2024 MLB Draft: Top-10 Pick Mock Draft

It’s time to turn the page to the 2024 MLB draft. One year from the draft, the 2024 class has a lot of parity. There are at least a handful of players you could make a case for going first overall in the 2024 MLB draft. 

Over the next year, the players in this class will have plenty of time to prove themselves. It will allow scouts to figure out who is in the top tier of prospects.

The mock draft order is based on the MLB standings at the All-Star break. The draft lottery will officially determine the order for the 2024 MLB draft.

Want more 2024 MLB draft content? We have lists highlighting the top high school and college players in the draft class. 

1. Athletics: JJ Wetherholt, 2B, West Virginia

Wetherholt was one of the top hitters in college baseball in the spring, showing an ability to hit for average and power while also stealing bases. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound left-handed hitter consistently squares up the baseball and shows a tremendous feel at the plate. 

As a sophomore, he hit .449 with 24 doubles, 16 home runs, 60 RBIs and 36 stolen bases in 268 plate appearances. He had 26 walks compared to 22 strikeouts. He has exceptional contact skills and uses the entire field. 

Defensively, scouts believe Wetherholt can handle either second base or third base in pro ball.

2. Royals: Vance Honeycutt, OF, North Carolina

Honeycutt boasts five-tool potential, possessing exciting raw tools and athleticism. He took a step back his sophomore season from a power standpoint but improved his plate discipline, cutting his strikeouts nearly in half. 

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-handed hitter has a swing built for driving the baseball. He possesses above-average raw power and has cut back on his swings and misses over the last year. Defensively, Honeycutt is a quality athlete who will stick in center field in pro ball. 

3. Rockies: Travis Bazzana, 2B, Oregon State

Bazzana, an Australia native, has developed into a really quality hitter at Oregon State. In the spring, he increased his power, stolen bases, walks and batting average while cutting down on his strikeouts. 

The 6-foot, 195-pound left-handed hitter is quick to the ball and consistently squares it up to drive it into the gaps. He also shows an ability to hit for quality power. 

Bazzana is a really good hitter, and that will be his calling card moving forward. He also is a respectable defender at second base. He has average arm strength and athleticism, allowing him to cover plenty of ground and make the necessary plays. 

4. Nationals: Jac Caglianone, 1B/LHP, Florida 

Caglianone is one of the most exciting players in college baseball. He is a legitimate prospect on the mound and as a first baseman. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound two-way star hit 33 home runs and started 18 games on the mound for Florida this spring. He still needs to refine his skill set, but based on my live looks this spring, the potential is there. 

The left-handed hitter has elite power but needs to refine his hit tool and cut down on some swing-and-miss. On the mound, the lefty has a 99 mph and quality slider. He needs to throw more strikes, though, allowing 6.6 walks per nine innings last season.

5. White Sox: Konnor Griffin, SS/OF/RHP, Jackson Prep (Miss.)

Griffin reclassified from the 2025 draft to next year’s draft. He was the top prep player in the 2025 draft and is in early contention for that spot in 2024. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound position player has an exciting combination of athleticism, size, tools and potential. 

Griffin has experience playing shortstop and center field. He also pitches, possessing a low-90s fastball and a lot of potential on the mound. He likely profiles best as a position player. 

Griffin has five-tool potential. The ball explodes off his right-handed swing, and he projects to hit for above-average power moving forward.

6. Cardinals: Brody Brecht, RHP, Iowa

Brecht is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-handed pitcher with a quality pitch mix and athleticism. He uses a quick arm action and throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. 

Scouts rave about the righty’s pitch mix. He has a high-90s fastball that touches triple digits, an above-average slider that generates a ton of swings and misses, and a quality curveball. He needs to refine his control and command, but he has exciting potential as a starting pitcher. 

7. Tigers: Derek Curiel, OF, Orange Lutheran (Calif.) HS

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound left-handed hitter has a strong feel at the plate. He uses a short, quick and effortless swing to drive the baseball into the gaps. He is a mature hitter and has strong plate discipline. 

Curiel is an above-average runner with an accurate arm and quality instincts in the outfield. He looks smooth in center field and will have the chance to stick there in pro ball.

8. Pirates: Nick Kurtz, 1B, Wake Forest

Kurtz is a 6-foot-5, 235-pound left-handed power hitter. He boasts above-average raw power to all fields, which might be the best in the class, to all fields and a quality hit tool. He has a strong understanding of the strike zone and draws plenty of walks.

Defensively, Kurtz plays a solid first base due to his instincts and mobility. Some scouts believe he also can handle a corner outfield spot in pro ball.

9. Mets: PJ Morlando, OF Summerville (S.C.) HS

Morlando is an extremely impressive 6-foot-3, 200-pound left-handed hitter. He has strong contact skills and hits for a lot of power with his quick swing. He has simple mechanics at the plate and projects to be a quality power hitter who will also take his walks and get on base.

Defensively, Morlando is athletic and has respectable arm strength, projecting as a corner outfielder.

10. Cubs: Tommy White, 3B, LSU

White crushes the baseball and has the nickname “Tommy Tanks.” The right-handed hitter has a wide stance with a slight knee bend and uses a quick swing to consistently square up the baseball. He hits for a ton of power and profiles as a middle-of-the-order bat in pro ball. He was an impressive hitter during my live looks of him at the College World Series. 

Defensively, White played third base for LSU this spring. He prefers to play this position but likely profiles best at first base due to his average range at the hot corner.

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 stationsas 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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