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2024 MLB Draft: MLB Mock Draft and MLB Player Comparisons | The College Baseball Experience (Episode 148)

2024 MLB Draft: MLB Mock Draft and MLB Player Comparisons | The College Baseball Experience (Episode 148)

2024 MLB Draft: MLB Mock Draft and MLB Player Comparisons

The NFL, NBA, and NHL drafts have come and gone. Next up is the 2024 MLB Draft. It’s time for SGPN to step up and present an MLB Mock Draft piece. My name is Noah Bieniek and I host The College Baseball Experience and cover amateur baseball year-round. As a former college player and coached by a baseball coach, I am a freak when it comes to baseball mechanics and statistics. I used those skills to tag all 39 first-round picks with an MLB player comparison.

This year’s Major League Baseball draft will once again take place during the Mid-Summer Classic festivities. Day 1 of the draft will take place on Sunday, 7/14 in Arlington, TX, prior to the Home Run Derby on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

At the top of most big boards, you’ll see Charlie Condon, the Home Run King of college baseball. A little behind him, you’ll see a cluster of college bats like Travis Bazzana, JJ Wetherholt, Nick Kurtz and Braden Montgomery. Two-way talent Jac Caglianone is also a Top 10 prospect this year. Will the Cags try to do both like Shohei Ohtani or will they dedicate themselves to hitting?

Elite college pitchers Hagen Smith and Chase Burns are future Aces in the majors. Finally, two top prep stars, Konnor Griffin and Bryce Rainer, also hope to crack this year’s top 10.

In years past, the best MLB Mock Draft has only predicted 4 (FOUR!) correct landing spots. I have no sources; I believe that no one knows anything when it comes to the MLB Draft. My belief is that 75% of the information coming from “sources” within MLB organizations is filtering the information and making it wrong.

Instead, most of the picks in my MLB Mock Draft are based on past draft history. I believe most front offices draft based on their organizational strengths rather than what their teams need. So, with all that being said, wish me luck.