Miami Marlins Top 2 draft picks in 2023, early impressions

The Miami Marlins picked two young high school pitchers with their 2 first round picks, but they may need time to develop
2023 MLB Draft presented by Nike
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The Miami Marlins began the 2023 Major League Baseball draft with a bang, selecting the top to high school pitchers available for right and left handers. The two pitchers have both begun their stints as minor league baseball players after signing their initial rookie deals. Noble Meyer signed for a $4.5 million bonus while White signed for a $4.1 million bonus, and they both have started playing for their minor league teams.

The first overall pick Noble Meyer spent a few games in rookie ball and after 2 starts he has made his way up to low A Jupiter. Meyer has since had 2 different starts in single A Jupiter and he has mixed results. The first appearance for Meyer he was brilliant and everything the Marlins expected he could be when they drafted him. Meyer went 3 innings and gave up only 2 hits while striking out 4, just what fans wanted to see from their top draft pick. His second start on August 26th however was a different story when Meyer went only 1.2 innings and gave up 2 earned runs across 4 hits. Meyer's last start was on August 26th, 7 days after his first A ball start. The future is bright for Meyer but he will take some time to get used to A ball before he could be promoted.

The Miami Marlins second draft pick in the first round was Thomas White. White is ranked as the top lefty out of high school in the draft and as such, expectations abound. White had his first appearance of the year on August 8th in rookie ball. The concerning part of his tenure so far is that his start was so far removed from his signing date that it seems like the Marlins are leaving a ton of room between his starts. White's first appearnace last 0.2 innings where he walked 2 and struck out. Hopefully White will be on the same fast trick with Meyer.