2. Sal Frelick
School: Boston College
There are arguably two clear-cut top college outfielders in this draft with Frelick as the first. After slashing .345/.435/.521 during three seasons at Boston College, Frelick has positioned himself as a potential Top 10 overall pick in this draft, as well as one of the more sought-after players overall.
Similar to the previous two on this list, Frelick displays elite 70-grade speed along with an above-average contact grade from the left-side of the plate. An excellent defender also capable of playing any outfield position, Frelick is most-likely to come off the board by the time Miami is ready to select their first round pick, but if he is still available, the Miami Marlins should 100% consider taking the Boston College outfielder.
School: Sam Houston State
One of the best college bats in this class, you could make an excellent argument that Cowser is the top overall outfielder in this draft. After slashing .354/.460/.608 with 24 HR’s, 112 RBI’s, and 31 SB’s during three seasons at Sam Houston State, the 2021 Southland Conference Player of the Year’s offensively abilities in particular will be one of the most sought-after commodities in the upper first round of this draft.
Cowser is an advanced hitter at the plate that provides both consistent contact and power, as well as plus-speed that allows him to steal bases on a regular basis. Drawing comparisons to both Brandon Nimmo and Bradley Zimmer, Cowser is a potential Top 10 overall pick, but as was the same with Frelick previously, should 100% be on Miami’s radar should he fall out of the Top 10.
The Miami Marlins could certainly be in play for an outfielder in the first round, but it mostly all depends on what happens to Cowser and Frelick. If either one of them are available, it’ll be hard to pass on one of arguably the two best outfielders in the draft. If not, does Miami look in other directions?