Feb 22, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins player Jake Marisnick (77) poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Miami Marlins Call Up Top Outfield Prospects

The big news surrounding the Miami Marlins today is that the Marlins top outfield prospects Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick were promoted to the major leagues late last night. Larry Beinfest for one is excited about the move, as the Marlins have promoted two big time prospects.

“We’re bringing up some high-end talent that we’ll get a chance to look at,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said in Colorado.

In his mid-season prospect rankings, Keith Law ranked Yelich as 12th and Marisnick as the 39th best prospect in the majors. Here is what he had to say about each:

12. Christian Yelich, OF | Miami Marlins (age 21)
Current level: Double-A (Jacksonville)
Preseason ranking: 6

I love Yelich’s swing, one of the best in the minors, but he’s had trouble staying healthy this year. More importantly for these rankings, his inability to hit left-handers isn’t going away at all — hitting .182 against southpaws this season.

For a hitter as gifted as he is, he should be making some adjustments, even small ones, against lefties by now.

39. Jake Marisnick, OF | Miami Marlins (age 22)
Current level: Double-A (Jacksonville)
Preseason ranking: 82

He should be the Marlins’ long-term answer in center field, if by long term we mean until his first year of arbitration, after which he’ll be far too expensive for Jeff Loria’s parsimonious tastes.

Marisnick is a four-tool guy who can run and plays a great center field, with emerging power but still needing work on that fifth tool, the ability to hit, part of which is tied up in mediocre recognition of breaking stuff.

Even if he never improves, he’s a big league regular because of his glove, raw power and speed, but he has star potential if he can tighten up his plate discipline.

Hammerheads Throw Combined No-Hitter at Clearwater | Hammerheads Baseball

The Jupiter Hammerheads tossed a combined no-hitter in their 5-0 win Monday night against the Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field.

Angel Sanchez – who was recently acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Ricky Nolasco trade – started and pitched six shutout innings for Jupiter, walking two and striking out three. He now owns a sparkling 1.69 ERA in three starts with Jupiter.

Marlins learn of Braun suspension in Coors Field clubhouse | Sun-Sentinel

The U-shaped formation of couches was filled with Marlins players in the visitors’ clubhouse at Coors Field Monday afternoon. MLB Network was on the mounted flat screen, but players mostly fiddled with mobile phones and tablet computers.

Marlins end shutout skid, reward Koehler | Marlins News

The combination of struggling young Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz and the thin Denver air proved the perfect recipe to end the Marlins’ historic offensive woes. Miami scored two first-inning runs on its way to a 3-1 win over Colorado at Coors Field on Monday night.

Miami Marlins making a mistake batting Adeiny Hechavarria leadoff | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins are desperate for offense and Adeiny Hechavarria has had a hot month. Naturally, the Fish put one of their worst hitters in the leadoff spot.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Are The Marlins Buying Plane Tickets For Marisnick And Yelich?

It seems that top prospects Jake Marisnick and Christian Yelich got pulled mid-game tonight.  Twitterers @Thrill21 and @SmokiesonRadio suspect as possibility of either an AAA or big-league callup, although Marisnick was hit by a pitch.

Miami Marlins News: Christian Yelich And Jake Marisnick Promoted To Majors

Earlier in the day, two of the Miami Marlins top hitting prospects, Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, were removed from the Jacksonville Suns game, and we here at Marlin Maniac speculated that the Marlins had made their decision to promote both of them to the majors.

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