When looking at the positions that may be the deepest with top talent in the 2021 MLB Draft, there might not be a position group better than shortstop. Could one of these top shortstops be in play for the Miami Marlins?
As mentioned previously, this group of shortstops in this draft is loaded with talent. With four clear top high school options all most-likely Top 10 overall picks, the Marlins will likely not land any of the top names as they hold the No. 16 overall pick in the first round. Could they still land a highly-rated shortstop however?
The Miami Marlins may look for a shortstop in the 2021 MLB Draft.
When looking at the pure need at the position, it isn’t as glaring as other positions when looking up and down the Miami Marlins future roster depth. While it would make sense to wait for a shortstop, there are a few other names listed below that they could potentially consider selecting, even as early as the second round.
- Noah Miller – Ozaukee (WI)
- Cody Schrier – JSerra (CA)
- Alex Mooney – St. Mary’s Prep (MI)
- Jose Torres – NC State
- Ryan Bliss – Auburn
However, if the No. 1 name on this list somehow is still available when Miami selects their first round pick, he may be too-good to pass on despite the potential greater need at other positions. Onto the list…
School: Boston College
Morissette turned in a strong three seasons at Boston College slashing a combined .337/.400/.507 with 12 HR’s, 85 RBI’s, and 19 SB’s to cement himself as a potential first round pick in this draft. A quality athlete, Morissette has shown an ability to hit for contact on a consistent basis, while also showing power potential as well.
Morissette has spent time between shortstop, second base, and third base over the past three seasons, and projects well to play any at the next-level. Widely considered as a fringe first round talent, the 21-year old will be a player to monitor going forward, should he fall out of the first round.