While I really wanted us to sign him three years ago when we drafted him in the 17th round, I don't want Marrero in the first round this year. He doesn't project to be above average offensively, and we have Cozart with DiDi and Hamilton in the pipeline. No need to draft an almost-ready college SS that doesn't have the stick to play anywhere else.
Baseball America's #1 prospect from the Cape Cod League last summer, and #2 overall coming into the year. Considered to be a phenomenal defender and a grinder overall. I have no doubt there are teams who love this guy and who will excuse the down season offensively as a function of draft jitters (I do think he's been hitting better lately). So, provided he doesn't tank in the pros, he's going to be at least a nice trade chip. Similar strategy they had with Grandal, I imagine. I'd be fine with the pick.