The Marlins began Day 2 of the 2020 MLB Draft by adding prep left-hander Daxton Fulton, envisioning him as a future staple of their major league starting rotation...should he come back healthy from Tommy John surgery.
School: Mustang High School (Okla.)—committed to University of Oklahoma
Measurables: 18 years old, 6-foot-6, 225 pounds
Pre-Draft Rankings: No. 52 (Baseball America), No. 43 (MLB Pipeline), No. 46 (2080 Baseball)
Previously Drafted? No
Slot Value: $1,856,700
Baseball America: “Suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery and ended his high school career. When healthy, Fulton had legitimate first-round chances...Over the summer, Fulton’s fastball mostly ranged from 89-93 mph out of a clean, three-quarters arm action. His breaking ball is a big, deep bender in the mid-to-upper 70s with terrific spin and depth. At the Area Code Games, Fulton posted spin rates in the 2,600 rpm range and the pitch looked like a future plus offering. It’s particularly tough on lefthanded hitters thanks to the angle Fulton creates in his delivery.”
MLB Pipeline: “Fulton’s changeup should be an average or better offering once he spends more time developing it. For such a tall teenager, he does a nice job of keeping his long limbs in sync and throwing strikes with his entire repertoire.”
Mustang head baseball coach Joe Patterson: “He’s got a gift that can’t be taught.”
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