On Monday, MLB.com released the Miami Marlins top 20 prospect list for the upcoming season. The list follows the path of many other lists for this season, with the top 3 remaining mostly the same.
Here is a look at the top 20 list from MLB.com:
- Andrew Heaney
- Colin Moran
- Jake Marisnick
- Justin Nicolino
- Adam Conley
- Anthony DeSclafani
- Brian Flynn
- Jose Urena
- J.T. Realmuto
- Trevor Williams
- Avery Romero
- Colby Suggs
- Nick Wittgren
- Sam Dyson
- Jesus Soloranzo
- Angel Sanchez
- Austin Barnes
- Brent Keys
- Austin Brice
- Austin Dean
Heaney, Moran, and Marisnick have been the top 3 prospects on the majority of prospect lists that have been made for the Marlins for 2014. DeSclafani and Flynn are the biggest jumpers from the 2013 preseason lists, as they have surpassed early expectations after being acquired in different trades in the past 2 years.
As you’ll see later today, the Marlins have a promising core of young players already in place for the long haul. If three or four of these prospects pan out the way the Marlins envision them to, the team’s future is even brighter.
2014 NL East Preview And Predictions | Sodo Mojo
Welcome fans to what is for me, an annual tradition. But for the first time, I bring it here to SodoMojo. I have been making annual MLB predictions since 1991. I kept them in a journal when I was younger, but for the last ten years I have brought it to whatever blog I was keeping at the time.
After being accustomed to throwing a high-90s fastball for most of his young career, Miami Marlins’ starter Nathan Eovaldi is looking to improve his offspeed pitches this spring. Eovaldi is expected to be Miami’s second starter behind Jose Fernandez.
Adeiny Hechavarria will man the shortstop position for the second straight year, and the Marlins are hoping that his defense improves enough to offset the likely second straight awful season at the plate.
It’s typically seen as a farm-system triumph when an organization’s top two prospects graduate to the big leagues and make positive contributions. When one of them wins Rookie of the Year honors, goes to the All-Star Game and finishes third in Cy Young Award voting, it’s a cause for celebration.
Brent Keys doesn’t put on much of a power show in batting practice, or leave dents in outfield walls with vicious swings that compel pitchers to wince.
Jensen among few power bats in Marlins’ system | Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Marlins’ power-hitting struggles in 2013 weren’t limited to the big-league club. The dearth of long-ball hitters is organization-wide.
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Spring Training action got under way for the Miami Marlins last week, as the team played a total four games in Grapefruit League action. The start of the spring games means that the competition for the Marlins two positions up for grabs will start to heat up quickly.
Today, the Miami Marlins will take on the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium in a matchup of the two worst records in baseball last year. This may seem like a game that is not that interesting given the two teams involved, but both teams have been intent on building their farm system over the last two years, and are expecting to see results sooner than later.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. What more can I say about 2003? I can say plenty as we still have a few moments from that season to get to, but moment 28 takes us back to the 160th game of that magical season.
The Marlins offense failed to show up today as eight different Houston Astros combined for a shutout, allowing only 4 hits on the afternoon. The loss served as a bad flashback for Marlins’ fans as they were reminded of the team from last year that routinely struggled to score runs.