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Golden Spikes Award 2024 Preseason Watch List Is Out. Here's Who Is On It

Golden Spikes Award 2024 Preseason Watch List Is Out. Here's Who Is On It

Here's who is on the 2024 Golden Spikes Award watch list, which honors the best player in NCAA baseball.

Feb 12, 2024 by Joe Harrington

The Golden Spikes Award is College Baseball's version of the Heisman Trophy and goes to the game's best player. Last year's award went to LSU outfielder and No. 2 pick in the draft, Dylan Crews of LSU. He helped lead the Tigers to the 2023 NCAA Baseball National Championship last summer. 

This year also features players hoping to push their teams to Omaha while also raising their draft stock. 

The list includes many players on multiple MLB Mock Draft lists, including No. 1 prospect JJ Wetherholt of West Virginia, as well as No. 3 prospect Travis Bazzana, who will open the season playing on FloBaseball at the Sanderson Ford Baseball Classic with Oregon State.

College baseball's Opening Day is Feb. 16, and teams from all over the country begin their seasons. 

Here's who made the Golden Spikes watch list. 

Golden Spikes Award 2024 Watch List

Here's who made the 2024 Golden Spikes Watch List

  • Matt Ager    RHP    UC Santa Barbara
  • Wehiwa Aloy    INF    Arkansas
  • Billy Amick    INF    Tennessee
  • Ethan Anderson    C/UTIL    Virginia
  • Travis Bazzana    INF    Oregon State
  • Kevin Bazzell    C/INF    Texas Tech
  • Drew Beam    RHP    Tennessee
  • Derek Bender    C/INF    Coastal Carolina
  • Carson Benge    OF/RHP    Oklahoma State
  • Brody Brecht    RHP    Iowa
  • Chase Burns    RHP    Wake Forest
  • Jac Caglianone    1B/LHP    Florida
  • Cam Caminiti    LHP/OF    Saguaro HS (AZ)
  • Cam Cannarella    OF     Clemson
  • Charlie Condon    1B/OF    Georgia
  • Jacob Cozart    C    NC State
  • Kaelen Culpepper    C/INF    Kansas State
  • Randy Flores    INF    Alabama State
  • Rodney Green Jr.    OF    California
  • Konnor Griffin    OF/RHP    Jackson Prep (MS)
  • Lawson Harrill    OF    Campbell
  • Josh Hartle    LHP    Wake Forest
  • Jake Hjelle    Of    Minnesota-Crookston (DII)
  • Luke Holman    RHP    Louisiana State
  • Carter Holton    LHP    Vanderbilt
  • Vance Honeycutt    OF    North Carolina
  • Jeremiah Jenkins    INF    Maine
  • Ryan Johnson    RHP    Dallas Baptist
  • Lebarron Johnson Jr.    RHP    Texas
  • Dakota Jordan    OF    Mississippi State
  • Gavin Kash    INF    Texas Tech
  • Seaver King    INF    Wake Forest
  • Sam Kulasingam    INF    Air Force
  • Nick Kurtz    INF/OF    Wake Forest
  • Jace LaViolette    OF    Texas A&M
  • Shane Lewis    OF    Troy
  • Caleb Lomavita    C    California
  • Cole Messina    C    South Carolina
  • Braden Montgomery    OF/RHP    Texas A&M
  • Christian Moore    INF    Tennessee
  • Malcolm Moore    C    Stanford
  • Tyson Neighbors    RHP    Kansas State
  • Griff O'Ferrall    INF    Virginia
  • Ethan Petry    OF/INF    South Carolina
  • Tanner Reaves    INF    Blinn CC (JUCO)
  • Brett Sanchez    RHP    Belhaven (DIII)
  • Nolan Schubart    OF    Oklahoma State
  • Mike Sirota    OF    Northeastern
  • Hagen Smith    LHP    Arkansas
  • Devin Taylor    OF    Indiana
  • Payton Tolle    LHP/INF    TCU
  • JJ Wetherholt    INF    West Virginia
  • Tommy White    3B    LSU
  • Trey Yesavage    RHP    East Carolina
  • Gage Ziehl    RHP    Miami

How To Stream The 2024 College Baseball Showdown?

The first weekend of competition at the Shriners Children's College Showdown is Feb. 16-18 at Globe Life Field. It is streaming on FloBaseball and the FloSports app. 

Replays, highlights and breaking news from the event will be on both platforms. 

What Teams Are Playing In the 2024 College Baseball Showdown?

Here are the teams: 

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Texas Tech University
  • Baylor University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Arkansas
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University 
  • TCU 
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Southern California 
  • Arizona State University

2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 16 

  • 12 p.m. – Nebraska vs. Baylor 
  • 4 p.m. – Oregon vs. Oklahoma 
  • 8 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Feb. 17 

  • 12 p.m. – Baylor vs. Oregon 
  • 4 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Nebraska 
  • 8 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Tennessee

Sunday, Feb. 18 

  • 11:30 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 
  • 3:30 p.m. – Oregon vs. Texas Tech 
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Baylor

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, February 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, February 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, February 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 3 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

More MLB Draft 2024 Coverage 

What College Baseball Tournaments Are Streaming On FloBaseball?

These tournaments will stream on FloBaseball and the FloSports app in February and March:

FloBaseball Archived Footage

Video footage from past seasons is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscriptions.

Watch College Baseball On FloBaseball

FloBaseball is home to thousands of college baseball games this spring, including the Shriners Children's College Showdown (formerly the College Baseball Showdown) from Feb. 16 to March 3 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Watch Independent Baseball On FloBaseball 

Follow the action from around the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Frontier League and Pioneer Baseball League, whether you’re on FloBaseball.tv, the FloSports app or FloBaseball’s social media channels for select games.

Each week during the season, we'll feature at least one “Game Of The Week” from each league and stream it directly to social media. Tune in to catch the action LIVE on FloBaseball's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

And remember, you can revisit all of your favorite moments from the season, as video footage from each league is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch during the duration of their subscriptions. 

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