MIAMI — No. 3 overall draft pick Max Meyer, a right-hander from the University of Minnesota, has agreed to terms with the Marlins and is expected to be added to the 60-man player pool this week.
Meyer has chance to pitch in the majors this year.
Meyer is tied with Hall of Famer Paul Molitor (No. 3 to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977) as the highest pick in Gophers history. He’s one of four Minnesotans to be picked in the top five of the draft, with Mauer, Molitor and Dave Winfield, who went No. 4 to San Diego in 1973.
“It’s unbelievable to be mentioned with two legends like Molitor and Winfield,” Meyer said on the night he was slected by Miami. “That hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Meyer went 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA while striking out an average of 1.7 batters per inning for the Gophers this year before the COVID-19 pandemic halted the season March 12. Batters hit only .155 off him this season and .187 over his three-year collegiate career.
Right-handed reliever Nick Vincent, an eight-year veteran who pitched for the Giants and Phillies last year, also agreed to terms with the Marlins and will join the 60-man pool.
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