With the 75th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Amateur Entry Draft, the Miami Marlins select right-hander Zach McCambley.
Zach McCambley is a six-foot-one, 215 lb. native of Stroudsburg, PA. In three seasons of division one baseball with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, he was 9-3 with a 4.34 ERA in 18 starts and 22 relief appearances. He struck out 126 in 116 innings overall.
McCambley saw a sharp northward turn to his basic metrics in the COVID-shortened 2020 college baseball season. In four starts, he was 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA, with 32 K’s and only seven walks in 25 innings.
Players taken 75th overall have made the majors on 19-of-55 occasions since 1965. With a WAR of 29.0, the group is led by first baseman Tino Martinez, by the Boston Red Sox in 1985. The pick is tied to a signing bonus of $831,100 this year.
By taking McCambley, the Miami Marlins make it four-for-four in terms of taking pitchers in the 2020 draft. They started with RHP Max Meyer out of the University of Minnesota with the third overall choice yesterday. Today’s first pick, the 40th choice overall, would see the Marlins pick up six-foot-six left-hander Daxton Fulton out of Mustang HS in Oklahoma. Taken 61st in the Competitive Balance “B” round, the Marlins took righty Kyle Nicolas out of Ball State University.
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McCambley is the second Chanticleer the Marlins have chosen through their history. In the fifth round of the 2008 draft, they took RHP Pete Andrelczyk with the 148th overall choice.
The Miami Marlins have two choices left in today’s festivities. Could they possibly make it six-for-six with pitching? Stranger things have happened. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the final two rounds.