Harbor Hawks primed for a big Day 1 of 2024 MLB Draft

A plethora of former Hyannis Harbor Hawks are expected to hear their name called in the upcoming 2024 MLB Draft

The Cape Cod Baseball League is drenched in a rich history of talent. Whether it’s a future Big League manager, an everyday Major Leaguer, an All-Star, or a Hall of Famer — the Summer Collegiate League has seen it all.

Over the past two seasons, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks have made noise. The club enters 2024 off back-to-back West Division playoff births; it’s no secret the squad has been filled with pro-ready players who have helped them reach this point.

Let’s take a second to meet a handful of players who share the possibility of being selected on day one of the 2024 MLB Draft.

Christian Moore, UTIL, Tennessee

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Moore turned the heads of many during his freshman season in Knoxville. The right-handed hitter smashed his first career home run in his first career start back in 2022 and never took his foot off the gas.

Moore or “C-Mo” has enjoyed an illustrious career as a Vol. He most recently broke the school’s single-season home run record with 27 and is in sole possession of most career home runs with 54 — he’s only a junior.

His career stats include a .338 AVG, .446 OBP%, .685 SLG%, 147 RBI, 191 hits, 161 runs, and 30 doubles across 565 at-bats.

Built at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, the middle infielder has shown versatility in power, and contact to all fields. While not one tool stands out amongst the rest in terms of translating to the pro level, Moore is as safe as they come while peering toward prospects at the college level.

Perhaps the safest part about Moore’s profile is that there isn’t one weakness in his game. He’s an overall stud. The Connecticut prep schooler swiped 16 bags as a sophomore, showcasing that he can reach above-average speeds between the bases. He also provides positional versatility, playing shortstop and second base in the infield, combined with high-level experience in the outfield.

With Moore, you are buying a Big League-ready bat that is SEC battle-tested and can hold his own across every facet of the game.

After his freshmen campaign with Tennessee, Moore played in 22 contests for the Harbor Hawks in 2022.


Billy Amick, 3B, Tennessee

Pivoting into another Tennessee Volunteer, Billy Amick makes this list after playing 11 games with the Harbor Hawks in 2023.

Although it was a small stint, it was an impactful one. Amick went 14-for-38 with 2 homers, 5 RBI, 22 total bases, and a 1.021 OPS, showing scouts he could keep up in a historically pitcher-friendly league.

Amick transferred to Tennessee from Clemson for his junior season (2024), in hopes of playing more third base as opposed to DH and first base. Tony Vitello plugged him into the hot corner on Opening Day, and it’s paid off.

The 21-year-old started 51 games during his inaugural season in Rocky Top, where he smashed 18 HR, along with hitting .327 in SEC play — good for an OPS of 1.070.

His hit tool is very real, grading out at 60 via MLB.com, while also posting a 55 grade for power. A smooth right-handed swing combined with tremendous bat speed leaves him a good chance at being a day-one guy.

Both Moore and Amick are productive middle-of-the-order hitters in a lineup that is currently ranked No. 1 in the country.

Cam Smith, 3B, Florida State

Sticking in the hot corner, Seminole Cam Smith is a no-brainer when thinking about some of the highest ceilings in the ‘24 Draft.

After a strong freshmen campaign at FSU, Smith played in 44 CCBL games with the Hawks as a 20-year-old. He looked mature beyond his years clubbing .347 with 6 HR, 26 RBI, .981 OPS, and 96 total bases. He took home the “Most Outstanding Pro Prospect” honors in 2023.

Smith skyrocketed up MLB.com’s 2024 rankings and currently sits at 21 overall, and is being mocked in the first round regularly.

Still raw, the Florida native stands at 6’3” and displays an excessive amount of power combined with a pro-ready arm to dot across the diamond.

While the third baseman is only a sophomore, his age allows him to be draft-eligible, and he shouldn’t be on the board for too long.

He silenced all doubters this spring as he cruised to a .401 batting clip while hitting 13 balls over the fence. His OPS in 2024 for Florida State was a whopping 1.158.

Will Taylor, OF, Clemson

Two words come to mind when thinking about Will Taylor: freak athlete.

The South Carolina native committed to Clemson during his sophomore year of high school to play not one, but two sports. Taylor shined as a wide receiver and quarterback on the football field and even hauled a touchdown pass during the Tigers 2022-23 season on the gridiron.

After a breakout sophomore campaign on the diamond where he posted a .362 AVG, 5 HR, 46 RBI, and 1.012 OPS while appearing in 62 games for Clemson, it was evident that baseball would be Taylor’s main focus from then on.

This spring Taylor walked 33 times, as opposed to 26 strikeouts. Undoubtedly, he worked on his plate approach to further his game and boost his draft stock.

Taylor’s swing and bat path allows him to hit line drives consistently, and scouts believe that the power will come with age — he did club a career-high 7 HR this spring over just 145 plate appearances. Taylor was sidelined for half of the Tigers season with a broken bone in his wrist.

The 5’10” 180-pound speedy outfielder swiped 6 bags in 33 Cape League games with the Harbor Hawks in 2023 and hit 2 home runs.


Mike Sirota, OF, Northeastern

Last but not least Mike Sirota of Northeastern will most certainly hear his name called on day one of the upcoming July MLB Draft.

Standing at 6’3” yet just 188 pounds, Sirota displays a sneaky amount of power combined with speed in the outfield. Twitchy and athletic, Sirota has above-average bat speed and great hand-eye skills contributing to excellent bat-to-ball skills.

With a real 20 HR, and 20 SB potential at the Major League level, he has been mocked in the 1st round regularly.

Sirota played in Hyannis for the summer of 2022 and 2023 — appearing in 24 games, driving in 17, and hitting three long balls in the process.

His Cape League career OPS is an impressive .942, yet at Northeastern his freshmen and sophomore combined OPS skies higher at a 1.060 clip.

Sirota really burst onto the scene during his sophomore campaign for Mike Glavine at Northeastern, where he started in 55 games, depositing 18 home runs despite the outfielder’s wiry frame.

Battling through an injury-riddled 2024 campaign for the Huskies, Sirota still got on base and slugged at an elite rate boasting a .986 OPS.

On Sunday, July 14, the 2024 MLB Draft will kick off — do not be shocked to hear the names of these five young men that night.