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Brody Brecht, Charlie Condon Highlight NCAA Week 10 Standouts (Hot Sheet)

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The College Hot Sheet has returned for the 2024 season. Like our pro Hot Sheet that runs during the minor league season, we’re recognizing some of the top performers from around the country in college baseball after each weekend of play. Carlos Collazo and Peter Flaherty contributed to the College Hot Sheet this week. Players are listed in alphabetical order.

You can find our updated 2024 draft rankings here. All of our college coverage each week during the season can be found here.

Brody Brecht, RHP, Iowa

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 3 BB 12 K

Brecht had his best outing of the season last weekend against Rutgers when he struck out a season-high 12 batters in 7.2 innings. He generated an astounding 31 whiffs in the game, with most of those coming on his slider and changeup. Brecht has two breaking ball shapes this spring after working on the pitch over the offseason, but his slider accounted for 18 whiffs while his 90 mph changeup accounted for 10 more. His location of the changeup was impressive, as he did a nice job keeping the ball down but in the strike zone. Brecht’s pitch usage in this game was also a bit different as he threw his 97-mph fastball just 33% of the time—instead relying on his slider as the primary pitch he worked off of. Brecht is a polarizing prospect but days like these are exactly what scouts dream on with his tremendous pure stuff. –CC

Charlie Condon, 3B/OF, Georgia

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7-for-14 (.500), 6 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR, 4 2B, 1 BB, 4 K

The top-ranked player in the 2024 draft class extended his D-I lead in homers to 26 over the weekend, eclipsing his 25-homer total from 2023 in 17 fewer games. We recently mocked Condon as the 1-1 pick to the Guardians and he has simply been phenomenal in all phases. He’s played all over the field this season but spent the entirety of last weekend at the hot corner—where scouts are increasingly encouraged by his glovework—and now leads the country in average (.483), slugging percentage (1.119), OPS (1.703), hits (73) and wRC+ (254). –CC

Zac Cowan, RHP, Wofford

Class: 2025

What He Did: 9 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 14 K

After making all but one appearance in relief last year, Cowan this year has jumped into the Friday starter role. He has turned in a handful of quality starts, but last Friday was the best of his career as he spun his first-ever complete game and notched a career-high 14 strikeouts. Cowan generated 25 swings and misses, with 20 coming against his changeup which is a pitch the sophomore righthander relies heavily on. He doesn’t overwhelm opposing hitters with velocity or pure stuff, but Cowan has plus command and control of his arsenal. His changeup plays well off his high-80s-to-low-90s fastball and flashes plenty of tumbling life as well as some fade to the arm side. Cowan this season has pitched his way to a 3.29 ERA with a career-best 79 strikeouts to just 18 walks across 63 innings. -PF

Ryan Gallagher, RHP, UC Santa Barbara

Class: 2024

What He Did: 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

Gallagher followed up his seven inning, 12 strikeout performance last week by twirling a complete-game shutout in which he allowed just two hits—both of which were singles—walked none and struck out seven. After an error in the fifth inning, Gallagher retired the last 14 hitters of the game in order. He has an abbreviated arm stroke and attacks from a near over-the-top slot while featuring a fastball, changeup, slider and an occasional curveball. Gallagher’s fastball is not overwhelming from a velocity standpoint, but it plays up due to its riding life. While his slider gets plenty of swing-and-miss, his changeup is his best secondary offering. It averages over 12 MPH off his changeup and Gallagher does an outstanding job of killing spin. It seemingly falls off a table as it approaches the plate and consistently keeps opposing hitters off balance. After missing all of last year due to an injury, Gallagher this year has worked a 2.49 ERA with 54 strikeouts to 14 walks in 47 innings. -PF

Mac Guscette, C, Alabama

Class: 2024

What He Did: 8-for-12 (.750), 3 R, 11 RBI, 2 HR, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K

The veteran backstop was one of the Crimson Tide’s bright spots in their series loss to top-ranked Texas A&M. Guscette blasted a grand slam on both Friday and Saturday and collected multiple hits in each game. He has a simple setup in the box with minimal moving parts, a compact swing and quickness in his hands. Guscette this year has flashed advanced contact skills to the tune of a 90% in-zone contact rate. He is on track for a potentially career year and is slashing .330/.419/.443 with seven extra-base hits and 29 RBIs. -PF

Colby Guy, RHP, UNC Asheville

Class: 2024

What He Did: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K

Guy turned in his second quality start in as many weeks and spun eight shutout innings in which he allowed just three hits and struck out 11. He started his day with three perfect innings before ending it by facing the minimum between the sixth and eighth innings. Guy racked up an impressive 25 whiffs between his fastball, slider and changeup. His fastball was up to 96 with life in the top-half of the zone, while his slider and changeup—which this season have miss rates of 51% and 42%, respectively—garnered a combined 14 swings and misses. An athletic righthander, Guy attacks from a low-three quarter slot with above-average arm speed. His fastball does not miss a ton of bats, but his secondary offerings are his bread-and-butter. Guy this year has a 4.13 ERA with 47 strikeouts to 23 walks in 52.1 innings. -PF

Gage Jump, LHP, LSU

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 K

Jump was named the SEC pitcher of the week after he struck out a season-high 14 batters in a seven-inning complete game blowout win over Missouri. He pounded the zone with his 92-93 mph fastball and used the pitch to rack up 18 swings and misses and also used the heater to finish off nine of his 14 strikeouts. Jump’s slider and changeup were also effective strike pitches in this game and he was a bit more scattered with his upper-70s curveball. On the season, Jump has a 4.22 ERA over nine starts and 42.2 innings with an impressive 31% miss rate on his riding fastball. –CC

LP Langevin, RHP, Louisiana

Class: 2024

What He Did: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K

Langevin has been mostly used as a reliever with Louisiana this season, but he’s been a multi-inning pitcher and also has three starts under his belt. He had an excellent long relief outing last weekend against Coastal Carolina when he threw five shutout and no-hit innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Langevin spent two seasons in junior college but in his first stint in D-I baseball he has posted a 2.53 ERA with a 42.3% strikeout rate, 12% walk rate and is averaging 93-94 mph on a fastball that has an absurd 47% miss rate. That’s a ludicrous miss rate for a fastball and is likely one of the best in the country. He throws the pitch with a flat approach angle and does a nice job spotting it at the top of the zone where it does the most damage and features both excellent riding life and arm-side run. It’s a special pitch. –CC

Dillon Lewis, OF, Queens

Class: 2024

What He Did: 9-for-17 (.529), 9 R, 12 RBI, 5 HR, 2 2B, 3 BB, 1 K

Lewis enjoyed his most productive week in what has been a fantastic season. He started the week strong by going 2-for-4 with a double, but exploded for five home runs and 12 RBIs between Friday and Saturday. In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the junior outfielder went 5-for-6 with three home runs and eight RBIs. Lewis this year has been consistently on the barrel and has shown the ability to drive the baseball with authority to all fields. He is hitting .401/.464/.753 with 12 doubles, 15 home runs and 47 RBIs. -PF

Zach MacDonald, OF Miami OH

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7-for-14 (.500), 7 R, 11 RBI, 4 HR, 5 BB, 1 K

MacDonald continued what has been a highly successful 2024 season by homering in each of his three games this weekend. He started his series with a bang, going 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs. MacDonald on Saturday blasted a three-run home run and finished his weekend by going 3-for-4 with a two-run single and his fourth long ball of the weekend. He has cut down his swing-and-miss this season which has helped MacDonald to maximize his production. The junior outfielder is hitting .359/.486/.747 with 22 extra-base hits, and his 15 home runs and 45 RBIs are both new career-highs. -PF

Lyle Miller-Green, OF, Austin Peay

Class: 2024

What He Did: 11-for-19 (.579), 9 RBI, 7 R, 2 HR, 2 2B, 4 BB, 3 K

Miller-Green continues to be one of the more impressive home run hitters in the country and added his 19th and 20th of the season last week. He had a six-hit game against Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday and is now slashing .380/.502/.861 with a career-best 11.4% strikeout rate and a 15.4% walk rate. He became only the third Austin Peay hitter to have a 6-for-6 game and he has also gone to the mound and started seven games this season—though he’s had more success as a hitter. –CC

Christian Moore, 2B, Tennessee

Class: 2024

What He Did: 9-for-15 (.600), 5 R, 9 RBI, 4 HR, 1 2B, 0 BB, 2 K

Consistency is the name of the game with Moore. He’s been a regular producer for three straight years with the Volunteers and is having a career-best season in 2024. He had a pair of four-hit games last weekend against Kentucky, including a three-homer effort in the series finale to pass his 2023 home run total of 17 in just 39 games. He now has 19 homers and is slashing .376/.443/.822 with a 17% strikeout rate and 10.2% walk rate. He feels like a safe day one pick and is inching further and further up draft boards. –CC

Arnad Mulamekic, LHP, Siena

Class: 2024

What He Did: 8.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K

Mulamekic bounced back from a rough start last week by holding Niagara to two singles across 8.1 scoreless innings. The 6-foot-6 southpaw began his outing with seven no-hit innings before a leadoff bunt single ended his bid at history. Mulamekic features a three-pitch mix that includes a high-80s fastball, a mid-70s slider and an effective high-70s changeup. His heater will flash some carry through the zone and is at its best when elevated and on the arm side, while his fading changeup is his go-to swing-and-miss pitch. Mulamekic tanked his ERA by over two runs to 6.81, and has 38 strikeouts across 35.2 innings. -PF

Jimmy Obertop, C, Clemson

Class: 2024

What He Did: 8-for-18 (.444), 6 R, 7 RBI, 5 HR, 7 K

Obertop slugged his way to an excellent week and was a key reason as to why Clemson was able to capture a series win over Pittsburgh. The fifth-year catcher notched multiple hits in each of his three games, but bookended his weekend with multi-home run performances. On Friday, Obertop launched two solo home runs before going 3-for-5 with three long balls in Sunday’s series-clinching victory. He is a strong, physical player who has a quiet setup in the box and does a nice job of hitting against a strong front side. Obertop this year has demonstrated an advanced approach and has shown the ability to drive the baseball to all fields, but his highest quality of contact has come to the pull side. He is now hitting .305/.468/.657 with four doubles, 14 home runs—two away from a new career-high—and 31 RBIs. -PF

Caleb Riedel, LHP, Omaha

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K

Riedel was named the Summit League pitcher of the week after he threw seven no-hit innings against Northern Colorado and struck out a season-high 11 batters. Riedel is a soft-tossing lefthander who only throws his fastball in the mid-to-upper 80s and scrapes a 90 here and there, but he confounded hitters last weekend and lowered his season EAR to 4.62. He’s managing a 26.6% strikeout rate despite his limited velocity and has some feel for an upper-70s changeup. –CC

Payton Tolle, LHP, TCU

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Tolle threw his second shutout outing of the season last weekend against Texas. It wasn’t quite the nine-inning, 15-strikeout game he previously had against Oklahoma State but he still held the Longhorns to just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven on 111 pitches. Tolle is an up-arrow prospect on draft boards thanks to his consistency on the bump through conference play and on the season he has a 3.43 ERA through 10 starts and 57.2 innings with a 37.1% strikeout rate and 10.1% walk rate. –CC

Ryan Waldschmidt, OF, Kentucky

Class: 2024

What He Did: 10-for-18 (.556), 7 R, 11 RBI, 4 HR, 3 2B, 1 BB, 3 K

Another 2024 prospect trending up draft boards, Waldschmidt is currently riding a six-game multi-hit streak and added exactly half of the eight home runs he has hit this season last week. The righthanded hitter has a solid power/speed combination and is now slashing .358/.506/.634 with 14 stolen bases in what is shaping up to be a career year. –CC

Kyle Walker, 2B, Grambling

Class: 2024

What He Did: 7-for-9 (.778), 7 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR, 1 3B, 3 2B

Walker was a near-impossible out this weekend and has now collected at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 games. He began his weekend by going 4-for-4 and hitting for the cycle before punctuating by going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Walker has a hitterish look in the box with quick hands and a sound approach. He feasts particularly on fastballs to the tune of an impressive 94% in-zone contact rate. After a standout 2023 campaign, Walker this season is hitting .352/.482/.578 with six doubles, a career-high seven home runs and 23 RBIs. -PF

Jacob Walsh, 1B, Oregon

Class: 2024

What He Did: 12-for-17 (.706), 8 R, 8 RBI, 4 HR, 4 2B, 3 BB, 2 K

Walsh collected multiple hits—and least one extra-base hit—in each of his four games last week. In Tuesday’s midweek win over Gonzaga, the 6-foot-4 first baseman went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double and four RBIs. While the Ducks lost their series against Stanford, Walsh continued his hot hitting and belted a home run on both Saturday and Sunday. There is some swing-and-miss to his game, especially against spin, but Walsh has comfortably plus power. He has a steep bat path and his swing is geared towards getting the ball up in the air. Walsh is slashing .322/.415/.734 with 11 doubles, 16 home runs and a career-best 45 RBIs. He profiles as a day two pick this July. -PF

Brylan West, 1B, Florida International

Class: 2024

What He Did: 10-for-20 (.500), 8 R, 10 RBI, 3 HR, 1 3B, 3 2B, 1 BB, 6 K

West is a big and physical 6-foot-4, 242-pound first baseman who has had no problems translating his bat to Conference USA competition after spending two years with South Florida State JC. He put together three multi-hit games in a series against New Mexico State including a 4-for-5 effort in the finale where he homered twice. Despite his size West has actually been a bit more of a contact hitter than a true slugger this season and he is just now up to seven homers on the season. In total he’s slashing .344/.469/.618 with a 19.8% strikeout rate and 11.7% walk rate. –CC

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