Unofficially launching Fish Stripes’ 2020 MLB Draft coverage, Ian Smith and Ely Sussman are joined by Baseball America national writer Carlos Collazo (1:40). They discuss Marlins draft history, particularly the star-studded 2019 class (featuring JJ Bleday and Kameron Misner), plus all of the plausible candidates for the Fish to consider with their first-round pick next June. Ever wonder what a draft analyst does during these cold-weather months with limited game action? Collazo walks us through it.
In his way-too-early mock of 2020’s top 10 draft picks, Collazo paired Georgia RHP Emerson Hancock with the Marlins:
The Marlins moved away from targeting high school players at the top of the draft in 2019, and the 2020 class should give them plenty of collegiate options at No. 3 if they choose the same route. It’d be fun to see the team reunite Vanderbilt teammates JJ Bleday and Austin Martin, but with Martin being taken, let’s grab the best pitcher in the class and add Hancock to a system that has just two righthanders among its Top 10.
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