Prep Baseball Report

2024 MLB Draft: May's Mock Draft

By Draft HQ Staff

Prep Baseball’s Draft HQ last published mock drafts in December and March, and its third mock comes as the calendar flips to May and the 2024 MLB Draft fast approaches. This has been a fascinating group of prospects to follow, considering how uncertain the top of the board looked in the preseason, and what's happened since.

Among the first four players we have mocked below, they've crushed a combined 100 home runs exactly so far this season. College baseball's exhilarating home run race has generated much more interest in this draft than there appeared to be six months ago.

With that said, it'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out in the end. The Cleveland Guardians own the first pick, and they're the exact kind of organization that would get creative with pool money if they don't think there's a franchise-altering choice pick No. 1 among those budding college sluggers, which would allow them to save some money for their next two picks, at Nos. 36 and 48 overall.

The top-10 of this May's mock draft doesn't look drastically different than March's, but it's after those first 10 picks that reflect all that's changed in between then and now.

Stay up-to-date on the 2024 MLB Draft by following our visits coast to coast on Draft HQ; here are some of our latest headlines, as well as the latest edition of 'The War Room' podcast with Shooter Hunt and D.J. Svhilik.


+ Seifert’s College Crosscheck: Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10
+ College's Historic Home Run Race: What'd these sluggers look like in HS?
+ Shooter’s ‘On The Hunt’ series: SoCal Swing | Northeast Impact

2024 MLB DRAFT: May's Update

School (Previous HS or Commitment)
(1) Cleveland Guardians Travis Bazzana 2B Oregon State (Turramurra HS, Australia, 2021)
(2) Cincinnati Reds Jac Caglianone 1B/LHP Florida (Plant HS, FL, 2021)
(3) Colorado Rockies Charlie Condon OF Georgia (The Walker School HS, GA, 2021)
(4) Oakland Athletics Braden Montgomery OF Texas A&M (Madison Central HS, MS, 2021)
(5) Chicago White Sox Hagen Smith LHP Arkansas (Bullard HS, TX, 2021)
(6) Kansas City Royals Chase Burns RHP Wake Forest (Beech HS, TN, 2021)
(7) St. Louis Cardinals Bryce Rainer SS Harvard-Westlake HS, CA (Texas commit)
(8) Los Angeles Angels Nick Kurtz 1B Wake Forest (Baylor School HS, TN, 2021)
(9) Pittsburgh Pirates JJ Wetherholt SS West Virginia (Mars Area HS, PA, 2021)
(10) Washington Nationals Konnor Griffin  OF Jackson Prep HS, MS (LSU commit)
(11) Detroit Tigers Billy Amick 3B/1B Tennessee (P27 Academy HS, SC, 2021)
(12) Boston Red Sox Seaver King OF Wake Forest (Athens Christian HS, GA, 2021)
(13) San Francisco Giants Trey Yesavage RHP East Carolina (Boyertown HS, PA, 2021)
(14) Chicago Cubs Vance Honeycutt OF North Carolina (Salisbury HS, NC, 2021)
(15) Seattle Mariners Carter Johnson SS Oxford HS, AL (Alabama commit)
(16) Miami Marlins James Tibbs 1B Florida State (Pope HS, GA, 2021)
(17) Milwaukee Brewers Carson Benge OF Oklahoma State (Yukon HS, OK, 2021)
(18) Tampa Bay Rays Cameron Caminiti LHP Saguaro HS, AZ (LSU commit)
(19) New York Mets Wyatt Sanford SS Independence HS, TX (Texas A&M commit)
(20) Toronto Blue Jays Caleb Lomavita C Cal (St. Louis HS, HI, 2021) 
(21) Minnesota Twins Malcolm Moore* C Stanford (CK McClatchy HS, CA, 2022)
(22) Baltimore Orioles Theo Gillen OF/SS Austin Westlake HS, TX (Texas commit)
(23) Los Angeles Dodgers Brody Brecht RHP Iowa (Ankeny HS, IA, 2021)

Atlanta Braves

Ryan Sloan RHP York HS, IL (Wake Forest commit)
(25) San Diego Pades William Schmidt RHP Catholic B.R. HS, LA (LSU commit)
(26) New York Yankees Christian Moore INF Tennessee (Suffield Academy HS, CT, 2021)
(27) Philadelphia Phillies Jonathan Santucci LHP Duke (Phillips Academy HS, MA, 2021)
(28) Houston Astros Walker Janek C Sam Houston State (Gregory-Portland HS, TX, 2021)
(29) Arizona
Kaelen Culpepper SS/3B Kansas State (St. Benedict HS, TN, 2021) 
(30) Texas Rangers Kash Mayfield LHP Elk City HS, OK (Oklahoma State commit) 
 *Notes draft-eligible college sophomore