Jun 20, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) during the College World Series game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

Marlins Draft Live Chat


The MLB first year player draft begins tonight, where the first two rounds will be aired on MLB network. The Marlins have the 2nd overall pick in the draft, and will be looking to take the best player available. The Marlins haven’t given much away regarding their plan of action with the second pick, but many speculate that if Carlos Rodon is still available, the Fish will take him.

Rodon is a polished left-hander out of NC state, where he had a somewhat disappointing (yet largely exaggerated) junior season. His team struggled around him, and he was unable to pick up many wins. His ERA remained quite low at 2.01. Rodon could see big league action as soon as 2015.

If the Marlins opt to go with a position player with the second pick, Alex Jacskon would likely be their selection if he is available. Jackson is a Catcher/outfielder out of high school, who possesses power and a plus hit tool.  His value is higher as a catcher, but teams are uncertain if he is capable of catching at the highest level.  Jackson would likely not see time in the big leagues until at least 2017.

Tyler Kolek is a power pitching righty out of high school who touches 100 MPH with his fast ball but would likely need more time in the minors to develop.

The Marlins also have picks 36, 43 and 76 in the draft.

I personally would love to see the fish take Rodon, as he is the closest player to being big league ready. Who would you guys like to see the Marlins take?  Let me know in the comments as I will continuing a live chat of the draft throughout the night.


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  • Miller Lepree

    The draft is underway, with a tribute to Dom Zimmer to open things up. Here come the Astros with the #1 pick…again

  • Jonathan Bell

    only problem with rodon is that sleazeball boras represents him. If i know one thing about the marlins is they dont like to spend any money so, interesting to see how negotiations go if they pick him.

    • Miller Lepree

      yeah, the 2nd slot is supposed to get up to 8 million dollars I believe in signing bonuses.

      • Miller Lepree

        time for Loria to shell out the cash

  • Miller Lepree

    the 1st pick by the Astros is Brady Aiken. Now the Marlins have Rodon and Jackon/Kolek to chose from.

  • Miller Lepree

    With the 2nd pick, the Marlins took Tyler Kolek. What do you guys think about this? dude throws gas.

    • Miller Lepree

      He probably wont be MLB ready until 2016 at the earliest, but hes a huge lefty with tons of upside. Has apparently hit 102 MPH on the radar gun.

  • Jonathan Bell

    dont like the pick. would rather go surefire college guy over potential nasty high school kid. ever read moneyball?

    • Miller Lepree

      I agree. Very questionable choice. Also no fear of elbow blowouts after Fernandez injury? kids throwing way too hard for an 18 year old.

  • Miller Lepree

    Chicago WS take Rodon with the 3rd pick.

  • Miller Lepree

    Cubs surprise everyone by taking Kyle Schawrber 4th overall.

  • Miller Lepree

    Twins select SS Nick Gordon 5th overall

  • Miller Lepree

    Alex Jackson finally taken by the Mariners with the 6th pick.