2024 High School All-American Teams


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Baseball America presents its High School All-American teams for the 2024 season.

End-of-season honorees are selected by BA staff after consulting with scouts and high school coaches. In keeping with the BA tradition of looking at both present and future, players are honored for both their production and their tools.

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Hunter Carns, C, First Coast HS, Jacksonville, FL

Carns has an atypical high school catcher profile thanks to his standout athleticism and speed that could also allow him to play outfield. He generates surprising power thanks to tremendous hand quickness and should be able to make up for the swing-and-miss in his game thanks to plenty of impact.  

PJ Morlando, CI, Summerville HS, Summerville, SC

Morlando is the top first baseman in the prep class, though he has also played outfield. His calling card is a lethal hit/power combination from an unconventionally wide stance. That setup hasn’t prevented him from making contact, and he uses the entire field while showing off some of the best raw power in the class.

Caleb Bonemer, CI, Okemos HS, Okemos, MI

Bonemer is a tooled-up righthanded hitter with an exciting power/speed combination who might have a chance to stick at shortstop. If he can’t, he has the tools to be a great defender at third base. He has a stiff operation in the box but was one of the more impressive performers last summer on the showcase circuit.

Bryce Rainer, MI, Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, CA

The top prep shortstop in the class, Rainer has huge tools and turned in an excellent season in Southern California with prep powerhouse Harvard-Westlake. He projects for plus power and already has a 70-grade arm that is an asset on the left side of the infield. He has clean and reliable actions and glove work.  

Tyson Lewis, MI, Millard West HS, Omaha, NE

Lewis is a standout athlete with plus speed and quick, snappy hands in the box that could make him a strong pure hitter. He added more strength and amplified his tool set this spring and has turned in double-plus run times in workouts. He has an excellent athletic foundation and up-the-middle upside.

Konnor Griffin, OF, Jackson Prep, Flowood, MS

The High School Player of the Year has unmatched tools and upside in this draft. He’s a double-plus runner with plus raw power and plus arm strength who could be a plus defender at multiple positions. Scouts have praised his swing and offensive consistency this spring. Griffin also is legit as a pro pitching prospect.

Slade Caldwell, OF, Valley View HS, Jonesboro, AR

Caldwell is a short, filled-out lefthanded-hitting outfielder who is a consistent performer with a top-of-the-order tool set. He’s a plus runner who covers plenty of ground in center field and pressures defenses on the bases. He might have the top bat-to-ball skills among preps, hinting at above-average hitting ability as well.

Braylon Payne, OF, Fort Bend Elkins HS, Missouri City, TX

Payne is young for the class and one of the better straight-line runners with double-plus speed that should allow him to be an above-average center fielder and potential table-setter. His bat-to-ball skills are solid, and he’s done a nice job cleaning up the direction and consistency of his lower half in his swing.

Theo Gillen, DH, Westlake HS, Austin, TX

Injuries have cut into Gillen’s playing time in high school, but when he’s healthy he’s been one of the most dangerous hitters in the class. He’s a physical, lefthanded batter who should hit for average and power, while his plus run tool should make him a good outfielder if he needs to move off shortstop.

Cam Caminiti, SP, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, AZ

Originally a member of the 2025 class, Caminiti won’t turn 18 until after the draft. He has an overpowering fastball that sits consistently in the mid 90s. The lefthander’s developing secondaries are buttressed by advanced touch and feel from an athletic delivery. His uncle is 15-year big leaguer Ken Caminiti.

William Schmidt, SP, Catholic HS, Baton Rouge, LA

Schmidt’s feel for spin is the envy of the 2024 class. The righthander consistently drops in a hammer breaking ball that earns double-plus projections and has helped Schmidt push to the top of the prep pitching ranks. He also has a projectable frame and a fastball tracking in the right direction and has touched 98 mph this spring.

Dax Whitney, SP, Blackfoot HS, Blackfoot, ID

Few players are drafted out of Idaho in the top 10 rounds, but Whitney forced scouts to get familiar with the state after establishing himself as the top arm in the Northwest. The righthander has an elite pitcher’s frame at 6-foot-5, a fastball up to 96 mph and multiple breaking balls that could be above-average.

Kash Mayfield, SP, Elk City HS, Elk City, OK

Mayfield has a picturesque delivery and fantastic operation that has helped him develop into one of the best strike-throwers in the 2024 class. The lefthander showed more velocity and now sits in the low 90s consistently with a mid-70s breaking ball and changeup he throws with conviction to round out a solid arsenal.

Boston Bateman, SP, Camarillo HS, Camarillo, CA

Few draft prospects, high school or college, are more imposing than Bateman. For that, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound lefthander has earned the nickname “Sasquatch.” He attacks hitters with a mid-90s fastball and a pair of high-spin breaking balls. He made strides this spring with his delivery and command.

First Team

PositionPlayer, School
CHunter Carns, First Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.
CIPJ Morlando, Summerville (S.C.) HS
CICaleb Bonemer, Okemos (Mich.) HS
MIBryce Rainer, Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.
MITyson Lewis, Millard West HS, Omaha, Neb.
OFKonnor Griffin, Jackson Prep, Flowood, Miss.
OFSlade Caldwell, Valley View HS, Jonesboro, Ark.
OFBraylon Payne, Fort Bend Elkins HS, Missouri City, Texas
DHTheo Gillen, Westlake HS, Austin, Tex.
PositionPlayer, School
SPCam Caminiti, Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
SPWilliam Schmidt, Catholic HS, Baton Rouge, La.
SPDax Whitney, Blackfoot (Idaho) HS
SPKash Mayfield, Elk City (Okla.) HS
SPBoston Bateman, Camarillo (Calif.) HS

Second Team

PositionPlayer, School
CAnderson French, Red Land HS, Lewisberry, Pa.
CIKale Fountain, Norris HS, Firth, Neb.
CIChase Harlan, Central Bucks East HS, Doylestown, Pa.
MIKellon Lindsey, Hardee HS, Wauchula, Fla.
MIWyatt Sanford, Independence HS, Frisco, Texas
OFGriffin Burkholder, Freedom HS, South Riding, Va.
OFDerek Curiel, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS
OFGarrett Shull, Enid (Okla.) HS
DHCarter Johnson, Oxford (Ala.) HS
PositionPlayer, School
SPChase Mobley, Durant HS, Plant City, Fla.
SPLevi Sterling, Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
SPDasan Hill, Grapevine (Texas) HS
SPBraylon Doughty, Chaparral HS, Temecula, Calif.
SPRyan Sloan, York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.

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