Updated WV 2015 Rankings Released

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

With the completion of the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter on Monday, the fall season has officially ended and the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff has reevaluated Illinois’ Class of 2015 rankings.

CLICK HERE to read all the reports from Executive Director Sean Duncan and National Supervisor Nathan Rode from Jupiter.

The top four spots in the ranking remain unchanged with Campbell recruit Zach Minnick (Logan), West Virginia recruit Michael Grove (Wheeling Park), North Carolina recruit J.T. Rogoszewski (Hurricane) and LSU recruit Trey Dawson (Hurricane) remaining in order at the top of the list.

Grove made the biggest leap of this group over the past year largely as a result of a dominant performance the West Virginia state semi-finals and a similar performance in June at the 2014 PA Top Prospect Games. Minnick has shined on the big stage at a number of PBR events, including a strong showing as a member of Team Pennsylvania in the 2013 PBR Future Games at Indiana University. Dawson has created the most recent stir, announcing this week that he would be playing his college baseball at LSU. Dawson had initially made a commitment to state in state to play at West Virginia.

Biggest Risers

LHP Kipp Brewer (Nitro), No. 7 and OF Andrew Zban (Huntington), No. 8 made the largest jump among players currently ranked in the top 10. Both made impressions over the summer including solid performances at the WV Top Prospect Games in August.

Top Ten West Virginia Prospects

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Zach Minnick WV Logan 2015 C Campbell
2 Michael Grove WV Wheeling Park 2015 RHP West Virginia
3 J.T. Rogoszewski WV Hurricane 2015 RHP North Carolina
4 Trey Dawson WV Hurricane 2015 SS LSU
5 Tate Brock WV Hurricane 2015 C West Virginia
6 Austin Cordell WV PikeView 2015 1B
7 Kipp Brewer WV Nitro 2015 LHP
8 Andrew Zban WV Huntington 2015 OF
9 Brian George WV Petersburg 2015 LHP Penn State
10 Bryton Jobe WV Cabell Midland 2015 1B  

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