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

Matt Melton
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins throws the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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4. Zack Gelof

School: Virginia

Arguably the top college third baseman in this draft, Gelof was originally drafted back in 2018 out of high school, but decided to go on to Virginia where he had a strong three seasons with the Cavaliers. Slashing a combined .316/.396/.478 at Virginia, Gelof displays all-around average tools making him a bonafide selection in the top three rounds of this draft.

The 21-year old displays above-average raw power offensively, drawing a comparison to current Marlins outfield Adam Duvall, as well as quality speed on the basepaths, evident by 32 stolen bases during his college career. While there is a possibility for a future position change, Gelof displays tools that should allow him to excel at the next level from day one.

3. Wes Kath

School: Desert Mountain (AZ)

When looking at the third base position overall in this draft, there are three high school names that you could make an argument for being No. 1 overall. Kath, the 2021 Arizona Gatorade High School Player of the Year, is one of those three as he displays some of the best tools among high school infielders in this draft.

A shortstop in high school, the Arizona State commit displays a left-handed swing that produces consistent contact, along with potential to hit for more power. Combined with strong fielding abilities with a plus-arm, it’s clear that Kath can play multiple positions in the infield, with some scouts believing a future move to third base is likely.

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