Down on the Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: June 2nd


March 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Bryan Petersen (14) in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 2nd

New Orleans Zephyrs (26-29) @ Iowa Cubs (24-30)

Win 5-3

Bryan Petersen, RF: 3-for-4, 2B (13), 2 RBI, R, SB (6)

Koyie Hill, C: 1-for-4, 2B (8), RBI

Brian Flynn, SP: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 8 SO

Chris Hatcher, RP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, SV (17)

Brian Flynn continues to impress in 2013. His ERA sits at 4.04 after another strong outing in which he strikes out eight hitters. In his 12 starts between Double-A and Triple-A, Flynn has struck out 77 hitters in 72 innings and walked just 15. If he keeps up his strong performance in 2013, he could find himself in the Marlins rotation by the end of July, if the Marlins trade Ricky Nolasco.

Double-A: Mobile BayBears (29-27) @ Jacksonville Suns (29-25)

Loss 4-1

J.T. Realmuto, C: 2-for-3, 2B (8)

Zack Cox, 3B: 1-for-3, BB

Jay Jackson, SP: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, HR

Rob Waite, RP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO

Perhaps no prospect has been more disappointing for the Marlins than catcher Realmuto. For the season, he owns a pathetic slash line of just .208/.279/.308. His wOBA of .268 is down from .310 last season and .359 in 2011. Many see J.T. as the Marlins catcher of the future, so this season has been disappointing. Realmuto is just 22, so he does have time to turn things around.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads (29-25) vs. Bradenton Marauders (21-34) (Makeup for 6/1/13 Game)

Win 12-6

Austin Barnes, DH: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 3 R

Alex Burg, LF: 2-for-3, 2B (3), 3 RBI, R

Andrew Heaney, SP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO

Greg Nappo, RP: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 SO

Austin Barnes continues to have a stellar 2013 season, hitting .302/.383/.419 slash line. Barnes has played a good majority of his games at catcher this season, meaning the team may see his future behind the plate.

Heaney has only pitched 12 1/3 innings in 2013, but has racked up 18 strikeouts already. The Marlins first round pick from a year ago is working his way back from a lat injury.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads (29-26) vs. Bradenton Marauders (22-34)

Loss 7-1

Brent Keys, CF: 2-for-4, 2B (3)

Ryan McIntyre, RF: 1-for-2, RBI, BB

Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 SO, HR

Robert Ravago, RP: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO

DeSlafani had his worst start of the season, allowing a season high four earned runs in just five innings. Despite the rough start, his season ERA still sits comfortably under 2 at 1.88.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (25-30) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (24-31)

Loss 10-4

Anthony Gomez, SS: 1-f0r-5, HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 R

Matt Juengel, 3B: 1-for-4, 2B (11), RBI

Matt Milroy, SP: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

Austin Brice, RP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 BB

The pitching staff for the Grasshoppers really struggled in this one, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits and 10 walks. Austin Brice’s bout with control issues continue in 2013. After his six walk outing in three innings on Sunday, he has walked 42 hitters and struck out just 34 in 43 2/3 innings. Brice featured a promising arsenal of pitches, but is constantly out of control.