It was widely considered that the Miami Marlins were one of the overall winners of the 2021 MLB Draft. As Miami’s recent draft picks have made their professional debuts, there are a few in particular that are off to fast starts in their Marlins’ careers.
Miami Marlins 2021 MLB Draft picks impressing early-on
Here is a look at eight of the Marlins recent draft picks, and what they have done so far to begin their professional careers.
SS Khalil Watson
The Marlins 2021 first round pick and new No. 1 overall prospect, Khalil Watson has appeared in eight games so far with the FCL Marlins where he has slashed .400/.514/.567 with a 7:6 BB:K ratio, as well as three doubles, five RBI’s, and three stolen bases.
C Sam Praytor
Miami’s sixth round pick out of Alabama, Praytor has reached Low-A Jupiter after spending three games with the FCL Marlins slashing a combined .229/.378/.314 between the two.
LHP Patrick Monteverde
The Marlins eighth round pick has impressed during four appearances splitting time as a starter and reliever with the FCL Marlins posting a 1.13 ERA with one save across eight innings with three walks and 12 strikeouts.
RHP Jake Schrand
Miami’s ninth round pick, the right-hander has pitched six innings of relief with a 2-0 record and 3.00 ERA with the FCL Marlins, as well as two walks and 10 strikeouts.
RHP Jesse Bergin
Arguably the most impressive pitcher has been Bergin, the Marlins 11th round pick out of UCLA who sports a 0.90 ERA with no walks and 13 strikeouts across three appearances with the FCL Marlins, two of which were starts.
LHP Caleb Wurster
Working primarily as a reliever, Miami’s 15th round pick has posted a 2.70 ERA and one save across five relief appearances with the FCL Marlins with two walks and 11 strikeouts.
LHP Justin Fall
The Marlins 17th round pick has only had two appearances with the FCL Marlins where he has pitched three scoreless innings of relief with one hit, one walk, and four strikeouts.
INF Bennett Hostetler
Arguably the most impressive has been Hostetler, Miami’s 18th round pick who has slashed .329/.364/.427 across 82 at-bats with Low-A Jupiter with one home run and 19 RBI’s.
Each of these eight recent draft picks have certainly impressed early-on during their professional careers, and will be players to watch going forward.