Prep Baseball Report

2024 MLB Draft: Top 50 JUCO Prospects

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting


The 2024 NJCAA baseball season has come to a close with Blinn (TX), LSU-Eunice and RCSJ-Gloucester claiming the DI, DII and DIII National Championships, respectively.

Northwest Florida State was the runner-up to Blinn at the DI JCWS which is where our No. 1 overall prospect continued to shine.

Mack Estrada completed his true freshman season for the Raiders, striking out 16 in 10.1 innings in Grand Junction and overall he finished with a 9-1 record and 94 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched. His fastball will touch the mid-90s, but it's his breaking stuff that allows him to slice through opposing lineups. The power right-hander has committed to Florida State for next season.

Just behind the NW Florida right-hander at No. 2 in our rankings is New Mexico infielder Brent Iredale. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Aussie had a monster season, slugging 25 home runs and a .441 batting average for the Firebirds. He also stole 25 bases and walked (47) more than he struck out (32). Iredale has committed to Arkansas for next season.

Dropping from No. 1 in our midseason rankings to No. 3, Pearl River's Connor Ware returned late in the season from an arm injury. He managed to pitch just 15 innings this spring, but struck out 21 and allowed just ten hits and three earned runs. The LSU recruit still has all the makings of a high round pick in the future, but good health must return.

Overall, the 2024 JUCO class lacks a sure-fire Day One draft talent, but it's a deep group that should see several prospects selected during Day Two. With three of the top ten prospects, the state of Florida once again looks to be a hotbed of JUCO talent. Mississippi is second with two in the top ten and Texas place four in our top 15. 


Rank Player Pos. School State Commitment
4 Cade Crossland LHP Weatherford TX Oklahoma
5 Brandon Clarke LHP State College of Florida FL South Carolina
6 Justin Thomas OF Florida SouthWestern FL Arkansas
7 Caden Powell SS Seminole State OK Oklahoma State
8 Will Gagnon RHP Reedley CA UCLA
9 Mathis Meurant SS Cochise AZ Arizona
10 Thomas Crabtree RHP Pearl River MS Tennessee
11 Carson Laws RHP Midland TX Texas State
12 Clayton Freshcorn RHP McLennan TX -
13 Cade Clime 3B Blinn TX Houston
14 Kevin Mannell RHP Cloud County KS Mississippi State
15 Rich Bonomolo OF Wabash Valley IL Alabama
16 Luke Orfi SS Georgia Highlands GA Clemson
17 Brandon Stone RHP Johnson County KS South Carolina
18 Beau Sampson LHP Salt Lake UT Oklahoma
19 Deniel Ortiz 1B Walters State TN -
20 Brandon Arvidson LHP San Jacinto TX Texas
21 Austin Breedlove RHP Cleveland State TN Tennessee
22 Matthew Jenkins RHP Santa Fe FL -
23 Chase Williams OF Northwest Florida State FL -
24 Chris Knier RHP Indian River FL -
25 Kendrey Maduro SS Northwest Florida State FL UCF
26 Dawson Willis SS LSU-Eunice LA Oklahoma
27 Jalen Hairston INF State College of Florida FL Kentucky
28 Kaden Moeller LHP/1B Mt. San Antonio CA -
29 Brandon Cain OF/RHP Gulf Coast MS Oklahoma
30 Tyler Boudreau RHP Midland TX Texas Tech
31 Luke Davis C Long Beach City CA -
32 Victor Figueroa 1B Florida SouthWestern FL -
33 Rom Kellis C/3B Florence-Darlington Tech SC North Carolina
34 Karter Muck RHP Central Arizona AZ Arizona
35 Jackson Soucie LHP Wabash Valley IL South Carolina
36 Matt Quintanar C Central Arizona AZ Houston
37 Ethan Young RHP Catawba Valley NC East Carolina
38 Santiago Garcia LHP Central Arizona AZ -
39 Kyle Morrison INF Shelton State AL South Alabama
40 Mason Peters LHP Temple TX Dallas Baptist
41 Jordan Stephens RHP Abraham Baldwin GA Georgia
42 Tanner Reaves 2B Blinn TX LSU
43 Trevor Schmidt 1B Fullerton CA LSU
44 Jake Munroe 3B John A. Logan IL Louisville
45 Michael Carpenter LHP Madison WI East Carolina
46 Jayce Dobie UTL/RHP West Valley CA Nevada
47 Owen Schexnaydre RHP LSU-Eunice LA Louisiana Tech
48 Nile Adcock RHP Kaskaskia IL Kentucky
49 Thomas Mangus RHP Navarro TX Oklahoma
50 Manning West RHP Walters State TN -