Miami Marlins Choose SS Osiris Johnson with the 53rd Overall Selection
With the 53rd pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins have selected Osiris Johnson.
Born in October, 2000, Osiris Johnson is a 6’1″, 185 lb. shortstop from Alameda, CA. With normal projection, the Miami Marlins could expect him with the parent club as early as 2021.
For the first 13 picks of the draft, including the Marlins’ first pick, outfielder Connor Scott, click here.
First Round (continued)
14. Seattle Mariners – RHP Logan Gilbert, Stetson University
15. Texas Rangers – RHP Cole Winn, Orange Lutheran HS
16. Tampa Bay Rays – LHP Matthew Liberatore, Mountain Ridge HS
17. Los Angeles Angels – OF Jordyn Adams, Green Hope HS
18. Kansas City Royals – RHP Brady Singer, University of Florida
19. St. Louis Cardinals – 3B Nolan Gorman, O’Connor HS
20. Minnesota Twins – OF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State
21. Milwaukee Brewers – SS Brice Turang, Santiago HS
22. Colorado Rockies – LHP Ryan Rollison, Mississippi
23. New York Yankees – C Anthony Siegler – Cartersville HS
24. Chicago Cubs – SS Nico Hoerner, Stanford
25. Arizona Diamondbacks – SS Matt McLain, Beckman HS
26. Boston Red Sox – 3B Triston Casas, American Heritage School
27. Washington Nationals – RHP Mason Denaburg, Merritt Island HS
28. Houston Astros – OF Seth Beer, Clemson
29. Cleveland Indians – C Noah Naylor, St. Joan of Arc Catholic HS
30. Los Angeles Dodgers – RHP J.T. Ginn, Brandon HS
31. Tampa Bay Rays – LHP Shane McClanahan, South Florida
32. Tampa Bay Rays – OF Nick Schnell, Roncalli HS
33. Kansas City Royals – RHP Jackson Kowar, Florida
34. Kansas City Royals – LHP Daniel Lynch, Virginia
35. Cleveland Indians – RHP Ethan Hankins, Forsyth Central HS
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Competitive Balance Round A
36. Pittsburgh Pirates – RHP Gunner Hogland, Fivay HS
37. Baltimore Orioles – SS Cadyn Grenier, Oregon State
38. San Diego Padres – SS Xavier Edwards, North Broward Preparatory
39. Arizona Diamondbacks – OF Jake McCarthy, Virginia
40. Kansas City Royals – LHP Kris Bubic, Stanford
41. Cleveland Indians – RHP Lenny Torres, Beacon HS
42. Colorado Rockies – 1B Grant Lavigne, Bedford HS
43. St. Louis Cardinals – RHP Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest
44. Detroit Tigers – OF Parker Meadows, Grayson HS
45. San Francisco Giants – RHP Sean Hjelle, Kentucky
46. Chicago White Sox – OF Steele Walker, Oklahoma
47. Cincinnati Reds – RHP Lyon Richardson, Jensen Beach HS
48. New York Mets – RHP Simeon Woods Richardson, Kempner HS
49. Atlanta Braves – OF Greyson Jenista, Wichita State
50. Oakland Athletics – OF Jameson Hannah, Dallas Baptist
51. Pittsburgh Pirates – RHP Braxton Ashcraft, Robinson HS
52. Toronto Blue Jays – OF Griffin Conine, Duke
What We Know About Osiris Johnson
Johnson, an attendee of Encinal HS, has yet to turn 18-years-old. He’s a “legacy,” the second cousin of former major leaguer Jimmy Rollins. He’s also a switch-hitter.
"Just ready for the grind, I’m ready to go – Johnson, via Janie McCauley"
As a senior last season, he batted .535 with six homers, 24 RBI, 15 doubles, and two triples in only 26 games. The Marlins had him for a private workout this past Sunday, so the writing was on the wall if anyone was paying attention. He’s currently committed to Cal State-Fullerton. His slot was valued at $1,318,500.
"He has the ability with his body, and arm strength and bat speed. He just has to get the mental side of the game down. – Encinal coach Jim Saunders"
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