Prep Baseball Report

Introduction To The Class Of 2024

Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

Next week, we will release the initial 2024 Overall Rankings, introducing the current freshman class. Ahead of that release, PBR state directors highlight their top 2024 for The Hotlist.

Talan Bell, LHP/OF, Hagerty HS, FL
A Florida State recruit, Bell stands at an athletic 5-foot-9, 150 pounds and has huge two-way potential. The arm action is easy from the left side, producing a fastball up to 86. On the other side of the ball, he has present bat speed with feel for the barrel and easy, low effort actions all around his game.

Cristofer Cespedes, RHP, North Rockland HS, NY
Cespedes is physically advanced at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds with a high waist and strong lower half. He pitches with a long and fluid arm action from a standard 3/4 slot. In October, he worked 86-87 mph, touching 88. The curveball shows spin, but the release was extended, causing it to flatten out early out of his hand. The frame and ease to his arm path point to velocity gains in the near future.

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