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2024 MLB Draft Board: Spring Edition

By Prep Baseball Draft HQ

Prep Baseball’s Draft HQ took the time to publish its latest Mock Draft this week, and with that, we're also updating our top-200 draft board. While Thursday's mock was an attempt to predict where the picks will land in July, the Prep Baseball Draft HQ Top-200 is our pound-for-pound rankings of these prospects as we evaluate them and project on their big league outlook.

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:

+ Last week's Mock Draft: Spring Update
Shooter finds 10 'buzzy' prep names: 'From the Hip: Early Helium'
+ Seifert’s College Crosscheck: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
+ 2024 Super 60 Pro Showcase: 11 Impact Bats | 9 Arms to Know
+ Latest ‘On The Hunt’ pieces: Spring Break in Texas | Early Georgia Takeaways | Florida’s Perennial Preseason Classic


Since late January’s last Draft HQ Top-200 release, there’s been plenty of shake-up inside this uncertain 2024 draft class – although despite the sliding around, the top-10 contains many of the same names, just in a scattered order.

College baseball has featured several scorching hot starts and those starts are reflected in the movement up and down the board, as well as Thursday’s latest Mock Draft. What’s immediately apparent is the lack of prep talent inside the top-15. There’s a bunch of high school players in the same tier, spanning the ranks Nos. 20-45 or so, and it’ll take this spring to parse out which belong inside the first round, and which are more likely Day Two types.

Shooter Hunt was on the ground in Los Angeles this week for first-hand looks at some of the country’s best MLB Draft talent within its high schools ranks, and it reaffirmed the label we’ve put on Bryce Rainer (Harvard-Westlake HS, CA, 2024; Texas commit) as the top prep senior in the nation, ranked No. 4 on the Draft HQ Top-200 below.

You figured to expect rises in Arkansas LHP Hagen Smith and Wake Forest’s RHP Chase Burns, but don’t forget about RHP Trey Yesavage from East Carolina either. Yesavage’s fastball is a data darling, and he gets whiffs on it, but even more with the slider and change. He came into the spring with plenty of preseason accolades, so he’s far from an out-of-nowhere ‘riser’ on this list, but his dominance thus far – with 39 Ks in 24 innings, all while allowing just three runs on 10 hits, seven walks so far this season – has boosted him straight into the mid-first-round conversation.

Tennessee’s 3B Billy Amick is on a torrid start as a transfer in from Clemson, hitting .369 with nine homers already this spring, and he climbed into the top-15 in this update, up over 60 spots.

These three prep players were boosted up big time in this update: SS Wyatt Sanford (Independence HS, TX; Texas A&M) , OF Theo Gillen (Austin Westlake HS, TX; Texas), and LHP Johnny King (Naples HS, FL; Miami). Sanford’s trending up as one of the top prep shortstops in the nation, and at the right time, while Gillen’s been equally interesting this spring, combining his physical tools with an uptick in game power. On the mound, Florida’s King has started to amass some serious buzz as a young prep lefty who’s been up to 94 mph this spring all while wielding premium spin over a biting breaking ball.


1 Jac Caglianone 1B/LHP Florida
2 Travis Bazzana 2B Oregon State
3 Charlie Condon 🔺 OF Georgia
4 Bryce Rainer SS/RHP Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
5 Chase Burns 🔺 RHP Wake Forest
6 Hagen Smith 🔺 LHP Arkansas
7 J.J. Wetherholt SS West Virginia
8 Braden Montgomery 🔺 OF Texas A&M
9 Konnor Griffin 🔺 OF Jackson Prep HS (MS)
10 Nick Kurtz 1B Wake Forest
11 Jonathan Santucci LHP Duke
12 Trey Yesavage RHP East Carolina
13 Vance Honeycutt OF North Carolina
14 Billy Amick 3B Tennessee
15 Brody Brecht RHP Iowa
16 Cam Caminiti LHP Saguaro HS (AZ)
17 PJ Morlando OF Summerville HS (SC)
18 Jacob Cozart C NC State
19 Caleb Lomavita 🔺 C Cal
20 Wyatt Sanford 🔺🔺 SS Independence HS (TX)
21 Theo Gillen SS/OF Austin Westlake HS (TX)
22 Ryan Sloan RHP York HS (IL)
23 William Schmidt 🔺 RHP Catholic (LA)
24 Kale Fountain 3B Norris HS (NE)
25 Johnny King 🔺🔺 LHP Naples HS (FL)
26 Tommy White 3B LSU
27 Dakota Jordan* OF Mississippi State
28 Tyler Bell 🔺 SS Lincoln-Way East HS (IL)
29 Kash Mayfield 🔺🔺 LHP Elk City HS (OK)
30 Carter Johnson SS Oxford HS (AL)
31 Malcolm Moore* C Stanford
32 Bryce Cunningham 🆕 RHP Vanderbilt
33 Ben Hess RHP Alabama
34 Josh Hartle LHP Wake Forest
35 Seaver King OF Wake Forest
36 Griff O'Ferrall SS Virginia
37 Caleb Bonemer SS Okemos HS (MI)
38 Charlie Bates SS Palo Alto HS (CA)
39 Slade Caldwell 🔺 OF Valley View HS (AR)
40 David Shields LHP Mt. Lebanon HS (PA)
41 Garrett Shull OF Enid HS (OK)
42 Boston Bateman LHP Adolfo Camarillo HS (CA)
43 Luke Holman RHP LSU
44 Ryan Forcucci 🔺🔺 RHP UC San Diego
45 Tegan Kuhns RHP Gettysburg HS (PA)
46 Trey Gregory-Alford RHP Coronado HS (CO)
47 Joey Oakie RHP Ankeny Centennial HS (IA)
48 Connor Gatwood RHP Baker HS (AL)
49 Walker Janek C Sam Houston State
50 Colby Shelton* 🔺 SS Florida
51 Cam Smith* 3B Florida State
52 Brayden Krenzel RHP Dublin Jerome HS (OH)
53 Tyson Lewis 🔺🔺 SS Millard West HS (NE)
54 Ty Head 🔺 OF Windermere HS (FL)
55 Dante Nori 🔺 OF Northville HS (MI)
56 Braylon Payne OF Elkin HS (TX)
57 Dasan Hill 🔺🔺 LHP Grapevine HS (TX)
58 James Tibbs 🔺 1B Florida State
59 Christian Moore 🔺🔺 2B Tennessee
60 Kaelen Culpepper SS/3B Kansas State
61 Dylan Dreiling* OF Tennessee
62 Noah Franco OF/LHP IMG Academy HS (FL)
63 Ethan Schiefelbein LHP Corona HS (CA)
64 Ethan Anderson C Virginia
65 Anthony Silva* SS TCU
66 Thatcher Hurd RHP LSU
67 Brady Tygart RHP Arkansas
68 Drew Beam RHP Tennessee
69 Michael Massey RHP Wake Forest
70 Manny Marin 🆕 SS Westminster Christian HS (FL)
71 Derek Curiel OF Orange Lutheran HS (CA)
72 Anderson French 🔺🔺 C Red Land HS (PA)
73 Griffin Burkholder 🔺🔺 OF Freedom (VA)
74 Myles Bailey 1B Lincoln HS (FL)
75 Hunter Carns 🔺 C First Coast HS (FL)
76 Chase Mobley 🔺🔺 RHP Durant HS (FL)
77 Cade Arrambide C Tomball HS (TX)
78 Levi Sterling RHP Notre Dame HS (CA)
79 Jared Thomas* 🔺 1B Texas
80 Carson Benge OF Oklahoma State
81 Carter Holton LHP Vanderbilt
82 Kevin Bazzell C Texas Tech
83 Sam Antonacci 🔺 3B/SS Coastal Carolina
84 Kyle DeBarge SS Louisiana
85 Duncan Marsten RHP Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)
86 Derek Bender C/1B Coastal Carolina
87 Braylon Doughty 🔺🔺 RHP Chaparral HS (CA)
88 William Kirk 🔺 LHP Ramsey HS (NJ)
89 Eli Serrano* OF NC State
90 Wylan Moss 🔺 RHP Mater Dei HS (CA)
91 Owen Paino SS Roy C. Ketcham HS (NY)
92 Sawyer Strosnider 🔺🔺 OF Brock HS (TX)
93 Ty Southisene SS Basic Academy (NV)
94 Nicholas Montgomery C Cypress HS (CA)
95 Tytus Cissell 🆕 OF Francis Howell HS (MO)
96 Joshua Whritenour 🆕 RHP A3 Academy HS (FL)
97 T.P. Wentworth 🔺 OF/LHP Central Catholic (CA)
98 Ryan Prager 🔺🔺 LHP Texas A&M
99 Carson DeMartini 3B Virginia Tech
100 Luke Heyman* 🔺 C Florida
101 Jurrangelo Cijntje* 🔺 RHP Mississippi State
102 Zack Stewart 🆕 OF Missouri State
103 Ryan Johnson RHP Dallas Baptist
104 Mason Molina LHP Arkansas
105 Cody Schrier SS UCLA
106 Chris Cortez 🔺 RHP Texas A&M
107 Mike Sirota OF Northeastern
108 Austin Overn* OF USC
109 Nick McLain OF Arizona State
110 Tyson Neighbors RHP Kansas State
111 Joey Broughton 🆕 LHP Northville HS (MI)
112 Dylan Jordan RHP Viera HS (FL)
113 Chris Levonas 🆕 RHP Christian Brothers HS (NJ)
114 Owen Hall 🔺 RHP Edmond North HS (OK)
115 Anson Seibert RHP Blue Valley Southwest HS (KS)
116 Nate Dohm RHP Mississippi State
117 Casan Evans RHP St. Pius X HS (TX)
118 Devin Fitz-Gerald SS Stoneman Douglas HS (FL)
119 Fabio Peralta OF Miami Christian (FL)
120 Michael Ryan SS Archbishop Rummel (LA)
121 Sawyer Farr 🔺🔺 SS Boswell HS (TX)
122 Travis Smith 🔺 RHP Kentucky
123 Connor Foley* 🆕 RHP Indiana
124 Jonathan Vastine SS Vanderbilt
125 Arnold Abernathy SS North Cobb HS (GA)
126 Landon Victorian RHP Barbe (LA)
127 Chase Harlan 🔺 3B Central Bucks East HS (PA)
128 Aiden May 🆕 RHP Sandia HS (NM)
129 Matt Ager RHP UC Santa Barbara
130 Jace Souza 🆕 OF KS Kapālama HS (HI)
131 Michael Mullinax OF North Cobb Christian (GA)
132 Rustan Rigdon SS Metter HS (GA)
133 Alex Hernandez 🆕 3B Forsyth Central HS (GA)
134 Brendan Tunink 🆕 OF Newman Central Catholic HS (IL)
135 LeBarron Johnson RHP Texas
136 Jake Hanley 🆕 1B Mason HS (OH)
137 Andrew Dutkanych* RHP Vanderbilt
138 Kyle Robinson RHP Texas Tech
139 Burke Mabeus 🆕 C Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
140 Levi Clark C Walton HS (GA)
141 Trey Snyder SS Liberty North HS (MO)
142 Drew Dickerson 🆕 SS Lee's Summit West HS (MO)
143 Carson Messina 🆕 RHP Summerville HS (SC)
144 Cole Gibler 🆕 LHP Blue Springs HS (MO)
145 Jackson Barberi 🆕 RHP Brookwood HS (GA)
146 Blake Burke 1B Tennessee
147 Rodney Green Jr. OF Cal
148 Jared Jones* 🆕 1B LSU
149 Greysen Carter RHP Vanderbilt
150 Josh Randall RHP San Diego
151 Jared Spencer LHP Indiana State
152 Schuyler Sanford RHP St. Johns Country Day HS (FL)
153 Nic Abraham 🔺 RHP Franklin HS (CA)
154 Jason Flores 🔺 RHP Naaman Forest HS (TX)
155 Cam Clayton SS Washington
156 Jacob Jenkins-Cowart 🆕 OF East Carolina
157 Devin Futrell LHP Vanderbilt
158 Gage Jump LHP LSU
159 Conner Ware LHP Pearl River JC (MS)
160 Will Turner OF South Alabama
161 Dom Fritton* LHP NC State
162 Cole Messina C South Carolina
163 John Spikerman 🆕 OF Oklahoma
164 Paxton Kling* OF LSU
165 Aidan Major 🆕 RHP West Virginia
166 Zach Swanson RHP Toutle Lake HS (WA)
167 Niko Mazza 🆕 RHP Southern Miss
168 Marcus Morgan 🔺 RHP Iowa
169 Sean Keys 🆕 3B Bucknell
170 Zander Darby 🆕 3B UC Santa Barbara
171 Sam Peterson 🆕 OF Iowa
172 Luke Heefner 🆕 SS Dallas Baptist
173 Brandon Neely RHP Florida
174 Fran Oschell III RHP Duke
175 Drew Pestka 🔺 RHP John A. Logan JC (IL)
176 Ryan Campos 🔺 C Arizona State
177 Joseph Sullivan 🆕 INF South Alabama
178 Matt Halbach 🆕 3B San Diego
179 Cole Mathis 1B College of Charleston
180 Blake Larson 🆕 LHP IMG Academy HS (FL)
181 Josiah Romero 🔺 RHP Mayfield HS (ON, Canada)
182 Casey Saucke 🆕 OF Virginia
183 Ethan Gourson 2B UCLA
184 Tristan Smith* LHP Clemson
185 Payton Tolle LHP TCU
186 Jaxon Jelkin 🆕 RHP Houston
187 Camron Hill LHP Georgia Tech
188 Tanner Wiggins 🆕 RHP Weatherford JC (TX)
189 Daniel Eagen RHP Presbyterian
190 Payton Green SS Georgia Tech
191 Greg Farone 🆕 LHP Alabama
192 Kyle Ayers 🆕 RHP TCU
193 Kendall Diggs 🆕 OF Arkansas
194 Jack DeTienne RHP Verona Area HS (WI)
195 Parker Smith RHP Rice
196 Grant Knipp 🆕 C/RHP Campbell
197 Davis Diaz SS Vanderbilt
198 Hudson White 🆕 C Arkansas
199 Colby Holcombe RHP Mississippi State
200 Cade Obermueller* LHP Iowa
*Notes draft-eligible college sophomore

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