Colin Moran, University of North Carolina, 1st Round
Miami Marlins fans got to see a lot of Colin Moran during the College World Series. Leading UNC to within a few games of the championship, Moran hit .282 (13-for-46) with two doubes, a triple, and eight walks throughout the tournament. Sure, for a player who hit .345 on the season a batting average of .282 is a little disappointing, but Moran definitely wasn't a let down and he did have a few huge games for the Tar Heels. Hopefully, the Marlins can get a deal done with Moran with plenty of time to spare before the July 12 deadline.
Trevor Williams, RHP, Arizona State University, 2nd Round
Trevor Williams only pitched in one game in the NCAA Tournament but that's not to say that his one outing wasn't memorable. Facing a University of New Mexico ballclub that was widely considered one of the top lineups in the country, Williams went 7 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits, three earned runs, while walking three and striking out four. By no means did Williams have all of his control on this day. He hit three batters and struggled to pinpoint his fastball location. Nonetheless, Williams led his team to a victory and showed his workhorse potential. One memorable moment from this game was when Williams struck out D.J. Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the draft, swinging to start off the seventh inning. Williams has already signed with the Marlins for $1.2615 Million.
Colby Suggs, RHP, University of Arkansas, 2nd Round Supplemental
Colby Suggs unfortunately only pitched in one game in the NCAA Tournament, recording a save against Wichita State on June 1. In a game started by Rays first-round pick Ryne Stanek, Suggs came in for a shutout inning, only needing twelve pitches to retire the side. Suggs recently signed with the Marlins for $600K and he was assigned to the GCL Marlins.
Chad Wallach, C, Cal State Fullerton, 5th Round
Chad Wallach, the Marlins fifth round pick who signed for a bargain, went 5-for-17 in the NCAA Tournament with two walks as well. He consistently batted sixth or seventh in the Titans lineup, while teammate Carlos Lopez batted closer to the top.
Carlos Lopez, 1B, Cal State Fullerton, 10th Round
Carlos Lopez, the Titans' consistent senior lefty hitter, went 5-for-19 with four walks in the tournament. Lopez should be a player who could skip rookie ball and head straight to Batavia, due to his age and experience.
Coco Johnson, OF, Louisville University, 11th Round
The speedy Coco Johnson hit .320 (8-for-25) with two home runs and a stolen base in the NCAA Tournament. Johnson, a JuCo transfer, is a player I definitely am going to keeping an eye on assuming he signs with the Marlins. If he can tap into some of his raw power, he could combine that with his outstanding speed to become an assertive presence at the plate.
Scott Schultz, RHP, Oregon State University, 17th Round
Scott Schultz and the Beavers fell just short of winning another ring for Oregon State. In total, Schultz only pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, one unearned run, and striking out one.
Adam Westmoreland, LHP, University of South Carolina, 26th Round
Adam Westmoreland saw a lot of work coming out of the South Carolina bullpen in multiple games. In total, Westmoreland pitched nine innings, allowing five hits and four earned runs, striking out five and walking four. It will be interesting to see if the Marlins use Westmoreland as the same type of pitcher the Gamecocks utilized, or if they try to convert him into more of a traditional late inning reliever.
Kevin Williams, SS, UCLA, 29th Round
Playing primarily designated hitter, Kevin Williams is the only 2013 Marlins draft pick that will be starting his professional baseball career with a ring. Williams went 8-for-32 in the tournament with two doubles, a triple, and a stolen base. It would have been nice to see Williams get some time in the field, but I assume that the Bruins coaching staff had his best intentions in mind by keeping him off of the field.
Eric Fisher, 1B, University of Arkansas, 30th Round
Razorback's first baseman Eric Fisher went 4-for-8 with a walk in two games during the NCAA Tournament. Fisher, a lefty redshirt sophomore, only hit .238 during the regular season, making his playoff numbers even more impressive.