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.
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