2024 Dynasty Baseball Top 10 Pitching Prospects

by Jason Beckner
2024 Dynasty Baseball Top 10 Pitching Prospects

Welcome to the 2024 Dynasty Baseball Top 10 Pitching Prospects.

You can check out all the prospect top 10 lists by following the links in the table below.

2024 Prospect Top 10 Lists
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We have reached the end of the top ten positional prospect lists. The last article is my favorite of the positions the pitching prospects. Pitchers are always a tricky position when it comes to prospecting.

More times than not the starting pitching prospect fails. However, a failed starting pitching prospect can at least make an impact as a relief pitcher. While not as sexy as a top-of-the-rotation arm it can still have small fantasy relevance.

My general strategy when it comes to pitching prospects is to wait and trade for pitchers once they have established themselves in the majors, rather than gamble on a pitching prospect that could eventually bust.

Before we get into the top pitchers, don't forget to take a look at other prospect rankings listed in our 500+ dynasty baseball rankings, along with our full prospect and FYPD rankings.

With that being said, let's get into 2024 Dynasty Baseball's top 10 pitching prospects.

2024 Dynasty Baseball Top 10 Pitching Prospects

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No. 10: Jackson Ferris, Los Angeles Dodgers

This one pains me to write as I was hoping when I wrote the article Ferris would still be a member of the Cubs organization. However, that is not the case as he was shipped off to LA in the recent deal that included Michael Busch back to Chicago.

Ferris is a left-hander who can generate high-end velocity that reaches the upper 90's and he pairs that with above-average secondary offerings.

Still only 20 years old, it will still be a few years before we see Ferris making fantasy contributions, however, don't let that stop you from owing one of the top-ranked left-handed pitching prospects.

No. 9: Noah Schultz, Chicago White Sox

The local kid turned good, Schultz was a hometown kid drafted by the hometown team Shultz grew up outside Chicago and attended Oswego High School before being drafted 26th overall in 2022 by the White Sox.

The tall lanky left-hander has been making strides at Single A in 2023. He has a mid 90's fastball and an above-average slider. He has even drawn loose comparisons to a former White Sox lefty in Chris Sale.

No. 8: Hurston Waldrep, Atlanta Braves

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Admittedly this ranking may be a bit aggressive ranking. However, I believe it is a deserved ranking. Waldrep was the Braves first-round pick in this past year's draft.

Waldrep has a solid track record during his time at Southern Mississippi before transferring to Florida for his Junior year. During his three years in college, he compiled 308 K in only 208 IP, including 156 K in 101 IP in the SEC

I also really appreciate Atlanta's player development when it comes to pitchers. Which is why I have such an aggressive ranking for Waldrep.

No. 7: Dylan Lesko, San Diego Padres

Dylan is yet another top high school draftee who was selected 15th overall in 2022. In his first full season in 2023, Lesko had some mixed results.

He did have 55 K but also had 22 BB with an ERA north of five. However, all of this could be viewed as really good news as he underwent Tommy John surgery before being drafted. So to see him rebound this well should be viewed as a positive.

Look for Lesko to continue to develop and get back into form in 2024. He has above-average velocity on his fastball as well as a highly regarded change-up. This will be a big year for Lesko and I am intrigued to see him develop.

No. 6: Jacob Misiorowski, Milwaukee Brewers

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Jacob was the Brewer's second-round pick in 2022. He was a junior college standout in 2022 when he struck out 136 batters in only 15 appearances.

Strikeouts are Jacob's cup of tea. He has huge strike-out potential including an eye-popping 35K% across three levels in 2023.

His fastball is his best pitch that can easily reach triple digits. Then he pairs that with a well-above-average slider. He had an amazing appearance in last year's Futures Games, which has started to give him more name recognition.

No. 5: Jackson Jobe, Detroit Tigers

I had to include Jobe on the list, even though before 2023 not everyone would agree that he was a top-ten pitching prospect. Jobe had a really good stretch at the end of the 2023 season and appears to be turning a corner in his development.

In 2023 Jobe lowered his ERA and WHIP while also increasing his strikeout rate. Combine that with his high draft capital as a former third-overall pick in 2021 and Jobe should see his name rise to the prospect ranks in 2024.

No. 4: Cade Horton, Chicago Cubs

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The Cubs have been quietly drafting and building one of the top farm systems in all of baseball. One of those top pieces is their 2022 first-round pick and the seventh overall pick.

Many were surprised by the pick at the time as there were still some big names available. However, Horton is proving that he was worthy of the draft capital.

In his first full season in the minors, Horton took huge strides. He made 21 starts in 2023 across three levels, posting a 2.65 ERA, and 0.99 WHIP with 117 K in 88 IP.

Health is the biggest question mark for Horton. If he can stay healthy we should Horton with the big league club as early as 2025 and the possibility of a late callup in 2024.

No. 3: Ricky Tiedemann, Toronto Blue Jays

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The top left-handed pitching prospect finds himself behind only the top two right-handed pitchers. I almost put Tiedemann at number two but I just couldn't put him ahead of Painter, even an injured Painter.

Ricky was the Blue Jays' third-round pick in 2021 and has made great strides since being drafted. He has high-end velocity that generates a lot of swings and misses and he can pile up the strikeouts.

Barring any setbacks we should see the 21-year-old Tiedemann get at least a small cup of coffee in 2024.

No. 2: Andrew Painter, Philadelphia Phillies

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I couldn't decide between Painter and Skenes on who was the number one pitching prospect in all of baseball, and I wanted to rank both Painter and Skenes as the 1A and 1B of the top pitching prospects.

Painter was the top pitching prospect going into the 2023 season. Before he was unfortunately shut down in July when it was determined he needed Tommy John surgery.

The standard rehab timeline is 8-12 months, meaning Painter will likely not pitch again until 2025. However, his skill and ability are still too good not to be at the top of this list.

One thing to monitor will be how well he rebounds from his injury and if he can retain his high-end velocity.

No. 1: Paul Skenes, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Paul Skenes exploded onto the baseball scene when he took the world by storm during his one season at Louisiana State University (LSU). After transferring from the Air Force where he was a former two-way player.

Skenes had eye-popping numbers at LSU where he finished the season with an astounding 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 209 K in only 122 IP!

There is a strong belief that Skenes will be on the opening day roster in 2024 and I am here for it.

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3 comments

Jackson "Not Top 10" Jobe January 18, 2024 - 4:45 pm

What universe do you live on that jobe isn’t universally a top 10 pitching prospect? Hope you don’t get paid for these articles

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Jason Beckner January 18, 2024 - 4:59 pm

Jobe is currently ranked #5 and in the article

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Chucky January 18, 2024 - 8:01 pm

Gulp, mea culpa. I’m sorry. I’m such a jerk. There. Fixed it for ya. And you’re welcome.

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