Miami Marlins top prospect Monte Harrison had his fourth multi-hit game of the season in a 9-1 win over Pensacola.
The Miami Marlins top prospect Monte Harrison has picked the right time to get hot at the plate. The No. 78 ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline hit a solo home run and a double as he recorded his fourth multi-hit performance in five games for Double-A Jacksonville.
The Jumbo Shrimp beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 9-1.
If Harrison is to make it to the Marlins Opening Day roster in 2019, this is the way to get noticed. Harrison has been hot of late, having supplied a much need boost in the Jumbo Shrimp offense.
Randy Ready’s ball club is 21-30 in the second half of the Southern League season and 49-70, overall.
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"“The 23-year-old outfielder is approaching his second straight 20-20 campaign, as he’s now up to 18 home runs and 24 steals on the season after totaling 21 and 27, respectively, in 2017,” wrote Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com. “He’s also enjoying his best month of the season, sporting a .263/.311/.561 line and five home runs through 13 games in August.”"
The 23-year-old was part of the trade that sent Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal also brought outfielder Lewis Brinson to the Marlins main roster. All of the sudden, Miami has many outfield prospects to choose from, which could delay Harrison’s arrival with the parent club.
On June 20, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com answered questions in is Inbox about Harrison and second baseman Isan Diaz potentially making the Marlins roster before the end of the season. While the Majors may not be a possibility until the team expands its roster to 40 players on Sept. 1, it was thought a promotion to Triple-A New Orleans was possible for both players.
Diaz is already in New Orleans.
"“The two are currently at Double-A Jacksonville, and neither is currently on the 40-man roster, so neither is a candidate to be called up to the big leagues any time soon,” said Frisaro. “A more likely promotion could be to Triple-A New Orleans, but that would depend on how they’re progressing by the end of July. Both have shown flashes of their raw talents, but they’ve also dealt with inconsistencies.”"
The Marlins have purchased the contracts of Austin Dean, Rafael Ortega, Magneuris Sierra and Isaac Galloway in recent weeks, further blocking the path for Harrison’s move to the Majors. It is a strong possibility Harrison will be on the Triple-A roster in 2019.