Top Prospects - Oregon - 2016

  NAME PRI POS HEIGHT WEIGHT SCHOOL COLLEGE RANK
Kenyon YovanKenyon YovanRH Pitcher6' 3215Westview HSOregon1Adley RutschmanAdley RutschmanRH Pitcher6' 1195Sherwood HSOregon State2George MendazonaGeorge MendazonaInfield5' 11175Ridgeview HSOregon State3Mitchell VerburgMitchell VerburgRH Pitcher6' 4195Lake Oswego HSOregon State4Elliot WillyElliot WillyOutfield6' 1190Bend HSOregon State5Will MatthiessenWill MatthiessenThird Baseman6' 5180West Linn HSStanford6Andy ArmstrongAndy ArmstrongInfield5' 9170West Salem HSOregon State7Nicholas TellacheNicholas TellacheLH Pitcher6' 0173Canby HSOregon8Ronnie RustRonnie RustOutfield6' 1190Central Catholic HSOregon State9Justin HerbertJustin HerbertRH Pitcher6' 6215Sheldon HSOregon (Football)10Tristan GarnettTristan GarnettLH Pitcher6' 5205Westview HSOregon State11Sam NoyerSam NoyerRH PitcherBeaverton HSColorado (Football)12Gabe MatthewsGabe MatthewsInfield6' 3200South Salem HSOregon13Brandon EisertBrandon EisertLH Pitcher6' 1170Aloha HS14Daniel FerrarioDaniel FerrarioRH Pitcher6' 3215West Linn HSOregon State15Cal WatermanCal WatermanCatcher6' 2190Summit HSSeattle U.16Cole HamiltonCole HamiltonCatcher5' 9180North Salem HSWestern Oregon17Easton BentsEaston BentsThird Baseman6' 2210Grants Pass HS18Skyler HunterSkyler HunterShortstop5' 10170Hood River Valley HSLower Columbia CC19Justin ParsonsJustin ParsonsOutfield6' 1180Bend HSCentral Arizona CC20Chris ArpanChris ArpanOutfield6' 2185Jesuit HSPortland21Brayden PeneBrayden PeneSecond Baseman5' 10170West Linn HSOregon State22Kade MechalsKade MechalsShortstop5' 10165McMinnville HSWestern Oregon23Brennen LauffenburgerBrennen LauffenburgerRH Pitcher6' 3190Grants Pass HSLinn-Benton CC24Ty HueckmanTy HueckmanRH Pitcher6' 0170Burns HSTreasure Valley CC25Donovan BaldocchiDonovan BaldocchiOutfield5' 10165Westview HSLane CC26Trevor WellsTrevor WellsRH Pitcher6' 0180West Linn HSLinn-Benton CC27Dutton ElskeDutton ElskeCatcher5' 11195Lakeridge HSPortland28Scott WrightScott WrightOutfield6' 2210Sunset HS29Samuel SwensonSamuel SwensonFirst Baseman6' 2205McMinnville HSGeorge Fox30

Baseball Northwest’s Top Prospects Lists

Baseball Northwest’s ranking of Northwest players is done to highlight the region’s top prospects as evaluated by the Baseball Northwest professional evaluators. Some college and high school coaches and professional scouts are consulted, but the final lists are put together by the Baseball Northwest staff as a whole. The lists do not reflect the opinion of any specific high school, college, or professional organization.

The evaluations are based on the LONG TERM POTENTIAL OF A PLAYER AT THE NEXT LEVEL—not necessarily the success or stats of a high school player. Players develop at different rates and at different times. The projectability of the player is taken into consideration, including their desire to play and improve, because this has proven to make a difference in their long term development.

Baseball Northwest has a 20 year history of tracking the top players. While we spend many hours evaluating players and compiling these lists, we are still likely to miss a player that should be considered. Please email us if you would like to recommend a player in any class for consideration. Please also note that we will continue to add or subtract from the list throughout the year, especially after the high school baseball season, the Prospect Evaluation Camps, and the Northwest Championships in August.

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