The Fish had an off day today, and used their free time to sign their first round draft pick, Colin Moran. The North Carolina Tarheel signed for a 3.5M slot bonus and will begin his professional career right away. Around the Miami Marlin community, a couple stories about specific players were published, too.
Colin Moran, Marlins agree to terms | Miami Herald
Clark Spencer at the Miami Herald has the story on Colin Moran’s signing, and a few more details on the finer points of Mr. Moran. Spencer also breaks the news that Miami’s third round pick, Ben Deluzio, will likely honor his commitment to Florida State.
Miami Marlins catcher Rob Brantly working on consistency | Miami Herald
Rob Brantly was expected to be the everyday, offense-first, catcher for 2013. Instead, he’s struggled at the plate (Hitting .242/.296/.309) and has split time with Jeff Mathis and the runaway wonder Miguel Olivo. This story reports on his commitment to becoming more consistent.
Washington at Miami | CBS Sports
The folks at CBS Sports were kind enough to preview Miami’s upcoming series against the Washington Nationals. Thanks CBS!
Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton could play a little football, too | Sun-Sentinel
Look, Giancarlo Stanton is a beast. His impressive high school football highlight reel should be low on the list of “Things you’re surprised Giancarlo Stanton has done.” If you told me Giancarlo Stanton was a monster on the gridiron, I’d believe you. If you told me Stanton tames mustangs in the open range of west Texas… I’ve seen the guy hit a ball like 600 feet, I wouldn’t even think twice about it.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Placido Estevez has the story on the Marlins’ signing of the #6 overall pick in the June draft.
In the wake of Colin Moran’s signing, David Polakoff notes the Marlins knack for getting value out of late-round picks, as well as the first round studs.