Miami Marlins Draft Outfielder Connor Scott with 13th Overall Selection

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With the 13th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins have selected prep outfielder Connor Scott.

Born on October 8th, 1999, Connor Scott is a 6’4″, 180 lb. outfielder from Tampa, FL. With normal progression, the Miami Marlins could expect him with the parent club as early as 2021.

Draft Recap

  1. Detroit Tigers – RHP Casey Mize, Auburn University Tigers
  2. San Francisco Giants – C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  3. Philadelphia Phillies – 3B Alec Bohm, Wichita State Shockers
  4. Chicago White Sox – SS Nick Madrigal, Oregon State Beavers
  5. Cincinnati Reds – 3B Jonathan India, Florida Gators
  6. New York Mets – OF Jarred Kelenic, Waukesha West Wolverines (HS)
  7. San Diego Padres – LHP Ryan Weathers, Loretto Mustangs (HS)
  8. Atlanta Braves – RHP Carter Stewart, Eau Gallie Commodores (HS)
  9. Oakland Athletics – OF Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Sooners
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates – OF Travis Swaggerty, South Alabama Jaguars
  11. Baltimore Orioles – RHP Grayson Rodriguez, Central Heights Blue Devils (HS)
  12. Toronto Blue Jays – SS Jordan Groshans, Magnolia Bulldogs (HS)

What We Know

Scott is a left-handed batting and throwing outfielder. Of all his tools, the loudest is his speed, which grades out at 70 across several outlets. He has an above-average arm graded 60, and combined with his speed has him projecting as a center fielder. He’s committed to the University of Florida Gators.

Although he missed a lot of playing time last summer due to appendicitis. Despite that, Fangraphs has him listed as the #10 prospect, with “arguably the highest” upside of any high school hitter in this year’s draft class. MLB.COM said this about him:

"Scott has all the tools: speed, power, defense, a strong arm and bat, and a complimentary, fair comparison to Kyle Tucker. With a developing lower body, Scott, a 6-foot-4 left-handed hitter, has potential to add power to his offense, possibly soon pairing a muscled bat with surefire speed and a solid outfield arm."

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If this whole outfielder thing doesn’t work out for Scott, he’s also been blessed with a 92 MPH fastball and a decent curveball. Some guys just have all the luck.

"He hurt his hamstring a little bit, but he’s 90-93 [mph] and has a chance to be Madison Bumgarner, too. He can really pitch. –  Dennis Braun"

If Scott signs, we can expect him to make a major league impact with the Miami Marlins around 2021. His slot value is $4,038,200, which is more than most high school kids can pass up. If you paid me that, I’d attend college online. I’m just saying.

Scott’s other tools are no joke either. He grades out at 55 for hit, 50 for fielding, and 40 for power. With a little meat added though, he could project to a 15-homer guy in the major leagues.

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