2019 Newcomer Breakdowns: Recruiting Classes 1-5Recruiting
Every fall, D1Baseball ranks the Top 25 recruiting classes in the country. This year, for the first time, we decided to wait until the end of the fall to rank the Top 25 classes, so that all the additional insights we gain by traveling the country watching scrimmages and writing fall reports can help inform our rankings. Then, in December, we got together with Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt of our partners at Prep Baseball Report and hammered out which groups of newcomers stand out the most. Nobody knows high school baseball prospects like Rode and Hunt, so their perspective combined with our fall travels and conversations with coaches and scouts give us the most well-informed recruiting class rankings anywhere.
All week, we’re counting down our Top 25 with a batch of five teams every day; today we look at the top five: Florida, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and TCU. The analysis of each class was written by either Aaron Fitt, Nathan Rode or Shooter Hunt.
**Player rankings in parentheses refer to where current freshmen ranked in last spring’s PBR Top 500 (which also includes players who signed pro contracts out of high school this past summer).
Check out our in-depth breakdowns below!