Miami Marlins prospect watch: Isaac Galloway

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Mar 13, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Isaac Galloway (79) makes a catch against the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Isaac Galloway (79) makes a catch against the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports /
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With the Miami Marlins season going the way it is, let’s take a look at a prospect whose time might be around the corner.

Isaac Galloway has been much of an afterthought so far in his minor career in the Miami Marlins farm system.

Galloway is from Rancho Cucamongo, California and was drafted out of high school by the Florida Marlins in the 2008 amateur draft. He’s a nice sized kid coming in at 6’2, 205 pounds.

Galloway currently is playing for the New Orleans Baby Cakes in Triple A. Most of his minor league career has been a struggle up until recently.

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In Nola in 2016, Galloway only had a .254 average and only 10 home runs in 441 at bats. This season has been dramatically different thus far.

Currently having an average of .280 with 7 home runs in only 75 at bats. Early in the season Galloway was in Double A where he lit it up in 49 at bats with a .405 average and .490 OBP.

In the past three seasons, all of Galloway’s stats have gone up each year. He has also shown speed with 137 career stolen bases in the minors with 10 this season.

Potential Opportunity?

With the Marlins’ season not going as planned, they’re projected to be sellers at the trade deadline.

As talked about before, the hottest trade piece they have is Marcell Ozuna. If Ozuna indeed does get traded, it will give a young guy a chance to shine in the final couple months of the season.

If Galloway can continue his breakout season in the minors, he could be the guy that gets the first chance.

On the Marlins roster Ichiro is the only reserve outfielder and I’m sorry to say but he won’t be the starting left fielder of the future. The hope for starting left fielder of the future is Stone Garrett who is still 3-4 years away.

Someone will have to fill that gap if, it’s a big if, Ozuna does get traded. At 27 it’s a now or never time for Galloway.

His improvements are a welcome sight because maybe the Marlins are actually getting lucky and have found something. There’s not much time left though if Galloway descends back to his stats from last season.

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There could be light at the end of the tunnel, and the light is to be a starting outfielder in the Major Leagues. Let’s keep an eye on this situation and see how it plays out in a couple months.

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