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2016 High School Top 50 Prospects

With the National Signing Period for college baseball underway, there is no better time to take a closer look at the best 50 high school players in the 2016 MLB Draft class and their current college commitments. Of course, the major question over the next eight months will be whether or not these players will sign professional contracts or end up on campus. With that in mind, it is still interesting to see which programs have racked up the most elite talent in their recruiting classes. Florida State, Arizona State, and South Carolina lead the way, each landing four players in our top 50 rankings.

From a draft perspective, the landscape continued to shift as Jupiter signaled the end of scouting season, and scouts gear up for the final spring leading into the draft. The tremendous depth of front end type pitching at the top of this class remains a constant, however. But do not sleep on the position players in this class. Many hitters stepped up in a big way in Jupiter, and there are now 29 position players on this top 50 list. In other words, pitching is the talk of the scouting world right now, but this class is looking more and more balanced with each passing event.

 

Rank Player Position Hometown Commitment
1 Jason Groome LHP Barnegat, N.J. Vanderbilt
2 Riley Pint RHP Lenexa, Ga. LSU
3 Blake Rutherford OF Simi Valley, Calif. UCLA
4 Josh Lowe 3B/RHP Marietta, Ga. Florida State
5 Forrest Whitley RHP San Antonio, Texas Florida State

 

 

 

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