While the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft has been postponed due to the MLB Lockout, the minor league portion has not. Taking place earlier today, the Miami Marlins made a total of five selections, while also losing one player in RHP Tanner Andrews to the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round.
Miami Marlins select five players in minor league Rule 5 Draft
Here is a look at each of the Miami Marlins five selections in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
INF Charles Leblanc
The Marlins selected versatile infielder Charles Leblanc in the first round from the Texas Rangers. A former fourth round pick by Texas back in 2016 out of Pittsburgh, the 25-year-old is coming off a career-year where Leblanc appeared in 96 games with Triple-A Round Rock slashing .229/.313/.455 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI’s.
LHP Robert Garcia
Miami selected Garcia in the second round from the Kansas City Royals, a former 15th round pick back in 2017 out of UC-Davis. A 25-year-old left-hander, Garcia made a total of 33 relief appearances this past season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas where he posted a combined 4-3 record with a 5.63 ERA with 23 walks and 60 strikeouts.
INF Cobie Vance
The Marlins selected Vance in the third round from the Oakland Athletics, a former 18th round pick back in 2018 out of Alabama. The versatile utility player appeared in a total of 108 games in 2021 with High-A Lansing where the 23-year-old slashed .252/.357/.346 with three home runs, 31 RBI’s, and 11 stolen bases.
RHP Luarbert Arias
The Marlins selected Arias, a 20-year-old right-hander, from the San Diego Padres in the fourth round. Arias made a combined 21 appearances between the ACL Padres and Low-A Lake Elsinore where he posted a combined 3.86 ERA with 21 walks and 57 strikeouts.
SS Carlos Santiago
Miami finished the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft by selecting Santiago in the fifth round from the Los Angeles Dodgers. A 19-year-old infielder, Santiago appeared in 44 games with the ACL Dodgers where he slashed .168/.237/.305 with five home runs and 25 RBI’s.