The Miami Marlins have begun their selections for Day 2 of the 2021 MLB Draft.
After a phenomenal Day 1 which included selecting shortstop Kahlil Watson and catcher Joe Mack, the Marlins have added to that already impressive group with their No. 52 overall pick in the second round of the 2021 MLB Draft.
The Miami Marlins select SS Cody Morissette No. 52 Overall in the 2021 MLB Draft.
The Marlins have added another shortstop to their impressive group of draft picks in Boston College’s Cody Morissette.
Morissette is rated as the No. 59 overall prospect in this draft according to MLB Pipeline, and is considered as one of the top college infielders and bats available.
Spending three seasons at Boston College, Morissette slashed .337/.400/.507 with 12 HR’s, 85 RBI’s, and 19 SB’s. While he is listed in the draft as a shortstop, Morissette has also spent time at both second and third base during his time in college.
The 21-year old sports a left-handed swing that makes consistent contact, despite not as much power as some of the other top college bats. A quality fielder as well, Morissette displays solid speed allowing him to both steal bases, as well as field multiple positions on the infield with ease.
While it is currently unknown whether or not Morissette will play shortstop in the Marlins organization, third base actually makes a lot of sense. Primarily a second baseman in college, the 21-year old also spent 25 games at third base, and could be a better fit there allowing Miami to keep Jazz at second and first round pick Watson at shortstop.
It certainly appears that the Miami Marlins have had yet another strong selection to begin the 2021 MLB Draft. While this might not be considered a steal like the other two, Morissette is a player that could factor into Miami’s immediate big league plans in the very near future.