora is a 6’7 RHP out of Round Rock who holds the title for hardest thrower in the country.  The UT recruit routinely hits 100 on the radar gun.


Rest of Top 10

At #3 is where the top 10 starts to change.  The two Houston Lefties move up to the 3 & 4 spot.  Sharp and Adams have both touched the mid 90’s early this spring and are good athletes on the mound.  Sorrell jumps from 11 to 5 after a great Super 60 and a good beginning to the spring. Jacob Gholston is one of the fastest risers in TX.  The RHP out of Flower Mound moves from 32 to 7.  He has been up to 92 recently with a low effort delivery and plenty of projection left.  Aiden Smith moves up a couple spots. The smooth gliding CF from Lovejoy has the ability to make the game look easy at times, and the Mississippi St. recruit has been up to 94 early this spring on the mound.



+ Kannon Kemp, another big bodied OU recruit, continues to rise as well. Kemp has an XL frame and can get up to 94-95.

+ Chase Morgan is a projectable lefty out of Cy Woods who has been up to 92 early this spring.  The ULL recruit has more coming as well.

 + Caden Ferraro is one of the top two ways in the state.  The Texas A&M recruit can really hit from the left side, and has some power as well.  He is also an upper 80’s lefty on the mound that can really pitch. 

+ Bennett Fryman has had one of the loudest starts to the spring here in Texas. The Navarro JC recruit has multiple HR’s at the plate and has been up to 94 on the mound from the left side.  He has always been a supreme athlete, and it is really starting to come together for him. 


DFW Rising Stars ID TX 04/08 Lake Dallas High School - Corinth, TX
Lake Charles Summer Open TX 05/21 Barbe High School - Lake Charles, LA
DFW Summer Open TX 05/30 Lake Dallas High School - Corinth, TX
Top Prospect Games: North Texas (Invite-Only) TX 06/13 Texas Christian University
East Texas Summer Open TX 06/14 Tyler Junior College (Mike Carter Field) - Tyler, TX
Top Prospect Games: Central Texas (Invite-Only) TX 06/20 Texas State University
Top Prospect Games: South Texas (Invite-Only) TX 06/27 Texas A&M University

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