Anthony Felipe is a Mystery Gift: Miami Marlins Review

WICHITA, KS - AUGUST 06: Pitcher Tim Hudson #15 of the Kansas Stars delivers a pitch against the Colorado Xpress in the second inning during the NBC World Series on August 6, 2016 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
WICHITA, KS - AUGUST 06: Pitcher Tim Hudson #15 of the Kansas Stars delivers a pitch against the Colorado Xpress in the second inning during the NBC World Series on August 6, 2016 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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Anthony Felipe played in seven games at the Miami Marlins lowest level in 2018. What information can we cull from that short look?

Throughout the 2018/2019 offseason, Marlin Maniac will devote one article each for every player who appeared in the Miami Marlins system for the 2018 season. Every. Single. Player. This is Part 205 of 286.

Anthony Leonardo Felipe is a 5’11”, 170 lb. outfielder from Cotui, Dominican Republic. The town has produced 11 major leaguers to date, including fellow Marlins prospect Merandy Gonzalez.

Players who begin their professional careers in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League are, on balance, long-shot candidates to make it as far as the major leagues. Notable current exceptions on the Marlins include Jose Urena and Jarlin Garcia. That being said, Felipe’s chances of getting all the way to baseball’s top level are slim.

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The Marlins signed Felipe through their international free agency program on July 3rd, 2017. He entered into seven games for the Miami Marlins rookie-level DSL Marlins, in the Dominican Summer League in 2018. He was perfect on six fielding chances in center field, playing in a total of 23 innings.

In his very small sample size, there isn’t a lot we can derive from Felipe’s numbers. He drew six walks in 20 plate appearances, suggesting a lot of patience at the plate. Otherwise, he was three-for-14 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in three tries. That gives us a .214/.450/.214 slashline, and a suggestion that Felipe is probably a pretty speedy guy.

I’m sure that the Miami Marlins will want to give Felipe a longer look in 2019. He was born on September 16th, 2000, and is thus only now entering his age-18 season. Expect to see him commence the next campaign back with the DSL Marlins for a full season. The long-range forecast, if he is indeed destined to reach the major leagues, would see him with the Miami Marlins in 2025 or 2026.

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