It’s MLB Draft time for the Miami Marlins.
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: OF Benny Montgomery
The next draft prospect up in our Marlins 2021 MLB Draft Profile is outfielder Benny Montgomery.
Montgomery attended Red Land High School in Lewisberry, PA where he emerged as the next top high school player to be selected from the state of Pennsylvania. Rated as the No. 15 overall prospect in this draft according to MLB Pipeline, Montgomery’s skillset alone makes him one of the more intriguing position players available in the First Round.
At 6’4 200 lbs., Montgomery’s biggest tool is 100% his elite speed, which grades out as a 70 on MLB’s 20/80 grading scale. While his strong defensive abilities in the outfield also stick out, Montgomery’s raw power potential is arguably the most intriguing tool aside from his speed.
Benny Montgomery Scouting Grades: 20/80 Grading Scale (via mlb.com)
- Hit – 45
- Run – 70
- Field – 60
- Power – 55
- Arm – 60
- Overall – 50
Evident by winning the Perfect Game All-American Classic Home Run Derby, the raw power potential is evident, even despite concerns to consistently tap into it. Still, it’s clear by the combination of above-average speed, power, and fielding why the Virginia commit is one of the more intriguing high school positional players in this draft.
So, will the arguable top high school outfielder in this draft be available when the Marlins pick at No. 16 overall? One of the more intriguing positional players in this draft, Montgomery’s skill-set alone may make him too good to pass on if available at pick No. 16.