The Marlins have the potential to sign two University of Arkansas players in one Draft. Eric Fisher, who was selected in the 17th round of the First-Year Player Draft on Saturday, is the teammate of Miami's third-round pick, Brian Anderson. The left-handed Fisher hit .268 for the Razorbacks as a redshirt junior and is a career .247 hitter. His .451 slugging percentage, nine homers and 45 RBIs made him the second-best slugger on the team behind Anderson.
Marlins spent most of the rest of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft picking up lefty pitchers and high school position players. Before the Draft started, the Marlins had no shortstops among their Top 20 Prospects. They were quick to try to remedy that, choosing three from high schools and one from the University of Arkansas in the first 10 rounds. That collegiate shortstop, Brian Anderson (76th overall), finished his junior season with a .328 average, seven home runs and 51 RBIs.
Marlins 12 round pick Morales, Roy Colegio Angel David HS (Puerto Rico) C R/R HS video here http://t.co/VlKC9fX1XO— Frank Conti (@FrankConti13) June 7, 2014
Getting drafted by Marlins "a once in a lifetime opportunity" for Corning's Zach Sullivan http://t.co/y5GpBOaHeZ— Star-Gazette Sports (@sgsports) June 8, 2014
Brian Anderson and Eric Fisher to the Marlins. Michael Gunn and Jalen Beeks to the Red Sox. Hog teammates will remain teammates.— BRaves (@B_Featherbottom) June 7, 2014
Drafted in the 19th round by Marlins, Citadel junior 2B Mason Davis has not made up his mind about going pro, he said— Jeff Hartsell (@Jeff_fromthePC) June 7, 2014
Newberry's Ryan Cramner, who went 5-for-13 with 4 RBIs in season-opening series vs. King U., goes in 24th round to Marlins. #MLBDraft— Tim Hayes (@Hayes_BHCSports) June 7, 2014
Congrats to former Oak Ridge Trojan Kyle Porter (Cal Bears) for getting selected in the 31st round by the Miami Marlins. Great news!— Todd Melton (@melt12_todd) June 7, 2014
Walters State Community College pitcher Matt Pope (Science Hill) selected by the Miami Marlins in 39th round of #MLBDraft.— Tim Hayes (@Hayes_BHCSports) June 7, 2014