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2026 Top High School Draft Prospects

Our first rankings of the top high school players in the 2026 MLB Draft class are here.

The 2026 high school class is already shaping up to be a strong one, perhaps the best since a stellar 2023 class. It’s a loaded top 10, and that’s even after two of the premier players in the class—6-foot-8 lefthander/first baseman Kruz Schoolcraft and infielder Quentin Young—reclassified to become 2025 eligible.

It’s a class rich in shortstops at the top, led by Grady Emerson, a potential No. 1 overall pick who checks just about every box scouts look for in a shortstop his age. Behind Emerson, almost every player ranked in the top 10 could have a case to be the No. 2 player in the class, with the class having more depth than is typical too.

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Among the top 50 prospects, 24 players are uncommitted. That’s more than usual for this time, a result of an NCAA rule change last April designed to slow the recruiting process that prohibits college coaches from contacting players until Aug. 1 leading into their junior year.

Before that rule went into effect, many of the top players in the class had already committed to schools. Leading the way early in the recruiting process is Stanford, which has four top 50 commits in the class, including two in the top 10. Florida is also off to a strong start with three top 50 players, all in-state recruits.

The usual hotbed states for talent have the most players on the list. Florida high schools have the most of any state with 11 players in the top 50, followed by California, Texas and Georgia.

Below are our rankings of the top players in the 2026 class with scouting reports on every player.

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