Marlins Acquire: RHP Mike Soroka (55 FV), OF Cristian Pache (50 FV), C William Contreras (45 FV)
Braves Acquire: C J.T. Realmuto
The recent promotion of Ronald Acuña signals that the Braves rebuild is nearing an end. Inserting the 27-year-old Realmuto could really help expedite the process.
The Braves have one of the best farm systems in baseball and they have a wide range of prospects to offer the Marlins.
Due to the number of talented pitchers the Braves have in their system and the Marlins lack of organizational depth, it would make sense if a pitcher or two would switch hands in this deal.
At 20-years-old, Mike Soroka is on the cusp of the big leagues. He is currently ranked as the no. 31 prospect in all of baseball.
Many evaluators like Soroka’s high floor and see him as a solid number three starter down the road, although he has also shown top of the rotation potential. He throws a fastball in the mid 90’s that has heavy sink and produces many groundball outs.
Adding Soroka to the system would be a solid boost for the Marlins organizational pitching depth. Look for Soroka to be contributing in the big leagues sooner rather than later.
Pache and Contreras
While Soroka may have the highest Future Value of the bunch, Pache is by far the most exciting prospect.
Pache shows elite speed and defensive ability that scouts rave about. MLB.com grades Pache’s hit tool as a 50, but if he can take the next step with his bat, Pache could become one of the most exciting prospects in baseball.
With the Braves organizational depth at catcher, it would only make sense for the Marlins to get a catcher in return for Realmuto.