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2020 Top 100 High School Draft Prospects

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Masyn Winn (Photo by Mike Janes/Four Seam)

Baseball America compiles draft rankings in consultation with major league scouts, front office executives, scouting directors and other professional evaluators. This list is an attempt to gauge the industry’s consensus on the top 100 players in the 2020 high school draft class at the current moment. While much is sure to change with plenty of time between now and the 2020 draft, we believe this gives a solid gauge of the strengths and weaknesses of the class as it stands now.

With major fall events in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to update our high school draft rankings. The class continues to look strong, and has solid depth in both hitters and pitchers, but will likely take a back seat to an incredibly strong college class.

Teams have continued to draft college players at a higher and higher percentage—thanks to financial incentives of the current draft system and the greater general risk with high school prospects—but there is still a lot of upside in the prep ranks for teams willing to take a chance, and spend the money.

The class is still led by Refugio (Texas) High righthander Jared Kelley, who has a terrific combination of size, present stuff and the ability to spot his pitches, though there are scouts who will argue for the hitting ability and massive raw power that West Allegheny High (Imperial, Pa.) outfielder Austin Hendrick offers from the left side or the projection and feel for spin that Jesuit High (Portland) righthander Mick Abel brings to the table.

Not much has changed at the top of the high school class, as many of the best players in the group didn’t attend Perfect Game’s World Wood Bat Association World Championship in Jupiter, Fla., but Independence High (Thompson’s Station, Tenn.) outfielder Robert Hassell does move to No. 5 overall and is now the second-highest rated hitter in the class thanks to a strong summer and showing with USA Baseball’s 18U National Team. He has a solid argument as the best pure hitter in the prep class.

One of the biggest risers is Kingwood (Texas) High righthander and shortstop Masyn Winn, who just missed being ranked on our previous top 50, but showed electric ability on the mound and as a hitter in Jupiter—shooting all the way up to No. 18 in the class. Pound-for-pound, Winn could be the most naturally gifted player in the 2019 class, as the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Arkansas commit can run his fastball up to 98 mph, has two potentially plus secondaries, generates impressive bat speed and can capably handle shortstop. He plays the game at a different speed than most high schoolers, and with continued consistency on and off the field next spring could find himself in the first round.

Righthander Nate Wohlgemuth is another Jupiter riser, who moved into the top 50 thanks to his electric pure stuff, but will face profile questions due to his size and the lack of a consistent third pitch. Still, his pure fastball velocity is among the best in the 2020 class.

The class is made up of 53 pitchers and 47 hitters, giving it a solid balance to this point. While there are many interesting righthanders throughout the class, the strength might be in outfielders. There are eight outfielders ranked among the top 25 including Hendrick and Hassell, as well as Pete Crow-Armstrong (Calif.), Zac Veen (Fla.), Dylan Crews (Fla.), Petey Halpin (Calif.), Isaiah Greene (Calif.) and Chase Davis (Calif.).

Conversely, the class is thin at shortstop, with just one (Ed Howard) ranked among the top 25.

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    Jared Kelley

    Refugio (Texas) HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 200 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Texas
    Age At Draft: 18.7

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    Austin Hendrick

    West Allegheny HS, Imperial, Pa. OF
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    Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 193 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 19

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    Mick Abel

    Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore. RHP
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    Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Oregon State
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Nate Savino

    Potomac Falls HS, Sterling, Va. LHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 195 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Virginia
    Age At Draft: 18.4

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    Robert Hassell

    Independence HS, Thompson's Station, Tenn. OF
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 190 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Ed Howard

    Mount Carmel (Ill.) HS SS
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Oklahoma
    Age At Draft: 18.4

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    Tyler Soderstrom

    Turlock (Calif.) HS C
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 10- | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: UCLA
    Age At Draft: 18.6

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    Dax Fulton

    Mustang (Okla.) HS LHP
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    Ht: 6-6 | Wt: 225 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Oklahoma
    Age At Draft: 18.6

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    Drew Romo

    The Woodlands (Texas) HS C
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 205 | B-T: B-R
    Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Blaze Jordan

    DeSoto Central HS, Southaven, Miss. 1B
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 218 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 17.5

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    Pete Crow-Armstrong

    Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. OF
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    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 175 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.3

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    Zac Veen

    Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, Fla. OF
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    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 190 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Florida
    Age At Draft: 18.5

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    Carson Montgomery

    Windermere (Fla.) HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 190 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Florida State
    Age At Draft: 17.8

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    Victor Mederos

    Monsignor Pace HS, Miami RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 190 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Miami
    Age At Draft: 19

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    Alex Santos

    Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, N.Y. RHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Maryland
    Age At Draft: 18.3

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    Dylan Crews

    Lake Mary (Fla.) HS OF
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    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 195 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.3

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    Cam Brown

    Flower Mound (Texas) HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 210 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Texas Christian
    Age At Draft: 18.6

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    Masyn Winn

    Kingwood (Texas) HS SS/RHP
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    Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Arkansas
    Age At Draft: 18.2301369863014

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    Alejandro Rosario

    Miami Christian HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 165 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Miami
    Age At Draft: 18.4

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    Petey Halpin

    St. Francis HS, La Canada, Calif. OF
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    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 180 | B-T: L-R
    Commit/Drafted: Texas
    Age At Draft: 18

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    Isaiah Greene

    Corona (Calif.) HS OF
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 180 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Uncommitted
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Jared Jones

    La Mirada (Calif.) HS RHP/OF
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 175 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Texas
    Age At Draft: 18.8

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    Jordan Walker

    Decatur (Ga.) HS 3B
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    Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 220 | B-T: R-R
    Commit/Drafted: Duke
    Age At Draft: 18

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    Timmy Manning

    Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale LHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 175 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Florida
    Age At Draft: 18.7

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    Chase Davis

    Franklin HS, Elk Grove, Calif. OF
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 210 | B-T: L-L
    Commit/Drafted: Arizona
    Age At Draft: 18.5

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