Odds of 2024 MLB Draft No. 1 Overall Pick

Odds of 2024 MLB Draft No. 1 Overall Pick

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JJ Wetherholt with another surefire win, notching his first college multihomer game!

More on the No. 8 Draft prospect who won last year’s Division I batting title: https://t.co/JIyNXd1EWf

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— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 18, 2024

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Filthy.

Chase Burns, the No. 5 overall pick in the MLB draft, is focused on the regional competition.

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— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 1, 2024

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With the MLB Draft Combine now complete, the clock is ticking until the Guardians have the first overall pick on the clock on Sunday. The 2024 Draft will be broadcast live from Fort Worth, Texas, with a pregame show at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network and ESPN (as well as MLB.TV, MLB.com and the MLB App) and the Draft at 7 p.m. ET. Every pick from Day 2 (Monday) and Day 3 (Tuesday) will be available to watch both days on MLB.TV, MLB.com and the MLB App beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

College prospects are the focus when it comes to who gets taken off the board first. MLB.com’s Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the topic in more depth on the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast.

Although Oregon State’s Travis Bazzana (the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft) and Georgia’s Charlie Condon (No. 2) traded status as top draft prospects prior to the event, both have risen in popularity.

Condon won the 2024 Golden Spikes Award over his peers, top collegiate prospect Bazzana and Arkansas left-handed pitcher Hagan Smith (No. 5). But if a pitcher is selected No. 1 overall, Wake Forest right-hander Chase Burns (No. 6) could have the upper hand.

Below you’ll find our experts’ best guesses on the odds for each player who has a realistic chance of being picked #1:

Travis Bazzana, 2B, Oregon State (No. 1)
Callis 38% | Mayonnaise 40%
Callis: “I think he fits the mold better than the other players. I think there is some influence, because I don’t think he’s going to go until [No.] 4 if he doesn’t go [No.] 1.”

Mayo: “I still think he’s the favourite to go first. I think he’s the type of player that the Guardians like, and I think when it comes down to it they’ll find the right combination of: this is the player they like and the money they’re hoping to spend on that pick.”

Charlie Condon, OF/3B, Georgia (#2)
Callis 26% | Mayonnaise 23%
Callis: “One, I think he’s the best player in the draft, and he’d be a great pick for the Guardians. I think they should take him at No. 1. They have so much money, they should just take the best player. And it’s weird because you don’t hear his name that much with them. … Now I’m starting to think they’re more interested in him than the lack of noise would indicate.”

Mayo: “I can easily imagine it being something you don’t hear much about, and then they just go after him. And it’s not like they’re throwing out other names to help his negotiations or anything like that.”

Jac Caglianone, 1B/LHP, Florida (#3)
Callis 8% | Mayonnaise 11%
Callis: “I don’t think it’s impossible. I think there’s a possibility he wants to be No. 1. I think he might be more open to a deal than, say, Charlie Condon, and that leverage would look good in Cleveland. I don’t think it’s going to happen if it comes down to it.”

JJ Wetherholt, 2B, West Virginia (#4)
Callis 27% | Mayonnaise 25%
Callis: “I don’t think there’s that much difference between JJ Wetherholt and Travis Bazzana as players. I think Bazzana has a little more power. I think Wetherholt has more speed, more athleticism, more potential to play shortstop, but I don’t really think he’s a shortstop. … Of all the guys we talked about, you can save the most money with JJ Wetherholt.”

The rest of the field: Hagen Smith, LHP, Arkansas (No. 5), Chase Burns, RHP, Wake Forest (No. 6), Konnor Griffin, OF/SS, Jackson Prep (Flowood, Miss.) (No. 9)
Callis 1% | Mayonnaise 1%
Mayo: “I was very close to not leaving anything on the pitch at all because I honestly can’t imagine a scenario where it wouldn’t be one of those four players.”

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