"It's an exciting day for us as an organization," Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter said. "We want to infuse our organization with as much talent as we possibly can. J.J. had arguably the best season in college baseball. You're talking about a guy that hits for power, hits for average, has played in some games with a lot of pressure and he's performed, so we are extremely excited to have him as a part of the organization."
"I'm on my way out, I only have three more months, but as a fan, I love offense. There is definitely something different about the baseball, but as I said, I love offense," he said.