The Miami Marlins ended the first five rounds of the 2021 MLB Draft on Monday afternoon with yet another strong selection.
After selecting Mississippi State outfielder Tanner Allen in the fourth round, the Marlins delved back into the SEC to select yet another outfielder in the fifth round.
The Miami Marlins select OF Brady Allen with the No. 149 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Miami selected South Carolina outfielder Brady Allen with the No. 149 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft to round out the Marlins phenomenal first five rounds which also includes:
- SS Kahlil Watson
- C Joe Mack
- SS Cody Morissette
- SS Jordan McCants
- OF Tanner Allen
Rated as the No. 193 overall prospect in this draft by MLB Pipeline, Allen spent three seasons at South Carolina where he started in 125 of 129 career games with the Gamecocks. During that time, Allen slashed a combined .255/.372/.481 with 23 HR’s and 80 RBI’s.
A right-hander hitter, Allen displays power at the plate with the ability to hit for average as well. While some areas will need improvement translating to the next-level, Allen’s power it appears will certainly translate into at-least quality home run production.
Also displaying solid speed, Allen has the potential to be a base-stealing threat going forward as he is coming off a strong 2021 season at South Carolina where he swiped 12 bags. While he spent time in multiple outfield spots with the Gamecocks, Allen could potentially transition over to either right or left field, however his strong fielding abilities and above-average left-handed arm should translate anywhere.
Some scouts see Allen as a potential future platoon outfielder going forward, but there are obviously tools for Allen to potentially be much more than that. Depending on what level Allen begins his professional career at in the Marlins system, the 21-year old outfielder could potentially factor into Miami’s big league plans in the near future.