Marlins make eight selections on second day of 2016 MLB Draft
MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins today made eight selections on the second day of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including high school outfielder Thomas Jones in the third round with the 84th overall pick. The announcement of today's selections was made by Marlins Vice President of Scouting Stan Meek.
Jones, 18, recently graduated from Laurens District 55 H.S. in Laurens, S.C. A 6-4, 190-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, he was named the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year, and was an Under Armour All-American.
In last night's first round, the Marlins selected LHP Braxton Garrett out of Florence (Ala.) High School. He was 6-2, 0.56 with 131 strikeouts and 13 walks in 65.1 innings during his senior season and was named the Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year.
The 6-3, 190-pounder won a Gold Medal with Team USA in the 18U World Cup in Japan last fall. He was named a Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American entering his senior year and tossed eight shutout innings in a 2-0 Florence win in the National High School Invitational in March.
The MLB Draft will take conclude tomorrow with rounds 11 through 40, starting at noon.