Top Miami Marlins prospect, Andrew Heaney, faced many of the top hitting prospects in his college days. While in the Cape Cod League in 2012, Heaney won some battles and lost some against players who are now the best prospects from several other organizations. Hopefully, he learned some things that can be applied once he makes his major league debut with the Marlins later this season.
Comparing Andrew Heaney’s numbers for Oklahoma State before he spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod League to after, I intended to put together a little piece exploring why and how that stint between his sophomore and junior years helped catapult him into a first-rounder in the 2012 Draft.
Ty Wigginton, who has hurt the Marlins throughout his 12-year career, is now joining Miami. On Friday night, the Marlins announced they have signed Wigginton to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. If he makes the club, the 36-year-old would offer plenty of experience at first and third base. And he is a potential right-handed bat off the bench.
Three former Jacksonville Suns were listed among baseball’s Top 100 Prospects according to MLB.com, announced by the website on Thursday evening. Left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney (No. 29), outfielder Jake Marisnick (No. 65), and left-handed pitcher Justin Nicolino (No. 81) all made MLB.com’s cut among the game’s top prospects going into the 2014 season.
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Last time we brought you the first strikeout in Miami Marlins history, but what about the first Florida Marlins strikeout? Today for moment 64 we take you to the first game in Florida Marlins history and the first strike out!
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. We have been talking a lot about strikeouts recently, but when did it all begin for the Miami Marlins? For moment 65 we take you back to April 4, 2012 and the first strikeout in Miami Marlins History.
The Marlins have reportedly added another piece to their 2014 puzzle, signing Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract with an invite for spring training. Joe Frisaro, blogger with MLB.com had the report first.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. In moment 67 we talked about Jose Fernandez’s Marlins rookie single season strikeout record, but for moment 66 we are going to bring you the all time Marlins single season strikeout record. For that we take you back to 2000 and game 156 of the season when Ryan Dempster set the Marlins record.
For year’s Marlins’ fans have been dreaming of a world in which owner Jeffrey Loria isn’t meddling in their beloved franchise’s day-to-day business. Nothing personal against Loria, but generally we wish that Loria would stick to art and let the baseball people do their thing. Well, word is surfacing in Miami that Loria may be doing just that.