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Who Are The Best Infielders In The 2024 MLB Draft? Here’s A List

The biggest question entering the weekend will be whether the Cleveland Guardians pass on Charlie Condon to take either Travis Bazzana of Oregon State or J.J. Wetherholt of West Virginia at No. 1. 

They’ll have to make decision shortly after 5 p.m. EST on July 14 in Fort Worth at the 2024 MLB Draft. 

Bazzana was a Golden Spikes Award finalist and had the best season by any infielder, middle or otherwise, in college baseball. Meanwhile, Wetherholt was the top prospect in college baseball to start the season before missing most of the college season with a hamstring injury. 

Outside of the two middle infielders, the class has a talented group of first baseman who could go and load prep class at shortstop, which is typical for the MLB draft when it comes to prep prospects. 

Here are the best five prospects at each infield position and at catcher according to the FloBaseball composite top-100 MLb Draft prospect rankings. 

The Best First Baseman In The 2024 MLB Draft

  1. Jac Caglianone (#5)
  2. Nick Kurtz (#11)
  3. Blake Burke (#37)
  4. Ethan Anderson (#59)
  5. Cole Mathis (#61)

The Best Second Baseman In The 2024 MLB Draft

  1. Travis Bazzana (#2)
  2. Christian Moore (#12)

The Best Shortstops In The 2024 MLB Draft

  1. J.J. Wetherholt (#3)
  2. Konnor Griffin (#9)
  3. Bryce Rainer (#10)
  4. Seaver King (#15)
  5. Theo Gillen (#23)
  6. Kellon Lindsey (#27)
  7. Kaelen Culpepper (#34)
  8. Caleb Bonemer (#36)
  9. Wyatt Sanford (#42)
  10. Tyson Lewis (#43)

The Best Third Basemen In The 2024 MLB Draft

  1. Cam Smith (#16)
  2. Billy Amick (#29)
  3. Tommy White (#30)
  4. Carson DeMartini (#63)

The Best Catchers In The 2024 MLB Draft 

  1. Walker Janek (#18)
  2. Caleb Lomavita (#20)
  3. Jacob Cozart (#44)
  4. Malcolm Moore (#47)
  5. Ethan Anderson (#59)

2024 MLB Draft Order In The First Round

  • 1. Cleveland Guardians
  • 2. Cincinnati Reds
  • 3. Colorado Rockies
  • 4. Oakland Athletics
  • 5. Chicago White Sox
  • 6. Kansas City Royals
  • 7. St. Louis Cardinals
  • 8. Los Angeles Angels
  • 9. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 10. Washington Nationals
  • 11. Detroit Tigers
  • 12. Boston Red Sox
  • 13. San Francisco Giants
  • 14. Chicago Cubs
  • 15. Seattle Mariners
  • 16. Miami Marlins
  • 17. Milwaukee Brewers
  • 18. Tampa Bay Rays
  • 19. New York Mets
  • 20. Toronto Blue Jays
  • 21. Minnesota Twins
  • 22. Baltimore Orioles
  • 23. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 24. Atlanta Braves
  • 25. San Diego Padres
  • 26. New York Yankees
  • 27. Philadelphia Phillies
  • 28. Houston Astros
  • 29. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 30. Texas Rangers

When Is The 2024 MLB Draft?

The MLB Draft is July 14-16 in Fort Worth, Texas. Coverage on MLB TV will begin at 5 p.m. EST on July 14 and noon on July 15 and 16th.

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