2019 – OF JJ Bleday
Selection: 4th Overall, Vanderbilt
After a phenomenal 2019 season at Vanderbilt, the Marlins selected Bleday fourth overall in the First Round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Instantly becoming the Marlins top offensive prospect in their deep farm system, the hype surrounding Bleday only continued to build.
After a strong first showing in 2019 playing in High-A, the Marlins No. 2 prospect is now currently in Double-A where he has struggled at times slashing .194/.299/.339 through 51 games so far this season. While he may spend the remainder of the 2021 season in the minor leagues, Bleday will certainly be a massive part of the Marlins everyday outfield for years to come.
2020 – RHP Max Meyer
Selection: 3rd Overall, Minnesota
The most recent First Round selection made by the Marlins was selecting Meyer with the third overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Coming off a phenomenal three seasons at Minnesota, Meyer was the first pitcher selected in this Draft, and instantly was one of the top pitching prospects in baseball from day one.
Meyer is currently in Double-A playing with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos where he has posted a 4-1 record with a 1.84 ERA across 10 starts so far this season. Already widely considered as one of the top young pitchers in the game, it’s only a matter of time until Meyer joins the Marlins rotation where he will shine for years to come.
So, who will the Miami Marlins select at pick No. 16 to add to this group of former Miami First Round picks? You can read more of our thoughts, predictions, breakdowns, and more surrounding our Marlins 2021 MLB Draft coverage by simply clicking here.