On Thursday night, MLB.com released their top 100 prospect list, as well as aired their top 50 prospect list on MLB Network. Left-handed starter Andrew Heaney was the only Marlin prospect to crack the top 50.
The Marlins had three more players in the top 100, including third baseman Colin Moran, who just missed the top 50 by one spot, placing as the 51st best prospect. Outfielder Jake Marisnick (65) and lefty Justin Nicolino (81) were the other two Marlins to crack the top prospect list.
All four of the prospects have a decent chance of playing for the Marlins in the majors at some point next season. Marisnick is expected to battle Marcell Ozuna for the center field role or could be the first option for when of an injury to any outfielder. Both Heaney and Nicolino could make their MLB debuts around mid-season, provided they are doing well in the minors and there is a need for help in the majors.
Moran is the least likely of all the prospects to play in the majors, as he needs the most seasoning. He could be a candidate for a September call-up.
Marlins express desire to lock up Stanton long-term | Marlins News
For now the Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are pleased with the one-year, $6.5 million deal that was reached late last week, but the club clearly would like to retain its power-hitting right fielder for years to come.
Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM Thursday afternoon the sooner the club can lock in Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal, the better.
Giancarlo Stanton is one of the premier young sluggers in Major League Baseball and after avoiding arbitration with the Miami Marlins on a one-year deal worth $6.5 million, the team and Stanton hope to work out an extension to keep him in Miami for the foreseeable future.
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Andy Haines Welcomes Opportunity to be Zephyrs Manager | Sports Nola
Call him a fast riser. The enthusiastic Andy Haines does not mind the description at all. Haines has been named as the new manager of the New Orleans Zephyrs for the 2014 season. The Zephyrs open at home on April 3 against Colorado Springs at Zephyr Field.
The latest Fish Stripes inbox includes questions for Joe Frisaro of MLB.com covering non-roster invtiees, Giancarlo Stanton’s long-term future, and Adeiny Hechavarria‘s prospects.
2014 Miami Marlins Keys to Success: Christian Yelich | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins are depending on their best hitting prospect since Giancarlo Stanton to help improve a historically terrible offense. Can Christian Yelich be a positive contributor to the roster in 2014?
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Miami has added two new head coaches to their minor league staff. Joe Frisaro, blogger for MLB.com, is reporting that the Miami Marlins have assigned Andy Haines to manage the triple A New Orleans Zephyrs and Brian Schneider to manage the Jupiter Hammerheads.
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The topic of Giancarlo Stanton‘s future with the Miami Marlins has been a hot topic, dating back to the Marlins firesale from November of 2013.