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With the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins select OF J.J. Bleday

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Introducing J.J. Bleday, a dominant college outfielder who should make a big impact on the Marlins farm system.

NCAA Baseball: Super Regional-Vanderbilt vs Mississippi State George Walker IV-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s everything Marlins fans ought to know about brand-new addition to the organization J.J. Bleday.

School: Vanderbilt University

Measureables: 21 years old, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds

Pre-Draft Rankings: No. 6 (Baseball America), No. 5 (MLB Pipeline), No. 3 (2080 Baseball)

Previously Drafted? Yes (2016, 39th round by San Diego Padres)

Slot Value: $6,664,000

Twitter/Instagram: @BledayJay/@jjbleday

Stats

2019: .353/.467/.739, 26 HR, 68 RBI, 52 BB, 51 K in 62 G

NCAA Career (2017-2019): .327/.449/.561, 32 HR, 105 RBI, 117 BB, 100 K in 152 G

Scouting Report

“Bleday brings an appealing mix of hit and power to the table, with above average strike zone awareness, and the ability to barrel balls to all fields.” —2080 Baseball

“Defensively, Bleday moves well and could handle center field in a pinch, but he profiles best as a corner outfielder—where his newfound power should allow him to succeed.” —Baseball America

Personal

Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics:

Nickname is J squared... Favorites include: Robinson Cano (player), Pittsburgh Pirates (team), Tommy Boy and Anchorman (movies), The Office (TV show), Johnny Depp (actor), chicken parmesan (meal), Mumford & Sons (band), Captain Crunch (late night snack)...Says he’d be a lawyer if not an athlete...Names Johnny Depp as the actor to play him in a movie...Uses relaxed as the one word to describe himself.

Poll

Do you approve of the Marlins drafting J.J. Bleday with the No. 4 overall pick?

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  • 93%
    Yes
    (296 votes)
  • 3%
    No, wanted another available player
    (11 votes)
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