Marlins sign 20 of 21 Draft picks

July 25th, 2023

Below is a list of every player drafted by the Marlins.

Each club had until 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday to come to terms with its Draft selections. If a player has exhausted his collegiate eligibility, he can sign at any time up until one week prior to the next year’s Draft.

Draft-and-follow picks -- high school and junior college players selected after the 10th round who attend a two-year college after the Draft -- can sign with their selecting teams for up to $250,000 up until a week prior to the following year’s Draft.

Players drafted from Round 11 on do not count against the bonus pools unless their signing bonus exceeds $150,000; any amount over that total will count against the pool.

Total bonus pool: $12,829,600
MLB rank: 8

1 (10): Noble Meyer, RHP, Jesuit High School
Pick value: $5,475,300
Signing bonus: $4,500,000
Meyer, who signed below slot value, stopped by loanDepot park on July 21. He expected to pitch off the mound or play catch on July 23 in Jupiter, Fla., to begin his professional career. The 18-year-old went 10-1 with a 0.33 ERA, 128 strikeouts and 19 walks over 63 innings his senior season. More

CB-A (35): Thomas White, LHP, Phillips Academy (MA)
Pick value: $2,420,900
Signing bonus: $4,100,000
White, who appeared at loanDepot park on July 23, signed well above pick value. He met with fellow Boras Corporation clients Bryan Hoeing and Braxton Garrett, who gave him a glove to take to Jupiter, Fla., to begin his pro career. More >

2 (47): Kemp Alderman, OF, Ole Miss
Pick value: $1,825,300
Signing bonus: $1,400,000
Alderman, who took batting practice at loanDepot park on July 21, said he models his game after Pete Alonso and Hunter Renfroe. The 20-year-old outfielder hit .376 with 19 homers his junior season. More >

3 (78): Brock Vradenburg, 1B, Michigan State
Pick value: $916,000
Signing bonus: $916,000
The 21-year-old Vradenburg hit .400 with 13 homers in 2023, and his 6-foot-7 stature should lend itself to more pop in the future. First base is a position lacking depth in the Marlins organization.

4 (110): Emmett Olson, LHP, Nebraska
Pick value: $609,600
Signing bonus: $460,000
Olson accumulated an ERA of 3.83 with 161 strikeouts over his three seasons with Nebraska. He had 80 strikeouts in 82 innings this spring, and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2022.

5 (146): Andrew Lindsey, RHP, Tennessee
Pick value: $429,400
Signing bonus: $340,000
Lindsey's story is something straight out of the movie "The Rookie." A year ago, he was digging ditches and coaching travel ball, and now he's signed with the Marlins. He finished last year with a 2.90 ERA in 21 games (nine starts), garnering Baseball America's All-American Third Team honors. More >

6 (173): Jake DeLeo, OF, Georgia Tech
Pick value: $333,900
Signing bonus: $300,000

7 (203): Justin Storm, LHP, Southern Mississippi
Pick value: $261,000
Signing bonus: $241,000

8 (233): Nick Maldonado, RHP, Vanderbilt
Pick value: $207,800
Signing bonus: $160,000

9 (263): Colby Shade, OF, Oregon
Pick value: $180,900
Signing bonus: $180,900

10 (293): Xavier Meachem, RHP, North Carolina A&T
Pick value: $169,500
Signing bonus: $169,500

11 (323): Jake Brooks, RHP, UCLA
Signing bonus: $150,000

12 (353): Josh Ekness, RHP, Houston
Signing bonus: $150,000

13 (383): Colson Lawrence, RHP, University of South Alabama
Signing bonus: $150,000

14 (413): Jack Sellinger, LHP, UNLV
Signing bonus: $100,000

15 (443): Nigel Belgrave, RHP, Maryland
Signing bonus: $150,000

16 (473): Kevin Vaupel, LHP, Seton Hill University
Signing bonus: $75,000

17 (503): Mark Coley II, OF, University of Rhode Island
Signing bonus: $50,000

18 (533): Tristan Dietrich, LHP, Owen J. Roberts High School (PA)
Did not sign

19 (563): Johnny Olmstead, 3B, USC
Signing bonus: $25,000

20 (593): Ryan Ignoffo, TWP, Eastern Illinois
Signing bonus: $75,000

Every team's signings:


How bonus pools and pick values work

Each choice in the first 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, with the total for a club's selections equaling what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. If a player taken in the top 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value gets subtracted from his team's pool. Clubs near the top of the Draft often spend less than the assigned value for those choices and use the savings to offer more money to later selections.

Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

Bonus pools by club
Pirates: $16,185,700
Tigers: $15,747,200
Nationals: $14,502,400
Twins: $14,345,600
Athletics: $14,255,600
Reds: $13,785,200
Mariners: $13,170,900
Marlins: $12,829,600
Royals: $12,313,500
Rockies: $11,909,800
D-backs: $11,084,300
Brewers: $10,950,600
Rays: $10,872,100
Orioles: $10,534,800
Red Sox: $10,295,100
Rangers: $9,925,300
Giants: $9,916,900
White Sox: $9,072,800
Cubs: $8,962,000
Guardians: $8,736,700
Mets: $8,440,400
Braves: $8,341,700
Angels: $8,328,900
Dodgers: $7,274,600
Astros: $6,747,900
Blue Jays: $6,529,700
Cardinals: $6,375,100
Padres: $5,416,000
Yankees: $5,299,400
Phillies: $5,185,500