MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami Marlins completed their 2015 First-Year Player draft on Wednesday.READ MORE: Miami Woman Accused Of Operating 4 Massage Parlors As Fronts For Prostitution
The team’s Vice President of Scouting Stan Meek announced they had selected 30 of their 40 selections this year.
The draft began Monday night with the club selecting Canadian high school first baseman Josh Naylor with the 12th overall pick. The 17-year old played baseball over the last four years with the Canadian Junior National team and the Ontario Blue Jays. He is the first Canadian drafted by the Marlins in the first round of the Draft.
Among those selected, were the sons of two former players.
Outfielder Alexander Fernandez, from Davie, was drafted in Round 25. He is the son of former Marlins’ pitcher and Miami native Alex Fernandez, who won 28 games for the Marlins over three seasons.
Outfielder Griffin Conine, from Weston, was also selected. He is the son of Marlins’ Special Assistant Jeff Conine, who won two World Series titles with the Marlins.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
With seven of their last nine selections, the Marlins selected pitchers like Brett Lilek who is coming out out of Arizona State University.
Outfielder Isaiah White, taken in Round 3,was the first position player taken by the Marlins. White, from North Carolina, is coming out of the Greenfield School.
White and catcher Justin Cohen, from Sarasota, of Riverview High School were the only position players taken by the Marlins in the first two days of the Draft.
In Round 4, the Marlins selected RHP Cody Poteet from the University Of California Los Angeles.
The Club followed with another college arm in Round 5, selecting left-hander Justin Jacome who is coming out of the University of California-Santa Barbara.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
For a complete list of draft picks, click here.