2024 MLB Draft: BPJ Staff Draft 2.0

The 2024 MLB draft is two weeks away. At Baseball Prospect Journal, Dan Zielinski and Logan Quinton have actively covered the draft prospects in this year’s class.

The two Baseball Prospect Journal writers have conducted a staff draft for the second time this draft cycle. As you read the staff draft, you will notice it is college-heavy early in the first round. That mostly has to do with the track record of these prospects, the strengths in this year’s class and our draft preference.

A staff draft is different than a traditional mock draft. The results tend to be a personal preference over what actually might happen. We are making the picks based on our evaluations of each prospect and what we would do if we were selecting for that specific team.

Here is a look at our second staff draft for the 2024 MLB draft cycle:

1.GuardiansDZJJ WetherholtSS/2BWest Virginia
2.RedsLQTravis Bazzana2BOregon State
3.RockiesDZCharlie Condon3B/OFGeorgia
4.AthleticsLQJac Caglianone1B/LHPFlorida
5.White SoxDZBraden MontgomeryOFTexas A&M
6.RoyalsLQNick Kurtz1BWake Forest
7.CardinalsDZChase BurnsRHPWake Forest
8.AngelsLQHagen SmithLHPArkansas
9.PiratesDZKonnor GriffinSS/OFJackson Prep (Miss.)
10.NationalsLQBryce RainerSS/RHPHarvard-Westlake (Calif.) HS
11.TigersDZChristian Moore2BTennessee
12.Red SoxLQJames TibbsOFFlorida State
13.GiantsDZCam Smith3BFlorida State
14.CubsLQTrey YesavageRHPECU
15.MarinersDZCam CaminitiLHPSaguaro HS (Ariz.)
16.MarlinsLQVance HoneycuttOFUNC
17.BrewersDZSeaver KingSS/OFWake Forest
18.RaysLQTheodore GillenSSWestlake (TX) HS
19.MetsDZSlade CladwellOFValley View (Ark.) HS
20.Blue JaysLQMalcolm MooreCStanford
21.TwinsDZRyan WaldschmidtOFKentucky
22.OriolesLQCarson BengeOFOklahoma State
23.DodgersDZWilliam SchmidtRHPCatholic (La.) HS
24.BravesLQJurrangelo CijntjeRHPMississippi State
25.PadresDZRyan SloanRHPYork (Ill.) HS
26.YankeesLQKash MayfieldLHPElk City (Okla.) HS
27.PhilliesDZBrody BrechtRHPIowa
28.AstrosLQTommy White3BLSU
29.D-backsDZWalker JanekCSam Houston
30.RangersLQPJ MorlandoOFSummerville (SC) HS

Read more in-depth stories on top 2024 MLB draft prospects at Baseball Prospect Journal.

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for nine years. He has interviewed 518 of the top draft prospects in that period, including four No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, MLB.com, The Arizona Republic and The Dallas Morning News, have quoted his work, while he has appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski IIIhttp://BaseballProspectJournal.com
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on The3rdManIn.com, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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