Major Moves in Miami Marlins Minor Leagues

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: A detailed photo of the Rawlings baseball glove of Derek Dietrich
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: A detailed photo of the Rawlings baseball glove of Derek Dietrich /
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A lot of movement in the Miami Marlins minor leagues over the past three days. We take a look at 16 transactions through Miami’s seven below-major league levels.

The details of the first 12 of these transactions were available at MILB.COM.

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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 29: Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on June 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Sandy Alcantara

Alcantara was 5-3 for the New Orleans Baby Cakes, with a 3.71 ERA and a .238 oppBA earlier this year. Injuries forced the Miami Marlins to start him on June 29th in a home game against the New York Mets. Despite five walks, he earned the win, limiting the Mets to three hits and one run. After a short rehab for the Jupiter Hammerheads, the Marlins optioned him back to New Orleans.

Chad Wallach

Wallach started this season with the Miami Marlins, slashing.129/.182/.161 with 17 strikeouts in 34 plate appearances. Wisely, the Marlins optioned him to New Orleans when J.T. Realmuto came off the disabled list in mid-April. For New Orleans, Wallach has slashed .229/.330/.365 in 30 games. Placed on the DL two weeks ago by the Baby Cakes, he was sent to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment on Saturday. He’s gone three-for-six with a walk, a run, and three RBI in two games there.

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 03: Umpire Ben May #97 calls Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox out at home plate after he was tagged by Chad Wallach #17 of the Miami Marlins in the eighth inning at Marlins Park on April 3, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Luis Arcaya

Arcaya, a 19-year-old catcher out of the Dominican Summer League, has spent most of the season with the GCL Marlins. In 15 games, he’s slashing .250/.300/.286. After one appearance for the Hammerheads, he was sent back to GCL earlier today.

Jose Devers

Devers, an 18-year-old shortstop gained in from the New York Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton deal, has slashed .273/.313/.332 in 85 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers this season. Although he won’t be 19 until after the season ends, he was promoted today to join the Hammerheads.

Luis Pintor

Pintor, Miami’s 21st round selection in 2016, has hit .160/.256/.194 in 50 games between the Hammerheads and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp this season. He was sent down to the Grasshoppers today.

Michael Hernandez

Hernandez joined the Miami Marlins organization through free agency last June, and he’s quickly risen through the system. After slashing .176/.236/.281 for the Hoppers in 62 games this year, the Marlins promoted Hernandez, a catcher, to Jupiter. In his first game, yesterday, he connected on a two-run homer.

Drew Rucinski

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DENVER, CO – JUNE 24: Drew Rucinski #55 of the Miami Marlins pitches in long relief after an apparent injury to the starting pitcher during a game against the Colorado Rockies during a game at Coors Field on June 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Rucinski, who signed with the Miami Marlins through free agency last November, had played in 15 games for the Baby Cakes to start this season. After an early-June promotion to the Marlins, he went 4-1 with a 3.12 and a .190 oppBA and 14 whiffs in 17 1/3 innings. Placed on the DL on July 9th with a groin strain, he was sent to Jupiter on a rehab assignment on Saturday. He pitched one perfect inning in the Hammerheads eventual 7-6 loss to the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Roy Morales

Morales, a catcher out of Puerto Rico, was Miami’s 12th round selection in 2014. Last season, he was ranked as Miami’s #21 prospect by the MLB Pipeline before violating the Minor League Drug Policy. After an 80-game suspension, he joined the Hammerheads. In 46 games this year, he had slashed .255/.331/.297. The Marlins released him on Saturday.

Bubba Hollins

Hollins, son of former major leaguer Dave Hollins, was a 35th round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2014. This season, he’s split his time between the Hammerheads, the Grasshoppers, and the Batavia Muckdogs, putting up a .173/.261/.224 combined slashline. Earlier today, he was sent from Greensboro back down to the Muckdogs.

JD Osborne

Osborne, a catcher who had slashed .340/.416/.509 in 31 contests for the Muckdogs this year, was promoted to the Grasshoppers on Sunday. He went 0-for-3 in his first look at middle-A yesterday against the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Nick Fortes

Miami’s fourth round selection earlier this year, catcher Fortes was sent from the Muckdogs down to the GCL Marlins. He’s a combined one-for-seven with one game at each level.

Corey Bird

Outfielder Bird, a lefty, slashed .246/.328/.263 in 15 games for the Hammerheads in April. He’s been out since then on the DL, and after a three game rehab with the GCL Marlins was promoted to Batavia. He was one-for-three with a double, two walks, and an RBI on Sunday for them.

Class of 2018

According to MLB.COM’s Miami Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro, Miami’s top four draft choices from 2018 were also pushed up a level.

Connor Scott

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18-year-old Outfielder Scott had slashed .223/.319/.311 in 27 games for the GCL Marlins.

Osiris Johnson

Shortstop Johnson, himself only 17-years-old, had slashed .301/.333/.447 in 25 games for the GCL Marlins.

Tristan Pompey

Outfielder Pompey, who has already raked at the low-A level for the Grasshoppers to a .314/.422/.430 slashline, is apparently high-A bound to Jupiter.

Will Banfield

Banfield, a catcher, has slashed .256/.330/.378 in 24 games for GCL, is part of the domino effect of catcher movement due to the release of Morales.

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