President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill talks about J.J. Bleday. https://t.co/b7GHaC4xjd— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 3, 2019
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
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
“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
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.
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