Image credit: Brady Ebel (Photo by Stacy Jo Grant)
While most of the top high school players in the 2025 class have a college commitment in place, there are still several big names who remain uncommitted, with more under-the-radar players generating buzz on the trail.
A new NCAA recruiting rule this year prohibited contact between Division 1 coaches and players before Aug. 1 of their junior year, which temporarily slowed the process, though many of the top players for 2025 had already committed prior to the new regulations. Those rules will play a bigger factor for future classes.
In the past month, six players ranked among the top 100 players in the 2025 class announced their college commitments. Outfielders Anthony Pack (Texas), Josiah Hartshorn (Texas A&M) and William Patrick (LSU) all committed, while Mississippi State added the top uncommitted catcher in the country to its recruiting class with Trent Grindlinger. On the mound, LSU added righthander Reagan Ricken, while Tennessee received commitments from a pair of Top 100 players in righthander/shortstop Carson Brumbaugh and righthander Sawyer Deering.
There are still more premium recruits and potential high picks in the 2025 MLB Draft who remain uncommitted, with more sleepers and dark horse candidates who are uncommitted and could play at high-end programs. These are 40 uncommitted players to follow, with scouting reports and videos.
Brady Ebel, SS, California (BA rank: 2)
Ebel is a blue-chip recruit who will have his choice of any school in the country, with recent visits to LSU, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He’s a potential first-round pick, but if he makes it to campus, he has a chance to be an impact player from the start. One of the youngest players in the 2025 class, Ebel is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds with a hitterish look, taking a quick, compact swing from the left side with good path through the hitting zone. He’s a selective hitter who makes frequent contact, is a high on-base threat and could develop into a middle-of-the-lineup hitter as his burgeoning power continues to grow. He has the defensive instincts and arm strength to fit on the left side of the infield, whether it’s at shortstop or third base long term.
Top 100 Prospects
Sean Gamble, SS/OF, Iowa (BA rank: 7)
For the last couple of years, Gamble has been one of the premier players in the country for 2025, an Iowa native who is a standout at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He’s an athletic, aggressive hitter with big bat speed from the left side, driving the ball with authority to all fields even when he doesn’t get off his A swing. He could be a fit in the infield or the outfield at the collegiate level, with the plus speed to play center field in college.
Tyler Baird, RHP, North Carolina (BA rank: 22)
As the No. 1 uncommitted pitcher in the 2025 class, Baird has widespread interest from powerhouse programs, with recent visits to LSU, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Auburn and Mississippi State. He has a prototype projectable pitcher’s build at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, throwing strikes with a fastball that has been up to 94 mph in the tank. His changeup is an advanced pitch for his age and pairs well with his fastball, while his slider added more power and tightness this summer.
Alec Blair, OF, California (BA rank: 25)
Blair’s recruiting process will be different than most because he’s also a prominent basketball prospect as well. Blair is oozing with physical upside at 6-foot-6, 185 pounds and already one of the more tooled-up players in the country. He’s an above-average runner who could play center field in college with a plus arm that could end up a plus-plus tool. While there’s length to his swing and some swing-and-miss that’s going to come with any 6-foot-6 hitter, Blair drives the ball with impact from the left side and could grow into plus or better raw power.
Brett Crossland, RHP, Arizona (BA rank: 32)
Crossland is 6-foot-6, 245 pounds, a huge pitcher with a fastball to match. He has been up to 96 mph, shows feel to spin a mid-70s curveball with depth and has flashed feel for a changeup that he uses sparingly. Streamlining his delivery to throw consistent strikes will be a focal point for Crossland at the next level, but the pure stuff coming out of his hand stacks up among the best in the country.
Minjae Seo, RHP, Texas (BA rank: 49)
Originally a Vanderbilt commit, Seo reopened his recruitment process last month and will be one of the most highly sought after pitchers in the country, with recent visits to Florida and Georgia and an older brother (freshman infielder M.J. Seo) who is at LSU. Seo is 6-foot-1, 165 pounds with a loose, quick arm, running his fastball up to 94 mph with good angle. His changeup is a deceptive pitch that plays well off his fastball, while his curveball took a step forward in the fall, giving him the makings of a prospect who will draw draft interest or could contribute in a rotation soon after he gets to campus.
Micah Matthews, OF, Virginia (BA rank: 56)
Matthews originally committed to South Carolina when he was in eighth grade. This summer, Matthews reopened his recruitment, as his talent at wide receiver has him generating offers from Division 1 program in both baseball and football. Matthews could pick a school that allows him to play both sports, though if he wants to just focus on baseball, he should have his pick among several of the top programs in the nation. His combination of size (6-foot-3, 205 pounds), speed and power make him a dynamic threat if everything clicks, with encouraging signs coming off a strong summer.
Sam Cozart, RHP, North Carolina (BA rank: 69)
Cozart has an extra-large build at 6-foot-7, 235 pounds, helping him stand out from a young age for his physicality and arm strength. He has reached 93 mph, operating in the upper-80s to low-90s and filling the strike zone. His changeup is a quality secondary pitch that can miss bats or induce groundballs, with an upper-70s slider and low-70s curveball also in his mix.
JD Dohrmann, RHP, Missouri (BA rank: 73)
An arrow-up arm this summer, Dohrmann reached 92 mph with a lively fastball, showing the arm speed and strength projection in his 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame to be throwing in the mid-90s soon. Dohrmann’s fastball is a good pitch, but his slider has been even more effective, with sharp bite to miss bats against righties and lefties.
Myles Upchurch, RHP, Maryland (BA rank: 78)
Upchurch has a prototype starter build at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds and is a good athlete who is able to reach 93 mph without much effort to his operation. It’s already a strong fastball for 16 and it should be into the mid-90s by his senior year. His best pitch is his fastball, with a short-breaking slider in the low-80s and a low-80s changeup that has solid sink at times also in his arsenal.
Landon Hodge, C, California (BA rank: 88)
For teams looking to add catching to its 2025 recruiting class, Hodge is a priority player as the No. 1 uncommitted catcher in the country. He’s 6-foot-1, 175 pounds with a lefthanded swing that’s short and quick, geared to use the whole field with doubles power that should climb as he gets stronger. He projects to stick behind the plate, with blocking skills advanced for his age.
Bruin Agbayani, SS, Hawaii (BA rank: 91)
Agbayani has big league bloodlines as the son of outfielder Benny Agbayani, who spent most of his five-year big league career with the Mets. Bruin is 6-foot-1, 175 pounds with a knack for getting on base, keeping his hands inside the ball well from the left side to put the ball in play at a high clip. It’s a hit-over-power profile, though he showed more signs of power coming with the way he drove the ball last month in Jupiter.
Luke Billings, OF/C/RHP, Texas (BA rank: 92)
Billings has the potential to hit or pitch in college—he has been up to 93 mph on the mound—though his offensive game draws the most attention. He’s a patient righthanded hitter who will take his walks and has the strength in his 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame to hammer balls to his pull side. He could be a fit either behind the plate or as a corner outfielder at the collegiate level.
Other Prospects To Watch
*The following players are listed in alphabetical order
Jaxon Baker, LHP, California
Baker has the prototypical frame to dream on as a 6-foot-6, 190-pound lefty at 16 years old. He has been up to 90 mph with the potential to throw in the mid-to-upper 90s once he packs on more weight and strength. Typical for most extra-long pitchers this age, Baker is still working to streamline his delivery to repeat it more consistently and throw more strikes. A low-70s curveball and a 78-81 mph changeup are in his repertoire as well.
Ryan Bradford, OF, Missouri
Bradford is an athletic center fielder who has shown an accurate barrel from the right side. He’s 5-foot-10, 180 pounds with a simple, well-sequenced swing from the right side, enabling him to put the ball in play at a high clip and drive the ball well to the middle of the field. He’s a center fielder with a tick above-average speed.
Gabriel Coltman, OF, Oregon
Few players in the country in the 2025 class can match Coltman’s raw power. He’s 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, a physically hitter with the potential for at least plus raw power from the right side. It’s a power-over-hit profile, taking a big stride to generate a lot of stretch and torque in his swing to drive the ball for damage when he connects. Coltman moves well for his size and could fit in a corner outfield spot.
Johnathan Coombs, OF, Maryland
Coombs is a standout running back at DeMatha Catholic HS in Hyatsville, Md. with a chance to play Division 1 football and baseball. He’s 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with explosive athleticism, and above-average speed, with his athleticism standing out more than the refinement of his game skills, but the ability to make hard contact when he connects.
Colton Cravens, RHP, Kentucky
Cravens is a deep projection arm with a chance to throw extremely hard. He’s on the younger end of the 2025 class, reaches 90 mph now and has a long, lanky frame (6-foot-5, 185 pounds) that screams projection. He’s still learning to synchronize his delivery to throw consistent strikes, but there’s mid-90s velocity or better in the tank once he packs on more size. Cravens has flashed feel for a changeup that’s ahead of his breaking ball, delivering his stuff with good extension and downhill plane.
Cole Hoffman, RHP, California
Hoffman’s velocity has been an upward trend, reaching 91 mph with more to come as he fills out his 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame. His best pitch might be his changeup, which disappears underneath barrels, getting a plethora of swing-and-miss against both lefties and righties, with a low-70s curveball also in his mix.
Connor Jones, RHP, Texas
Jones stands out for his size and ability to spin the baseball. He’s 6-foot-3, 195 pounds with a fastball that reaches 90 mph and should be at least sitting in the low-90s in the future. He’s able to impart tight rotation on both his slider and curveball, with good lateral break on his slider in the upper 70s to low 80s that can be a swing-and-miss weapon for him going forward.
Brody Kahle, RHP, Texas
At 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Kahle has a projectable frame to add to a fastball that has been up to 92 mph. His slider has two-plane depth, allowing him to rack up swings and misses against both righties and lefties, something he showed when he pitched at the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. in October. Kahle mostly relies on his fastball and breaking stuff, but he has flashed feel for a changeup as well.
John Kasten, RHP, California
Kasten was in total control at the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, throwing three scoreless innings with no hits allowed and seven strikeouts against the 11 batters he faced. He has a projectable pitcher’s build at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, a fastball that has touched 91 mph and shows feel to spin a hard upper-70s curveball that’s ahead of his changeup.
Dax Kilby, SS, Georgia
Kilby has a hitterish look in the batter’s box. He performed well throughout the summer and fall, showing a compact stroke with good rhythm, sequence and bat path, producing frequent contact and hard barrels in the air to all fields. At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Kilby has gap power now with more of his doubles likely to turn into home runs as he continues to get stronger.
Connor Larkin, OF, Colorado
Larkin has a long, lean build at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds and a sound lefthanded swing. He’s able to keep his hands direct to the ball while showing the ability to maneuver the barrel to square up offspeed stuff well. He’s a corner outfielder with a good foundation of lefthanded hittability to go with the potential for his power to climb once he fills out his rangy frame.
Mason Ligenza, OF, Pennsylvania
Ligenza immediately jumps out for his 6-foot-5, 190-pound size, a long, lean build with a ton of space to fill out. He typically controls the strike zone and is well-coordinated for a young hitter his size with a sound lefthanded swing, good bat-to-ball skills and significant power projection as he gets stronger.
Hunter Manning, RHP, California
Manning is 6-foot-5, 195 pounds, pitching with downhill plane on a fastball that has touched 91 mph with riding life up in the zone. Like most young pitchers with his size, Manning is still learning to consistently sync up the long limbs in his delivery, but the physical upside gives him a chance to be throwing in the mid-90s or better. He’s also shown feel for a changeup with sink that has been his best secondary pitch ahead of his breaking ball.
Riley McDonald, 3B, Florida
McDonald has significant strength projection remaining in his lean 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame. For a young, long-limbed hitter, he’s able to keep his hands inside the ball well, with the bat speed and physical upside to develop big power from the right side once he fills out.
Alexander Mercurius, RHP, Nevada
At 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Mercurius doesn’t immediately jump out for his physicality, but he has one of the better fastball/changeup combinations in the 2025 class. He can run his fastball up to 92 mph and throws his changeup with more than 10 mph of separation off his fastball, generating an abundance of whiffs on the changeup. He has shown solid feel to spin a curveball in the 2,200-2,500 rpm range as well.
Trey Meyers, OF, Illinois
Meyers is 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, an extra-long, athletic outfielder with a mix of power and speed. He’s a righthanded hitter with good bat speed, a swing geared to lift the ball and the physical upside to develop big power to go with his above-average speed with a likely power-over-hit profile.
Damian Montanez, OF, Texas
At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Montanez packs a solid tool set into his compact frame. He’s a righthanded hitter with a simple move to the ball, keeping his swing short and quick. He has good bat-to-ball skills, producing hard line drives with a hit-over-power offensive game. Montanez has a strong arm from center field and a tick above-average speed.
Joe Nottingham, RHP, Maryland
Nottingham will grab the attention of scouts quickly for his 6-foot-5, 195-pound build with long limbs and high-end physical projection. He throws a lively fastball with good extension out front, already registering up to 93 mph with a chance to develop upper-90s heat. Nottingham’s fastball is his predominant pitch, complementing it with a curveball and slider, with the slider perhaps the better breaking ball long term.
Matt Pearch, RHP, Georgia
Pearch is an athletic righthander who gets a lot of swing and miss because of the way his fastball moves. He’s 6-foot-2, 185 pounds with a fastball that touches 91 mph from his high three-quarters slot and has excellent riding life to fly above barrels when he attacks hitters up in the zone. His velocity has been on an upward trend and should continue given the physical projection he has remaining, with a solid slider for his age and an upper-70s changeup.
Jackson Peavy, LHP, Georgia
There is a good mix of physical projection and ability to manipulate the baseball with Peavy. He’s 6-foot-3, 170 pounds with a fluid delivery and a ton of space to add weight to grow a lively fastball that has reached 91 mph. Peavy’s fastball has excellent carry, helping him miss bats with a heater that rides above barrels. Peavy shows feel to spin a low-70s curveball that flashes good shape and could become a bigger swing-and-miss weapon for him as he continues to get stronger to add more power behind the pitch.
Will Rhine, SS, Maryland
Rhine checks a lot of boxes scouts look for in a young hitter. He’s 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, setting up from the left side of the plate with an open stance and takes a compact swing with good path through the hitting zone. He’s a patient, high-contact hitter who uses the whole field and shows flashes of over-the-fence pop now with what should be more coming as he fills out.
Ryan Stalony, OF, Canada
Stalony has a strong frame (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) with high-end bat speed and delivers loud contact from the right side. He has a knack for using the opposite field with the power to go deep to his pull side, something he showed with a home run at Rogers Stadium during the Canadian Futures Showcase in September. He’s an above-average runner underway who could move around all three outfield spots.
Jeremiah Stewart, RHP, Florida
Stewart is a deep sleeper with starter traits whose stuff has just recently started to tick up. He’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds with loose arm action, low-effort mechanics and a history of pounding the strike zone. While his fastball mostly worked into the mid-80s over the summer, more recently has has been into the upper-80s and scraped 90 mph, with the strength projection for another bump still to come. Stewart has good action on both his slider and changeup to give him two secondary pitches that can miss bats, making him an intriguing sleeper if he’s able to add more power to his fastball.
Bryson Toner, RHP, Hawaii
Toner has several promising projection indicators. One of the youngest players in the 2025 class—he turns 18 in August after his draft year—Toner is a lean, projectable 6-foot-2, 175 pounds with an easy delivery and a fastball up to 90 mph with more velocity on the way. He throws a low-70s curveball and a changeup, with his changeup his most advanced secondary pitch thanks to its sink and fade that helps him miss bats.
Madrid Tucker, SS, Florida
The son of Michael Tucker, a 12-year big league outfielder, Madrid is a wiry 6 feet, 155 pounds with quick-twitch athleticism. He’s a plus-plus runner with a quick first step, getting home to first in 4.1 seconds from the right side. Tucker has the tools that should allow him to handle a premium position, with an aggressive offensive approach and a line-drive swing. Good rhythm, sequence, seems like a lot of barrels.
Charlie Wortham, C, Missouri
A righthanded hitter at 6 feet, 185 pounds, Wortham has been a high-contact hitter on the summer circuit. He has a compact swing, keeping his hands inside the ball well with the ability to stay through the middle of the field. While Wortham doesn’t have the elite arm strength of some of the other top catchers in the 2025 class, he does have an extremely quick transfer, allowing his arm to play up with pop times under 2.0 seconds on best his throws.
Ian Williams, OF, North Carolina
Williams has a smaller, slender build at 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, but he stands out for his bat control and chance to stick in the middle of the field. He’s a lefty with a quick, direct stroke, a low swing-and-miss rate and he doesn’t often expand the zone, helping him get on base at a high clip. It’s a hit-over-power profile with above-average speed that gives him a chance to continue in center field at a higher level.