2024 Rankings Release: Newbies
November 20, 2023
PBR Scouts spent the fall of 2023 continuing their search for baseball players across the state of North Carolina. PBR ran events and tournaments in the area, plus scouts were on the road running Scout Days and watching workouts. As we head to the off-season and begin to prep for the 2024 High School season, it is time for an updated round of rankings. First up, the senior class, the class of 2024.
At the time of this update, over 200 players in the state of North Carolina have committed to their future school to play baseball. With the 2024 class, we are expecting 450 players to gain the opportunity to college baseball, based on what the state has consistently produced over the past decade. With players in the class ranging from 16 years of age to 18 years old, there is still a ton of developement to happen with players in this class in the coming months and years. For PBR this is one of the final 3 deep dives into the class of 2024 rankings, working to highlight the top players in North Carolina.
This release of the 2024 rankings expands the ranked class from 290 players to the top 325 players in the state. As we get closer to the draft date for this class, we did have some major shaekups in the top 20 of the class. While the 2024 class may not have an elite talent that is drawing 1st round interest, there is depth in the talent base and we may look back in 5-6 years to talk about the projection that players had and their ability to develop and reach their potential. This will be a very fun class to follow as they may miss out on some of the higher accolades now, but may reach them in the coming years.
See the full 2024 Rankings and the Top 325 in the State HERE.
Newbies to the Rankings
PBR Scouts were very active this fall, working to see as many players as their schedules would allow. With that said, 43 players enter the rankings after not being in the summer release. Some of the new comers are players that have moved to North Carolina to be part of an Academy. Some of the players are players PBR Scouts identified a while back and continued to follow, seeing a jump as they become more physical and add quickness to their game. Others are added as they just missed the last cut and with the expanded list, they are players that need to be recognized.
Below are a 10 newbies to the rankings that PBR had interaction with this fall.
Eddie Rogers RHP / Combine, NC / 2024
Rankings StateRank: 52 / POS: 25
UNC Greensboro commit
Aired it out at the C35 Scout Day with PBR at Boshamer Stadium on the campus of UNC. Along with a fastball that peaked at 90.4mph, Rogers featured a breaking ball that is destined to give good hitters fits.
William Greenway RHP / 3B / Myers Park , NC / 2024
Rankings StateRank: 76 / POS: 32
UNC Greensboro commit
Greenway shined at the PBR Carolinas Senior Games: West, hosted at Catawba. The athletic right hander featured a fastball - slider combination that dominated hitters on the day. With this outing and his development throughout the fall, Greenway was able to commit to UNCG to continue his baseball career.
David Nicks SS / 3B / Gaston Christian , NC / 2024
Rankings StateRank: 88 / POS: 16
A big winner from the PBR Carolinas Senior Games: West, Nicks put on an absolute show during BP. His work carried over to the live game action, where the coaches and scouts in attendance locked in on every at-bat. Nicks battled some injury issues in his JR spring and summer. Look for coaches to be out in waves early, as long as Nicks stays uncommitted.