With the 447th pick in the sixteenth round of the 2018 MLB Draft, the Miami Marlins have selected University of Louisville right-handed pitcher Sam Bordner.
Before missing extended time due to elbow inflammation, the 2017 All-American had long established himself as one of the most dominant closers in all of collegiate baseball. His 10 saves on the season ranked as high as 9th in the nation, boasting an impressive strikeout to walk ratio of 28-4 in 17 appearances. Over those 17 appearances, Bordner allowed a run in only 3 of them, including not allowing a run until his 10th appearance for a scoreless inning streak of 10.1 IP. He pitched a complete ninth inning in 15 of his 17 appearances, and of those 15 complete ninth innings, he struck out 2 or more batters in 9 of them, including striking out the side twice (2/20 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 3/14 vs. #5 Texas Tech).