Where Top Unsigned HS Players Are Headed For College

The draft signing deadline passed last Friday without much drama, as the players who intended to sign by and large had done so well before Friday.

Now that the deadline has passed, it is easier to see where the top unsigned prep players are headed for school this fall. Below is a chart of all the high school players who ranked in the BA 500 who did not sign pro contracts, sorted by their college commitment.

California prep righthander Jared Horn, who was No. 32 on the BA 500, was the highest-ranked player not to sign. He was picked in the 20th round by the Brewers, but will instead uphold his commitment to California. Horn throws his fastball up to 96 mph, mixing in a promising changeup and curveball.

Florida prep infielder Drew Mendoza was the only other player ranked in the top 50 who didn't sign. He will instead head to Florida State.

Mississippi leads all schools with seven players from the BA 500 in its incoming freshman class. North Carolina brings in six and Florida and Louisiana State have five each.

Overall, 127 high school players in the BA 500 did not sign pro contracts, nine more than each of the past two years. Of those players, 41 are committed to schools in the Southeastern Conference, accounting for 32.5 percent of the unsigned BA 500 recruits. Pac-12 Conference schools will take in 25 unsigned BA 500 recruits, and the Atlantic Coast Conference will get 20.

Rank
Name, Pos
Commitment

114
Nick Quintana, ss
Arizona

480
Cameron Cannon, ss
Arizona

96
Hunter Bishop , of
Arizona State

316
Jordan Roberts, lhp
Arizona State

447
Zane Strand, rhp
Arizona State

456
Carter Aldrete, ss
Arizona State

209
Dominic Fletcher, of
Arkansas

374
Jordan McFarland, of
Arkansas

408
Brenden Heiss, rhp
Arkansas

453
Lucas Krull, lhp
Arkansas

109
Davis Daniel, rhp
Auburn

398
Matt Gill, rhp
Boston College

489
Ryan Ward, ss/of
Bryant

230
David Clawson, c
Brigham Young

32
Jared Horn, rhp
California

376
Zack Smith, c
Charlotte

458
Edmond Americaan, of
Chipola (Fla.) JC

131
Logan Davidson, ss
Clemson

273
Mitchell Miller, lhp
Clemson

342
Chris Winkel, 1b
Connecticut

173
Ray Gaither, rhp
Dallas Baptist

81
Adam Laskey, lhp
Duke

271
Graeme Stinson, lhp
Duke

213
Trey Benton, rhp
East Carolina

225
Spencer Brickhouse, 1b
East Carolina

250
Bryant Packard, 1b/3b
East Carolina

379
George Kirby, rhp
Elon

185
Keenan Bell, of
Florida

215
Andrew Baker, lhp/of
Florida

300
Austin Langworthy, of
Florida

340
Tyler Dyson, rhp
Florida

377
Nate Brown, rhp
Florida

413
Austin James, ss
Florida International

43
Drew Mendoza, 3b
Florida State

142
J.C. Flowers, of/rhp
Florida State

272
Will Proctor, ss
Georgia

407
Anthony Locey, rhp
Georgia

357
Mark Potter, rhp
Jacksonville

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149
Ryan Zeferjahn, rhp
Kansas

308
Zack Thompson, rhp
Kentucky

323
Christoper Machamer, rhp/3b
Kentucky

364
T.J. Collett, c
Kentucky

150
Todd Peterson, rhp
Louisiana State

167
Zack Hess, rhp
Louisiana State

293
Josh Smith, ss
Louisiana State

306
Zach Watson, ss/of
Louisiana State

385
Will Reese, rhp
Louisiana State

353
Todd Lott, of
Louisiana-Lafayette

187
Tyler Fitzgerald, ss
Louisville

200
Mike Amditis, c
Miami

304
Greg Veliz, rhp/3b
Miami

455
Mason Studstill, rhp
Miami

330
Karl Kauffmann, rhp
Michigan

76
Cooper Johnson, c
Mississippi

110
Ryan Rolison, lhp
Mississippi

135
Will Ethridge, rhp
Mississippi

147
Thomas Dillard, c
Mississippi

192
Grae Kessinger, ss
Mississippi

438
Korey Bell, rhp
Mississippi

443
Greer Holston, rhp
Mississippi

175
Graham Ashcraft, rhp
Mississippi State

484
Reed Smith, ss
Mississippi State

396
Paul Tillotson, rhp
Nebraska

344
Otis Statum, of
Nevada

91
Tyler Baum, rhp
North Carolina

165
Austin Bergner, rhp
North Carolina

174
Luca Dalatri, rhp
North Carolina

179
Robbie Peto, rhp
North Carolina

183
Bo Weiss, rhp
North Carolina

208
Brandon Martorano, c
North Carolina

111
Brad Debo, c
North Carolina State

237
Dalton Feeney, rhp
North Carolina State

307
Jonathan Heasley, rhp
Oklahoma State

365
Cade Cabbiness, of
Oklahoma State

219
Kenyon Yovan, rhp
Oregon

429
Morgan McCullough, ss
Oregon

217
Grant Gambrell, rhp
Oregon State

241
Adley Rutschman, rhp/c
Oregon State

441
Mitchell Verburg, rhp
Oregon State

424
Simon Landry, 3b
Pearl River (Miss.) JC

365
Dan Hammer, rhp
Pittsburgh

305
Chris Murphy, lhp
San Diego

348
Miles Sandum, lhp
San Diego

177
Avery Tuck, of
San Diego State

463
Herbert Iser, c/1b
San Jacinto (Texas) JC

343
Andrew Nnebe, of
Santa Clara

128
Carlos Cortes, 2b/of
South Carolina

180
Rian Haire, lhp
South Carolina

435
Joey Polak, 1b
South Carolina

389
D.J. Roberts, rhp
South Florida

226
Blake Sabol, c
Southern California

68
Jeff Belge, lhp
St. John’s

384
Gavin Hollowell, rhp
St. John’s

144
Erik Miller, lhp
Stanford

182
Daniel Bakst, 3b
Stanford

280
Jack Little, rhp
Stanford

490
Andrew Daschbach, 3b
Stanford

388
Jaren Shelby, of
State JC of Florida

78
Nick Lodolo, lhp
Texas Christian

126
Charles King, rhp
Texas Christian

346
Trey Morris, rhp
Texas Christian

107
Zach Linginfelter, rhp
Tennessee

423
Andrew Schultz, rhp
Tennessee

437
Garrett Stallings, rhp
Tennessee

188
David Hamilton, ss
Texas

392
Blair Henley, rhp
Texas

252
John McMillon, rhp/c
Texas Tech

375
Brandon Fraley, rhp/of
Tulane

397
Jack Dashwood, lhp
UC Santa Barbara

446
Armani Smith, of
UC Santa Barbara

315
Ryan Kreidler, 3b
UCLA

402
Jeremy Ydens, of
UCLA

434
Michael Toglia, of
UCLA

267
Jack Gillis, lhp
Vanderbilt

281
Drake Fellows, rhp
Vanderbilt

412
Zach King, lhp
Vanderbilt

472
Tyler Duvall, c
Vanderbilt

143
Noah Murdock, rhp
Virginia

390
Holden White, lhp
Wake Forest

336
Alex Haynes, rhp
Walters State (Tenn.) JC

140
Christian Jones, of
Washington

141
Ben Baird, ss
Washington

284
Austin Shenton, 3b
Washington

440
Jordan Jones, rhp
Washington

494
Clayton Keyes, of
Washington State

349
Alek Manoah, rhp
West Virginia

477
Tommy Barnhouse, rhp
Wichita State

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