Top Prospects - Oregon - 2018

Jake DukartJake DukartShortstop6' 3180Lake Oswego HSOregon State University1Willie WeissWillie WeissInfield6' 3200Westview HSMichigan2Aaron ZavalaAaron ZavalaCatcher6' 1195South Salem HSUniversity of Oregon3Zane MillsZane MillsRH Pitcher6' 4205Lincoln HSWashington State University4Daniel NaughtonDaniel NaughtonRH Pitcher6' 0175Pendleton HSGonzaga University5Jacob BiesterfeldJacob BiesterfeldRH Pitcher6' 1185Gresham HSMt Hood Community College6Briley KnightBriley KnightCatcher5' 9180Crescent Valley HSUniversity of Portland7Greg Blackman IIIGreg Blackman IIIRH Pitcher5' 10160La Grande HSLewis-Clark State College8Greg MehlhaffGreg MehlhaffThird Baseman6' 2185Clackamas HSPepperdine University9Heath PickhardtHeath PickhardtCatcher6' 1180Crook County HSMcLennan Community College10Eric HillEric HillRH Pitcher6' 3200Wilsonville HSLinn-Benton Community College11Sam WatermanSam WatermanOutfield6' 1185Summit HSYakima Valley Community College12Cole WilkinsonCole WilkinsonLH Pitcher6' 1175Churchill HSLinn-Benton Community College13Cole FreyCole FreyCatcher5' 11163Bend HSLane Community College14Jacob MeltonJacob MeltonOutfield6' 3180South Medford HSOregon State University15Larson KindreichLarson KindreichLH Pitcher6' 3185Crater HSBiola University16Curtis ZamoraCurtis ZamoraRH Pitcher6' 1180West Albany HSLinn-Benton Community College17Dalton RenneDalton RenneRH Pitcher6' 6175Banks HSUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa18Carter SakamotoCarter SakamotoCatcher5' 11165Westview HSUniversity of Northern Colorado19Tyler RundTyler RundOutfield6' 4190Grants Pass HSYakima Valley Community College20Matthew PowersMatthew PowersRH Pitcher6' 4180Aloha HSLinn-Benton Community College21Isaac LovingsIsaac LovingsCatcher6' 0225Sunset HSConcordia University22Kaden CookKaden CookRH Pitcher6' 3165Tualatin HSUnited States Air Force Academy23

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 25 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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