The Miami Marlins needed as much quick help as they could get in the 2013 MLB Draft. Day one is usually good good chance to get a couple of quick movers if the right guy is there. While some of their picks were risky for sign-ability reasons, their last pick of day one, Colby Suggs at 73 overall in compensation round B, was a great choice.
Suggs has a great mid-90’s fastball with motion and compliments it nicely with a very good breaking ball that is an out pitch. He had 13 saves for Arkansas this season and absolutely could be a very quick mover for the struggling Marlins. They need to get this guy signed and get him to a professional minor league team ASAP. Time table is anyone’s guess but with a team like the Marlins he might even see some time in a quick call-up at the end of this season. Certainly he would get some MLB time in spring training next season if nothing else.
This was a great choice that could pan out to help the team very quickly. For their current situation a top of the line closer wouldn’t fix everything but developing a strong closer like Suggs could help him be ready in time to help them take that next step either next season or the season after. For all their choices for the rest of the draft, I’m not sure they will do much better in the field of someone that can help them soon, than Suggs. Great pick, Marlins.