Fish Stripes analysis on the entire 2018 Marlins draft class will be updated during and after the draft.
On Monday night, the Marlins selected Connor Scott in the first round with the No. 13 overall pick.
School: Plant HS (FL)
Weight: 180 lb.
Twitter handle? Yes! @connorscott24
Prospect ranking entering the draft (based on composite rankings): No. 18
No. 13 slot value (out of Marlins $8,658,400 total): $4,038,200
Scouting Report (via MLB Pipeline)
H.B. Plant High School in Tampa has churned out more than its fair share of Draft talent, none more famous than Hall of Famer Wade Boggs. More recently, it produced outfielder Kyle Tucker, who went No. 5 in the 2015 Draft to the Astros and is one of the top prospects in baseball. Scott gets some comps to his former Plant outfield mate, albeit with less power and more speed.
Scott does have the makings of a five-tool player. Currently, his standout tool is his speed, which he uses to get down the line in a hurry and run down balls in center field. He has really good hands to hit and some feel the 6-foot-4 left-handed hitter will add power once he starts incorporating his lower half more consistently. He can defend in the outfield to go along with a plus arm.
Committed to the University of Florida, Scott does have a backup plan on the mound, with a fastball up to 93 mph and a decent curve from the left side. But his tools on both sides of the ball as an outfielder should have him in play in the early going, and he was firmly in first-round conversations despite missing time with a hamstring injury.
Game Highlights (via FanGraphs)
Marlins Press Release
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