The Miami Marlins defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on the fourth of July. A lot of other things transpired behind the scenes.
Osiris Johnson, one of the youngest players in the draft (he’s only 17-years-old) was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the second round. Chosen 53rd overall, the 6′, 181 lb. shortstop from Alameda, CA is the cousin of Jimmy Rollins. Johnson signed for his assigned slot value, $1,318,500. He reported to the GCL Marlins, and went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run in his professional debut today.
In fact, Miami’s first four picks of the 2018 draft batted 1-2-3-4 in the GCL Marlins 14-9 loss to the GCL Mets today. Aside from Johnson, Connor Scott was 0-for-2 with a walk, Will Banfield went 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBI, and Tristan Pompey was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run.
Jose Urena had been on the DL for 13 days, and reactivated for today’s game. He struck out six and walked two, shutting out the Rays on three hits over five innings.
Also rejoining the club, Dillon Peters was called up from the triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes. The Miami Marlins did this because they were forced to burn out their bullpen last night. Peters is 3-4 with a 5.68 ERA over 57 major league innings, with 43 strikeouts and a 1.636 WHIP. His addition to the 25-man roster means that the Miami Marlins are currently carrying 14 pitchers.
Lewis Brinson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right hip inflammation. He currently carries a a slashline of .186/.232/.338 in 84 games for the Miami Marlins.
After going 9-4 with a 2.51 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP at high-A in 2017, Jordan Yamamoto was traded to the Miami Marlins. Part of the deal that made Christian Yelich a Milwaukee Brewer, the Marlins also got Isan Diaz, Brinson, and Monte Harrison in the transaction.
Although he excelled last season for the Brewers at high-A, the Marlins sent him to the high-A Jupiter Hammerheads for the first part of this season. Since activating from the DL, he’s gone 4-1 with a 1.55 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP. He was promoted to the double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp last night.
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Peyton Culbertson signed with the Miami Marlins after getting chosen in the eighth round of the draft for $130,000. In two games for the GCL Marlins, he allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings. The Marlins have seen enough to promote him to the Batavia Muckdogs.
Culbertson touches 95MPH when he’s starting, but can reach triple digits out of the bullpen. He also has a cut-fastball and a changeup which both rate as “average.” His slider and curveball are not good at this time, but that’s what the minor leagues are for.
Despite having the perfect catcher’s name, Gunnar Schubert is a shortstop with the rookie-level GCL Marlins. He’s hit .269/.367/.423 in his first eight professional games, and has been promoted to the Muckdogs along with Culbertson. He was Miami’s 28th round choice out of Gonzaga. In a strange coincidence, Gunnar is the fourth man named either Gunnar or Gunner to be selected in the draft by the Miami Marlins in the last four years.
Dakota Bennett, Miami’s 11th round pick from 2017, has gone 1-5 with a 7.48 ERA in 12 games between the Muckdogs and the GCL Marlins since his selection. This includes a .438 opposing batting average at Batavia this season. He’s been relegated back to the GCL Marlins.
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