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Earning Their Stripes Episode 29: MLB Draft debate; Neidert’s progress

How money could influence the Marlins’ 2020 draft approach and which lightly regarded prospects we believe have legitimate major league potential.

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Ely and Spencer discuss possible Marlins first-round draft pick LHP Asa Lacy and why this year’s unusual circumstances could push them to explore outside-the-box alternatives like prep OF Zac Veen (2:00). During a recent interview, RHP Nick Neidert made some fascinating comments about his curveball development and the state of the Marlins rebuild (22:30). Plus, there are “underdogs” in Miami’s farm system who we believe could carve out substantial MLB careers someday, including RHP Sterling Sharp, OF Diowill Burgos, LHP Daniel Castano and OF Thomas Jones (33:30).

Enjoy Episode 29!

Recently, Spencer shared his detailed observations on Veen, whose ceiling rivals that of any other draft-eligible player.

Neidert’s full interview on Sev & Geff Live is worth your time.

The 2020 MLB Draft is being held virtually from June 10-11, followed by the start of undrafted free agency on June 14. ETS will return with our next episode that week!

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