Should the Marlins select Meyer if he’s available with their first-round draft pick?
Weight: 185 pounds
School: Jesuit HS (OR)
Noble Meyer is a 6’5”, 185-pound right-handed pitcher out of the west coast. Meyer is a highly-touted pitching prospect who ranks very highly on some draft boards. On MLB Pipeline, Meyer is the eighth-ranked prospect and the #1 high school pitching prospect in the draft.
Meyer is also the fourth-ranked high school prospect in the 2023 MLB Draft class. On Perfect Game, Meyer is the fifth-ranked prospect and the #1 ranked right-handed pitcher in the country. He’s also the first-ranked prospect in the state of Oregon.
Meyer possesses a three-pitch mix including a fastball, slider, and changeup. Meyer’s fastball is his best pitch with mid-90s velocity that tops out at 98 mph. His slider is his best secondary pitch and also has a good feel for his changeup.
- Power fastball
- Quality off-speed pitches
- Projectable body type
- Front-line starter ceiling
- Good feel for the strike zone
- Needs to fill in his large frame
- Could improve on command to improve his stock
Pro Comparison: Zack Wheeler
Projection: Top 15 pick
The Miami Marlins have had a ton of success drafting pitchers and developing them into quality big league arms. The Oregon native fits the mold for what the Marlins look for in a pitching prospect.
The Marlins have a variety of options with the tenth overall pick and Meyer is a prospect who could be available when it is their turn to pick. Only 18 years old, Meyer has great upside and should continue to improve as he matures physically in the minors.
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