The 100: A Miami Marlins Season Review
Throughout the 2018 season, Marlin Maniac is featuring every single player in the system, and their performance during the last season. It’s a 286-part series, and we’ve completed 100 so far. Here they are, in all their glory.
Click on the players’ name to visit the dedicated story for each. Here’s the first 10.
Bradshaw hit .354 across two levels for the Batavia Muckdogs and the GCL Marlins. He’s maybe the biggest wildcard in the Miami Marlins system provided his hit tool translates to success at higher levels.
Wimmers pitched to a 9.82 ERA in four games before getting released by the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
Released now, Gilma hit .205 in 74 games over the last two years for the DSL Marlins.
Last season between the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Mertz struck out 60 in 57 2/3 innings. He’ll start 2019 with the Clinton LumberKings.
Soto missed most of 2015 and all of 2017 with injuries, which caused him to fall off of the Miami Marlins Top 30 Pipeline. In 2018, he hit .230 for the Grasshoppers, but clubbed 15 homers with 69 RBI.
In 82 games for Greensboro, Lara hit .217 while fielding .971 at second base. He also appeared in at least 11 games at each of the other three infield spots, conjuring comparison to uber-utility-infielder Miguel Rojas.
Paulino hit .205 in 53 games for the DSL Marlins, but only made one error in 48 contests in left field.
Bird missed most of the season with a series of injuries, hitting .215 in 34 games with the Hammerheads. He drew 20 walks in 145 plate appearances to post a .329 OBP.
Knapp slashed .247/.386/.314 between Greensboro and Jupiter in 2018, then he got released on August 8th despite his 17.6 percent walk rate.
A catcher from Venezuela, Arcaya just completed his third minor league season in the Miami Marlins system. He’s put up a .199 average in 58 games over those three seasons, with a solid .989 fielding percentage with a 32 percent kill-rate on runners trying to steal.