Miami Marlins: 10 Catchers to Target in Rounds 1-5 of the 2021 MLB Draft

Matt Melton
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - MAY 22: Nathan HIckey #11 of the Florida Gators throws out a runner at first base during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium at George Cole Field on May 22, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Gators to sweep the series 9-2. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - MAY 22: Nathan HIckey #11 of the Florida Gators throws out a runner at first base during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium at George Cole Field on May 22, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Gators to sweep the series 9-2. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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2. Joe Mack

School: Williamsville East (NY)

When looking at the available catchers overall, there are two high school catchers that stick out above the rest as bonafide First Round picks with the first being Mack. Still only 18-years old, Mack is considered as an above-average hitter and defender making it evident as-to-why he is rated so highly.

Rated as the No. 19 overall prospect in this Draft, Mack has shown an ability to hit for both average and power, while also considered an above-average fielder with a plus-arm behind the plate. Currently committed to Clemson, Mack will most likely be a high selection, possibly even in the upper-half of the First Round.

1. Harry Ford

School: North Cobb (GA)

The player that has been linked to the Marlins at pick No. 16 the most over the last couple of weeks is Ford. Rated as the No. 13 overall prospect in this Draft, Ford has some of the best pure all-around tools in this Draft leaving some considering Ford as one of the best prep catching prospects available in years.

Each of Ford’s tools grade 50+ on MLB’s 20/80 scale, with the tool setting himself apart from the rest is his elite speed for a catcher, which grades as a 60. A Georgia Tech commit, Ford has the athleticism to be an impact player at multiple positions on the field, making the 18-year old a can’t-miss prospect should he become available for Miami at pick No. 16.

More. Marlins 2021 MLB Draft Profile: C Harry Ford. light

So, will the Miami Marlins select a catcher early on in the 2021 MLB Draft? If Miami plans on selecting a backstop in the First 1-5 Rounds, any of these 10 players would be strong options for the Marlins going forward.

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