Miami Marlins: Ranking the Positional Needs Going into the 2021 MLB Draft

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 04: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks at loanDepot park on May 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 04: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins in action against the Arizona Diamondbacks at loanDepot park on May 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Starting Pitcher Trevor Rogers of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

3. Left-Handed Pitcher

Notable Depth:

  • Trevor Rogers – MLB

  • Braxton Garrett – AAA

  • Jake Eder – AA

  • Dax Fulton – A

Miami will select multiple pitchers in this years Draft, and an impact left-handed pitcher in the higher rounds seems to be more a likely option. Trevor Rogers is enjoying a massive breakout 2021 season currently, and appears to be a focal point of the Marlins rotation for years to come.

Who joins him however? Miami already has a few very good southpaws in prospects Braxton Garrett, Jake Eder, and Dax Fulton in the minor leagues, but adding another impact left-handed seems like a likely move to make.

2. Corner Infield

Notable Depth:

  • Brian Anderson – MLB

  • Lewin Diaz – MLB

Drafting a corner infielder, in particular a third baseman, appears to be a move that the Marlins should consider making. Lewin Diaz appears set to takeover as the first baseman in the near future, but Miami has arguably no clear second internal option at third base should the team to move on at some point from current third baseman Brian Anderson.

While this Draft may not have any top corner infielders as high First Round picks, selecting an impact third baseman seems like a move that could potentially be made in Rounds 2-4. As mentioned previously with other positions however, the Marlins could always acquire a corner infielder via sign/trade, but drafting one here makes sense.

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