Who will the Miami Marlins draft this season?

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As the Miami Marlins and the team's ace attempt to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, there are various news on the team. Today we'll be taking a look at the upcoming MLB draft again. MLB.com published an article about who they think will go with the top ten picks. It's interesting to see who they think that The Fish will end up with. Let's begin...

MLB.com has interesting opinions on who the Miami Marlins will draft in the first round.

There are two players that the Miami Marlins are expected to draft in the first round by MLB.com. I should point out that The Fish can only draft one of them, but there are two that MLB.com sees as realistic options. The first option is 3B Aidan Miller. Miller broke his hamate prior to this season, which maybe why he can fall to #10 (The Fish's first round draft position). MLB calls him "the best hitter on the showcase circuit last summer". Miller was the MVP of the High School All-America Game and won the Home Run Derby.

I like the bat too, and have high hopes for his career. He's a third baseman and I would call that a position of need for the Miami Marlins. Miller is from Florida, so having a home state player on the team would be nice.

The other player that MLB.com expects the Miami Marlins to draft is SS Arjun Nimmala. SS is another position of need for The Fish. Nimmala has a chance to be an "impact hitter" according to MLB. They point out that he has good running skills, a good arm and "plenty of range". Nimmala is not really projected to hit that well, as he has a 45 hit grade. Personally, I'm not a big fan of drafting him as The Fish need better hitters. He's also listed as #34 on MLB's top draft prospects list.

Brayden Taylor has a 55 grade for his hitting and is good at controlling the strike zone. He's been walking more than striking out at every level of that he's played in so far. He is #11 on the MLB top draft prospects list. I prefer SS Jacob Wilson for the first round pick if he's available. He's #9 on the top prospects list, and has a 65 grade for his hitting.

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