The Scouting Trail: Top 2024 draft-eligible lefthanded pitchers


Over the past five years, Division I college baseball has produced eight lefthanders who were drafted in the first round (top 30 picks).

2023: None
2022: Cooper Hjerpe, Oregon State, 22nd overall
2021: Jordan Wicks, Kansas State, 21st
2020: Asa Lacy, Texas A&M, 4th. Reid Detmers, Louisville, 10th. Garrett Crochet, Tennessee, 11th. Jared Shuster, Wake Forest, 25th
2019: Nick Lodolo, TCU, 7th. Zack Thompson, Kentucky, 19th. Ethan Small, Mississippi State, 28th.

2020 will be forever known as the Covid draft, and it will also go down as the gold standard with four first-round college lefthanders. Although Lacy has struggled, Detmers made an immediate impact[…]


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