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2015 Overall Rankings: Players from Virginia that made the Top 400

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By Sammy Serrano and John Nolan

Director of Scouting and Assistant Director of Scouting

The 2015 Overall Rankings have been updated with major changes, mainly due to the fact that the Prep Baseball Report’s coverage area has grown tremendously in the last year and many of the new states have been folded into the rankings.

Let's take a look into the players from the Commonwealth that cracked the Top 100 on our prestigious top 400 National Rankings.

2015 overall rankings:  TOp 100 players from virginia:

nic enright, rhp, steward school (No. 10 Overall)

Nic Enright is a Virginia Tech commit who stands an athletic 6-foot-3. He throws from a high three-quarters slot and has a fast, long arm action. Enright has outstanding secondary stuff, with good feel for a sharp curve and late breaking slider, as well as, a late fading change-up.

evan sperling, rhp, grafton (no. 17 overall)

Evan Sperling is a Virginia commit that stands an imposing 6-foot-6 on the mound and throws from a low-three quarter slot.  He generates plus movement while creating good deception.  He has not sacrificed his velocity, which has been as high as 94 and usually sits 88-92. Sperling also has feel for his curveball and a change-up.

nathan trevillian, rhp, amherst county (no. 52 overall)

Liberty University has landed a gem with a very high ceiling in Nathan Trevillian, who stands a lanky 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. Trevillian throws from a high three-quarters slot and has a loose, fast arm that already generates easy high 80s velocity that has been as high as 91. His change-up has good tail and he currently throws a slurvy breaking ball.

chase illig, catcher/1b, img academy (fl) (no. 94 overall)

Chase Illig is a College of Charleston commit that is a switch-hitting catcher with power from both sides of the plate.  Illig has balance from both side of the plate and uses his size and leverage to backspin baseballs out of the park.  Behind the plate, Illig is a big target with soft hands.  He has above average arm strength to go with a quick release and good footwork.

logan harvey, catcher, douglas freeman (no. 96 overall)

Logan Harvey is a 6-foot, 175-pound, Wake Forest commit that is an outstanding receiver.  He has the ability to shut down the running game with his quickness and arm strength.  At the plate, he has a line drive stroke with the ability to hit for average.  Harvey has a compact swing with good bat speed and the ability to hit the ball gap-to-gap with backspin.

chesdin harrington, rhp, patrick henry (no. 100 overall)

Chesdin Harrington is a classic Virginia-bound righty, tall, athletic, and projectable. Harrington’s fastball has been up as high as 89 mph and he usually works in the mid-80s. He has good feel for his change-up and curveball and has a frame that suggests there is more velocity to come.

2015 overall rankings:  players from virginia (101-250):

connor eason, lhp, hickory (no. 104 overall)

Connor Eason is a 6-foot-3 Virginia commit who throws from a three-quarters arm slot and hides the ball well with a slight crossfire. Eason works in the mid-to-upper 80s with an athletic frame and a long arm action. He throws a solid slider and change-up and has more velocity in the tank.

stevie mangrum, 3b, western albermarle (no. 128 overall)

Stevie Mangrum is a Virginia Tech commit with a power and speed combination that is rare. He has run a sub-6.8 60 and has demonstrated gap or better power with the potential to develop home run power as a Hokie. Mangrum’s speed and athleticism also makes him versatile as he can slide to both corner infield or outfield spots and be a solid or better defender.

nate eikhoff, ss, patriot (no. 181 overall)

Nate Eikhoff is an athletic Virginia commit who has outstanding hands at the plate and in the field. Eikhoff has the ability to hit for a high average, spraying line drives the other way and up the gaps from his left-handed stance. He has the bat speed to develop significant power as he fills out and begins to turn on balls.

2015 overall rankings:  players from virginia (250-400):

alex griffith, catcher, virginia (no. 255 overall)

Alex Griffith is a Pittsburgh commit that is a plus receiver that understands the game and has high energy.  He has soft hands and is agile at the position.  He has a slightly above average arm and is quick and highly accurate.  At the plate, Griffith has outstanding plate discipline and is a very tough out.  He is a line drive hitter that looks to stay in the middle of the field on a regular basis.

jimmy barnes, ss, deep creek (no. 274 overall)

Jimmy Barnes, a Louisburg College commit, immediately stands out with his rangy, athletic frame at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds. At a glance, he looks to have the offensive projection that plays for a corner. He has a tall, relaxed stance and takes a good path to the ball despite long levers. He has good bat speed and hits the ball hard.  Barnes could stick in the middle with some work or could move to multiple positions.

jack jett, rhp, northumberland (no. 290 overall)

Jack Jett is a 6-foot-4 , 205 pound, Old Dominion commit.  Jett is a projectable arm with a fastball that sits 84-87 mph, touching 88 mph.  Jett has a sold three pitch mix with an outstanding breaking ball (73-75 mph) and a fading change up (75-76 mph).

daniel lynch, lhp, douglas freeman (no. 298 overall)

Virginia commit, Daniel Lynch, is a lanky 6-foot-5, 165 pound, Left handed pitcher.  On the mound, Lynch is smooth with a good rhythm and stays on line.  He has the ability to move in and out with a fastball that sits 85-87 mph, touching 88 mph on occasion.  Lynch also offers a breaking ball that sits 73-76 mph that could end up as a plus pitch and a change up that has a split finger type action at 74-76 mph.

reid leonard, ss, benedictine (no. 397 overall)

Reid Leonard is a Morehead State commit that stands 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.  Leonard has solid actions in the field with soft hands and an above average arm.  He has the ability to play up the middle and more.  His athleticism will allow him to play multiple positions and excel.  At the plate, Leonard has balance and creates leverage.  He has strong hands and a nice line drive stroke with good bat speed.