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Top 2024 High School MLB Draft Prospects

Konnor Griffin Jenna Hiscock (USA Baseball)
Konnor Griffin (USA Baseball)

It’s a new year and time for new rankings with new scouting reports for the top 100 high school players in the 2024 class for the MLB draft.

While the 2023 class at this time last year had outfielders Max Clark and Walker Jenkins separate themselves as the two premier players in the country, the No. 1 player for 2024 is a more open debate.

The edge for No. 1 in the country in our rankings goes to Konnor Griffin, who reclassified from the 2025 class after his freshman season in 2022. Griffin has outstanding size, athleticism, tools and has performed at a high level in games, with a chance to develop into an impact player who could hit in the middle of a lineup.

Griffin is committed to Louisiana State. So are center fielder Derek Curiel and catcher Cade Arrambide, giving LSU three commits among the top 10 players in the class, five in the top 25 and seven in the top 50. Overall, the Tigers have nine commits among the Top 100 players for 2024, the most of any school.

Behind LSU is Tennessee, which has eight recruits in the Top 100, led by a pair of high-end pitchers with righthanders Tegan Kuhns and Anson Seibert. Florida State and Mississippi State both have seven Top 100 commits. Mississippi State’s class is particularly strong at the top, led by outfielder/first baseman P.J. Morlando, one of the most talented hitters in the country both in terms of on-base skills and power, as well as righthander Jack Frankel, an elite pitcher in the class with an impressive mix of stuff and polish for his age. The Bulldogs’ 2024 class got a boost when Noah Franco, a premier two-way player, reclassified from 2025 to 2024 on Jan. 1.

Vanderbilt has five Top 100 commits, anchored by two high-end pitching recruits with righthander Austin Nye and lefthander Drew Bellis. Mississippi has four Top 100 recruits, three of whom are polished hitters with excellent baseball instincts, led by shortstop Owen Paino. Of the Top 100 players, 98 are committed to a college. Shortstop Bryce Clavon is the biggest impact player who remains uncommitted.

The baseball hotbed states are well represented, with Florida high schools leading the way with 17 players. That number does include three players from out of state who play in Bradenton, Fla. at powerhouse IMG Academy. California has 13, Georgia has 10 and Texas has nine players ranked in the Top 100.

While forecasting pitching at this age is filled with risk, the 2024 class does have a deep group of pitchers who could break out and separate themselves as the 2024 draft approaches.

Below are the Top 100 high school prospects for the 2024 MLB Draft, with scouting reports and college commitments for each player.

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    Konnor Griffin

    Jackson Prep, Flowood, Miss. OF/SS/RHP
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    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 190 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.2

    As a freshman in 2022, Griffin led his high school team to a state title. After the season ended, Griffin announced that he was reclassifying from the 2025 to the 2024 class, making him the No. 1 high school player for 2024. Griffin excels both as a position player (at shortstop and center field) as well as on the mound, with an electric package of athleticism, physical upside, tools and ability to hit in games. He has a long, high-waisted, rangy frame that's strong and lean with lots of space to continue to add strength. Even as one of the younger 2024 players, his tools already stack up among the best in the class. He's a bouncy athlete with at least plus speed and a plus arm that could tick up to become a 70 tool. Griffin has extremely quick hands at the plate, generating some of the best bat speed in the country. He already makes hard contact that shows up as home run power in games, with raw power that should be at least plus once he fills out. Griffin's offensive approach is advanced for his age as well, leading to high contact rates and consistently strong game performance, both in terms of getting on base and hitting for power. With a chance for several tools that could be 60s or 70s down the road, Griffin would rank No. 1 on this list for his ability as a position player alone, but he also has significant upside on the mound. He is already into the low 90s and has the physical projection to be throwing in the mid-to-upper 90s by draft time.

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    Michael Mullinax

    North Cobb Christian HS, Kennesaw, Ga. OF
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 190 | B-T: B-R
    Committed: Georgia
    Age At Draft: 19.0

    Mullinax has an exciting combination of athleticism, tools and a strong offensive track record, especially for a player who projects to play in the middle of the field. He's a lean, bursty athlete who accelerates quickly with plus-plus speed and a strong arm in center field. Mullinax is a power/speed threat who makes some of the hardest contact in the 2024 class. He will bar his arm, but he's able to keep his hands inside the ball with a quick, explosive swing and plus raw power that shows up now in games. He takes consistent quality at-bats too, typically staying within the strike zone with good bat-to-ball skills from both sides of the plate. He’s coming off an outstanding sophomore high school season in which he hit .491/.603/.947 in 78 plate appearances with seven home runs, 16 walks and six strikeouts, leading North Cobb Christian to a runner-up finish in the Georgia Class A private state championship

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    Derek Curiel

    Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS OF
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 180 | B-T: L-L
    Committed: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    Curiel has an ease of operation to his game that stands out at the plate and in the field. He has a calm, balanced swing that’s quick, fluid and direct to the ball with good bat control and strike-zone discipline. His contact rate stacks up among the best in the 2024 class with good plate coverage and a knack for going with where the ball is pitched to use the whole field. Curiel has a slender frame that he has started to add strength to, which has helped him generate more bat speed and extra-base damage at times, though it’s his on-base skills that stand out more than his power. There’s more room to fill out, and once he gets stronger and learns which pitches to try to drive for pull-side damage in the air, there could be another uptick in power. He’s a plus runner with an easy stride, gliding around in center field with good instincts and an average, accurate arm.

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    Owen Paino

    Roy C. Ketcham HS, Wappingers Falls, N.Y. SS
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 205 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Mississippi
    Age At Draft: 18.6

    Paino stands out immediately for his size as a 6-foot-3, 205-pound shortstop. Yet it’s Paino’s polish, instincts and smooth, easy operation that stand out more than just his physicality. Paino has a calm, balanced swing from the left side, starting with a simple lower half load before turning the barrel with a smooth, compact swing. He tracks pitches well, controls the strike zone and stays behind the ball well with a good bath path, leading to frequent contact and a true all-fields approach. There are times where Paino will show some swing-and-miss on fastballs up in the zone, but he has a knack for being on time and barreling balls in games. Paino doesn’t have the elite bat speed of some of the other premium players in the 2024 class, but with his size, there’s obvious strength projection to grow into more power, though his strength as a hitter now leans more toward his on-base skills. Paino’s maturity and high baseball IQ are evident at the plate and in the field. He’s a below-average runner underway, but he has a quick first step and reads the ball well off the bat. If Paino does physically outgrow shortstop, he could be a plus defender at third base with the offensive game to fit well there, but right now he has the actions, instincts and body control for shortstop, where his hands and feet work well and his internal clock helps him slow the game down. For a bigger-bodied shortstop, he ranges well to all angles and finishes plays with a strong arm.

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    PJ Morlando

    Summerville (S.C.) HS OF/1B
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 195 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    Morlando is arguably the most dangerous offensive threat in the 2024 class thanks to an excellent combination of contact skills, plate discipline and power. A gold medalist on the USA 18U National Team that won the U-18 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico in November 2022, Morlando has elite bat speed, which along with his strength and leverage in his swing generates the best lefthanded power for any 2024 hitter. It’s plus raw power with the bat speed and physical projection for more to come, giving him a chance to be a 30-plus home run threat. The way Morlando is able to generate that power is especially impressive and allows it to translate in games. He doesn’t have many moving parts to his swing, setting up with a wide base and a simple lower half load, keeping his head locked in to help him track pitches well. He has quiet hands before unleashing a tight, compact and pretty swing with clean, fluid path through the hitting zone, enabling him to punish the ball for extra-base damage to all fields with easy, explosive pop. Morlando has shown the ability to barrel mid-90s velocity with the plate coverage to hammer fastballs in any part of the zone and is especially effective on fastballs up. The best chance for pitchers against Morlando is to try to get him to swing through soft stuff down and away, but he’s a patient hitter who will take his walks. Morlando has a catching background, but he is better in the outfield corners and first base. His arm is below-average but he showed much improved athleticsm over the past year to be able to handle an outfield corner. He the glove skills at first base to turn into a quality defender there, too, but it’s Morlando’s offensive game that will drive his value.

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    Bryce Rainer

    Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles SS/RHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Texas
    Age At Draft: 19.0

    With a long, rangy frame, Rainer has a good mix of hitting ability and power. He has a long, rangy frame and big lefthanded power that plays in games and should tick up even more as he fills out, with the potential to be a 25-plus home run threat. Rainer is an advanced hitter for his age with a fast, fluid swing, usually staying within the strike zone and using the whole field with a knack for hanging in well against lefties. Rainer has spent time at shortstop and third base, with his size and range fitting best at third. He’s a good athlete with a plus arm that could climb to a 70 tool as he gets stronger. Rainer didn’t pitch in 2022 during the spring or summer, but he has been into the low 90s and shown feel for both a breaking ball and lively changeup, so he would be a legitimate pitching prospect as well.

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    Cade Arrambide

    Tomball (Texas) HS C
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 205 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: LSU
    Age At Draft: 18.8

    Arrambide has established himself as the clear No. 1 catcher in the 2024 class. On the defensive side, Arrambide has just about everything scouts want to see for a catcher his age. He’s strong but a loose, flexible and an athletic, agile mover behind the plate. He receives well, does an outstanding job of blocking balls and is elite at controlling the running game as well. He has a plus-plus arm with clean, efficient throwing mechanics, getting rid of the ball with exchange times on par with the top catchers in the big leagues and often producing pop times under 1.9 seconds in games. The attributes are all there for Arrambide to develop into a plus to plus-plus defender in the big leagues, and while it’s his work behind the plate that stands out the most, Arrambide can also do damage in the batter’s box. He has performed at a high level in games with a power-over-hit profile. He has quick hands, a pull approach and a swing geared to lift the ball with solid-average raw power and a chance to be a 20-25 home run hitter. There is some swing-and-miss, but he’s able to keep it to a manageable rate and does have a two-strike approach, spreading out his stance and cutting down his stride.

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    Bryce Clavon

    Kell HS, Marietta, Ga. SS
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    Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Uncommitted
    Age At Draft: 18.7

    Clavon is one of the top uncommitted 2024 players in the country, generating buzz for his talent in two sports. He’s a dynamic quarterback generating Division I interest with explosive athleticism that makes him one of the most exciting baseball players in the 2024 class. Clavon’s quick-twitch actions are evident in multiple ways on the diamond, starting at the plate where he has outstanding hand speed. It’s some of the best bat speed in the country for a player in any class. It allows Clavon more time to sit back on pitches, but he has an aggressive approach and has performed well in games, firing his hands through the zone quickly with a short, down-and-through swing geared for line drives, with more power upside because of his bat speed. Clavon is also an explosive runner with a quick first step and plus-plus speed to go with a plus arm.

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    Brendan Lawson

    Lawrence Park (Ont.) HS SS
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Florida
    Age At Draft: 18.6

    Lawson has been one of the biggest up-arrow players in the 2024 class over the past year. He is one of the most dangerous hitters in the country, with a promising blend of hitting ability and power that translates in games. Lawson has a sweet lefthanded swing, generating good torque and weight transfer as he whips the barrel through the zone with good bat speed, sequence and timing. He has performed at a high level in games with extra-base power to all fields. Lawson still has lots of space left to fill out his lean 6-foot-3 frame and could grow into plus power. A fringe-average runner, Lawson has the actions to stick in the infield, whether that ends up being at shortstop or at third base if he outgrows the position.

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    Erik Parker

    North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, Ga. SS
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: South Carolina
    Age At Draft: 18.2

    Parker is one of the younger players in the 2024 class and sticks out right away for his tall, athletic and highly projectable build. He’s long, lean with broad shoulders on a high-waisted frame and a quick-twitch athlete with a ton of space left for significant strength gains to come. There’s a lot of physical upside with Parker, who’s already a plus runner with good body control and a strong arm at shortstop. There’s some length to his actions at shortstop, but he’s better in games than in workouts and throws well on the run. At the plate, Parker is one of the more patient hitters in the class. He has a good eye for the strike zone, takes borderline pitches and works deep counts to take his walks. For a young, long-limbed hitter, Parker doesn’t have too much swing and miss, but he is still learning to sync up his swing and transfer his weight more efficiently. There’s occasional over-the-fence power now with Parker, and if he’s able to make those adjustments, there’s a chance for a significant jump in power once he layers on more strength.

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    JD Dix

    Whitefish Bay (Wisc.) HS SS
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 170 | B-T: B-R
    Committed: Alabama
    Age At Draft: 18.8

    Dix is a talented switch-hitter with significant physical projection remaining. He has a lean, athletic build with broad shoulders and a compact swing from both sides of the plate. He has a mature approach at the plate, stays back well on breaking stuff and has a knack for barreling balls to all fields in games. The power has trended up for Dix over the past year and should become an even bigger part of his game the next few years given how much space he has to add strength to his frame. Dix stands out the most on the offensive side of the ball, but he has a chance to stick at shortstop, though second or third base could be other landing spots for him in pro ball.

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    Jack Frankel

    John Paul II HS, Plano, Texas RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 195 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    Frankel is one of the most talented pitching prospects in the 2024 class. He didn’t get a chance to show it during the 2022 summer, though, because while he was hitting during his high school season in the spring, he got hit by a pitch that fractured his left wrist and ended his season, keeping him off the mound in the summer as well. What Frankel has shown on the mound is a mix of power and feel with a starter projection. He has good mechanics, a strong build and repeats his delivery to fill the strike zone with a fastball that has been up to 94 mph and should spike higher. Frankel has some of the best breaking stuff in the class with his high-spin curveball and slider, while his changeup has impressive sink and fade. It’s a diverse array of pitches that can miss bats, with the pitchability that helps everything play up.

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    Mason Brassfield

    Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian HS LHP/OF
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    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-L
    Committed: Texas Christian
    Age At Draft: 18.9

    Brassfield is a two-way player who had a big 2022 spring season at the plate, but his ability on the mound makes him one of the premium pitchers for 2024. He’s tall, lean and athletic with significant physical projection to add to a fastball that already touches 94 mph and has good carry up in the zone from his high, near over-the-top arm slot. Brassfield could be throwing in the mid-to-upper 90s, and as good as his fastball is already, his best pitch is his slider. It’s a dominant pitch that projects to be plus with power and late tilt at 82-84 mph, enabling Brassfield to pile up whiffs whether he’s throwing it to lefties or righties.

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    Tegan Kuhns

    Chambergsburg Area (Pa.) HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 175 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Tennessee
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    The projection arrows are pointing in the right direction for Kuhns, who has some of the best stuff in the 2024 class and should have a lot more in the tank. He’s a lanky, elastic righthander with lots of room on his slender 6-foot-3 frame to add weight and grow a fastball that has been up to 92 mph with riding life up in the zone and solid control for his age. With his arm speed, Kuhns should be throwing in the mid-90s or better once he gets stronger. The separator for Kuhns, though, is his curveball, a pitch he throws with power at 78-81 mph and tight rotation with spin rates north of 2,800 rpm. It’s a sharp breaking ball that projects to be plus and should continue to be a big swing-and-miss pitch in pro ball. Kuhns has shown feel for a splitter as well as a changeup, which has good fading action away from lefties and should become a bigger factor for him with more repetition.

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    Casan Evans

    St. Pius X HS, Houston SS/RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.8

    Evans has been one of the big risers in the nation over the past year. His fastball jumped from the 85-90 mph range in 2021 to now sitting in the low 90s and reaching 94 mph. With his arm speed and physical projection remaining, there should be another uptick in velocity coming. Evans has a power arm for his age with a starter profile. His delivery is sound, he’s athletic and repeats his mechanics to throw consistent strikes. Evans can miss lots of bats with a sharp curveball that has tight rotation, while his changeup is a lively pitch he shows feel for as well.

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    Noah Franco

    IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. LHP/OF
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-L
    Committed: Mississippi State
    Age At Draft: 18.2

    Franco was one of the premium players in the 2025 class before he announced his decision to reclassify as a 2024 on Jan. 1, 2023. He’s a Downey, Calif. native who plays at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and won a gold medal at the U-18 World Cup Americas Qualifier in Mexico in November 2022 as one of just two 2025 players (along with righthander Vaughn Neckar) on USA Baseball’s 18U National Team. What’s not clear yet is whether Franco’s future is brighter on the mound or as an outfielder. Some like him more as a pitcher, where he has tremendous physical projection on his athletic 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame with wide shoulders, long arms, a high waist, good flexibility and arm speed. There’s lots of space to add more weight and strength and grow a fastball that has been up to 92 mph and could be reaching the mid-to-upper 90s. His upper-70s slider has three-quarters action across the zone with the ability to get swing-and-miss against both lefties and righties, and he has shown advanced feel for a changeup with good tumble as well. He will need to tighten his control, but his athleticism bodes well for his ability to make adjustments. Franco’s offensive track record is just as impressive. He has a fluid lefthanded swing that’s geared to drive the ball in the air, with the ability to flatten out and punish mistakes up in the zone. He already uses left-center and the middle of the field for extra-base damage with over-the-fence juice to his pull side and above-average power potential once he fills out. He’s an average runner with a strong arm for right field.

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    Austin Nye

    Woodcreek HS, Roseville, Calif. RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 195 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.2

    Nye already pitches in the low 90s and has touched 95 mph with projection for more, though it’s his touch and feel that stands out even more than his arm strength. Throwing from a high three-quarters slot with some effort and a slight head jerk, Nye’s pitchability is advanced for his age and helps everything play up as he attacks hitters and throws strikes at a high clip. While he tends to go to his breaking stuff more often, his changeup is outstanding for his age. When it’s at its best, his changeup flashes plus or better potential with more than 10 mph of separation off his fastball in the upper 70s as he maintains his arm speed, with lively fading action and late tumble to generate empty swings. The secondary pitch Nye goes to most is his big-breaking curveball, a low-70s pitch with good depth that he has good feel for landing in the zone. He mixes in a mid-to-upper-70s slider as well that can blend into his curveball at times.

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    Charlie Bates

    Palo Alto (Calif.) HS SS
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 175 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Stanford
    Age At Draft: 18.8

    A great showing at the Area Code Underclass Games in August 2022 put a bigger spotlight on Bates, who homered there and showed a good mix of skills at the plate and in the field. Bates has a compact lefthanded swing with good hand-eye coordination and excellent bat control, making him one of the more difficult hitters in the class to induce swing-and-miss against. His ability to manipulate the barrel is evident whether he’s facing righties or lefties, fastballs or breaking balls, with big hits at Area Codes against several of the best pitchers in the country. It’s mostly gap power right now, but Bates has more strength projection left in his 6-foot-1 frame for that to tick up. An instinctive defender with smooth actions at shortstop, Bates has good rhythm and footwork, moving around gracefully with good body control and soft hands to stay in the middle infield.

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    Anson Seibert

    Blue Valley Southwest HS, Overland Park, Kan. RHP
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    Ht: 6-8 | Wt: 230 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Tennessee
    Age At Draft: 19.0

    An enormous 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, Seibert attacks hitters downhill with a power fastball for his age, sitting at 89-93 mph and touching 94 from his three-quarters slot. Seibert is already physically advanced for 17, but there’s arm speed and more physical upside for him to potentially throw in the upper 90s. While teenage pitchers with extra-long frames often struggle to sync up their mechanics to throw strikes, Seibert has a loose, low-effort delivery that he repeats well, and he throws his fastball for strikes at a high clip. Seibert’s fastball is his predominant pitch and one he leans on heavily. He throws a hard, short-breaking slider at 78-82 mph that’s more notable for its power than its action and is ahead of his changeup.

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    Theodore Gillen

    Westlake HS, Austin, Texas SS
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 195 | B-T: L-R
    Committed: Texas
    Age At Draft: 18.9

    Gillen stood out from an early age as one of the most talented players in the 2024 class, though he had right shoulder surgery in April 2022, so he missed much of the year. Gillen has good strength projection left on his lean 6-foot-3 build. He’s an athletic shortstop who’s an agile, fluid mover at the position with smooth actions and plus speed. He’s crisp on double play turns, has good body control and is adept at charging the slow roller. At the plate, Gillen has a strong offensive track record, using a line-drive stroke with a knack for going the opposite way, with more power that could come with physical maturity.

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    Cade Townsend

    Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic HS RHP
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    Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 180 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Mississippi
    Age At Draft: 19.2

    Townsend has been on an upward trend with a strong fastball and innate feel for manipulating his secondary pitches. He has been up to 93 mph with a lively fastball that has good riding action up in the zone. Townsend has the arm speed and physical projection on his lean 6-foot-2 frame for another velocity spike ahead. His fastball is already a good pitch, but the separator for Townsend is his knack for spinning a breaking ball. His 75-78 mph curveball spins in the 2,800-2,900 rpm range to create sharp bite and good depth when it’s at its best, though he will need to get better landing it in the zone. Townsend has introduced a slider into his mix, too, that shows promise with his ability to spin the ball, giving him a second breaking pitch that could become a bigger weapon. Towsend’s changeup can come in fairly firm off his fastball, but the action on it is good, sinking and running away from lefties to give him another bat-missing pitch. Townsend has had outings where his control comes and goes, then others where he’s throwing more frequent strikes, so corralling that consistently will be key, but he has a delivery that works well and the repertoire to be a starter with multiple bat-missing secondaries.

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    Landon Victorian

    Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. RHP
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    Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Louisiana State
    Age At Draft: 18.7

    Victorian is a well-coordinated pitcher who fills the strike zone with a simple, repeatable delivery that finishes with some recoil, showing advanced control of his fastball. He is already up to 93 mph with an extremely projectable frame that points to mid-90s velocity coming soon. It’s a starter look for Victorian, who has improved his breaking stuff over the past year. He throws a slider that doesn’t have elite spin rates but has late bite when it’s at its best to help him miss bats. He’s still learning to corral his changeup, but it has good components to it with a lot of separation off his fastball at 78-81 mph.

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    Brayton Thomas

    Bishop Dwenger HS, Fort Wayne, Ind. LHP
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    Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 220 | B-T: L-L
    Committed: Indiana
    Age At Draft: 19.0

    Thomas has trended up, evolving from one of the more intriguing Indiana prep arms for 2024 into becoming one of the top lefties on the national stage for his class. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Thomas has a strong build, a solid delivery and a fastball that progressed over the past year to touch 93 mph from his three-quarters slot, with mid-90s or better velocity likely in his future. Thomas is more than just a big lefty with arm strength. His 78-81 mph slider has hard sweep away from lefthanded hitters and two-plane depth when it’s at its best, giving him a swing-and-miss secondary pitch and one of the better sliders in the 2024 class. He also throws a curveball that he has feel for and comes in a touch slower than his slider, though it can blend into that pitch with three-quarters action. Thomas leans more on his breaking stuff but he has shown feel for a changeup at times as well.

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    Andre Modugno

    IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. 3B
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    Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 200 | B-T: R-R
    Committed: Duke
    Age At Draft: 18.9

    A New Jersey native, Modugno has the physical upside that’s as high as any player in the 2024 class. He's tall, strong and an explosive athlete at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds with some of the best tools in the class and with more room to fill out that should help those tools get even better as he gets stronger. With excellent bat speed and strength, Modugno generates some of the best power in the class. It’s plus raw power and not hard to project it to a 70 on the 20-80 scale with a chance to be a 30-plus home run hitter. While the ceiling with Modugno is high, he’s also a higher risk than some of the other premium 2024 players because of his high swinging strike rate. Modugno has plenty of other tools beyond the power. He moves extremely well for his size with plus speed and he has a a plus arm that stacks up among the elite arms of any 2024 player with a chance to be another 70 tool. Modugno moves around well when he takes ground balls at shortstop, though at his size, third base is more likely. He also plays outfield and his speed gives him a chance to play center field, though if he goes to right field he has the ingredients to be a plus defender there.

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    Drew Bellis

    IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. LHP
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    Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185 | B-T: L-L
    Committed: Vanderbilt
    Age At Draft: 18.3

    Armed with one of the best three-pitch mixes in the country for a 2024 lefty, Bellis has a quick arm to produce a fastball that has been up to 91 mph. With his arm speed and room on his lean frame to add weight, there should be mid-90s velocity in his future. Bellis’ feel for his secondary stuff helps set him apart. At times, he will lean heavily on his low-80s changeup, which he sells like a fastball out of his hand and runs away from righthanded hitters with lots of horizontal action when it’s at its best. Bellis can miss bats with his changeup as well as his slider, a sharp breaking ball in the upper 70s that’s effective against lefties or righties. After attending Avon Lake High in Ohio in 2022, Bellis will pitch at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. in 2023.

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