The Miami Marlins made some decent selections during the 2013 MLB Draft this month. It would be nice to see some of the players the team drafted make it to the big leagues in the future. The Marlins selected left-handed pitcher Matt Krook with the 35th pick in the draft but it does not look like Krook is going to be a Marlin ever.
Krook opted to attend college rather than playing for the Marlins. Instead, Krook is going to play baseball at the University of Oregon, a world-class baseball program that has revitalized in the past few years becoming a national title contender. The team is headed by George Horton, who has led the Ducks to six College World Series appearances and one national championship since taking the reigns.
Miami should have known the risk with taking Krook. The Marlins organization is not the best in the baseball (maybe the worst) so Krook opting to play college baseball instead of sit in the minors for a few years is not entirely shocking. Krook was rated as one of the top high school pitchers in the draft behind the likes of Rob Kaminsky.
Krook has the ability to develop his pitching into being the nation’s top lefty once he is done in Oregon. He may even have a few titles to his name by the time he departs from Eugene.