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As we head into the fall, we are updating and expanding our rankings of the top MLB draft prospects in the 2025 high school class, including scouting reports on every player.
Shortstop Ethan Holliday retains his spot as the No. 1 player in the country. Holliday has a sweet lefthanded swing, an exceptional feel for the strike zone, big power potential and comes from a baseball family as the son of former all-star outfielder Matt Holliday and the younger brother of Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday.
The talent in the 2025 class is ahead of where the 2024 class was at this time last year, despite losing players like Konnor Griffin, Noah Franco and Cam Caminiti—each of whom reclassified from the 2025 to 2024 class—and shortstop Luis Almeyda, who signed with the Orioles as an international free agent.
Seven Top 100 players in the 2025 class are committed to LSU, the most of any school. Mississippi and Vanderbilt each have five Top 100 commits, with both schools having more top 50 recruits than the Tigers. Ole Miss has four players ranked among the top 50, led by North Carolina shortstop Coy James and Georgia center fielder Cannon Goldin.
Vanderbilt also has four recruits ranked in the top 50 with three of the elite players in the 2025 class in outfielder Dean Moss, righthander Seth Hernandez and shortstop/righthander Billy Carlson. Hernandez and Carlson are high school teammates at Corona (Calif.) High, while Moss is another California native who attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Wake Forest is another school with five Top 100 commits. It’s a recruiting class that’s rich with pitching, led by North Carolina righthander Josh Hammond.
While the majority of players have a college commitment, there are 19 players still undecided for college. Those uncommitted players include two of the top 10 players in the class and 10 of the top 50 players overall.