Miami Marlins: A Look at the Farm
A Greensboro – RHP, Ryan Lillie
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Ryan Lillie was last year’s fifth-round pick out of UC Riverside and ever since, he has done nothing but produce. Lillie, a converted catcher, relived for most of collegiate career where he recorded 17 saves and only started 10 games.
This year Lillie has been purely used for a starter for the first time in collegiate or pro career and the results have been wonderful. Lillie currently has a 2.26 ERA through 11 starts for Greensboro and his K-BB rate of 22.1% has been equally impressive.
Lillie is able to get his fastball up into the mid-90s to go along with a wipeout slider. With the kind of performance, he has shown the Miami Marlins in a year since joining the system, Lillie has a real chance to be a fast riser through the minors. As an overlooked college arm, Lillie is exactly the type of player to get a look at the major league level during the rebuild.
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