Should the Marlins select Mitchell if he’s available with their first-round draft pick?
Weight: 202 pounds
School: Sinton HS (TX)
Blake Mitchell is a 6’1”, 202-pound catcher out of the Lone Star State. Mitchell is the top high school catching prospect in this draft class. On MLB Pipeline, Mitchell is the 14th-ranked prospect and the second-ranked catching prospect in the draft.
Mitchell is also the seventh-ranked high school prospect in the 2023 MLB Draft class. On Perfect Game, Mitchell is the eighth-ranked prospect and the #1 ranked catcher in the country. He’s also the first-ranked prospect in the state of Texas.
Mitchell is a good hitting catcher with pop to all fields. He possesses one of the best arms in this draft class. He profiles to stick behind the plate, but could also play right field or third base with his elite arm strength.
- Elite arm strength
- Good hitting tools
- Does a good job of working counts
- Power to all fields
- Good defensive mechanics
- Below-average runner
- Has some swing-and-miss at the plate
Pro Comparison: Cal Raleigh
Projection: Top 20 pick
Blake Mitchell has a high offensive floor and could be an excellent defensive catcher as he develops in the minors.
The Miami Marlins have a need at the catcher position and Mitchell is one of the best catchers in this draft class. Mitchell is expected to still be on the board when the Marlins are picking. The Lone Star State native might not be Miami’s #1 option with the tenth pick, but there’s a potential fit here depending on how the club decides to manage its bonus pool money.
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