The Marlins drafted prep school shortstop Anfernee Seymour with the 197th pick in the seventh round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday. Seymour, 18, becomes the club's third prep shortstop taken in the Draft. Miami chose a local product from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Fla. The 5-foot-11 infielder has an above-average arm and good speed. Listed at 165 pounds, Seymour makes contact with the ball but isn't very strong.
Southpaw Chris Sadberry was taken 167th overall by the Marlins in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday. The 6-foot-1 left-hander is a redshirt junior for Texas Tech and will pitch the first game of the Lubbock Super Regional on Saturday. His No. 10 Red Raiders will face No. 16 College of Charleston on Saturday, Sunday and if necessary on Monday.
Strong and speedy, the 6-foot-2 Garrett has good range in center. He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.47 seconds at the Perfect Game Showcase in San Diego last year. The right-handed-hitting Garrett has the potential to be a power hitter. He's listed at 195 pounds and used that strength to bat .398 with seven homers and 32 RBIs as a senior.
The Marlins chose outfielder Casey Soltis with their fifth-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday. The 6-foot-1 player from Granada High School in California, was both the first outfielder and the first left-handed hitter selected by Miami this year.
The Marlins added left-handed pitcher Michael Mader with the 105th overall pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday. The 6-foot-2 hurler out of Chipola College compiled a 7-3 record and a 3.18 ERA while striking out 74 batters. He became just the second pitcher selected by the Marlins this year.
#Marlins go local taking American Heritage (Delray) SS Anfernee Seymour in the 7th round.— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) June 6, 2014
Day 2 of draft complete. #Marlins have 9 picks, take 4 LHPs all in college, 2 HS shortstops, 2 center fielders, 1 second baseman.— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) June 6, 2014
#MLBDraft Congrats to Casey Soltis being selected by the Marlins in 5th Rnd. "Solid tools across the board"— Charles Sommerhauser (@SommerhauserPR) June 6, 2014
Video on Marlins 7th round pick Anfernee Seymour, http://t.co/vS8aYtjGW8— Frank Conti (@FrankConti13) June 6, 2014
Think the Marlins got solid value on Ben Wetzler in the 9th round. Thought the Mets could take a look there.— Eric Garment (@EricGarment) June 6, 2014
Ben Wetzler going 9th round to Miami is a head-scratcher. I get arrest concern but 1-time issue in outstanding OSU career. Marlins get steal— Kris Henry (@Kris_Henry) June 6, 2014
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