The success of J.T. Realmuto prompted the Marlins to select another athletic catcher in the sixth round. They opted for Justin Cohen from Riverview High School in Sarasota. Cohen is an FSU commit, however, and is considering which path to take.
The Fish drafted slugging first baseman Josh Naylor with their first-round pick as they were seeking left-handed power. Was this a sensible move considering the other players that were still available?
The injury bug has struck another pitcher as Bryan Morris is heading to the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Adam Conley was recalled from AAA to take his place on the roster.
Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton are still in-line to start for the NL in the All-Star Game. However, Gordon's lead over Kolten Wong is diminishing and Stanton is only the third outfielder as of now, so get voting guys!
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Giancarlo Stanton may have hit two homers last night, but Joey Votto hit three in a Reds rout of Philadelphia.
Brett Lawrie has sent flowers and a message to the woman who was hit by his broken bat at Fenway a few nights ago. Her injuries were said to be "life threatening".
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The Marlins rated first baseman Josh Naylor more highly than MLB scouts and analysts as he was exactly what the team was looking for with the 12th overall pick.
Miami selected left-hander Brett Lilek in the second round to complete day one of the draft.
Links to reactions on the Josh Naylor selection and more, including Adam Conley and Jarred Cosart.
in 2014, Miami drafted power pitcher Tyler Kolek; in 2015, Miami selected power hitter Josh Naylor. The Marlins seem to be favoring standout skills at the moment in regards to the draft.