Updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings (April)


Jordan Chiero and PBR Ohio Staff
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Updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings (April)

In 2020 we have had a year unlike any other ... No Spring HS season, uncertainty all summer with tournaments and showcases and the same can still be said in the fall. But that hasn't stopped us from searching far and wide throughout the state to find the best prospects we can, to help them get to college and to help colleges find prospects that fit their culture.

Despite the tumultuous year, many names came off the board to some of the top programs around the nation, many new names came to the forefront of the recruiting scene, and many prospects improved their game.

That being said, we have had the pleasure of seeing a number of solid players this past year. Prospects are popping up left and right, making velocity jumps, improving 60-yard dash times and showing more power with the bat.

Below we will take a look at “The Two-Way Talents", "Upside Arms”, "The Defenders", and some of the top prospects "On The Cusp".

To view the entire Class of 2024 rankings, please click here.

PBR OHIO CLASS OF 2024 TOP 10

The Two-Way Talents

When analyzing the 2024 class one of the story lines that jumps out is the amount of guys who can get it done as a position guy and on the mound in the top 25 that are competing as freshman at some of the most prestigious high school programs in the state.

Jake Hanley OF / RHP / Mason, OH / 2024

Report: Let’s start off with the state’s No. 2 overall prospect with Mason’s UTL/RHP Jake Hanley. Physically stands out from the typical freshman at 6-foot-4, 205-pounds with loud present tools and an even higher ceiling. Hanley has been a consistent anchor in the middle of a Mason lineup that talent wise rivals any high school lineup in the state. Being in the lineup alone is impressive enough but he’s also thriving, hitting .350+ and tied for the team lead in RBI. On the bump he’s got a lot to like as well where he has flashed an upper 80s fastball and more than serviceable secondary. Holds present offers/interest from several Power 5 conferences.

Grant Wilson SS / RHP / St. Edward, OH / 2024

Report: If you’ve seen a St. Edward game this spring a guy who is hard to miss is uncommitted freshman RHP/UTL Grant Wilson.  Wilson took one of the top BPs we saw all winter, showing off 101mph exit velocity and this spring he’s shown it translates to game as he’s off to a monster start. Hitting in the middle of the St. Edward lineup Wilson is currently hitting .429 w/3 bombs and a 1.369 SLG %. Wilson came into the spring considered one of the state’s top hit tools in the ‘24 class and has done nothing but solidify that thus far. Also on the mound he’s tossed 17 innings w/an ERA just over 1.00.

Sawyer Solitaria 3B / RHP / St. Ignatius, OH / 2024

Report: Another guy inside the top 10 who can do both at a high level is uncommitted RHP/CIF Sawyer Solitaria out of St. Ignatius HS. Similar to Hanley he offers a combination of upside and present production. Physical presence that stands 6-foot-2, 220-pounds that is capable of triple digit exit velocities and has shown a mid to upper 80s fastball. Not only is the output impressive but he also looks smooth/easy doing it. From a production standpoint he’s doing more than holding his own/it’s not everyday you see a freshman swinging it in the middle of the defending state champion’s lineup.

Jackson Frasure 3B / RHP / Chaminade-Julienne, OH / 2024

Report: Speaking of playing for a defending state champion as a freshman, RHP/3B Jackson Frasure out of two-time defending state champs, Chaminade-Julienne is getting it done on the field. Frasure jumped on our radar initially in the winter at Midland’s Scout Day where he showed triple digit exit velocities and a low to mid 80s fastball w/sharp secondary. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound prospect is showing he’s far from just a showcase standout this spring where he’s hitting .330+ w/2 home runs at the plate. On the mound he’s struck out 37 guys in 26 innings sporting an ERA of 1.61.

Keegan Holmstrom LHP / 1B / Grove City, OH / 2024

Report: In the Columbus area a guy who has been on our radar for some time is Keegan Holmstrom, uncommitted prospect out of Grove City HS. Holmstrom oozes athleticism and ball skills. A point guard in hoops that we’ve chronicled several times as one of the top defenders in the state where he’s an elite defender over at first base and more than athletic enough to move to the outfield based on team need. He will also hop on the mound, pound the zone with a fastball that can peak at 81mph w/a sharper breaking ball and fading changeup. A top 20 current prospect who we have pegged as a guy who will only increase his stock as he adds strength to frame. The previously mentioned players are all advanced physically while Keegan is at the beginning stages of physical maturation. Wouldn’t be shocked in the least bit if this is a mid to upper 80s arm with pitchability, the top defensive 1B we’ve seen in several years, and a run producer type bat before he graduates high school.

Upside Arms

When evaluating prospects we take into account the ceiling and the floor, and the younger the age the higher we value the ceiling. There are a few arms in this class that have huge upside.

JoJo Overbeek RHP / 1B / Anderson, OH / 2024

Report: We will start it off with Jo Jo Overbeek out of Anderson High School. A 6-foot-3, 190-pound RHP that really looks the part. Although he’s already physical the frame still has room to support added strength and he could still make legitimate jumps physically before it’s all said and done. Stuff wise, he’s a low to mid 80s arm present with a high velocity ceiling. In a start we caught this spring he was also able to locate + avg secondary stuff. The blood lines are there as well with his brother being one of the top players in the state in Pitt commit Josh Overbeek.

Billy Bourk RHP / 3B / Lima Central Catholic, OH / 2024

Report: When talking upside in this class, few in the state offer more than RHP Billy Bourk out of Lima Central Catholic. Already up to 82 mph on the bump with also intriguing tools at the plate, so from a present skill set standpoint he belongs on this list and when you take into account what he could be in a few years his stock goes even higher. Bourk stands 6-foot-4, 170-pounds with a frame that has endless projection left. As he gets in the weight room/starts to develop physically you could conservatively assume to expect at 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-6 prospect with a mid to upper 80s fastball.

Mitchell Davis RHP / SS / Sidney, OH / 2024

Report: The guy you could argue has the highest ceiling on the mound RHP Mitchell Davis out of Sidney HS. A three-sport standout over at Sidney who also excels on the court and on the gridiron. Similar to Bourk he’s hardly begun to develop physically as he stands 6-foot-4 for a ton of room to add. We’ve seen him up to 84mph and there’s reports of him up to 86mph. The scary thing is he still has room to grow movement wise/delivery wise. The sky is the limit if it all comes together here and he could make big jumps up this list if it does.

Brayden Krenzel RHP / OF / Dublin Jerome, OH / 2024

Report: An arm out of Columbus we are very high on is RHP Brayden Krenzel out of Dublin Jerome who is logging significant innings as a freshman. Really like the combination of upside/polish Krenzel offers. He’s 6-foot-2 and a very functionally athletic (Also QB in football) who moves very well on the mound. We recently caught a start where he was up to 84mph, and pounded the zone with three quality offerings. The fact he’s 84mph was impressive but equally or even more impressive was how easy/low effort the delivery was to generate that velo. Has a chance to be really good.

The Defenders

Let’s take a look at some of the top glove guys we have in the state’s freshman class. We’ve already mentioned Holmstrom but we put a premium on athleticism/defensive ability when grading prospects and this class is full of those guys.

Parker Corbin SS / C / Cincinnati Country Day, OH / 2024

Report: We will start it off with one of the top playmakers in the state in Parker Corbin, uncommitted prospect out of CCD. Simply put he’s a guy that just makes things happen on the baseball field. Ideal top of the lineup skill set who is on base machine. Defensively he is a middle infielder with advanced ball skills who can hop behind the dish where he has all the tools to be an elite defender. Already polished up the middle but you could easily see the stock rising behind the dish as he gets more reps. An everyday/impact player for a loaded CCD squad who already holds several offers.

Ryder Kirtley SS / 2B / Troy, OH / 2024

Report: A guy we recently got eyes on is Ryder Kirtley out of Troy HS. It’s hard to believe you’re watching a freshman at shortstop when you watch Troy HS play. Kirtley is one of the more athletic dudes in the state who also played Varsity basketball as a freshman. Moves well out there w/clean, smooth actions and he can pick it with the best of them. Very talented defender who also led off for Troy and showed some thump in the bat almost going oppo taco in game.

Parker McDaniels C / RHP / Olentangy Berlin, OH / 2024

Report: Catcher is a premium position and one of the hardest type of prospects to find is a guy who can really defend at that position. It’s early but one of, if not the best we’ve seen behind the dish in class so far is Parker McDaniels out of Olentangy Berlin. A refined defender back there w/advanced receiving/catch & throw abilities. Limited viewing of blocking abilities but he’s been impressive when the opportunity arises when we’ve seen it. A legit defensive catcher sticks out right away and if you watch Berlin play it won’t take you long to spot McDaniels. Also a talented bat who has ran it up to 84mph on the mound.

On The Cusp

We had over 50 guys on our “Big Board” that were in consideration for the top 25 spots. The process of narrowing down the list was incredibly difficult. Here are some of the names that ended up just outside of the top 25 you could easily seen this list sooner than later.

  • OF Ty Moore, Jonathan Alder- One of, if not the most physical prospects we have in the class. 6-foot-4 beast of a human being who is capable of upper 90s to triple digit exit velocities. We are excited to get a chance to see him against talented arms this summer.
  • RHP Hayden Blosser, Avon Lake- A guy we think has a chance to be a very high velocity guy down the road. 6-foot-1, w/an almost completely untapped frame. Arm is loose, fast and presently up to 83mph.
  • RHP Ryan Land, Moller - Two-way talent out of the Cincy area with reports of a mid 80s fastball and juice in the box.
  • RHP Jayden Seiler, Archbold- Athletic, easy delivery with a fastball that will peak around 80mph. A strike thrower that is getting varsity innings. As he develops physically his stock will rise.
  • OF Dominic Bouscher, Toronto- A lot to like here. 6.8 runner w/obvious athleticism. Ball skills are there, swing works. Another guy to keep an eye on as he develops physically.
  • C/RHP Harley Barmen, Solon- Smooth, athletic mover in all aspects of his game. Sub 2.0 pops, clean swing and 80+mph fastball. Similar to all these guys the athleticism/ball skills are there and as he add strength he will continue to grade higher.
  • C/RHP Jaxson Stried, Buckeye Valley- 6-foot-1, uber prospect who is young for his grade. Sub 2.0 pops w/a big arm that shows up behind the dish and on the mound. Has run producer written all over him at the plate. Going to be very good.
  • OF/RHP Timmy Nagel, Cincinnati Christian- Talented player who is already capable of generating 90+ mph exit velocity and covers a ton of ground in the outfield.
  • UTL/RHP Bryce Brannon, Mason- 6-foot-2, two-way prospect with pop at the plate, solid behind the dish and middle of the lineup profile.
  • SS/RHP Brady Rollyson, Uniontown Green- 6-foot-2, LHH infielder w/well above average natural tools across the board. Also interesting follow on the mound.
  • LHP Andrew Holland, Elmwood (Video Below)- Southpaw with clean/repeatable delivery. Up to 81 with the fastball, which is complimented by a 12/6 curveball.

PBR OHIO CLASS OF 2024 TOP 10

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Drew Graham OH Avon Lake 2024 LHP
2 Jake Hanley OH Mason 2024 OF
3 Noah LaFine OH Archbishop Hoban 2024 RHP Vanderbilt
4 Mark Rutherford OH Mason 2024 C Auburn
5 Grant Wilson OH St. Edward 2024 SS
6 Parker Corbin OH Cincinnati Country Day 2024 SS
7 Sawyer Solitaria OH St. Ignatius 2024 3B
8 Carson Rhodes OH Salem 2024 RHP
9 Matthew Pera OH Turpin 2024 OF
10 JoJo Overbeek OH Anderson 2024 RHP

***** To view the entire rankings, please click here.