Catching Top Prospects vs. Big Ten in 2024

Iowa right-handed pitcher Brody Brecht enters the season as the Big Ten’s top prospect for the 2024 MLB Draft. A consensus top 25 prospect, as Brecht toes the rubber at Duane Banks Field and diamonds around the Big Ten, scouts will track pitches and record velocities, as junior appears to be in line to become Iowa’s first first round draft pick since Tim Costo was selected with the eighth overall pick by Cleveland in the 1990 draft.

But Brecht won’t be the lone top prospect you can catch when a Big Ten team takes the field. Using Baseball America’s top 100 draft prospects, here’s a look at top 10 prospects that are on an opposing team a Big Ten school will face in 2024. In respect to Baseball America’s paywall, the prospects are in alphabetical order by last name, not by Baseball America’s ranking.

Travis Bazzana, second baseman, Oregon State

Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 vs. Minnesota in Surprise, Ariz.

Feb. 24 vs. Michigan in the Kubota College Baseball Series in Arlington, Texas

Chase Burns, right-handed pitcher; Josh Hartle, left-handed pitcher, Seaver King, shortstop; Nick Kurtz, first basemanWake Forest

Feb. 17 vs. Illinois

Charlie Condon, outfielder, Georgia

Feb. 28 vs. Michigan State

March 12 vs. Iowa

Vance Honeycutt, outfielder, North Carolina

March 12-13 vs. Rutgers

Mike Sirota, outfielder, Northeastern

Feb. 24-25 vs. Minnesota, Fort Myers, Florida

Hagen Smith, left-handed pitcher, Arkansas

Feb. 25 vs. Michigan, in the Kubota College Baseball Series in Arlington, Texas

JJ Wetherholt, second baseman, West Virginia

March 15-17 vs. Ohio State

April 24 at Penn State

May 8 vs. Penn State

May 14 vs. Maryland