35. Edgar Olmos -LHP - 6'5 - 180lbs
(last year: NR)
In the third round of the 2008 draft, the Marlins selected left handed pitcher Edgar Olmos out of Birmingham HS in Van Nuys, California. The 6’5 southpaw throws his fastball in the upper 80's with a funky whip motion. It looks like a cleaner version of Dontrelle Willis’ old delivery, with the leg kick not going as high. He has a projectable body and his loose arm action make many believe his velocity will increase over the next few seasons. Because of his delivery, his curveball shows the beginnings of having extreme table drop movement. His changeup also has the potential to be a plus pitch.
He’s going to have a lot of work to do to fix some of his mechanics but no major overhaul will be needed. In his one outing with the GCL Marlins, he struck out 5 of the 7 batters he faced. Olmos had a few nagging injuries after that, none of which had to do with his arm or elbow. He then finished off his season in extended spring training. Just 19 years old, the Marlins will take it easy with him and he’ll more than likely see more time in the GCL before heading out to Jamestown. If the Marlins feel like pushing him, he will make it up to Greensboro as well.