MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Marlins have selected right-handed pitcher Max Meyer with the third overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

The two-way star played the outfield for the Minnesota Golden Gophers while also developing into the team’s pitching ace.

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His pro future is on the mound, where he began his college career by tying the school record with 16 saves as a freshman before moving into the starting rotation as a sophomore.

Meyer’s slider is wicked and is complemented by a mid-to-upper-90s fastball — all with a smooth delivery.

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Here’s what wrote about his pitches:

“Meyer owns the best slider in the 2020 Draft, a wipeout 87-91 mph offering with which he can add and subtract depth. His four-seam fastball is a weapon as well, parking at 93-97 mph this spring, hitting 98 in the ninth inning of one start and maxing out at 100. His fading changeup showed flashes of becoming a solid pitch as he used it more often as a junior.”

In his three years at Minnesota, Meyer racked up 187 strikeouts in 148 innings. He amassed 18 saves and 10 wins with a 2.07 ERA.

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He surpassed Glenn Perkins (No. 22, 2004) as Minnesota’s highest-drafted pitcher.