2014 High School Top 100 With Commitments

College baseball’s early signing period ended Wednesday, which means it is time for Baseball America’s annual early list of Top 100 high school prospects for the 2014 draft. The list is based on future potential and was compiled with the input of dozens of professional talent evaluators. There are two charts below; the second one is sorted by college commitment. Four schools each had five Top 100 signees: Vanderbilt, Florida State, North Carolina and Oregon.

Numerous crosscheckers and scouting directors think this year’s high school class currently grades out as solid-average at this point in the draft calendar. Pitching is the strength of the class, both at the top of the class and in terms of depth. The class offers considerably more velocity than last year. For the second year in a row, the class is also deep in lefthanded pitching. Five of the top 20 players in the class are lefthanders: Brady Aiken (Calif.), Kodi Medeiros (Hawaii), Alex Verdugo (Ariz.), Mac Marshall (Ga.) and Justus Sheffield (Tenn.).

Taking a historical look at the top 100 provides quantitative evidence that pitching is the strength of the class. In the last three years, the early Top 100 averaged 42 pitchers, with a high of 46 in 2011. This year’s class has 48 hurlers.

But the class is held back by a lack of impact position players. Very few 2014 position players have shown a consistent ability to hit and make loud contact in game situations throughout the summer and fall. As always, there is not tremendous depth of up-the-middle position players. Catchers, in particular, are down from last year, when four catchers made the top 30. This year, Alex Jackson (Calif.) is the lone catcher in the top 30, although three catchers—Jakson Reetz (Neb.), J.J. Schwarz (Fla.) Evan Skoug (Ill.)—are in the 30-50 range.

Please note that when available the listed height/weight was from official weigh-ins at East Coast Pro, Area Code Games and USA Baseball 18-and-under national team trials. Official height/weight from 88 of the top 100 players were obtained at these events. An asterisk beside a player’s height notates that these are not official measurements from this summer.

High School Top 100 With Commitments
Rank Player Position B/T Ht. Weight School Commitment
1 Tyler Kolek RHP R/R 6-5 245 Shepherd (Texas) HS Texas Christian
2 Alex Jackson C/OF R/R 6-1 224 Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Calif. Oregon
3 Jacob Gatewood SS/3B R/R 6-4 189 Clovis (Calif.) HS Southern California
4 Brady Aiken LHP L/L 6-3 207 Cathedral Catholic, San Diego UCLA
5 Touki Toussaint RHP R/R 6-1 198 Coral Springs (Florida) Academy Vanderbilt
6 Luis Ortiz RHP R/R 6-0 223 Sanger (Calif.) HS Fresno State
7 Kodi Medeiros LHP L/L 6-1 191 Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii Pepperdine
8 Cobi Johnson RHP R/R 6-4 188 Mitchell HS, Holiday, Fla. Florida State
9 Nick Gordon SS/RHP L/R 6-0 170 Olympia HS, Orlando, Fla. Florida State
10 Braxton Davidson 1B/OF L/L 6-1 217 Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C. North Carolina
11 Sean Reid-Foley RHP R/R 6-1 222 Sandalwood HS, Jacksonville Florida State
12 Alex Verdugo LHP/OF L/L 6-0 200 Sahuaro, Tucson, Ariz. Arizona State
13 Grant Holmes RHP L/R 6-0 216 Conway (S.C.) HS Florida
14 Scott Blewett RHP R/R 6-6 220 Baker HS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. St. Johns
15 Michael Gettys OF/RHP R/R 6-1 203 Gainesville (Ga.) HS Georgia
16 Mac Marshall LHP R/L 6-0 187 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Louisiana State
17 Michael Chavis 3B/2B R/R 5-10 192 Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga. Clemson
18 Derek Hill OF R/R 6-0 185 Elk Grove (Calif.) High Oregon
19 Forrest Wall 2B L/R 6-0 176 Orangewood Christian HS, Winter Park, Fla. North Carolina
20 Justus Sheffield LHP L/L 5-10 190 Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS Vanderbilt
21 Spencer Adams RHP R/R 6-3 175 White County, Cleveland, Ga. Georgia
22 Monte Harrison OF R/R 6-2 201 Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) Nebraska
23 Ti’Quan Forbes SS/3B R/R 6-3 184 Columbia (Miss.) HS Mississippi
24 Marcus Wilson OF R/R 6-2 176 Junipero Serra HS, Los Angeles Arizona State
25 Milton Ramos SS R/R 5-11 160 American Heritage, Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Florida Atlantic
26 Cameron Varga RHP R/R 6-3* 205 Cincinatti Hills Academy, Loveland, Ohio North Carolina
27 Josh Morgan SS R/R 5-10 185 Orange County Lutheran, Corona, Calif. UCLA
28 Dylan Cease RHP R/R 6-1 175 Milton (Ga.) HS Vanderbilt
29 Joseph Gatto RHP R/R 6-3 209 St. Augustine Prep, Hammonton, N.J. North Carolina
30 Sean Bouchard 3B R/R 6-2 204 Cathedral Catholic, San Diego UCLA
31 Keaton McKinney RHP R/R 6-4 223 Ankeny (Iowa) HS Arkansas
32 Keith Weisenberg RHP R/R 6-4 187 Osceola HS, Seminole, Fla. Stanford
33 Jakson Reetz C/OF R/R 6-0 206 Norris HS, Hickman, Neb. Nebraska
34 Jeren Kendall OF L/R 5-9 171 Holmen (Wisc.) HS Vanderbilt
35 Michael Kopech RHP R/R 6-2 188 Mount Pleasant (Texas) HS Arizona
36 Adam Haseley LHP/OF L/L 6-0 176 The First Academy, Orlando Virginia
37 Shane Benes 3B/RHP R/R 6-3* 200 Westminster Academy, Town and Country, Mo. Missouri
38 JJ Schwarz C R/R 6-1 193 Palm Beach (Fla.) Gardens Florida
39 Scott Hurst OF L/R 5-10 167 Bishop Amat, La Puente., Calif. Cal State Fullerton
40 Clay Casey OF R/R 6-1 196 Desoto Central, Southhaven, Miss. Mississippi
41 Jake Godfrey RHP R/R 6-3 220 Providence Catholic, New Lenox, Ill. Notre Dame
42 Matthew Railey OF L/L 5-11* 195 North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State
43 Justin Smith OF R/R 6-3 196 Bartram Trail, St. Johns, Fla. Miami
44 Blake Bivens RHP R/R 6-2* 205 George Washington, Sutherlin, Va. Liberty
45 Gareth Morgan OF R/R 6-4 231 North Toronto (Ont.) Collegiate Uncommitted
46 Trenton Kemp OF R/R 6-0 190 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Fresno State
47 Evan Skoug C L/R 5-9 203 Libertyvile (Ill.) HS Texas Christian
48 Alex Faedo RHP R/R 6-4 203 Alonso HS, Tampa Florida
49 Jack Flaherty 3B/RHP R/R 6-3 217 Harvard-Westlake, Burbank, Calif. North Carolina
50 Trace Loehr 2B L/R 5-10 176 Putnam HS, Milwaukie, Ore. Oregon State
51 Roberto Gonzalez OF R/R 6-0 192 University HS, Orlando, Fla. Uncommitted
52 Lane Thomas OF R/R 6-0 170 Bearden HS, Knoxville, Tenn. “Tennessee”
53 Foster Griffin LHP R/L 6-3 200 The First Academy, Orlando Mississippi
54 Turner Larkins RHP R/R 6-2 208 Martin HS, Arlington Texas A&M
55 Isan Diaz 2B/SS L/R 5-10 184 Springfield (Mass.) Central HS Vanderbilt
56 David Peterson LHP L/L 6-6 231 Regis Jesuit, Denver Oregon
57 Raphael Ramirez OF L/L 5-10 176 Pace Academy, Atlanta North Carolina State
58 Tim Susnara C L/R 5-10 188 St. Francis HS, Redwood City, Calif. Oregon
59 Alex Lange RHP R/R 6-3 221 Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) Louisiana State
60 Stone Garrett OF R/R 6-3 202 George Ranch HS, Sugarland, Texas Rice
61 Reese Cooley OF R/R 6-1 197 Fleming Island, Orange Park, Fla. Chipola College
62 Bryce Montes de Oca RHP R/R 6-8* 265 Lawrence (Kan.) HS Missouri
63 Zack Shannon RHP/OF R/R 6-1 218 Anderson HS, Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio State
64 Kyle Marsh RHP R/R 6-2* 177 Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla. Central Florida
65 Kel Johnson 1B/OF R/R 6-3 196 Homeschooled, Palmetto, Ga. Georgia Tech
66 D.J. Peters OF/1B R/R 6-4 214 Glendora (Calif.) HS Cal State Fullerton
67 Jake Jarvis 3B/RHP R/R 5-10 180 Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas Texas A&M
68 Alex Destino LHP/OF L/L 6-2 213 North Buncombe, Weaverville, N.C. South Carolina
69 Carl Chester OF R/R 5-11 167 Lake Brantley, Longwood, Fla. Miami
70 Todd Isaacs Jr. OF R/R 6-1* 175 American Heritage, Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Uncommitted
71 K.J. Bryant OF R/R 5-10 180 Hampton HS, Taylors, S.C. Clemson
72 Willie Rios LHP/OF S/L 5-10 190 IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. Maryland
73 Devon Fisher C R/R 6-0 206 Western Branch HS, Portsmouth, Va. Virginia
74 Jacob Nix RHP R/R 6-4 205 Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS UCLA
75 Chandler Avant 2B R/R 5-9 160 Pike Liberty, Troy, Ala. Alabama
76 Carson Sands LHP L/L 6-2 205 North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State
77 Austin Murphy OF L/L 6-2* 210 Episcopal HS, Jacksonville Auburn
78 Christian Martinek LHP L/L 6-3 234 Jesuit HS, Beaverton, Ore. Oregon State
79 Mitch Hart RHP R/R 6-2 178 Granite Bay (Calif.) HS Southern California
80 Garrett Fulenchek RHP R/R 6-3* 190 Howe (Texas) HS Dallas Baptist
81 Derek Casey RHP R/R 6-1* 185 Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va. Virginia
82 Travis Jones OF R/R 6-3 205 Atascocita HS, Humble, Texas Texas
83 Payton Squier 2B/SS L/R 6-0 191 Greenway HS, Glendale, Ariz. UNLV
84 Gabe Gonzalez RHP R/R 6-3 206 Arbor View HS, Las Vegas UNLV
85 Branden Kelliher RHP R/R 5-10 170 Lake Stevens (Wash.) HS Oregon
86 Austin DeCarr RHP R/R 6-2 211 Salisbury (Conn.) School Clemson
87 Shane Mardirosian 2B L/R 5-9 164 Martin Luther King HS, Riverside, Calif. UC Santa Barbara
88 Justin Twine 2B/SS R/R 5-10 202 Falls City HS, Hemphill, Texas Texas Christian
89 Greg Deichmann 2B/SS L/R 6-1 187 Brothers Martin, Metairie, La. Louisiana State
90 Benito Santiago C L/R 5-9 166 Coral Springs (Florida) Academy Tennessee
91 Erik Manoah Jr. RHP R/R 6-2* 210 South Dade HS, Homestead, Fla. Florida International
92 Tucker Baca LHP L/L 6-2 180 North Gwinett HS, Suwanee, Ga. Arizona State
93 Luke Dykstra 2B/3B R/R 6-0 203 Westlake HS, Thousands Oaks, Calif. Fresno State
94 Zach Sullivan OF R/R 6-2 175 Corning (N.Y.) Painted Post East Stony Brook
95 Quinn Brodey LHP/OF L/L 6-0 201 Loyola HS, Los Angeles Stanford
96 Cre Finfrock RHP S/L 5-11 166 Martin County HS, Jensen Beach, Fla. Central Florida
97 Weston Davis RHP R/R 6-4* 175 Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. Florida
98 Brandon Murray RHP R/R 6-2 204 Hobart (Ind.) High South Carolina
99 Tate Blackman 2B/3B R/R 6-0 188 Lake Brantley, Longwood, Fla. Mississippi
100 Devin Smeltzer LHP R/L 6-1 171 Bishop Eustace Prep, Voorhees, N.J. Florida Gulf Coast

And here’s the same Top 100 in alphabetical order.

TOP 100, ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Rank Player Position B/T Ht. Weight School Commitment
75 Chandler Avant 2B R/R 5-9 160 Pike Liberty, Troy, Ala. Alabama
35 Michael Kopech RHP R/R 6-2 188 Mount Pleasant (Texas) HS Arizona
12 Alex Verdugo LHP/OF L/L 6-0 200 Sahuaro, Tucson, Ariz. Arizona State
24 Marcus Wilson OF R/R 6-2 176 Junipero Serra HS, Los Angeles Arizona State
92 Tucker Baca LHP L/L 6-2 180 North Gwinett HS, Suwanee, Ga. Arizona State
31 Keaton McKinney RHP R/R 6-4 223 Ankeny (Iowa) HS Arkansas
77 Austin Murphy OF L/L 6-2* 210 Episcopal HS, Jacksonville Auburn
39 Scott Hurst OF L/R 5-10 167 Bishop Amat, La Puente., Calif. Cal State Fullerton
66 D.J. Peters OF/1B R/R 6-4 214 Glendora (Calif.) HS Cal State Fullerton
64 Kyle Marsh RHP R/R 6-2* 177 Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla. Central Florida
96 Cre Finfrock RHP S/L 5-11 166 Martin County HS, Jensen Beach, Fla. Central Florida
61 Reese Cooley OF R/R 6-1 197 Fleming Island, Orange Park, Fla. Chipola College
17 Michael Chavis 3B/2B R/R 5-10 192 Sprayberry HS, Marietta, Ga. Clemson
71 K.J. Bryant OF R/R 5-10 180 Hampton HS, Taylors, S.C. Clemson
80 Garrett Fulenchek RHP R/R 6-3* 190 Howe (Texas) HS Dallas Baptist
13 Grant Holmes RHP L/R 6-0 216 Conway (S.C.) HS Florida
38 JJ Schwarz C R/R 6-1 193 Palm Beach (Fla.) Gardens Florida
48 Alex Faedo RHP R/R 6-4 203 Alonso HS, Tampa Florida
97 Weston Davis RHP R/R 6-4* 175 Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. Florida
25 Milton Ramos SS R/R 5-11 160 American Heritage, Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Florida Atlantic
100 Devin Smeltzer LHP R/L 6-1 171 Bishop Eustace Prep, Voorhees, N.J. Florida Gulf Coast
91 Erik Manoah Jr. RHP R/R 6-2* 210 South Dade HS, Homestead, Fla. Florida International
8 Cobi Johnson RHP R/R 6-4 188 Mitchell HS, Holiday, Fla. Florida State
11 Sean Reid-Foley RHP R/R 6-1 222 Sandalwood High, Jacksonville Florida State
9 Nick Gordon SS/RHP L/R 6-0 170 Olympia High, Orlando, Fla. Florida State
42 Matthew Railey OF L/L 5-11* 195 North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State
76 Carson Sands LHP L/L 6-2 205 North Florida Christian, Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State
6 Luis Ortiz RHP R/R 6-0 223 Sanger (Calif.) High Fresno State
46 Trenton Kemp OF R/R 6-0 190 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. Fresno State
93 Luke Dykstra 2B/3B R/R 6-0 203 Westlake HS, Thousands Oaks, Calif. Fresno State
15 Michael Gettys OF/RHP R/R 6-1 203 Gainesville (Ga.) HS Georgia
21 Spencer Adams RHP R/R 6-3 175 White County, Cleveland, Ga. Georgia
65 Kel Johnson 1B/OF R/R 6-3 196 Homeschooled, Palmetto, Ga. Georgia Tech
44 Blake Bivens RHP R/R 6-2* 205 George Washington, Sutherlin, Va. Liberty
16 Mac Marshall LHP R/L 6-0 187 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. Louisiana State
59 Alex Lange RHP R/R 6-3 221 Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) Louisiana State
89 Greg Deichmann 2B/SS L/R 6-1 187 Brothers Martin, Metairie, La. Louisiana State
72 Willie Rios LHP/OF S/L 5-10 190 IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. Maryland
43 Justin Smith OF R/R 6-3 196 Bartram Trail, St. Johns, Fla. Miami
69 Carl Chester OF R/R 5-11 167 Lake Brantley, Longwood, Fla. Miami
23 Ti’Quan Forbes SS/3B R/R 6-3 184 Columbia (Miss.) HS Mississippi
40 Clay Casey OF R/R 6-1 196 Desoto Central, Southhaven, Miss. Mississippi
53 Foster Griffin LHP R/L 6-3 200 The First Academy, Orlando Mississippi
99 Tate Blackman 2B/3B R/R 6-0 188 Lake Brantley, Longwood, Fla. Mississippi
37 Shane Benes 3B/RHP R/R 6-3* 200 Westminster Academy, Town and Country, Mo. Missouri
62 Bryce Montes de Oca RHP R/R 6-8* 265 Lawrence (Kan.) HS Missouri
22 Monte Harrison OF R/R 6-2 201 Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) Nebraska
33 Jakson Reetz C/OF R/R 6-0 206 Norris HS, Hickman, Neb. Nebraska
10 Braxton Davidson 1B/OF L/L 6-1 217 Roberson High, Asheville, N.C. North Carolina
19 Forrest Wall 2B L/R 6-0 176 Orangewood Christian HS, Winter Park, Fla. North Carolina
26 Cameron Varga RHP R/R 6-3* 205 Cincinatti Hills Academy, Loveland, Ohio North Carolina
29 Joseph Gatto RHP R/R 6-3 209 St. Augustine Prep, Hammonton, N.J. North Carolina
49 Jack Flaherty 3B/RHP R/R 6-3 217 Harvard-Westlake, Burbank, Calif. North Carolina
57 Raphael Ramirez OF L/L 5-10 176 Pace Academy, Atlanta North Carolina State
41 Jake Godfrey RHP R/R 6-3 220 Providence Catholic, New Lenox, Ill. Notre Dame
63 Zack Shannon RHP/OF R/R 6-1 218 Anderson HS, Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio State
2 Alex Jackson C/OF R/R 6-1 224 Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Calif. Oregon
18 Derek Hill OF R/R 6-0 185 Elk Grove (Calif.) High Oregon
56 David Peterson LHP L/L 6-6 231 Regis Jesuit, Denver Oregon
58 Tim Susnara C L/R 5-10 188 St. Francis HS, Redwood City, Calif. Oregon
85 Branden Kelliher RHP R/R 5-10 170 Lake Stevens (Wash.) HS Oregon
50 Trace Loehr 2B L/R 5-10 176 Putnam HS, Milwaukie, Ore. Oregon State
78 Christian Martinek LHP L/L 6-3 234 Jesuit HS, Beaverton, Ore. Oregon State
7 Kodi Medeiros LHP L/L 6-1 191 Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii Pepperdine
60 Stone Garrett OF R/R 6-3 202 George Ranch HS, Sugarland, Texas Rice
68 Alex Destino LHP/OF L/L 6-2 213 North Buncombe, Weaverville, N.C. South Carolina
98 Brandon Murray RHP R/R 6-2 204 Hobart (Ind.) High South Carolina
3 Jacob Gatewood SS/3B R/R 6-4 189 Clovis (Calif.) High Southern California
79 Mitch Hart RHP R/R 6-2 178 Granite Bay (Calif.) HS Southern California
14 Scott Blewett RHP R/R 6-6 220 Baker HS, Baldwinsville, N.Y. St. Johns
32 Keith Weisenberg RHP R/R 6-4 187 Osceola HS, Seminole, Fla. Stanford
95 Quinn Brodey LHP/OF L/L 6-0 201 Loyola HS, Los Angeles Stanford
94 Zach Sullivan OF R/R 6-2 175 Corning (N.Y.) Painted Post East Stony Brook
90 Benito Santiago C L/R 5-9 166 Coral Springs (Florida) Academy Tennessee
52 Lane Thomas OF R/R 6-0 170 Bearden HS, Knoxville, Tenn. “Tennessee”
82 Travis Jones OF R/R 6-3 205 Atascocita HS, Humble, Texas Texas
54 Turner Larkins RHP R/R 6-2 208 Martin HS, Arlington Texas A&M
67 Jake Jarvis 3B/RHP R/R 5-10 180 Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas Texas A&M
1 Tyler Kolek RHP R/R 6-5 245 Shepherd (Texas) HS Texas Christian
47 Evan Skoug C L/R 5-9 203 Libertyvile (Ill.) HS Texas Christian
88 Justin Twine 2B/SS R/R 5-10 202 Falls City HS, Hemphill, Texas Texas Christian
87 Shane Mardirosian 2B L/R 5-9 164 Martin Luther King HS, Riverside, Calif. UC Santa Barbara
4 Brady Aiken LHP L/L 6-3 207 Cathedral Catholic, San Diego UCLA
27 Josh Morgan SS R/R 5-10 185 Orange County Lutheran, Corona, Calif. UCLA
30 Sean Bouchard 3B R/R 6-2 204 Cathedral Catholic, San Diego UCLA
74 Jacob Nix RHP R/R 6-4 205 Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS UCLA
83 Payton Squier 2B/SS L/R 6-0 191 Greenway HS, Glendale, Ariz. UNLV
84 Gabe Gonzalez RHP R/R 6-3 206 Arbor View HS, Las Vegas UNLV
5 Touki Toussaint RHP R/R 6-1 198 Coral Springs (Florida) Academy Vanderbilt
20 Justus Sheffield LHP L/L 5-10 190 Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS Vanderbilt
28 Dylan Cease RHP R/R 6-1 175 Milton (Ga.) HS Vanderbilt
34 Jeren Kendall OF L/R 5-9 171 Holmen (Wisc.) HS Vanderbilt
55 Isan Diaz 2B/SS L/R 5-10 184 Springfield (Mass.) Central HS Vanderbilt
86 Austin DeCarr RHP R/R 6-2 211 Salisbury (Conn.) School Clemson
36 Adam Haseley LHP/OF L/L 6-0 176 The First Academy, Orlando Virginia
73 Devon Fisher C R/R 6-0 206 Western Branch HS, Portsmouth, Va. Virginia
81 Derek Casey RHP R/R 6-1* 185 Hanover HS, Mechanicsville, Va. Virginia
45 Gareth Morgan OF R/R 6-4 231 North Toronto (Ont.) Collegiate Uncommitted
51 Roberto Gonzalez OF R/R 6-0 192 University HS, Orlando, Fla. Uncommitted
70 Todd Isaacs Jr. OF R/R 6-1* 175 American Heritage, Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Uncommitted