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The Miami Marlins will be selecting 16th overall in the First Round of the 2021 MLB Draft. We here at Marlin Maniac will be covering all things surrounding the Marlins’ Draft from player profiles leading up to the big event to predictions, breakdowns, rumors, and more both during and after the July 11-13 MLB Draft.
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Miami Marlins 2021 MLB Draft Profile: C Harry Ford
The next draft prospect up in our Marlins 2021 MLB Draft Profile is catcher Harry Ford.
Ford attends North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA where he has emerged as one of the top high school prospects in this years draft. Displaying some of the better all-around tools compared to previous highly-selected catchers in recent drafts, it’s easy to see why Ford is considered a lock to be a First Round pick.
Currently committed to Georgia Tech, Ford stands at 5’10 and 200 lbs., and is rated as MLB.com’s #13 overall prospect in this draft. Despite being committed to the Yellow Jackets, a First Round selection in this year’s draft will most likely change that.
While Ford projects the best at catcher, which is what he will most likely play at the next level, his athleticism also allows him to play multiple positions. Yes, Ford is an excellent catcher, but has the abilities to play almost any other position on the field drawing a comparison to Craig Biggio from a scout.
When looking at his tool grades alone, it’s clear that Ford will be one of the top catching prospects in baseball from day one.
Harry Ford Scouting Grades: 20/80 Grading Scale (via mlb.com)
- Hit – 50
- Run – 60
- Field – 55
- Power – 50
- Arm – 55
- Overall -55
Sporting a smooth and fluid right-handed swing, Ford has some of the best bat speed of this high school draft class to pair with plus-speed for a catcher on the base-paths. Pair that with a plus-arm and defensive abilities behind the plate and it’s clear why Ford is one of the top catchers in this draft.
Ford is a player that has been linked to the Marlins in multiple recent MLB Mock Drafts. Still only 18 years old with plenty of room to develop, there might not be a better selection at pick 16 than the high school catcher, which is arguably the biggest position of need for Miami in this draft.