Miami Marlins: April 20th Fish Farm Report

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 27: Starting pitcher Adam Conley
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 27: Starting pitcher Adam Conley /

While the Miami Marlins were taking an 8-0 drubbing in Milwaukee against the Brewers, their minor league system had a pretty good night. Miami’s minor league affiliates earned a 3-1 record on Friday night.


Since our last farm report, there’s been a lot of movement for the Marlins at most of their levels.

LHP Chris O’Grady and RHP Odrisamer Despaigne were placed on the DL. Called up in their place are RHP’s Merandy Gonzalez and Nick Wittgren.

3B Martin Prado was sent to the Jupiter Hammerheads on a rehab assignment.

C Sharif Othman was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp, down from the Baby Cakes.

LHP Sean Burnett was sent from Jupiter up two levels to the Baby Cakes.

2B Justin Twine was promoted from the Batavia Muckdogs to the Hammerheads.

The Grasshoppers activated RHP Dustin Beggs off the seven-day DL.

18-year-old SS Jose Devers was promoted from the GCL Marlins to the Grasshoppers.

High-A Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 5, St. Lucie Mets 2

With 411 interested fans at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Daniel Castano (3-0, 3.63) earned another win to open the season.

Castano struck out three and walked nobody in seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He earned a 71 GameScore, getting 50-of-69 pitches into the strike zone. Vincenzo Aiello pitched a perfect eighth, and Lukas Schiraldi (3) earned a save with a scoreless ninth.

The Hammerheads (12-3) struck first, with a Riley Mahan RBI-single in the bottom of the third. They added a run on Stone Garrett‘s RBI-groundout. Corey Bird hit an RBI-single in the next inning, and Joe Dunand collected his 18th RBI on a groundout. He still leads the FSL.

The Mets (7-7) attempted to chip away at Jupiter’s lead in the fifth on a Michael Paez two-RBI single to get within two runs. Recent promotee Twine added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI-single.

Brian Miller led the Grasshoppers with four singles and his fourth stolen base of the season. Garrett stole his sixth, and Boo Vazquez hit a single and a double as the Hoppers outhit the Mets 12-to-5.

Single-A South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Charleston RiverDogs 1

The Riverdogs (6-9) outhit the Hoppers (9-5) 10-to-5 with 4,558 in the house at First National Bank Field. It didn’t matter, though, as Greensboro scored where it mattered.

Taylor Braley (1-1, 3.71) earned his first win of the season, striking out nine in seven frames for a 66 GameScore. Braley got 63-of-92 pitches over the plate, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk. Dustin Beggs (1) earned a six out save, striking out three and allowing three hits.

The game was scoreless through five innings. In the sixth, the Riverdogs Chris Hess (5) hit a solo homer to give Charleston a short-lived lead. Aaron Knapp hit a one-out triple in the bottom of the inning, and Jose Devers brough him home with an RBI-single. Devers took second on a wild pitch and stole third before scoring on another wild pitch. No Grasshopper player earned more than one hit, and only Knapp’s triple was for more than one base.

Double-A Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

Jeff Brigham (3-0, 0.60) earned his third win of the season despite allowing his first run. He struck out two in five innings and earned a 57 GameScore, and now leads the SL in ERA. He placed 52-of-92 over the plate, walking just one and surrendering five hits. Brigham has more than half of Jacksonville’s wins this season.

The Shrimp (5-9) outhit the Lookout (9-6) 13-to-5. Chris Hoo and Austin Dean each had three hits. Brian Schales hit a pair with 5,058 present at AT&T Field.

Chattanooga scored early, when Nick Gordon knocked in Brent Rooker with a first-inning sacrifice fly. The Shrimp tied it in the second when John Norwood scored on a strikeout. Colby Lusignan whiffed, but opposing catcher Brian Navarreto dropped the ball. Norwood took home when the backstop tossed it to first for the out.

Eric Jagielo (3) gave the Shrimp the lead for good in the fourth with a solo home run. Hoo (1) went deep to lead off the fifth for a 3-1 lead. Dean tripled to lead off the sixth, but was thrown out on Jagielo’s infield grounder. Lusignan hit a two-RBI single into center field for the final 5-1 margin.

Jose Quijada came in for three innings of hitless relief, striking out three. Jeff Kinley pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

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Triple-A Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 2, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3

6,356 took in a home loss by the Cakes at Shrine on Airline. Adam Conley (0-3, 13.14) lowered his ERA by over six runs by allowing just two in five innings of work. Jacob Turner struck out three in  2/3 innings, allowing a run on three walks and two hits. Sean Burnett K’d two in 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief, and Severino Gonzalez tossed a scoreless ninth, allowing one hit.

The Sky Sox (11-4) outhit the Cakes (5-11) 8-to-6. Eric Campbell led New Orleans with a single, a double, and two RBI. Rafael Ortega hit a single and a triple in the loss.

Campbell knocked in the first run of the game with a second inning RBI-double. The Sox scored a single run in the fourth, the fifth, and the sixth innings to take a 3-1 lead. Campbell knocked in Ortega with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth.


The Hammerheads will go for their seventh straight win tonight at 5:30PM. They’ll host the St. Lucie Mets in game two of a three-game set.

Merandy Gonzalez (1-0, 4.50) will take the hill for the Shrimp in game one-of-five against the host Tennessee Smokies, also at 5:30PM.

At 7PM, Edward Cabrera (0-1, 0.82) will start opposite the RiverDogs in the third game of a four-game series.

The Baby Cakes also get an early start, with a 7PM first pitch. They’ll host the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the three-game series opener. Zac Gallen (1-1, 3.18) gets the nod.

Next: April 18th Fish Farm Report

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