Jorge Alfaro – MLB
Chad Wallach – AAA
Will Banfield – A+
Out of all the Marlins positional needs going into the 2021 MLB Draft, catcher seems to arguably be the biggest. While the club has Jorge Alfaro at the big league level, there is no clear “catcher of the future” set in stone for this Marlins team going forward.
Will Banfield, the Marlins No. 27 prospect, is the only real future option currently available in the minor leagues, while a few others may also receive a look in the big leagues at some point. While Miami could always keep or move on from Alfaro in the future, selecting a top catcher, such as Harry Ford or Joe Mack, makes sense with their First Round pick this year.
As mentioned previously at the start, the Marlins currently display one of the top farm systems in baseball, and are set to add to it in the coming weeks. While it is always possible going forward that Miami could always sign or trade for a superstar player, the depth they have on the way to the big leagues is evident.
So, what positions do you think the Marlins will target most during the 2021 MLB Draft? If you were to ask me, the future positional options going forward that they need to address in the Draft are clear.
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