⚾ Kansas Baseball Transfer Class Ranked No. 9 by D1Baseball

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Entering the second season under Head Coach Dan Fitzgerald in 2024, Kansas Baseball continues to ascend and garner attention on the national level as D1Baseball ranked the Kansas transfer class as the No. 9 transfer class in the country and the best in the Big 12 on Tuesday.

After receiving the No. 1-ranked junior college recruiting class in December 2022, Fitzgerald and his staff attacked the transfer portal following the 2023 season. With the combination of the five junior college transfers who received the No. 1 ranking and the eight transfers brought in this summer, Kansas landed in the top 10 of D1Baseball’s rankings. A season ago, D1Baseball ranked Kansas with the No. 24 transfer class and Baseball America ranked KU with the No. 25 transfer class.

Kansas will open its season on Feb. 16 in Corpus Christi, Texas, against Illinois-Chicago. The Jayhawks will be looking to build on their 2023 campaign when they doubled their conference win total and improved their overall win total by five games in Fitzgerald’s first season.

A list of the 13 transfers who comprise the No. 9 ranking and will be on the 2024 roster can be found below.

Grant Adler RHP // Derby HS/Cowley County Community College/Wichita State
Lenny Ashby OF // Maria College Mavo/Odessa College/New Mexico
Tegan Cain RHP // Ellis HS/Barton Community College
JD Callahan RHP // West Ranch HS/UC Santa Barbara
Cooper Combs OF // Springdale HS/Johnson County Community College
Chase Diggins SS // Doshisha International School, Kyoto/Odessa College
Reese Dutton RHP // Kenosha Tremper HS/Heartland Community College/USC Upstate
Ben Hartl C // Springfield HS/Heartland Community College
Ethan Lanthier RHP // Northfield HS/St. Cloud State
John Nett OF // Kimberly HS/St. Cloud State
Brigden Parker LHP // Holly HS/Cowley County Community College
Evan Shaw LHP // Fridley HS/Minnesota State/Cochise College
Patrick Steitz RHP // Liberty HS/Central Arizona College