Miami Marlins Draft Prospect: Shortstop Brice Turang
Turang was once considered the favorite to be the top pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, his hit tool is compared to that of a former Marlins’ star, and most likely he will be available when the Marlins pick 13th in the draft.
SS Brice Turang
School: Santiago (Calif.) HS
Commitment: Louisiana State
Brice Turang‘s name has been floating around the scouting community for quite some time now. He originally made a name for himself playing with Team USA as their shortstop in 2016 and 2017.
Turang was the favorite to be taken with the first overall pick as recently as last summer. Yet now, most mock drafts have him going somewhere around picks 20-25.
Turang’s drop over the last year was not about poor performance. It’s more attributable to a failure to separate himself, causing him to be passed up by others. He never really struggled, but he also never separated himself the way that scouts were hoping for.
Many people also attribute his fall to the fact that he has been over-scouted. This has led to scouts nit-picking his game. While the shine of Turang may have worn off, he is an undoubtedly talented player with the ability to stick at shortstop.