Wetherholt Projected As Top Pick in 2024 MLB Draft

WVU’s J.J. Wetherholt is expected to be a top pick in the 2024 MLB Draft, according to MLB.com.

Morgantown, WV – WVU’s J.J. Wetherholt is expected to be one of the best players in College Baseball in 2024. After a stellar sophomore season that saw him finish with a .449 batting average, 16 home runs, and 60 RBIs, the Pennsylvania native will be on the radar of several professional teams.

According to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, Wetherholt will be one of the top picks in the 2024 MLB Draft. In his mock draft, Mayo has Wetherholt going 2nd overall to the Kansas City Royals.

Here is what Mayo had to say about his selection of Wetherholt at #2 in the MLB Draft:


“Wetherholt won the Division I batting title by hitting .449 as a sophomore in 2023. He also slugged .787, with 16 homers and 24 doubles, while striking out in just 8.2 percent of his plate appearances. He could raise his profile even more if he gets the chance to play shortstop next year, but the bat alone is enough to put him here.“

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