Miami Marlins Prospect Watch: The New Batch

MIAMI, FL - JULY 24: Magneuris Sierra #34 of the Miami Marlins heads to the dugout in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 24: Magneuris Sierra #34 of the Miami Marlins heads to the dugout in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on July 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

MLB.COM maintains a “Top 30” prospects for each major league team. It’s usually updated twice yearly, and this year has proved no exception.

Yesterday, the Pipeline released it’s reordering of the Miami Marlins top 30 prospects. Here’s the current bunch, where on the list they started this season, and what they’re up to lately.

  • Monte Harrison (2) Centerfielder Harrison is slashing .238/.319/.389 in 101 games for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp this year. There’s much more about him here.
  • Sandy Alcantara (3) Alcantara is 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 15 starts for the New Orleans Baby Cakes. More famously, he’s 1-0 in one start for the Miami Marlins.
  • Nick Neidert (10) Neidert, currently a Jumbo Shrimp, is 8-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 19 rotation starts this season. He’s whiffed 113 in 110 innings.
  • Connor Scott (N/A) Outfielder Scott was Miami’s first round selection last month, and with the GCL Marlins he is slashing .194/.321/.254.
  • Jorge Guzman (4) Guzman is currently a starting pitcher for the Jupiter Hammerheads. This year, he’s 0-7 with a 3.21 ERA and an OPPBA of just .220. More on him here.
  • Edward Cabrera (13) Cabrera has started 18 games this season for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, and gone 4-7 with a 3.90 ERA. He’s got 80 whiffs in 90 innings.
  • Will Banfield (N/A) Catcher Banfield was Miami’s competitive balance pick last month, between Connor Scott and Osiris Johnson. In 16 games with the GCL Marlins, he’s put up a .276/.358/.379 slashline.
  • Isan Diaz (8) Second baseman Diaz got off to a slow start after joining Jacksonville out of the Milwaukee Brewers system. In the end, though, he earned a promotion to the Baby Cakes. In seven games since he joined them, he’s slashing .318/.423/.682. More on him here.
  • Braxton Garrett (5) Garrett was solid when he started four games for the Grasshoppers in the middle of last season, but was then placed on the disabled list for Tommy John Surgery. We can expect to see him again by next year.
  • Trevor Rogers (6) Rogers, Miami’s first round pick in 2017, has gone 1-4 with a 5.98 ERA over 11 starts with the Hoppers. He’s been better lately. After his ERA ballooned to 9.15 after his sixth start, he’s allowed 10 earned runs and struck out 29 in his last 26 innings. More on him here.
  • Brian Miller (12) Centerfielder Miller, who projects as a Brett Butler type, is slashing .308/.350/.379 in 93 games this season between the Hammerheads and the Jumbo Shrimp.
  • Jose Devers (25) Devers, a shortstop, has slashed .276/.312/.336 this year in 83 games with the Hammerheads.
  • Osiris Johnson (N/A) Johnson was Miami’s second round pick last month, and at 17-years-old the youngest prospect on the list. In 17 games with GCL he has put up a .257/.269/.338 slashline. More on him here.
  • James Nelson (11) Nelson has been manning the hot corner for Jupiter this years. He’s slashing .238/.291/.336 in 34 games after starting the season late.
  • Magneuris Sierra (7) Sierra has slashed .260/.287/.341 in 86 games for the Baby Cakes. A centerfielder, he’s gone 1-for-8 in his first two major league games for the Miami Marlins.
  • Tristan Pompey (N/A) Pompey was the third round selection for the Marlins last month out of the University of Kentucky. After four games at rookie-level GCL, he was promoted to the Grasshoppers. In 17 games, he’s slashing .277/.365/.400. More on him here.
  • Jordan Yamamoto (23) Yamamoto, who is currently on the seven-day disabled list, has gone 5-1 with a 1.92 ERA this season between the Hammerheads and the Jumbo Shrimp. He’s struck out 61 in 51 innings, holding batters to a .202 average with a sub-1 WHIP.
  • Pablo Lopez (24) Lopez was 2-3 with a 1.44 ERA in 12 minor league starts this year between New Orleans and Jacksonville. Since joining the Miami Marlins, he’s 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 20 K’s in 23 innings.
  • Christopher Torres (18) Torres got a late start to the year, but has quickly blown through three levels since his debut earlier this month. He’s slashed .303/.385/.485 in 10 games between GCL, the Batavia Muckdogs, and Greensboro. More on him here.
  • Thomas Jones (26) Jones, who’s with the Grasshoppers this year, has slashed .234/.293/.372 in 71 games.
  • Zac Gallen (14) Gallen, a right-handed starter, is 6-5 this year for New Orleans. He has a .289 OPPBA and a 3.80 ERA.
  • Jeff Brigham (N/A) Brigham is 7-1 with a 1.31 ERA in 11 starts this year between GCL, Jacksonville, and the Baby Cakes. Much more on him here.
  • Joe Dunand (19) Dunand, who is considered a shortstop and a third baseman, earned a promotion to the Jumbo Shrimp about a month ago. He’s still finding out how to hit double-A pitching, and currently slashing just .138/.203/.275. More on him here.
  • Robert Dugger (N/A) Dugger, currently slinging for the Jumbo Shrimp, has earned a 4.44 ERA and a 5-6 record this year between Jacksonville and the Hammerheads. More on him here.
  • Colton Hock

    (N/A) Hock has started five games for the Grasshoppers this season, but much more frequently has come out of the pen, 20 times in total. He’s 9-4 with a 3.44 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 58 K’s in 68 frames.

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  • Riley Mahan (20) Mahan, currently second baseman-ing for Jupiter, has slashed .236/.303/.328 in 79 contests at high-A.
  • Brayan Hernandez (21) Hernandez is slashing.233/.310/.362 in 29 contests for the Muckdogs.
  • Austin Dean (N/A) Dean is slashing .328/.394/.466 in 95 games this season between double- and triple-A. I think Dean is ready for the big show.
  • Braxton Lee (17) Lee won the Southern League batting title last season, with a .309 average between the Montgomery Biscuits and Jacksonville. After starting this season going 3-for-17 for the Miami Marlins, he’s slashed .219/.300/.273 at the top three levels of the Marlins system.
  • Matt Givin (22) Givin pitched to a 0.39 ERA over his first 23 innings of work fo the GCL Marlins last season. Currently out for Tommy John Surgery, we can expect him next season around June.
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