The Stash List Week 13: Top 10 Pitching Prospects to Stash in 2024

The top 10 pitching prospects to stash in redraft leagues.

The Pitcher Edition of the Stash List highlights the 10 best-pitching prospects likely to make an impact during the 2024 season.

Prospects are often thought of as only holding value in dynasty formats. However, knowing which prospects hold value for the current season can help set you apart in redraft leagues. Several have a 2024 ETA and getting ahead of the curve on rostering these prospects is a key part of roster management. Last year we saw more pitching prospects make their debut than ever before and there is no reason we should expect to see anything change in 2024. Keep reading to find out the top ten pitchers you should stash in your redraft leagues.


Ground Rules


  • The Stash List is for your redraft leagues and does not consider impact beyond 2024.
  • Only current minor league players who are expected to make an impact this season are included.
  • Upside, proximity, health, and opportunity are all weighed for each player.
  • The focus is on 12-team leagues with standard categories.
  • Rankings and rostership percentages will be updated weekly.
  • Stats will be updated weekly for all players through Thursday’s games.


The Stash List




The wave of pitching prospects coming up for their MLB debuts looked to be subsiding over the past week before Jake Bloss got the call on Friday to fill in for Justin Verlander, but there has been a trio of unsung rookies making names for themselves.

Brewers right-hander Tobias Myers tossed 6.1 scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday, striking out six. The 25-year-old lowered his ERA to 3.26 through 47 innings, leaving him just three frames short of graduating from prospect status.

White Sox righty Jonathan Cannon came within one out of a complete-game shutout on Tuesday, allowing seven hits in 8.2 scoreless innings against the Astros. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder has a 3.34 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 32.1 innings.

Nationals southpaw DJ Herz struck out 13 with no walks in six one-hit innings last Saturday against the Marlins. The 23-year-old brought his ERA down to 3.77 through 14.1 innings.


Top 10 Pitching Prospects to Stash


1. Jackson Jobe, RHP, Detroit Tigers


Previous Ranking: 1

2024 MiLB (AA) stat line: 16.2 IP | 2.16 ERA | 35.3 K% | 14.7 BB%

2024 MiLB (A+) stat line: 2 IP | 9.00 ERA | 11.1 K% | 11.1 BB%

Jackson Jobe returned to the mound for a rehab start on Tuesday for High-A West Michigan, almost seven weeks from when he suffered a strained left hamstring. The 21-year-old righty threw 29 pitches over two innings, topping out at 99 mph. Jobe could be back in Double-A for his next start, then may not need more than a start or two for Erie before getting a shot at Triple-A Toledo. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder didn’t allow a hit over his last two starts and has retired 32 of the last 34 batters he’s faced going back to his April 13 outing against Akron. He could be pushing for a spot in the Tigers rotation by the start of July.


2. Shane Baz, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays


Previous Ranking: 3

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 34.1 IP | 4.19 ERA | 23.9 K% | 13.5 BB%

Shane Baz has maintained the recent uptick in his velocity that has coincided with much better results for Triple-A Durham, averaging 96.5 mph on his fastball in each of his past two starts. The 24-year-old has been dealing in June with a 1.00 ERA and 28-8 K-BB in 18 innings. Baz topped out at 98.7 and 98.5 mph, respectively, in his past two starts, showing that he could soon be back to the 97.1 he averaged in the majors in his first taste of the majors back in 2021 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2022. The Rays could go to a six-man rotation to get Baz back in the bigs or push Zack Litell back to the bullpen, but it should be happening very soon.


3. Christian Scott, RHP, New York Mets


Previous Ranking: 2

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 38.1 IP | 2.82 ERA | 35.4 K% | 6.1 BB%

2024 MLB Stat line: 27.2 IP | 3.90 ERA | 22.3 K% | 5.4 BB%

Christian Scott’s time in Triple-A could be winding down as the Mets will begin a stretch of 17 games without a day off heading into the All-Star break starting this coming Friday. The Mets are still playing just 16 games in 22 days, so they used this time to take their foot off the gas pedal on Scott’s workload before possibly going to a six-man rotation. The 24-year-old righty was up to 72 pitches in his start on Tuesday after being limited to just 60 pitches in his previous outing. Scott has posted a 2.08 ERA with a 16-3 -BB in 13 innings over three starts for Syracuse since putting up a 3.90 ERA over five starts for the Mets. Watch for Scott to reach 80+ pitches in his next start before hopefully returning to New York for a weekend series with the Astros at the end of June.


4. Max Meyer, RHP, Miami Marlins


Previous Ranking: 4

2024 MLB Stat line: 17 IP | 2.12 ERA | 21.5 K% | 4.6 BB%

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 34.2 IP | 6.23 ERA | 27.3 K% | 9.7 BB%

The Marlins sure are serious about keeping Max Meyer’s workload under control after he missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old broke camp in the Miami rotation after a strong spring training and the injury bug starting early on the Marlins pitching staff. After starting out 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings over three starts, Meyer was sent to Triple-A and has only compiled just 27.2 innings in two months for Jacksonville. Since Marlins manager Skip Schumaker hinted two weeks ago that he expects the 6-foot, 196-pound righty to be back in the majors soon, Meyer has made two four-inning starts. With the likes of Yonny Chirinos and Roddery Muñoz currently filling in at the back of the Miami rotation, it would seem the time is right to get Meyer back up to the Marlins. It’s time we see Meyer get stretched out in his next start so he can finally return to Miami.


5. David Festa, RHP, Minnesota Twins


Previous Ranking: 6

2024 MiLB (AAA) stat line: 59.2 IP | 3.77 ERA | 35.1 K% | 9.7 BB%

David Festa ramped up to a season-high 93 pitches on Thursday with six strikeouts and no walks, but he gave up two homers and four runs in 5.2 innings against Triple-A Toledo. The 6-foot-6 right-hander has been especially dialed in with his control of late, compiling a 35-5 K-BB in 25.2 innings over his last five starts. has been cranking out 80+ pitches, so this could be the type of tremendous outing that gets Festa called up to Minnesota. The Twins are coming up on a stretch of 15 games in 16 days, so Festa may get a chance to make his MLB debut on a six-game homestand at the start of July.


6. Chayce McDermott, RHP, Baltimore Orioles


Previous Ranking: 5

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 70.1 IP | 3.84 ERA | 32.5 K% | 13.8 BB%

The Orioles pitching staff got more bad news in the past week with Kyle Bradish becoming the third Baltimore hurler in the last month to undergo season-ending surgery. There had been talk of a six-man rotation before starting pitchers started going down like flies. Enter Chayce McDermott, a 25-year-old strikeout artist looking ready to soon make his MLB debut. After starting May with his often-shaky control dialed in — just five walks in 21.2 innings over four starts — Cade Povich has taken a step back with 14 walks in the exact same stretch in Triple-A. The 25-year-old’s last outing was the worst of the bunch, allowing four walks and four runs (three earned) in 6.2 innings with just three strikeouts against Memphis. Things are getting crowded in Baltimore with Dean Kremer nearing a return from a strained triceps while Povich is currently in a six-man rotation. If McDermott can get his control locked back in then he could push for a spot in the rotation over Cole Irvin and Albert Suarez. With the Orioles playing games on all but one day in June, McDermott and his strikeout stuff could still be needed soon despite all the other options.


7. Carson Whisenhunt, LHP, San Francisco Giants


Previous Ranking: 7

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 61 IP | 4.87 ERA | 29.9 K% | 12.0 BB%

Carson Whisenhunt reached 89 pitches in a scoreless outing on Wednesday, but he lasted just 4.1 innings while racking up seven strikeouts and two walks. The 23-year-old lowered his ERA at home in Triple-A Sacramento to 2.92 with a whopping 51 strikeouts in 37 innings. Pitching in the hitter-friendly PCL has plenty of trouble spots, leading to a 7.88 ERA on the road for Whisenhunt. The 6-foot3, 209-pounder could be an option in the Giants rotation while Blake Snell is on the IL and has the stuff to stick in San Francisco if he can limit his walks.


8. Cade Horton, RHP, Chicago Cubs


Previous Ranking: 8

2024 MiLB (AA) Stat line: 16.1 IP | 1.10 ERA | 29.0 K% | 3.2 BB%

2024 MiLB (AAA) Stat line: 18 IP | 7.50 ERA | 27.2% | 13.6 BB%

Cade Horton left his May 29 start in Triple-A after just one inning with lat soreness, which was then diagnosed as a subscapular strain that will shut him down from throwing for about a month. The 22-year-old right-hander could be back on the mound in early July and could be an option to make his MLB debut soon after the All-Star break. Horton is among the very best pitching prospects, so he can still be stashed on teams that can afford to wait.


9. Brandon Sproat, RHP, New York Mets


Previous Ranking: 9

2024 MiLB (AA) Stat line: 35.2 IP | 2.27 ERA | 30.5 K% | 6.1 BB%

2024 MiLB (A+) Stat line: 25.1 IP | 1.07 ERA | 32.4 K% | 15.7 BB%

After tossing three straight seven-inning gems for Double-A Binghamton, Brandon Sproat got a breather when the Mets took the foot off the gas. Making his pro debut after going in the second round of last year’s draft out of Florida, Sproat peaked with a 10-strikeout obliteration of Harrisburg on June 2, allowing just one hit and one walk. The Mets brought the 6-foot-3 flamethrower back on 11 days of rest and limited him to 3.2 innings (he racked up eight Ks) before getting him back up to six innings on Thursday. Sproat kept up with his newfound control, issuing just one walk for the third straight start, but posting just two strikeouts while giving up four runs. The reason to stash is just in case he resumes his utter domination of minor-league hitters and gets the call to New York in July to give the suddenly resurgent Mets a boost.


10. Jacob Misiorowski, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers


Previous Ranking: N/R

2024 MiLB (AA) Stat line: 52.1 IP | 3.44 ERA | 28.1 K% | 14.7 BB%

All it took for Jacob Misiorowski to find his control was to finally move him off the stash list and onto The Bubble like we did last week. The 6-foot-7 flamethrower then went out and tossed his first walk-less start in over a year, allowing just one hit in six scoreless innings at Double-A Rocket City. If Misiorowski can build on this, he could be up in the Milwaukee rotation by the All-Star break. There’s never been any doubting Misiorowski’s stuff, led by a triple-digit fast and a wipeout slider, so he makes for the perfect boom-or-bust stash.


On The Bubble


Here are the next five pitchers that were in consideration for inclusion on this week’s list:  Ricky Tiedemann, TOR; Caden Dana, LAA; Hayden Birdsong, SF; Zebby Matthews, MIN; Tink Hence, STL

Rudy Ropp

Rudy Ropp is a Dynasty Fantasy Analyst here at Pitcher List and has written about fantasy baseball since 1999. Co-founder of RotoProspects.com which features a weekly-updated Top 500 Prospects and a monthly-updated Dynasty Top 500 Rankings. I have similar love for movies and music - my dream used to be the next Quentin Tarentino as a former video store clerk or a Rolling Stone writer like in Almost Famous. In addition to being a fantasy baseball nut, I'm a dad, avid traveler, Star Wars fanatic, lifelong Mariners fan, pickleball player, and newspaper sports writer/designer/editor.

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