Check out our watch list for 2024 USA TODAY HSSA Baseball Player of the Year

Who will make the final cut? Keep an eye out for the fourth annual USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, coming in the summer of 2024!
Who will make the final cut? Keep an eye out for the fourth annual USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, coming in the summer of 2024!

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is pleased to announce its watch list for 2024 USA TODAY HSSA Baseball Player of the Year!

This initial list includes 50 current student-athletes who meet the nomination criteria for this year’s national Baseball Player of the Year award. These athletes were either nominees in last year’s national show, or athletes who were seriously considered based on season-wide performance, state championships and any other state, regional and/or national recognition.

Here's a little more about this year's program and how it works:

The official 2024 USA TODAY HSSA Baseball Team will be announced in August. All 25 final team members will be honored as nominees for national Baseball Player of the Year. Visit the event website for updates leading up to this summer's awards!

Note: The purpose of this watch list is to track eligible nominees. Athletes could be removed from this list if they no longer play for their high school team (either by choice or injury), or if it was found that their high school does not participate in a state-sanctioned championship tournament for this sport.

Who else should we be tracking for national Baseball Player of the Year?

This watch list is only a starting point. All student-athletes who compete for state-sanctioned interscholastic championships are eligible for our program. Player of the Year suggestions can be submitted to both and

2024 USA TODAY HSSA Baseball Watch List:

Daniel Arambula — SR, 3B | Yucaipa High School | Yucaipa, California

Cade Arrambide — SR, C | Tomball High School | Tomball, Texas

Charlie Bates — SR, SS | Palo Alto High School | Palo Alto, California

Alec Blair — JR, OF | De La Salle High School | Concord, California

Caleb Bonemer — SR, SS | Okemos High School | Okemos, Michigan

Mason Brassfield — SR, LHP | Bakersfield Christian High School | Bakersfield, California

Bryden Bull — JR, OF | Las Vegas High School | Las Vegas, Nevada

Slade Caldwell — SR, OF | Valley View High School | Jonesboro, Arkansas

Cam Caminiti — SR, LHP | Saguaro High School | Scottsdale, Arizona

Levi Clark — SR, C | Walton High School | Marietta, Georgia

Bryce Clavon — SR, SS | Kell High School | Marietta, Georgia

Derek Curiel — SR, OF | Orange Lutheran High School | West Covina, California

JD Dix — SR, SS | Whitefish Bay High School | Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Casan Evans — SR, RHP | St. Pius X High School | Houston, Texas

Theodore Gillen — SR, SS | Westlake High School | Austin, Texas

Cannon Goldin — JR, OF | Buford High School | Buford, Georgia

Trey Gregory-Alford — SR, RHP | Coronado High School | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Konnor Griffin — SR, UTL/RHP | Jackson Preparatory School | Jackson, Mississippi

Jack Haferkamp — SR, OF | Santa Fe Christian Schools | Carlsbad, California

Owen Hall — SR, RHP | Edmond North High School | Edmond, Oklahoma

Josh Hammond — JR, RHP | Westchester Country Day High School | High Point, North Carolina

Seth Hernandez — JR, RHP | Corona High School | Corona, California

Ethan Holliday — JR, SS | Stillwater High School | Stillwater, Oklahoma

Teagan Kuhns — SR, RHP | Chambersburg Area Senior High School | Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Kaiden Lopez — SR, OF | Oviedo High School | Oviedo, Florida

Burke Mabeus — SR, C | Bishop Gorman High School | Las Vegas, Nevada

Chase Mobley — SR, RHP | Durant High School | Plant City, Florida

PJ Morlando — SR, OF/1B | Summerville High School | Summerville, South Carolina

Michael Mullinax — SR, OF | North Cobb Christian School | Kennesaw, Georgia

Xavier Neyens — JR, 3B | Mount Vernon High School | Mount Vernon, Washington

Dante Nori — SR, OF | Northville High School | Northville, Michigan

Sebastian Norman — JR, 3B | Glendale High School | Springfield, Missouri

Joey Oakie — SR, RHP | Ankeny Centennial High School | Ankeny, Iowa

Owen Paino — SR, SS | Roy C. Ketcham High School | Wappingers Falls, New York

Erik Parker — SR, SS | North Gwinnett High School | Suwanee, Georgia

Braylon Payne — SR, OF | Lawerence E. Elkins High School | Missouri City, Texas

Marcos Paz — JR, RHP | Hebron High School | Carrollton, Texas

Ty Peeples — JR, OF | Franklin County High School | Carnesville, Georgia

Fabio Peralta — SR, OF | Miami Christian School | Miami, Florida

Bryce Rainer — SR, SS | Harvard-Westlake High School | Los Angeles, California

Drew Rogers — SR, C | Hamilton High School | Chandler, Arizona

William Schmidt — SR, RHP | Catholic High School | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Anson Seibert — SR, RHP | Blue Valley Southwest High School | Overland Park, Kansas

Trey Snyder — SR, SS | Liberty North High School | Liberty, Missouri

Levi Sterling — SR, RHP | Notre Dame High School | Sherman Oaks, California

Tate Strickland — SR, RHP | Harrison High School | Kennesaw, Georgia

Zach Swanson — SR, RHP | Toutle Lake High School | Toutle Lake, Washington

Landon Victorian — SR, RHP | Barbe High School | Lake Charles, Louisiana

Carson Wiggins — SR, RHP | Roland High School | Roland, Oklahoma

Quentin Young — JR, 3B | Oaks Christian High School | Westlake Village, California

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2024 USA TODAY High School Sports Awards Baseball Watch List