Prep Baseball Report

2024 MLB Draft Board: Winter Edition

By Prep Baseball Draft HQ

It’s hard to imagine while we're still within a frigid January that’s covered much of the country, but baseball season is upon us once again. The 2024 season begins Jan. 26 as the bulldogs belonging to the junior college ranks kick us off officially, which signals the latest MLB Draft cycle beginning in earnest.

Once they get going, it isn’t long before high school spring seasons are underway in the warm-weather states, which generally coincides with the start of the NCAA Division I season on Feb. 16. And it’s a marathon from there, which will take us to the MLB Draft in July, at a date to be announced, though it’ll presumably precede MLB All-Star Game on July 16 once again.

Since the end of the 2023 Draft, Prep Baseball’s Draft HQ has published insight on this 2024 draft class, including:

  • David Seifert published his Top 100 College Prospects list for back in September, which tees us up nicely for the spring season around the corner.
  • Our team highlighted the collection of draft-eligible sophomores on the board.
  • And we produced our first official Draft HQ Mock following December’s second annual MLB Draft Lottery – which we’ll shake up next in March.


This group of collegiate juniors were members of a star-studded 2021 prep class that included five of the first 10 picks, and 16 of the 36 total first-rounders, which includes the two compensatory rounds that take place prior to the official start of the second round.

Of the top 60 picks from the ‘21 MLB Draft, 27 were out of the high school ranks. For context, the class prior, which has now nearly ended its draft cycle, combined for 33 total first-round picks over three separate drafts (2020-2023). This helps underscore Draft HQ’s line of thinking, as we’ll eventually divvy this class into multiple groupings, by prep pitchers, prep position players, as well as college pitchers, and college position players. These separate lists better exhibit the day-of processes you might expect to see inside an actual ‘war room’ (although those rooms likely break things down at even more granular level).

Inevitably, more college players will be taken in each singular draft, but when approached across the full cycle (spanning three or four drafts in total), each graduating class should have almost double the amount of high-level talent as the collegians, who are members of a class that has already gone through one or two draft cycles.

So, while a finite number of first-rounders are set to be selected from the college ranks, there is a whole host of (future) high school top-60 picks that will not even be selected in 2024 MLB Draft. Regardless, those college players who have been passed over in previous drafts yet still project as top-five-round picks today carry their own kind of upside and they warrant closer evaluation this spring. Their position on the Draft Board should not be overlooked despite the fact that they were possibly passed over in previous years.

– Shooter Hunt, Prep Baseball VP of Scouting


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

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