from the Marlins web site at mlb.com…..
LHP Chad James (1) was the 18th player taken overall out of high school in Yukon, Okla., and boasts a lively fastball in the low 90s and a plus circle-change. He was 8-2 with a 1.28 ERA in high school, striking out 100 in 63 1/3 innings. A late sign, he’ll make his pro debut in 2010. … RHP Bryan Berglund (2), born in Sweden, also awaits his ’10 pro debut after signing late out of high school in California. The polished teen has a fastball that has been clocked in the mid 90s to go with a plus slider. … OF Marquise Cooper (3) was a highly recruited football star with great athleticism and upside. His best tool is his world-class speed. In his brief pro debut in the Gulf Coast League, he hit .189 with 14 RBIs and six steals in 40 games. … RHP Dan Mahoney (4) was drafted out of Connecticut as a Draft-eligible sophomore. … SS Chase Austin (5) was drafted out of top-notch liberal arts college Elon and batted .252 with three homers, 26 RBIs and seven steals in his debut at Jamestown. Austin, whose given first name is Nicklaus, can play second, shortstop and third base and has a little bit of pop for a middle infielder as well. … RHP Josh Hodges (7), a 6-foot-7, 235-pound 18-year-old out of high school in Mississippi fanned 20 in 19 2/3 innings while posting a 4.12 ERA between the Gulf Coast League and Jamestown. … The Marlins may have taken all the fun out of MiLB.com’s annual “March Madness” 64-player “All Name” tournament by drafting OF Sequoyah Trueblood Stonecipher in the 14th round out of Grossmont Junior College in California. He hit .264 with two homers and 12 RBIs at Jamestown. … The Marlins were very excited about the potential of a late pick in SS Noah Perio (39), a California high schooler who hit .429 in a brief debut at age 17 in the Gulf Coast League.