Carter Cunningham, ECU (Shotgun Spratling)

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The Scouting Trail: Top 2024 Draft-eligible First Basemen

Prospects

How good is this year’s crop of college first base prospects? It’s not historic, but it is darn good.

However, history tells us – does it really matter?

Nolan Schanuel (Florida Atlantic) was the only college first baseman selected in the first round last year. He reached the major leagues after only 22 games of minor league seasoning.

In 2022 and 2021 there was not a single college first baseman selected in the first round. Aaron Sabato (North Carolina) was the lone one-bagger selected in the first round of 2020. Spencer Torkelson (Arizona State) did go No. 1 overall that same draft, but he was[…]

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