Miami Marlins: 8 First Baseman to Target in the 2021 MLB Draft

Matt Melton
CHAPEL HILL, NC - MARCH 08: Niko Kavadas #12 of the University of Notre Dame waits for a pitch during a game between Notre Dame and North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium on March 08, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - MARCH 08: Niko Kavadas #12 of the University of Notre Dame waits for a pitch during a game between Notre Dame and North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium on March 08, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /
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First Baseman Dominic Keegan of the Vanderbilt Commodores (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

6. Dominic Keegan

School: Vanderbilt

One of the better offensive first baseman in all of college baseball last season was Keegan, who slashed .345/.427/.638 for the Commodores. The arguable best hitter for the CWS Runner-Up in 2021, the No. 176 overall prospect in this Draft’s strength is 100% his offensive abilities.

Keegan displays above-average power with his right-handed swing, with potential to improve even-more with consistency. While he projects as an average defensive first baseman, Keegan has previously spent time at catcher, while also projecting as a possible corner outfielder or third baseman making him an intriguing prospect to watch for.

5. Branden Boissiere

School: Arizona

When looking at college bats available in this Draft, you won’t find many with more eye-popping numbers than Boissiere. Rated as the No. 159 overall prospect in this Draft, Boissiere slashed .355/.434/.488 during his three seasons with the Wildcats.

An excellent hitter, the 21-year old displays at-least average power from the left-side of the plate, while also an excellent defender at first base. You won’t find many college first baseman with a previous track record better than Boissiere, making the Arizona first baseman a prime candidate to be selected in the upper rounds.

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