The 2005 MLB Draft gets underway at 12:30 Eastern today.
Keep up with the Marlins' picks here.
Just for fun, Baseball America has the Marlins first round picks as follows (now updated with actual picks in bold):
- Chris Volstad, RHP, Palm Beach Gardens HS Volstad
- Aaron Thompson, LHP, Second Baptist HS (Houston) Thompson
- Bryan Morris, RHP, Tullahoma HS (Tenn) Jacob Marceaux, RHP, McNeese St
- Yuniel Escobar, SS, HS (Miami)
- Clay Buchholz, RHP, Angelina CC (Texas)
And in case anyone (other than me) is interested, the final projections for UM's top prospects are (by the way, Canes picks will be easier to track - go here):
- Brewers - Ryan Braun (3B/OF) 5th - Brewers
- Padres - Cesar Carrillo (RHP) 18th - Padres
Maybe the Marlins will pass on Carrillo (Beinfest seemed surprisingly high on Volstad this morning - surprising in the sense that normally a GM wouldn't be so effusive about an undrafted prospect), but I don't think that the White Sox will.
Shows you what I know. The Sox and Marlins passed on Carrillo and he fell to the Padres at number 18. Something tells me Cesar will find San Diego to his liking.