Prep Baseball Report

Wisconsin Class of 2024 Rankings: Nos. 16-25

By Diego Solares & Andy Sroka
Wisconsin Scouting Staff

It is still extremely early, perhaps even premature, to be forecasting Class of 2024 prospects, especially since many of these rising sophomores haven’t even played a varsity game. Then again, with the recent acceleration of recruiting, high-level 2024 prospects are already making verbal commitments.

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen an impressive amount of talented 2024 prospects, several of whom should become national prospects.

A few weeks ago, our staff released our initial 2024 rankings, a modest list of 25 prospects who have stood out among their peers. Certainly this list will change and evolve in time, as we know many players will grow, develop and mature. We also know that we likely haven’t seen many other 2024 prospects that may be deserving of a place on a list like this.

We’ve previously highlighted the top-15 players on the board, which you can find HERE. Today, we’ll shine some light on the remaining members of our initial 2024 rankings, providing a brief note on the prospect who earned a place on the first edition of these state rankings.


+ INF/RHP Easton Stone made an immediate impact at Rice Lake in his freshman campaign, helping lead the Warriors to the WIAA Division 2 state playoffs. A physical 6-foot, 190-pound athlete, Stone offers upside offensively inside a strong right-handed swing, but his best asset may ultimately be what he brings to the mound. He ran his fastball up to 83 mph at the Western Wisconsin Open from a loose, quick arm, averaging a spin rate of 2,200-plus rpm, combined with the size and strength to eventually tap into serious velocity. Stone has also showed an above-average feel to spin a breaking ball with sharp/downer action, and his changeup projects to be a plenty capable third offering.

Easton Stone (7/5/21)

+ RHP Grayson Flugaur (Franklin) has been on our radar as one of the state’s most athletic 2024 prospects, and the strides he’s taken from a pure pitching standpoint have only solidified his status among this group. Flugaur was a key contributor on a talented Franklin Sabers squad in his freshman season, turning in multiple impressive outing from the mound, including a dominant start against Whitefish Bay at our first-ever invitational event held at The Rock Complex in May. Flugaur owns one of the state’s most analytically friendly fastballs, creating natural vertical ride from a lower average release height on his low-80s heater. His aptitude and confidence to spin a sharp swing-and-miss breaking ball at any point in a given at-bat is the separator and it elevates his arsenal.

Grayson Flugaur (5/15/21)

+ INF Jack Bauer (Greendale) is one of the state’s most impressive athletes, with quick-twitch actions that are quite evident when you watch him play on both sides of the ball. He covers plenty of ground on the infield dirt with the foot speed to stick up the middle attached to a strong, accurate arm that plays true across the diamond. Offensively, Bauer generates power from his whippy wrists and twitchy bat speed, flashing pull-side juice and line-drive feel, on display at multiple PBR events this year. Bauer contributed heavily for a Greendale squad as a freshman that was regularly inside our top-25 rankings on a week-to-week basis, and Bauer is set to help power the Panthers again in 2022.

Jack Bauer (9/23/21)

+ C/INF Hunter Carlson (Hudson) owns one of the highest ceilings on this list. He’s a lean 5-foot-11, 155-pound backstop with plenty of room to fill out his levers, further enhancing the impact potential of his left-handed stroke, should he do so. Right now, Carlson whips his loose levers through the zone and creates leverage through contact, looking to elevate the baseball from the left side of the batter’s box. He’s an adequate defender behind the plate as well, working quick to the bag with a short, clean exchange, soft hands, and loose, whippy arm strength that projects – and his catch-and-throw skill set already does its job warding off base-stealing threats at this age.

Hunter Carlson (10/3/21)

+ RHP Nate Langbehn (D.C. Everest) popped at the Badger State Battle this summer where the right-hander showed easy velocity from an upside 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame that's comfortable to project. Up in Mauston, Langbehn pounded the zone with a hard-running low-80s fastball, touching 83 mph from a short, quick window. He confidently spun a mid-60s curveball with depth for strikes, flashing swing-and-miss spin at times throughout his start. Langbehn’s athleticism and size paired with present feel for an advanced arsenal make for an intriguing, high-follow name in the state’s current sophomore class.

Nate Langbehn (7/1/21)

+ LHP Tannis Lange (Waukesha South) brings a highly competitive presence to the mound each time he toes the rubber. Built at a sturdy and projectable 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Lange consistently competes and performs, filling up all areas of the zone with strikes. His fastball runs and sinks from a deceptive slot, working in the high-70s, reaching an 81 mph in front of us this fall. He’ll also flip in a high-60s curveball for strikes, spinning off a 1/7 plane with above-average depth and shape.

+ LHP Bradyn Bezanson adds to the talented sophomore crop that Hudson has on its roster right now, as yet another follow southpaw to monitor early next year. He first emerged at the Fox Cities I.D. where he strung together one the day’s most impressive ‘pens, underscored by the spin he gets on each of his pitches, namely his fastball and slider. There, Bezanson spun his fastball at a rate that averaged nearly 2,400 rpm, and his sweeping slider spun in the 2,600 range – premium marks, especially for a player his age, and there's a quality changeup in here, too. He's a stocky, strong lefty with low-80s velocity and the kind of offspeed that projects to earn swings and misses continually.

Bradyn Bezanson (10/3/21)

+ Another upside arm on our board is RHP Kaden Corlett (Solon Springs), who's in possession of some of this list's best arm strength, even if it's, albeit, raw. Corlett stands at an athletic 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, and he used his stature to reach an 87 mph high at a PBR Minnesota event back in August. In addition to the flash of upside velocity, his fastball carries well through the zone, giving it some swing-and-miss potential on its own. While Corlett is still rounding out the rest of his arsenal, his size and athleticism makes him a high-follow member of the state's 2024 class to remember for the future.

Kaden Corlett (8/4/21)

+ Like the aforementioned Flugaur, RHP/INF Cooper Kamlay (Franklin) also positively contributed to the Sabers in his freshman season. As a compact 5-foot-10, 155-pound prospect, Kamlay is another one of the state's top athletes. He raced to a 6.80 time in the 60-yard dash this year, and he's also equipped with some carry arm strength, reaching an 85 mph high on his throws to first at the summer's Underclass Games. He brings with him some major potential from the mound as well, behind a fastball that's been up into the mid-80s, paired with a sharp curveball, 68-72 mph, that he throws with clear conviction. He’ll also throw a high-60s changeup for strikes, completing a quality three-pitch mix.

Cooper Kamlay (7/20/21)

+ Rounding out our top-25 is INF Trent Cornell, who’s a strong, athletic prospect from Altoona. We’ve received a handful of positive internal reports on Cornell and he’s a quality dual-sport athlete for the Railroaders’ football team. There’s real bat speed inside his offensive profile, with juice to the pull-side and there’s certainly a chance that he can be a spark plug offensively at the next level. We’re eager to get more up-close looks at Cornell throughout his prep career, particularly after this coming offseason.

For a complete look at the state’s 2024 rankings, click HERE.