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Top 10 Best MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings

Ranking the Top MLB Prospects of 2024 as Jackson Holliday of the Baltimore Orioles leads the way. Also where 2. Paul Skenes, and more rank

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By admin | April 30, 2024

MLB Best Prospects Rankings of 2024

The game of baseball has never looked as bright as Major League Baseball is loaded with talent including a great core of young stars that are slowly putting their mark on the game. As familiar faces such as Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Bryce Harper continue to produce and second year stars Gunnar Henderson and Corbin Carroll look to build on impressive rookie seasons, the next wave of MLB prospects are loaded with talent including the likes of Jackson Holliday of the Baltimore Orioles and Paul Skenes of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each of these talented prospect’s land at the one and two spot among the Top 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings list.

Sitting at the top of these baseball rankings is the now current Baltimore Orioles starting second baseman Holliday who was recently called up and made his MLB Debut on Wednesday April 12th, 2024, against the Boston Red Sox. Prior to being called up Holliday was red hot for the Orioles AAA affiliate the Norfolk Tides.

Meanwhile Skenes highlighted his talent potential all spring training long including striking out Holliday as the team met in one of the most anticipated matchups of spring training.

Joining Holliday and Skenes among the top prospects to start the 2024 MLB Season includes a pair of Texas Rangers outfielders in Wyatt Langford and Evan Carter as well as the Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jackson Chourio. 

Here is a look at the Top 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings:

Honorable Mention

Max Clark

Team: Detroit Tigers

Position: Outfielder

Just missing the 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings list is another former 2023 MLB Draft pick Max Clark of the Detroit Tigers. Clark, who was selected by the Tigers with the third overall pick, was one of many high school baseball players to be highly coveted by MLB teams during the draft.

Over a limited time, last season Clark saw action in 23 games picking up five doubles, one triple and two home runs over just 85 at bats.

While his production is off to a slow start this season the 19-year-old outfielder has all the tools to become an everyday stud for the Tigers for the years to come.

Colson Montgomery

Team: Chicago White Sox

Position: Shortstop

Knocking on the doorsteps of the Chicago White Sox MLB roster is the team’s star shortstop prospect Colson Montgomery who was selected during the 2021 MLB Draft.

Montgomery is a tremendous defensive field shortstop who has great plate awareness and great discipline. This has been on full display over the past few seasons as the White Sox prospect has picked up 54 and 56 walks in each of the past two seasons.

Over 14 games to start the 2024 Minor League Baseball schedule, Montgomery has picked up 15 hits over 57 at bats including three doubles and two home runs while walking six times. 

Top 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings

10. Ethan Salas

Team: San Diego Padres

Position: Catcher

Sliding in at number 10 on the 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings is the San Diego Padres top catching prospect Ethan Salas.

Salas, who will not be 18 till June 1 of this summer, is a former international free agent who signed with the Padres during the 2023 international free agent signing period.

Last season across high A ball, AA, and A ball the Padres prospect posted 13 doubles, nine home runs and drove in 41 runs across just 254 at bats all while being just 17 years old. The future is bright for the Padres catcher as he continues to develop into an everyday MLB talent.

9. Jordan Lawlar

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Position: Shortstop

After a brief stop in the Majors during the 2023 MLB season, Jordan Lawlar is ready to continue developing into an everyday short stop for a very talented and young Arizona Diamondbacks roster.

Unfortunately to start the 2024 MLB season and Minor League Baseball Season, the Diamondbacks fans and baseball fans as a whole will have to wait as Lawlar required surgery on his right thumb he injured during spring training which has delayed his start of the 2024 season.

Look for Lawlar to bounce back and get rolling as soon as he gets back on the baseball diamond. 

8. Dylan Crews

Team: Washington Nationals

Position: Outfielder

Like his former LSU Tigers teammate Paul Skenes, Dylan Crews ranks among the best prospects in Major League Baseball while knocking on the door of a trip to the majors.

Crews who were the second overall pick during the 2023 MLB draft and one pick behind Skenes had a strong first season in the minors last season posting a .292 batting average over just 137 art bats with 14 extra bases including five home runs while also driving in 29 runs and posting a .377 on base percentage.

Crews has displayed strong play in the outfield while also showing his ability to be a patient hitter picking up 16 walks over 43 games played. 

7. Jackson Merrill

Team: San Diego Padres

Position: Outfielder

The long list of top tier prospects to start and play in the major leagues this season is extensive with the San Diego Padres 20-year-old outfielder joining the top prospect list.

Jackson Merrill, who the Padres drafted within the first round of the 2021 MLB draft has picked up 18 hits over his first 54 at bats during the 2024 MLB season including two doubles and one home run while posting a .333 batting average.

In 466 at bats last season Merrill posted a .277 batting average with 25 doubles, four triples and 15 home runs while also playing stellar defense across high A ball and AA. 

6. Junior Caminero

Team: Tampa Bay Rays

Position: Third Baseman/Shortstop

When you start to look around the top prospects knocking on the door of Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays top prospect Junior Caminero is one of those players.

Caminero who is just 20 years old has showcased his power for the Rays in the minors hitting 53 home runs over 863 at bats including 31 last season over 460 total at bats.

To start the 2024 Minor League Baseball season, the Rays top prospect is hitting .333 on the season picking up six hits over his first 18 at bats including one double and two home runs while driving in seven runs.

Caminero, who was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an international free agent, landed with the club back during the 2021 MLB off-season in a trade which has paid off big for the Rays.

5. Wyatt Langford

Team: Texas Rangers

Position: Outfielder

Rounding out the Top 5 prospects on the 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings is the second Texas Rangers outfielder to land on the list in Wyatt Langford. Langford is a tremendously talented outfielder who has power, speed, and the ability to hit for average.

In 48 at bats this season for the Rangers, Lanford has hit .267 with one double, one triple while driving in eight runs. In his only season with the Rangers minor league system, Langford excelled at each level jumping from rookie ball to AAA ball all in one season.

Over each level, the Rangers star outfielder prospect hit .360 with 17 doubles, two triples, and 10 home runs while driving in 30 runs in just 161 combined at bats. The hits are starting to amount for Langford who has picked up seven hits over his last 22 total at bats over the last seven days.

4. Jackson Chourio

Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Position: Outfielder

Like four of the other top prospects landing on the Top 5 best prospects in baseball, Jackson Chourio has locked down a role on the Milwaukee Brewers major league club early during the 2024 MLB season.

Chourio, who posted a stellar season between AA and AAA levels last season for the Brewers finished last season with 22 home runs, 26 doubles, and 91 runs combined over the two leagues in 583 at bats.

Through 12 games to start the 2024 MLB season, Chourio has picked up 12 hits including one double and two home runs while driving in nine runs over 50 at bats. Over two full seasons in the minors the Brewers top prospect continued to show power and potential to be a top run producer for the parent club.

3. Evan Carter

Team: Texas Rangers

Position: Outfielder

As you start to look around the top prospects in all of Major League Baseball the Texas Rangers have multiple players including both Wyatt Langford and Evan Carter.

Each of these two talented players are well deserving of a mention with both making the opening day roster and playing a role in the team’s success to start the season. Carter has played well to start the season picking up 12 hits over his first 49 at bats including five doubles and two home runs.

Last season after getting called up Carter also displayed his power posting five home runs and four doubles over just 62 at bats while driving in 12 while playing a key role in the Rangers success late during their run to winning the World Series. 

2. Paul Skenes

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Position: Starting Pitcher

Another former top overall pick during the 2023 MLB Draft, Paul Skenes continues to impress the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as well as fans and experts around the game of baseball.

Skenes wrapped up a stellar collegiate career helping the LSU Tigers win a National Championship as well as winning the National Pitcher of the Year Award.

After five starts last season within the Pirates organization, Skenes was brilliant during spring training including picking up a highly anticipated strikeout against the Baltimore Orioles top prospect Jackson Holliday.

Over three starts in the minors this season at the AAA level, Skenes has not allowed a run over 9.1 innings of work while striking out 19 of 28 batters he has faced this spring.

1. Jackson Holliday

Team: Baltimore Orioles

Position: Second Baseman/Shortstop

In at number on the 10 MLB Prospects 2024 Rankings list is the Baltimore Orioles top prospect and former top overall pick during the 2022 MLB Draft Jackson Holliday.

Holliday, who was recently called up to the Orioles roster from the Norfolk Tides, picked up his first MLB hit. Prior to being called up, Holliday was hot as any prospect in the minors including hitting a home run in his first minor league at bat of the season.

Holliday has showcased his high level of baseball IQ and talent since arriving within the Orioles minor league system. In 42 hits in the minors this season, Holliday picked up five doubles, two home runs and drove in nine runs

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