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Updated 2024 Rankings: Colorado Breakdown

Cam Black-Araujo
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analyzing the 2024 rankings

PBR's updated their national 2024 rankings this past week Colorado's top four prospects each saw their names appear in the 300s. There's not a ton that separates the top of Colorado's 2024 Class, with the four names listed just 20 apart. 

RHP Brock Lansville (Thunder Ridge HS) is the top '24 prospect in Colorado while RHP Mitch Haythorn (Eaton HS) comes in at No. 2 and the pair still remain uncommitted as we head into 2022. RHP Athan Kroll (Valor Christian) comes in just behind the two uncommitted's after a strong showing in 2021 and his commitment to Dallas Baptist. 

The final nationally ranked 2024 in Colorado is SS Matt Hansen (Air Academy HS) who's the top positional 2024 in the state and is committed to BYU.

Brock Lansville RHP / SS / Thunder Ridge, CO / 2024

The No. 1 player in Colorado remains RHP Brock Lansville who’s continued to trend upwards over the past year, also decommitting from Arizona State this past July. We’ve seen his fastball up to 86+ this past year and with plenty more coming. It’s a consistent, repeatable delivery with a quick arm that plays well with his offspeed. Really exciting overall package from the 5-foot-9, 180-pound right-hander.

Mitch Haythorn RHP / 1B / Eaton , CO / 2024

6-foot-1, 175-pound right-hander Mitch Haythorn is another name that’s really benefited from 2021 as he continues to grow. We saw the uncommitted Eaton HS product sit 85-87 this past year and he continues to locate extremely well. He has a plus slider at 78 mph with late, two-plane break. Haythorn’s two-seam and changeup both have plus movement and the overall ceiling is very high.

Athan Kroll RHP / OF / Valor Christian , CO / 2024

Kroll comes in at No. 3 shortly after announcing his commitment to Dallas Baptist. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound right-hander was 82-86 at the Top Prospects Games in August with great composure and a repeatable delivery. He’s a strike-thrower from a high ¾ release. It’s a very high ceiling from Kroll and it will be fun to watch these three high-end right-handers for the next three years.

Matt Hansen SS / OF / Air Academy, CO / 2024

SS/OF Matt Hansen is our top 2024 positional prospect and he looks the part at 6-foot, 175-pounds. It’s an aggressive, attacking swing from the left-side and he demonstrates great balance and rotational acceleration. Saw an exit velocity of 96 from him in February. Very intriguing toolset from Hansen at the dish with a lot of upside.


Denver Preseason ID CO 01/23 Slammers South
Northern Colorado Preseason ID CO 01/29 DBAT Norco
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) CO 02/27 Marucci Clubhouse
Rising Stars ID CO 02/27 Marucci Clubhouse - Castle Rock, CO
Northern Colorado Rising Stars ID CO 03/13 DBAT Norco - Windsor, CO