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2019 MLB Draft, Marlins pick 4th, select OF JJ Bleday

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1 minute ago, CyggyMarlin said:

With another OF in the mix, does one of the OF prospects get converted to 1B, and if so, who would it be?

Connor Scott?

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1 minute ago, Rydawg said:

Connor Scott?

He's hitting .225 which by itself is not great but he really raised his average in the last month

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8 minutes ago, SonOfJack said:

Saw someone on twitter say "Jeter will trade him anyway"

That’s hilarious!!

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2 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

MIKE HILL ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN SPANISH! 

Doing it really well honestly. Nice.

Better than me?

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4 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

MIKE HILL ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN SPANISH! 

Doing it really well honestly. Nice.

que?

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JJ Bleday | Rank: 5 (MLB.COM Top 200 Draft Prospects)

School: Vanderbilt Year: Junior Position: OF Age: 21 DOB: 11/10/1997

Bats: L Throws: L Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 lb.Previously drafted: 2016, 39th (1,164) - SD

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 60 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 55

Bleday immediately won a starting job at Vanderbilt as a freshman and was the Commodores' best hitter as a sophomore, though he missed six weeks with an oblique injury last spring. He made up for lost time by starring in the Cape Cod League, where scouts voted him the top prospect in the prestigious summer circuit. He has had a breakout junior season in terms of power, leading NCAA Division I with 26 homers entering the tournament and earning Southeastern Conference player of the year honors, and he should be the first college outfielder selected in June.

Vanderbilt has had three outfielders drafted in the top three rounds in the last four years (Jeren Kendall, Bryan Reynolds, Rhett Wiseman), and Bleday is a better bet to produce at the plate than all of them. One of the best pure hitters in the college ranks, he has a quick left-handed swing, controls the strike zone well and hammers line drives to all fields. He has started to translate the bat speed, strength and leverage in his 6-foot-3 frame into at least solid power, beginning with slamming more homers with wood bats on the Cape (five) than he did with metal for the Commodores (four) in 2018.

A two-way player in high school who showcased an upper-80s fastball on the mound, Bleday has a plus arm that fits well in right field. Though he's a below-average runner, he covers enough ground to serve as a competent defender. His instincts help make up for his lack of quickness on the bases and in the outfield.

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are they doing the Compensation pick today ?

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2 minutes ago, CyggyMarlin said:

i would think so

and why are you not thinking so then?

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