As the Marlins head into the 2020 MLB Draft, one thing remains clear: they really can do no wrong with the third pick in the draft.
The project top three players in the draft (Emerson Hancock, Spencer Torkelson, and Austin Martin) will all be huge gets for the Marlins as they the teams continues to rebuild and get back to competing for a division championship.
The Marlins will simply have to take which of those three players is left after Detroit and Baltimore make their draft-opening selection. However, Detroit already has a promising collection of young pitchers and the Orioles’ GM Mike Elias has a long-history of successfully drafting position players while serving with the Astro.
Because of this, we think the draft will shakeout to allow the Marins to select …
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2020 MLB Mock Draft: Emerson Hancock
As a second-year collegiate player in 2019, the 6-foot-4 RHP finished the campaign with a 1.99 and a 8-3 record with 14 appearances. He fanned 97 total batters and permitted only 18 walks in 90.1 innings of work.
His fastball lives in the high 90s and has truly nasty mid-80s slider. He is often compared to Casey Mize, who was picked first in the 2018 draft.
Carlos Collazo, writing for Baseball America, noted that Hancock has potential ‘plus pitches’ across the board and that his slider is the definition of ‘putaway pitch.’ As well Dan Zielenski III felt that he has true frontline starter potential.
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