5 early Blue Jays 2024 draft targets

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Carson Benge (Oklahoma State)
21 y.o / LHH / OF

Benge has the all-around offensive profile that the Blue Jays seem to covet in a hitter. He makes plenty of contact, has great swing decisions, and hits the ball hard. His hands are quick through the zone and his swing is designed for flyballs and pull-side power.

Benge walked more than he struck out in 2023 and it's been a similar trend in 2024 through 55 plate appearances. He sees spin well out of the hand and can lay off and make contact on multiple pitch types. Benge did struggle against lefties in 2023 and patching that weakness will be important if he wants to be more than a platoon player at the highest level.

A two-way player, Benge has a monstrous arm. He's going to get drafted as a hitter but his potentially double-plus arm will be an asset when he likely lands in the corner outfield.