The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins have announced that Monte Harrison and Brian Schales have been named to the Southern League All-Star team.
The Miami Marlins have more talent on the rise in their minor league system. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have announced that both outfielder Monte Harrison and third baseman Brian Schales have been named to the Southern League postseason All-Star team.
Marco LaNave of the Jumbo Shrimp public relations department made the announcement about the All-Stars on Wednesday. While the ball club has not had the success of last season, which included a trip to the Southern League Championship Series, there has been plenty of talent that has come through North Florida this year.
"According to LaNave, “Both Harrison, 23, and Schales, 22, have spent the entire season – the first for each in Double-A baseball – with Jacksonville and are league Postseason All-Stars for the first time in their careers. Jacksonville has at least one Southern League Postseason All-Star for a sixth straight season and multiple Postseason All-Stars for the first time in three years.”"
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The Jumbo Shrimp are managed by former Major Leaguer Randy Ready, who is in his second season as the skipper of the team.
Harrison, who was acquired in the trade that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee in the offseason, is ranked as the organization’s top minor league prospect by MLB Pipeline.
He will be playing in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.
"Schales won the honor as the top third baseman in the Southern League. Per LaNave, “He is among the league’s top 10 players with career highs in batting average (.266, ninth) and on-base percentage (.362).”"
This has been a career season for Schales, setting highs in home runs (10), doubles (27), RBIs (49), total bases (168), slugging percentage (.417) and on-base-plus-slugging (.779). Schales leads the league’s third basemen in games (121), putouts (92) and double plays (28).
Harrison figures to be promoted to the Major Leagues when the Marlins expand their roster over the weekend.
He will face stiff competition for playing time as the team has made moves in recent weeks to add minor league talent.
Miami has also announced that Lewis Brinson, who was also part of the deal involving Yelich, will be part of the active roster on Sept. 1.