MIAMI — Baseball America on Friday published the third of their four mock drafts. They project the Marlins’ picking right-handed pitcher Braden Shipley out of Nevada sixth overall. The magazine ranks the hard-throwing Shipley as the eighth-best available player on their top 500.
The Marlins would be hard pressed to pass on college third basemen Kris Bryant (San Diego) or Colin Moran (North Carolina). The buzz is the Astros are giving serious consideration to taking Moran first overall, and the chances of Bryant being on the board once the Marlins are on the clock are slim.