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Fish Bites Episode 17: Best fits for Marlins in 2019 MLB Draft

With the 2019 MLB Draft fast approaching, Aram picks the brain of 2080 Baseball’s Burke Granger.

The Marlins selected outfielder Connor Scott at No. 13 overall in 2018, their first draft under current ownership.
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The 2019 MLB Draft will be a critical event in the Marlins’ rebuilding process. To prepare, Burke Granger of 2080 Baseball joins Aram to reflect on their 2018 draft class (1:09), describing outfielder Connor Scott and catcher Will Banfield as “high risk” early-round selections. Granger shares his observations from the recent National High School Invitational (17:00), and weighs the pros and cons of C.J. Abrams and Riley Greene as potential Marlins targets with the No. 4 overall pick.

Enjoy Fish Bites Episode 17!

In 2080 Baseball’s first mock draft exercise of the season, Granger projected the Marlins to go with Abrams.

A quick twitch athlete, Abrams is a contact oriented hitter who can provide significant impact with his double-plus speed both on the base paths and in the field. He has smooth actions at shortstop with an average arm and also saw time in centerfield in the summer and into the fall.

Meanwhile, Fish Stripes’ own Hector Rodriguez has been contributing weekly profiles of the top-tier draft prospects:

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to You can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone, PlayerFM or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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