Should the Marlins select Troy if he’s available with their first-round draft pick?
Weight: 197 pounds
Tommy Troy is a 5’10”, 197-pound shortstop who played for the Stanford Cardinals. Troy had an excellent collegiate career with the Cardinals including a major breakout season last season.
Coming out of high school, Troy was one of the top high school prospects in the country. On Perfect Game, Troy was the 62nd-ranked prospect and the tenth-ranked shortstop. Troy went undrafted in a five-round 2020 MLB Draft and enrolled at Stanford.
In his freshman season, Troy struggled early in the season but impressed during Pac-12 play. Troy slashed .247/.345/.487 with ten home runs, 28 RBIs, and a .831 OPS. In conference play, Troy batted .297 with four homers and eleven runs scored.
In his sophomore season, Troy did a much better job of putting the ball in play but lost some power. Troy slashed .339/.371/.568 with 62 hits, 15 doubles, seven home runs, and a .939 OPS.
In his junior season, Troy had a major breakout season and led the Stanford Cardinal to the College World Series. Troy slashed .394/.478/.699 with 98 hits, 17 doubles, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, and a 1.177 OPS.
Troy has proved himself to be one of the best hitters in this draft class. He has plus hitting tools and improved his plate approach, helping him draw more walks. His defensive identity is in question as he didn’t play shortstop at Stanford last season.
- Hits high for average
- Added some power in 2023
- Walk percentage up 7.3% from 2022
- Low strikeout percentage
- Above-average runner
- Doesn’t project to play SS at the next level
- Doesn’t possess as much power as other collegiate SS in this draft class
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Projection: Top 20 pick
Tommy Troy impressed a ton last season and was also one of the best players in Cape Cod last summer.
The Miami Marlins have a lot of quality options with their tenth pick. It’s more likely than not that Troy will be available for the Fish. He makes sense for an organization that has recently begun to prioritize bat-to-ball skills.
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