VA/DC Updated Class of 2021 Rankings Released

Jerry Shank
Executive Director, PBR VA/DC


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It is with great pleasure that we bring to you one of our final updates to the class of 2021 Rankings. This latest update is a major one within the class as we head down the backstretch to the end of the Public high school season and the MLB draft is beginning to become visible along with the finish line. 

This has been a gradual change in our rankings and for those who pay close attention, they may have noticed that there has been an influx of movement in the rankings throughout the past month. That is a tribute to our boots-to-the-ground approach to scouting and the games that have been attended throughout this season. 

We see a new face at the top of our latest update in the talented infielder / pitcher at James Madison HS, James Triantos. It has been an utterly impressive year from this talent in Northern Virginia, who has really taken a hold of the season in leading arguably one of the top teams in the state. This young man has all the makings to potentially be the first high school player taken from the commonwealth in this years upcoming draft. 


-The two way talent James Triantos takes the Top Spot in the Va/DC 2021 Rankings. 

Right at his heels is our No. 2 player, Brandon Clarke (Independence HS, Alabama commit). After an utterly impressive performance at the PBR Super60, Clarke jettisoned to our top spot prior to the beginning of the season. With low-to-mid-90's heat from left side, there is still plenty of untapped potential to come from another NoVA talent. 


-Brandon Clarke has been on the rise since coming back from Tommy John in 2020 and has been rising ever since.

Other risers in the class include Brett Allen who vaults into the top 20 after an impressive showing at the Mid-Atlantic Procase showing an increase in velocity to go along with one of the strongest arsenals in the state.  Top new face goes to Val Taddei (Freedom South Riding). 


-Brett Allen put up an impressive showing at the ProCase in March and hasn't stopped since, being one of the more dominant pitchers in the state this 2021 spring

But Enough talk, lets take a look at the top 15. 


1 James Triantos VA James Madison 2021 SS North Carolina
2 Brandon Clarke VA Independence 2021 LHP Alabama
3 Kyle Robinson VA Marshall 2021 RHP Texas Tech
4 Jay Woolfolk VA Benedictine 2021 RHP Virginia
5 Elijah Lambros VA Fredericksburg Christian 2021 OF South Carolina
6 David (DM) Jefferson VA St. John's College 2021 OF Notre Dame
7 Casey Cook VA Freedom (South Riding) 2021 SS North Carolina
8 Carson DeMartini VA Ocean Lakes 2021 SS Virginia Tech
9 Tyler Dean VA William Byrd 2021 RHP Virginia Tech
10 Ethan Anderson VA Frank W. Cox 2021 C Virginia
11 Griffin O'Ferrall VA St. Christophers 2021 SS Virginia
12 Tristan Shoemaker VA Fort Defiance 2021 SS Virginia
13 Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman VA Riverside 2021 RHP East Carolina
14 Matthew Buchanan VA Lebanon 2021 LHP Virginia
15 Colin Tuft VA James Madison 2021 C Virginia