Cal center fielder Aaron Knapp was picked 233rd by the Miami Marlins

We take a look at what the Miami Marlins are getting in Cal center fielder Aaron Knapp.

On Thursday, the Miami Marlins drafted speedy California junior center fielder Aaron Knapp in the eighth round (233rd overall).

Knapp was rated by scouts as a 60 runner (out of 80), and stole 10 bases on 15 attempts, while playing a spotless center field. He has tremendous range in the outfield, and profiles as a top-of-the-lineup hitter if he can keep the ball on the ground.

He tried for a more fly-ball oriented approach this season, and had his worst campaign as a collegian, hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .302 (he had a .377 mark last season), but when he kept the ball on the ground, his speed forced defensive miscues, and if that can translate to the next level, he's definitely a threat.

In 2015, Knapp stole 12 bases and hit four triples, while he led the Pac-12 in three-baggers this season, with seven. Top Stories