Miami Marlins Draft Prospect: Pitcher Kumar Rocker

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ALEXANDRIA, VA - JUNE 19: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) This 360 degree picture was photographed from behind home plate near the position where gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, seriously wounding House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, June 19, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Investigators have concluded their investigation at the shooting scene and the area has been reopened to the public. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - JUNE 19: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) This 360 degree picture was photographed from behind home plate near the position where gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, seriously wounding House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, June 19, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Investigators have concluded their investigation at the shooting scene and the area has been reopened to the public. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) /
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Should the Miami Marlins Take Him?

High school arms are always a risky pick and in recent history, the Marlins seem to have been burned by them. While Rocker does offer tremendous upside and he is a better overall pitcher than Tyler Kolek was in 2014, there is still a lot of risks involved.

The biggest risk would be injuries like what happened to the Marlins 2014 first round pick Tyler Kolek, their 2016 first round pick Braxton Garrett and their 2017 first round pick Trevor Rodgers.

Other concerns such as signability and bonus demands will pop up when it is time for the Marlins to make their selection.

It is very likely that Rocker will be on the board by the time that the Miami Marlins pick. If he ends up being their selection, the Marlins will have added a front of the rotation talent with some risk.

Next: Travis Swaggerty: Marlins Draft Prospect

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