By Joe Frisaro | MLB.com | @JoeFrisaro
Are the Marlins targeting a specific position to bring depth in the farm system in the MLB Draft?
The Marlins have the 13th overall pick in the Draft, which will be held June 4-6. At that spot, how the picks in front of them pan out will determine their direction.
The stock answer is the team will take the best player available. This year, more so than in the past few seasons, that makes sense. A year ago, there clearly was a lack of organizational pitching depth. That has since been addressed by trades and development of some arms already in the system.
So there isn’t a need to go with a pitcher in the first round, but if there is a pitcher that makes more sense than a position player, I could see the club going in that direction.
Some names to focus on are first baseman Triston Casas from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., and left-hander Shane McClanahan from the University of South Florida.