Miami Marlins: Sickels Reviews Marlins Pre-Season Prospect List
Aug 21, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Derek Dietrich (32) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Over the past two seasons, the Miami Marlins farm system has taken a hit, as the team tried to turn themselves into a contender before their timeline allowed it. This led to a series of moves that sunk the 2015 season and beyond, for the franchise.
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From John Sickels, of Minor League Ball, top 20 prospect list from before the 2014 season, the Miami Marlins have traded 5 of their top 10, and 6 of their top 13 prospects in a 2-year span.
This includes the likes of Andrew Heaney, Anthony DeSclafani, Jake Marisnick, and Colin Moran. Heaney and Moran were the Marlins first round draft picks in 2012 and 2013, with the team gave up on both rather quickly.
These trades have sunk the Marlins farm system and potentially hurt their future chances of contending.
Over on Minor League Ball, Jon took a look at his pre-season Miami Marlins prospect rankings and wrote his thoughts on them. He labeled a few guys as disappointments for the team.
Let’s take a look at a few of the names I found intriguing.
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