Miami Marlins: 5 Second Basemen to Target in the 2021 MLB Draft

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 02: A general view of the Miami Marlins logo in the outfield during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at loanDepot park on April 02, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 02: A general view of the Miami Marlins logo in the outfield during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at loanDepot park on April 02, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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4. Peyton Wilson

School: Alabama

When looking at the college second basemen available, you could certainly make an excellent case for Wilson to be No. 1. After splitting time between catcher and center field during his freshman season, Wilson moved full-time to second base for the 2021 season where he slashed .290/.353/.460 with nine HR’s, 31 RBI’s, and 10 SB’s as the leadoff hitter for the Crimson Tide.

Already a player capable of playing multiple positions, Wilson excelled in the leadoff spot for Alabama this past season showing both abilities to hit home runs, along with getting on-base to showcase his above-average speed and base-stealing abilities. Also a switch-hitter, Wilson’s tools are some of the best among second basemen in this draft making the draft-eligible Sophomore a player to monitor early-on.

3. Conner Norby

School: East Carolina

If you are looking for an elite contact hitter in a second baseman, the next two compose that list with the first being Norby. The 2021 AAC Player of the Year led Division-I in hits this past season while slashing .415/.484/.659 for the Pirates along with 15 HR’s, 51 RBI’s, and 18 SB’s.

While a phenomenal hitter, Norby is just an all-around quality second baseman who displays strong fielding abilities to remain at second base long-term, along with speed that allows him to steal bases on a regular basis. While he won’t necessarily blow you away with anything other than his offensive abilities, the 21-year old is a consistent player that you know what you’re going to get every-time he takes the field making him one of the top second baseman on the board.

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