2023 MLB Draft Profile: Yohandy Morales

Should the Marlins select Morales if he’s still available with their first-round pick?

Position: 3B

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 225 pounds

School: Miami

Yohandy Morales is a 6’4”, 225-pound third baseman who plays for the Miami Hurricanes. Morales has been a stud for the Hurricanes since he enrolled on campus in 2021. He’s now a top draft prospect and could be selected by his hometown team. 

Coming out of high school, Morales was a blue-chip high school prospect. Instead of going pro then, he ended up not getting drafted and honored his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes. 

During his first season at Miami, Morales earned a starting role and made 53 starts at third base. Morales slashed .284/.343/.531 with 60 hits, thirteen doubles, three triples, eleven home runs, 45 RBIs, and a .874 OPS. Bradfield was named a Freshman All-American and made the All-ACC Freshman team. 

In his sophomore season, Morales had a breakout season for the Hurricanes. Morales slashed .329/.411/.650 with 79 hits, seventeen doubles, three triples, eighteen home runs, 59 RBIs, and a 1.061 OPS. He was named All-ACC Second team and was selected to play for the USA Collegiate National Team. 

So far in his junior season, Morales continues to be the best for the Miami Hurricanes. He is slashing .405/.477/.680 with 90 hits, thirteen doubles, sixteen home runs, 61 RBIs, and a 1.157 OPS. 

Morales has tons of power and has consistently been a productive hitter for the Hurricanes. The Miami-born native is also the son of former Cuban National Team player, Andy Morales, who also spent time in the Yankees and Red Sox farm system. MLB Pipeline has him as the 23rd-ranked prospect in the upcoming draft class.


  • Consistently barrels balls
  • Plus power
  • Good hitting tools
  • Strong arm at third
  • Plays well against top competition


  • Chases at pitches out of the zone
  • Can overly aggressive at the plate
  • Below-average speed

Pro Comparison: Manny Machado

Projection: Top 20 pick

Bottom Line


Yohandy Morales has been one of the best hitters in college baseball and has a high ceiling. His offensive abilities make him a top prospect but he’s also a good defensive player. A shortstop out of high school, he outgrew the position similar to Miami native and six-time All-Star Manny Machado.

Morales could be an early first-round selection and a serious target for the Marlins with the #10 overall pick. 

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