With the 13th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins have selected Connor Scott, an outfielder from H.B. Plant High School in Florida.
In the new era of Derek Jeter Miami has begun its efforts to rebuild the outfield it destroyed in the offseason. Connor scott is a great guy to get the job done. He has the makings of a five-tool player.
His best tool being his speed which is graded at 70 on the 20-80 scale. He uses it to get down the line when batting and to track down fly balls in centerfield. He stands at 6-foot-4 and bats from the left side. He will start to add power once he starts to use his lower half more consistently. He has a pretty decent arm which has a grade of 60 which will benefit him in the outfield.
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Connor Scott: 80 grade speed, 70 arm, quick wrists. Swing is linear with no lower half. Power, IF it comes, will come late but he has a lot of projection. #Marlins #MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/Y2hDzNwcqj
— Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame) June 5, 2018
It appears Miami has found their new Christian Yelich. Scott should be up in the majors roughly 4 years down the road.
While Connor Scott will probably not be a top 100 prospect he will definitely be a top 4 prospect in the Miami system.