This is the time of the year where we usually see a majority of the top prospect lists, whether that be top 100 lists or top 10 prospect lists for teams. We at Marlin Maniac have our second annual top 20 prospect list ready to go and will be unveiling that over the next few weeks.
Scout.com was the latest to release their top 100 prospect list, with two Marlins making the cut. The Marlins top pitching prospect, Andrew Heaney, comes in at number 42. Colin Moran, the Marlins top hitting prospect, comes in at number 46.
Those are the only two Marlins to crack the top 100, which may seem light, as the Marlins farm system has been highly touted as of late. The Marlins had four players on the list a season ago.
The Miami Marlins were depending on a number of players to turn in strong seasons, in the hopes that just a few became long-term contributors in Miami. Did they accomplish their task in 2013? Let us review the 2013 keys one year later.
2014 Miami Marlins Key to Success: Introduction | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins have another difficult season ahead of them in 2014. Just like last year, success will be defined not necessarily by wins, but by player development. This year, there is a new set of players who will represent keys to success.
Marlins have keeper in third-base prospect Moran | Marlins News
Before Casey McGehee signed in December, it was unclear who would play third base for the Marlins this season. But the organization has little doubt whom it expects to secure the hot corner for years to come.
2014 MLB Draft Profile: Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs, FL High School | Minor League Ball
Toussaint is 6’2″, 195 LBS, lean and athletic. He is one of the more projectable arms at the top of the draft. As a native of Haiti, he has only been playing baseball for four or five years and was more of a soccer player growing up. He burst on to the prospect seen in the fall of 2012 at the WWBA World Championship striking out 18 hitters in 6 innings.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Earlier this off-season the Marlins acquired Carter Capps from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Logan Morrison. The move was seen as counter-intuitive by Marlins fans and the media surrounding the team. Many asked why would the Marlins trade one of their only power bats for a middle reliever that had a 3-3 record, 5.49 ERA and .289 BA against.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. One of my favorite parts of the game is the strikeout! That is, of course, when my team is dishing them out and not at the other end of one. That is why we are taking you back to September 30, 2009 in a game against the Atlanta Braves.
MLBPipeline.com has continue to publish their top 10 prospects at each position. Today they unveiled their third base rankings, and the Miami Marlins found yet another one of their prospects on the list. Miami’s first round selection in 2013 was Colin Moran, and he has quickly shown that he has a future in the big leagues.
MLB Network has had their second annual Face of the Franchise contest going on for the past couple of months. The day finally arrived for Miami Marlins fans to pick the face of the franchise for their team. Last season, Giancarlo Stanton took home the honor, but the results of the voting were cringe-worthy: