Miami Marlins snag several players in Rule 5 MiLB draft

Rule 5 draft was good for the Marlins

Mar 1, 2023; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Houston Astros outfielder Marty Costes (83) runs for
Mar 1, 2023; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Houston Astros outfielder Marty Costes (83) runs for / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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The Marlins add depth in their Minor Leagues

Julio Dilone - relief pitcher

The Marlins also added bullpen righty Julio Dilone in the Rule 5 draft. Dilone is a former Seattle Mariners minor leaguer and will be 24 next season. Dilone has pitched for 3 years, and has been pretty decent except for this past season where he posted a 9.00 ERA over 18 innings. Dilone has thrown no more than 18 innings in each of his three seasons, and has increased his ERA each year, which is not a good sign. He has been stuck in rookie ball, and for good reason, but perhaps he gets some movement in the Marlins system.

Adam Laskey - relief pitcher

The Miami Marlins added another relief pitcher in Adam Laskey in the draft. He was originally selected in the 31st round in 2016 by the San Francisco Giants. Laskey has started to do very well this year, a trend they hope continues. In the Arizona Fall League he gave up 1 run over 9 innings and in the summer he had a 3.14 ERA in single A ball over 48 innings. My guess is Bendix is filling out the minor league rosters, especially in the bullpen as the Marlins have called up multiple players over the past year. Laskey has a lifetime 4.59 ERA and a 1.5 WHIP, so he has some potential.