2024 MLB Draft Deep Dive: Chase Burns, RHP, Wake Forest.   

The 2024 MLB draft is set for Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Arlington Texas as part of the 2024 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. The Phillies will pick at number 27 in the 1st round. Currently, the Phillies have 17 picks in the 2024 draft.

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The baseball people here at EOP will keep you updated on the top prospects in this year’s draft. This week we look at our projected number six player (pick owned by the Kansas City Royals) in the 2024 MLB Draft. Chase Burns, RHP, Wake Forest

Burns was a flamethrowing high schooler back in the 2021 class, and he touched 100 mph before he set foot on campus in Tennessee. Scouts wondered about his control, and there might still be some reliever risk for Burns.

But he put together back-to-back strong seasons for the Volunteers with a strikeout rate north of 30% and a walk rate between 7-8% in both seasons. Mostly in a starting capacity before piggybacking behind righthander Chase Dollander late in the 2023 season.

Burns transferred to Wake Forest for the 2024 season when he will be part of one of the deepest pitching staffs in the country. He has averaged 96 mph on his fastball in college, touched 102, and has shown an upper-80s slide that makes hitters look silly and grades as a plus.

Burns also has a firm changeup around 90 mph but he has thrown it less than 5% of the time.

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

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