2024 Draft prospect Condon on pace for historic home run total

April 12th, 2024

Charlie Condon just keeps on slugging.

The Georgia third baseman and outfielder, and MLB.com's No. 4 overall Draft prospect, hit two more homers Thursday to bring his season total to 23 -- a number that has him headed for historic territory.

Condon's long balls have him on track to become college baseball's most prolific home run hitter of the 21st century. At his current pace, he could pass the 33 homers that Florida's Jac Caglianone hit last season, tied for the highest single-season total for any college player since 2000. The all-time record is 48, set by Oklahoma State's in 1985.

For the season, Condon is slashing .484/.588/1.133. In addition to leading all college players in home runs, he ranks at or near the top in key categories including batting average, slugging percentage and total bases.

Condon’s emergence as one of the premier bats in college baseball is a development that wasn't exactly expected during his high school days at The Walker School outside Atlanta. Condon was considered undersized and underdeveloped then, but he parlayed a stellar senior season into an opportunity as a preferred walk-on at Georgia. That led to an incredible freshman year in which he clubbed a freshman-record 25 homers and hit .386 with 67 RBIs -- winning the team's Triple Crown and becoming the consensus national Freshman of the Year.

Now, Condon is flirting with more college baseball history that will only help his already-high Draft status.