The Miami Marlins have a great farm system entering the 2020 draft and have five pitchers in the top 15. Sixto Sanchez, the Marlins #1 prospect is among the best.
The Marlins enter the 2020 draft with the 3rd overall pick which is scheduled for June 10-11.
With the third pick in the draft, I feel the Marlins should pick pitcher Asa Lacy out of Texas A&M.
Asa Lacy attended Tivy High School which located in Texas and was later drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Asa decided to go attend Texas A&M to further his skills.
Asa stands at 6’4, weighing 215 pounds. The left-handed pitcher has a four-pitch arsenal consisting of a fastball, changeup, slider, and curveball. On average, his fastball hits 92-94 mph and is arguable his most dominant pitch. He also has great command on his curveball and changeup.
Asa Lacy did not earn the starting role until his sophomore year. Over the next two seasons, Lacy has become a dominant pitcher in college baseball.
In Asa’s sophomore year, he held a record of 8-4 with an ERA of 2.13 in 15 games. In 88.2 innings, he allowed 23 runs and had 130 strikeouts. He also held a WHIP of 1.04.
His junior year was cut short but he still seemed to be dominant. In 4 games, he held a record of 3-0 and held an ERA of .75. He pitched 24 innings and allowed only 2 earned runs and ended up having 46 strikeouts. He held a WHIP at a fantastic .71.
Asa Lacy has already been compared to Blake Snell and is projected to be a top 10 pick. Possibly being the top pitching prospect of the 2020 Draft, he should be at the top of the Marlins list of players to target. His ace potential and 4 pitch arsenal as well as being a left-handed pitcher could be a big benefactor in the years to come.