Draft Report: Dillon Peters, College Pitcher

With Friday's last pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, the Marlins took University of Texas starter Dillon Peters in the 10th round.

Stan Meek, the Marlins' vice president of scouting, said Peters will undergo Tommy John surgery after exiting his last start with elbow soreness.

"We realize [his return is] going to be a year down the road, and I think [the injury] caused other people not to take him," Meek said. "But we feel pretty confident in the Tommy John surgery process. It'll be a year late, but we just felt like where we had him on our board at that spot we couldn't pass him up.

"We're willing to take a chance. We think we can sign him at a very reduced cost, and that makes him attractive to us down in that spot."

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

Taken 287th overall, the 5-foot-11, 212-pound lefty had three solid seasons as a Longhorn. Peters has a curveball that ranges from 76-80 mph, a sinking fastball and a deceptive circle changeup. He ended his junior season at 7-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 80 1/3 innings.

Peters combined for a shutout in his last turn on the mound, throwing five four-hit innings in No. 5 seed Texas' upset of top-seed Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship. He hadn't given up a run in his previous three starts.

Although he doesn't have the build of a classic big league starter, scouts like Peters because he pitches to contact and can locate on both sides of the plate as well as down in the strike zone. He struck out 53 batters and held hitters to a .247 batting average.

Peters' team began play in the Austin Super Regional on Friday with a 4-2 victory against the University of Houston and will continue its postseason journey without him.

Marlins open Day 2 with college infielder Anderson

Draft 2014: Marlins draft 2B Brian Anderson No. 76

Brian Anderson was the first name called for the Marlins on Friday, when they selected the second baseman with the 76th overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Anderson joined shortstop Justin Twine as the second infielder drafted by Miami this year.

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

Anderson was the first collegiate player selected by the Marlins in this Draft. The junior from Arkansas played all over the field for the Razorbacks. He has a great arm and could, with continued development, play an outfield corner spot or third base.

The Marlins will try to keep him at shortstop.

"If we can keep him on the dirt in the middle of the field, that's great," said Stan Meek, the Marlins' vice president of scouting. "But I think our ideal is maybe give him some time at short and see if he can handle that position. If he can, then it's obviously more value for the pick."

Anderson led the Razorbacks to the NCAA Charlottesville Regional with a .328/.401/.498 line this year, while hitting seven homers and driving in 51 runs.

Anderson's power has grown steadily since he slugged .367 with two home runs and four doubles his freshman year. As a sophomore, he had 21 extra-base hits, four of them homers, and drove in 36 runs. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound infielder from Oklahoma could hit for both average and power as he adds strength.

Out of high school, the Twins selected Anderson in the 20th round of the 2011 Draft.

"He is what we call a college projection guy," Meek said. "He's still developing his strength. He probably wouldn't fit in this spot in the Draft last summer because he did lack strength and he didn't swing the wooden bat great. But we've seen [improvement] this spring."

There was some concern about Anderson's ability to hit last summer, when he batted .227 with one homer and one RBI in the Cape Cod League. He has since added strength and can swing the bat faster.

The Marlins were encouraged by Anderson's performance in the Southeastern Conference Tournament when he was able to get a hit off Phillies first-rounder Aaron Nola.

"That's a Major League fastball, and he showed his ability to hit it," Meek said.

Marlins take JUCO southpaw Mader at No. 105

Draft 2014: Marlins draft LHP Michael Mader No. 105

The Marlins added left-handed pitcher Michael Mader with the 105th overall pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

The 6-foot-2 hurler out of Chipola College compiled a 7-3 record and a 3.18 ERA while striking out 74 batters as a sophomore. He became just the second pitcher selected by the Marlins this year.

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

"Left-handed pitching in any Draft is a premium commodity," Marlins' vice president of scouting Stan Meek said. "Starting left-handed pitching is an even greater commodity. We think he can start and we do see him as a kind of advanced, polished left-handed pitcher.

Mader's delivery was attractive to the Marlins. He has good action and good size, so they weren't concerned about taking Mader out of a junior college.

Chipola has produced several Major League players, including Orioles manager Buck Showalter and the D-backs' Patrick Corbin.

"There's been some really good JUCO players taken through the years," Meek said. "I'm not saying he's Patrick Corbin, but there's been some junior college pitchers [who] go through pretty quickly, especially left-handers. This guy shows us everything we really like to see."

As a freshman, the southpaw went 8-3 with a 3.19 ERA and won the 2013 Panhandle Conference Player of the Year Award. He didn't repeat for the award this season, but he added some velocity to his fastball, which now reaches 95 mph.

Mader was not drafted in 2013 after telling teams that he wanted to return to Chipola for another year. If he doesn't sign with Miami, he will transfer to Florida State.

Of the Marlins' top 20 prospects, four are left-handed pitchers.

Miami uses fourth-round pick on infielder Schales

Brian Schales was selected 107th overall as the Marlins' fourth-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Schales, a shortstop from Edison High School in Calif., is the second prep middle infielder chosen by Miami this year.

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

The 6-foot-1 shortstop was named the Sunset League Player of the Year after hitting .396 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs. Schales showed patience at the plate, striking out just eight times and earning 21 walks in 114 appearances.

The Marlins see a hitting approach similar to Rays' third baseman Evan Longoria -- which is fitting because Schales is committed to Longoria's alma mater, Long Beach State.

"He has a real fundamental knack to hit. A quiet, calm player," said Stan Meek, the Marlins' vice president of scouting. "I hope he's not the next Longoria in terms of being a college player, but a high school Longoria that signs."

Fifth-rounder Soltis first outfielder taken by Marlins

Draft Report: Casey Soltis, High School Outfielder

The Marlins chose outfielder Casey Soltis with their fifth-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

The 6-foot-1 player from Granada High School in Calif., was both the first outfielder and the first left-handed hitter selected by Miami this year.

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

Also a football player, Soltis is tough-minded and has a strong build, weighing in at 185 pounds.

Soltis hit .353 with four home runs and 16 RBIs as a senior. He even stole 13 bases and tripled nine times. His .729 slugging percentage led the East Bay Athletic League.

"It's a good swing, it's a good strong athletic body and we felt like, as an outfielder, we think he's gonna hit," said Stan Meek, vice president of scouting for the Marlins. "I think the question is how much power we're gonna get."

Soltis' bat speed and short swing has enabled him to make contact to all fields, and he still has some raw power to tap into.

The Marlins have a lot of outfield depth, as four of their top 20 prospects are outfielders.

Soltis, who will turn 19 on Sunday, was ranked No. 113 by MLB.com. He is committed the University of Oregon.

Marlins add Texas Tech lefty Sadberry in sixth round

Southpaw Chris Sadberry was taken 167th overall by the Marlins in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

The 6-foot-1 left-hander is a redshirt junior for Texas Tech and will pitch the first game of the Lubbock Super Regional on Saturday. His No. 10 Red Raiders will face No. 16 College of Charleston on Saturday, Sunday and if necessary on Monday.

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

Sadberry posted a 4-3 record and 3.49 ERA in 80 innings this year. He recorded 52 strikeouts and 23 walks.

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 MLB.com 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.

Miami lands power hitting outfielder Garrett in Round 8

Draft Report: Stone Garrett

With the 225th pick in the eighth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, the Marlins took outfielder Stone Garrett from George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas.

Strong and speedy, the 6-foot-2 Garrett has good range in center. He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.47 seconds at the Perfect Game showcase in San Diego last year.

The right-handed Garrett has the potential to be a power hitter. He's listed at 195 pounds and used that strength to bat .398 with seven homers and 32 RBIs as a senior. But he hasn't been consistent in driving the ball.

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

Scouts expressed concern about Garrett's stiff, straight-legged swing, but that's something that can be refined. He is committed to Rice University, where coaches are well-known for developing bats.

With his athleticism and his fast swing, the Marlins are confident they can get Garrett to bend and use more of his legs so he can reach low pitches.

Nation's ERA leader falls to Miami in ninth round

Draft Report: Ben Wetzler, College Pitcher

The Marlins took high-profile college starter Ben Holmes-Wetzler with the 257th overall pick in the ninth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Holmes-Wetzler led Oregon State to the NCAA Corvallis Regional with a 12-1 senior season in which he led the nation with a 0.78 ERA. He is a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which honors the top collegiate player. Other finalists include teammate Michael Conforto (10th overall, Mets), A.J. Reed (42nd overall, Astros), Aaron Nola (seventh overall, Phillies) and Max Pentecost (11th overall, Blue Jays).

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

"He has been very successful at Oregon State," said Stan Meek, Marlins' vice president of scouting. "He's just not as hard a thrower as maybe some guys would want up there. But the pitchability, we think, is plus."

The left-handed pitcher from Clackamas, Ore., threw complete games in his last three starts. Holmes-Wetzler had four on the season.

He was the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year.

Holmes-Wetzler, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound southpaw, has a fastball in the low 90s and is projected to be a back-end starter. He could rocket to the Majors quickly, but that will depend on his development.

After going 10-1 with a 2.25 ERA as a junior, Holmes-Wetzler held batters to a .143 average in 104 innings. He walked 31 batters and struck out 83.

He turned down a six-figure signing bonus to rejoin the Beavers for his senior year after being picked by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 2013 Draft. Holmes-Wetzler's decision to return to Oregon State allowed him to get into the school record books with the most career wins (36) and second-most strikeouts (291).