The Marlins have selected prep shortstop Kahlil Watson with the 16th overall selection in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Watson was projected by many to be a top-10 pick in the draft, and several analysts ranked him as a top-five prospect. Money concerns and a small frame were likely the biggest factors in his tumble to No. 16. In Watson, the Marlins get a spectacular runner with a nice blend of hitting and glovework. Despite being just 5-foot-9, Watson has also been able to produce impressive power as a left-handed hitter.