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Prep shortstop Seymour taken in seventh round

The Marlins drafted prep school shortstop Anfernee Seymour with the 195th pick in the seventh round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Seymour, 18, was the club's third prep shortstop taken in the Draft.

Miami chose a local product from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. The 5-foot-11 infielder has an above-average arm and good speed. Listed at 165 pounds, Seymour makes contact with the ball but isn't very strong.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at 1 p.m. ET.

In a workout for Miami, Seymour displayed skill at shortstop, despite never playing there in the past. He also showed Miami top-of-the-scale speed -- so much, in fact, that he's projected to be a successful basestealer.

Seven of the Marlins' top 10 picks were chosen from high schools.

Maria Torres is an associate reporter for
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