Prep Baseball Report

Washington 2027 Rankings - Initial Release

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Our initial look at the Washington 2027 rankings is now live. The first look at the current freshman prospects in Washington begins with a modest Top 10 to kick things off. The 2027 release rounds out our rankings Fall update which covers all HS classes now. Additional class rankings can be found here 2024 | 2025 | 2026

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Rankings are based on evaluations by scouting director Dan Jurik as well as additional PBR scouts across the country who have seen prospects from the state at various events. 

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'27 Max Hemenway is the #1 player in the class

Starting at the top of the class in our inaugural list is Tennessee commit ‘27 SS Max Hemenway (Puyallup). Simply put, Hemenway flat out HITS and he hits at an elite level. Mechanically, everything flows easily throughout his set-up and allows him to create high end bat speed while keeping adjustability in his swing. Has the chance to hit for both average and power long-term. He’s a lean, wiry athlete at 5’11, 165 with present strength who projects to stay in the middle of the diamond. Handles SS with quick, active feet and moves through the play with steady pace/rhythm. The foundation is there for Hemenway to be one of the top hitters in the country for his class by the time his prep career finishes up. 

At the #2 spot is ultra-talented RHP Grafton Marshall-Inman (Edmonds-Woodway). At 6’2, 175 lbs, Marshall-Inman has the makings of an elite prep arm with substantial upside. Back in August, we were able to get eyes on Grafton in game action where he sat 83-85 with a SL at 71-74 and CH at 72-73. Since then, the frame has matured and recent reports have him creeping into 88-91 range with his FB now. Overall, the physicality and clean throw actions are extremely advanced for his age and there’s every reason to believe he’s just scratching the surface of what he’s capable of. 

‘27 SS/3B Brayden Landry (Puyallup) is our #3 player in the class. At 6’0, 155 lbs, he has quality size for the INF with an athletic trim and strong levers. Defensively he stays athletic while playing low and controls a confident glove hand on the dirt. Chance to be a plus defender long-term. Offensively he’s got exceptional power combined with a mature approach. Stays connected with a slow, controlled load and allows his barrel to work easily through the zone. Slightly uphill path gives him consistent lift and ability to drive the ball to all fields. High level prospect. 

Oregon State commit ‘27 RHP/SS Eli Jones (Woodinville) lands at the #4 spot. Jones has been on the scene for a few years now as his arm talent makes him an elite pitching prospect and secured him a commitment to the Beavers very early in his prep career. Athletically, he has tremendous body control with smooth, twitchy actions in all facts. We’ve seen the FB up to 88 mph in a bullpen setting and he pairs it with quality secondary offerings. As a position player, he has high end bat speed as well as tremendous defensive ability as an INF prospect. Has arguably some of the best 2-way ability in the class. 

‘27 1B Emmett Brown (Glacier Peak) is #5 on our list. The physically imposing corner INF prospect stands at 6’3, 210 lbs. Offensively he’s one of the more potent bats in the class. Even with a bigger frame and long limbs, Brown keeps a short, compact swing with tight levers and easy bat speed. He moves well for his size and can handle multiple spots on the diamond. The arm strength translates well to the mound as well and there’s long-term 2-way potential. 

‘27 SS Noah Kwon (Lake Washington) is our #6 player in the class. A well-rounded ballplayer, Kwon has tremendous overall feel for the game with skills/tools that show up in big moments of the game when it matters most. He was arguably one of the most consistent players this summer at the Junior Future Games against high level competition from all over the country. Kwon can really defend at SS thanks to his sound fundamentals and quick first step. His arm has plenty of strength to get consistent carry and he combines that with a great internal clock to understand the timing of the play. Offensively he has tremendous hand-eye to go with advanced pitch recognition skills. Manipulates the barrel and shows a line drive approach to all fields. Gamer. 

‘27 OF/1B Reece Johnson (Kings Way) brings big-time upside to the #7 spot in our list. 6’3, 205 lbs with a ‘pro’ body type, Johnson brings a presence to the diamond that few players in the class can match. His frame consumes the entire batters box with a wide spread stance and upright posture. It’s a classic, slightly uphill left-handed swing with loft and a high finish. Does a nice job keeping hands/barrel tight and create bat speed in a short window. Well above average power potential. Defensively he moves great for his size with easy strides and clean actions when exchanging into throwing motion. Long term, Johnson has the upside to push himself higher on the list as he continues to mature. 

‘27 OF/RHP Zaydon Marguth (Union) is our #8 player in the class. A strong bodied athlete at 6’2, 190 lbs, Marguth is another advanced bat from the left-side with a chance to develop above average power. Offensively he moves the barrel easily with loose, quick hands and an upright set-up. Very “hitterish” in the box with strike zone discipline and present gap to gap power. Can handle OF long-term and the arm strength translates to the mound. 

‘27 OF/RHP Luke Overbay (Tumwater) starts his prep career at #9 overall. A high-waisted athlete at 6’2, 170 lbs, Overbay has great tools for the OF with his size, speed and arm combination. He’s a wiry athlete with present pound for pound strength but the frame is built to carry more weight as he matures. Offensively he has some of the best natural hands we’ve seen in the class and looks destined to hit with power to all fields. Has the potential to be a special bat. 

‘27 RHP Ryan Cannady (Bonney Lake) rounds out the list and comes in at #10 overall. Strong, stocky frame at 6’1, 170 lbs. Cannady is a physical RHP with aggressive intent on the mound and a live arm. Pitches with a clean, continuous arm stroke and a drop-and-drive type delivery with the lower half. FB jumps through the zone and has been up to 84-85 mph while pairing with a quality CB/CH. Can also swing it from the left-side but the arm has a chance to be one of the better in the class. 

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