As the 2021 MLB Draft approaches, the Miami Marlins will have many different potential options with their First Round pick.
There is no denying that of all the teams in Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins have one of the deepest farm systems in the game. Not only does this mean that your team or franchise is loaded with talent from top to bottom, but it also means that the Marlins will be very good for years to come.
Now, after making the postseason a year ago, it seems evident that the Marlins as currently projected will not be enjoying October baseball as they did in 2020. Because of this, there may not be as much excitement throughout the remainder of the 2021 season as Marlins’ fans experienced last season.
However, that is where the 2021 MLB Draft comes in to play. Sure, you may not be as excited about the current on-field team, but excitement is starting to build for the upcoming Draft, and how that Marlins will add to one of the top farm systems in baseball.
The Miami Marlins hold the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
The Marlins will start adding to their system as they hold pick No. 16 in the First Round of the 2021 MLB Draft. While they hold numerous picks in this Draft, the First Rounder will arguably be the most impactful of all, which is why it is so highly anticipated on who they will choose.
Now obviously this draws the million-dollar question, who will they choose? That’s where this article hopefully comes into play.
This article will take a look at ranking the Marlins positional needs from least to greatest going into the 2021 MLB Draft. While there are numerous players to account for when making this, I felt it was easiest to factor-in only the internal options that are either top prospects making their way up through the minor leagues, as well as current big leaguers that will most likely still be with the team for the next 2-3 years.
So, let’s do it. Here are the Marlins biggest positional needs going into the 2021 MLB Draft from least to greatest, starting with No. 6….
6. Right-Handed Pitcher
Sandy Alcantara – MLB
Pablo Lopez – MLB
Sixto Sanchez – MLB
Edward Cabrera – AA
Max Meyer – AA
While stockpiling arms through the Draft will always happen, one could argue that right-handed pitchers might be the least need for Miami going into this years MLB Draft. The Marlins already display two-to-three dominant starters at the big league level, while also having two of the premier pitching prospects in all of baseball.
While this group is already extremely impressive, you also have to remember a few other notable younger prospects including Eury Perez and Zach McCambley will be impact players in future years as well. While Miami will still get their fair share of impact right-handed pitchers in the middle rounds, they should look elsewhere based on what they are projected to have in the near future.