|Solid, not spectacular|
|Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states|
The Washington class in 2016 has no one on the order of Austin Rei, who was grabbed by the Red Sox in the third round a year ago, but it does have more depth than 2015. Two-sport star Christian Jones is committed to the Huskies and brings some comparisons to Ryan Howard. The depth of the high school class is particularly notable, with scrappy 18U star Morgan McCullough and bat-first Washington commit Austin Shenton leading the way.
1. Christian Jones, 1b, Federal Way (Wash.) HS (National Rank: 140) 2. Ian Hamilton, rhp, Washington State (National Rank: 221) 3. Brandon Bailey, rhp, Gonzaga (National Rank: 282) 4. Austin Shenton, 3b, Bellingham (Wash.) HS (National Rank: 284) 5. Brock Carpenter, 3b, Seattle (National Rank: 361) 6. Morgan McCullough, 2b/ss, West Seattle HS (National Rank: 429) 7. Troy Rallings, rhp, Washington (National Rank: 430) 8. Michael Toglia, of, Gig Harbor (Wash.) HS (National Rank: 434) 9. Jordan Jones, rhp, Kentwood HS, Covington, Wash. (National Rank: 440)
10. CJ Gettman, rhp, Central Washington 11. Chris Baker, 3b, Washington 12. Brady Whalen, ss, Union HS, Camas, Wash. 13. Herbie Good, rhp, Auburn, Wash. (no school) 14. Spencer Jones, rhp, Washington 15. Hunter Wells, rhp, Gonzaga 16. Danny Sinatro, of, Skyline HS, Sammamish, Wash. 17. Joey Harris, c, Gonzaga 18. Taylor Jones, rhp, Gonzaga 19. Jack Meggs, 2b, Washington CJ Gettman, rhp, Central Washington
- Gettman is a Division II closer with arm strength and a big 6-foot-5, 219-pound body. He struck out 40 in 26 innings thanks mostly to a big fastball that has touched 96 mph, as he’s come back strong from Tommy John surgery. He throws both a curveball and slider, though neither earns even average grades consistently at this point. Gettman’s ability to consistently throw 93-95 should get him drafted. Herbie Good, rhp, Auburn, Wash. (no school)
- Good began the season at Murray State, but left the program and has spent the spring working with Driveline Baseball. In workouts, the 6-foot-8 righthander has sat 92-94 mph with a curveball and a changeup. A year ago the Indians drafted Christian Meister in the 29th round after a similar workout program with Driveline Baseball, so there is some precedent for what Good is trying to do.