After taking three pitchers consecutively, the Marlins stayed away from them Friday, taking all position players. They opened Rounds 3 through 10 by taking Orlando-area high school shortstop Ben Deluzio.
As far as the player the Marlins were shocked fell to them? Cal-State Fullerton catcher Chad Wallach (6-3, 215), the son of former major-leaguer Tim Wallach. He hit .303 with two homers and 32 RBI this past season, and the Marlins thought he would be gone by the 142nd pick.
“He’s a big, durable catcher, big strong catcher,” Meek said. “He is a guy who can really handle a major-league season. Blood lines are great. When it comes to success with sons of former big-leaguers, the percentages are real high.”
With Friday’s series opener against the Mets rained out, manager Mike Redmond shuffled his starting rotation. Instead of keeping veteran right-hander Kevin Slowey in line to pitch behind Jose Fernandez — as he was supposed to do Saturday — Redmond moved Slowey back a couple of days to keep his younger pitchers from going too long without pitching.
Slowey will pitch Tuesday after Nolasco goes in the opener of a six-game homestand Monday against the Brewers and Cardinals.
Friday’s game against the Mets was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 14, with the first game starting at 4:10 p.m.
• Saturday: Marlins RHP Fernandez (3-3, 3.34 ERA) at New York Mets RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 2.17), 1:10 p.m., Citi Field.
• Sunday: Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (0-4, 3.70) at Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.40), 1:10 p.m., Citi Field.
• Scouting report: The Marlins tagged Harvey for 10 hits and four earned runs in his last start but had to rally for an 11-6 victory. Fernandez tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts in an 8-1 Marlins victory over the Mets last week.