2022 MLB Draft: Brief look at first round targets for the Miami Marlins

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of the Miami Marlins logo during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

The 2022 MLB Draft is coming next month and it makes sense to start preparing for the event. Here’s a full list of the prospects available. It also makes sense to remind yourself of what the Miami Marlins did during the draft last season. I’ll be focusing on the first round in this article. There are a lot of intriguing prospects however, that are mostly hitters, so let’s take a look at them…

The Miami Marlins have interesting options in the upcoming draft.

The rumors are that the Miami Marlins will be targeting 3B/0F Jacob Berry from Louisiana State. Let’s take a look at what says about him:

"Berry received national freshman of the year recognition in 2021 after batting .352/.439/.676 with 17 homers at Arizona, setting school first-year records and leading the Pacific-12 Conference in extra-base hits (41), total bases (167) and RBI (70). When Wildcats coach Jay Johnson moved on to Louisiana State, Berry followed him to Baton Rouge. Though his defensive home remains a question, Berry is a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick."

Are you excited yet? If he falls to us (The Fish have the #6 pick in the first round), we could potentially be getting an elite prospect here. An interesting thing to add is that third base is currently a position of need, though Berry is years away from filling it in the best of cases.

OF Elijah Green really interests me so let’s see what MLB says about him:

"Green is the son of former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Eric Green, and at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he looks like he could have followed in his father’s footsteps had he not desired a future on the diamond. Green really jumped on the map with a strong performance at the Area Code Underclass event back in the summer of 2020, leading some to wish he’d reclassified for the 2021 Draft, but he’s shown off his tremendous raw tools at IMG Academy this spring to put himself in position to be a very high Draft pick in 2022."

If he somehow falls, then that’s the player that the Miami Marlins should target with our first round pick. I’m also intrigued by catcher Kevin Parada from high school, who is projected to be a possible .300 30 home run bat. It’s very rare to find a catcher with such power, so The Fish must target him perhaps over the others here in the first round.

I’ll get more in-depth about the draft as we get closer to it, but for now I wanted to bring up these prospects and show who is available for the Miami Marlins to take. My personal pick would be Kevin Parada out of these potential options, but Jacob Berry is a close second. If neither is available that I would want us to draft Elijah Green.

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