The Miami Marlins Spring Training roster grew from 66 players to 76 on Wednesday.
In an effort to give more of their organization a little more exposure to near-major league competition, the Miami Marlins have called up another 10 position players to Spring Training camp. A lot of these players are only up for maybe a game or so. According to Fish Stripes, the great SB Nation Marlins blog,
"When a young player is “assigned to Miami Marlins” as a transaction, it simply means they are eligible to play in a Grapefruit League game that day. That’s different from being added to major league camp (like Nick Fortes was, for example) for regular appearances."
Bryson Brigman joined the Miami Marlins system at last year’s trading deadline from the Seattle Mariners in the Cameron Maybin trade. A shortstop, Brigman was a California League Mid-Season All-Star while playing with the Modesto Nuts in 2018. After joining the Marlins, he went 37-for-113 at the plate between the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and the Jupiter Hammerheads.
James Nelson was the Miami Marlins 15th round pick in 2016. The third baseman was a South Atlantic League mid- and post-season All-Star in 2017 while playing with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Last season with the Hammerheads, he hit .211 in 62 contests.
Justin Twine, a second baseman, was the Marlins second round selection in the 2014 draft. After getting a promotion late last season to the double-A level with the Shrimp, Twine exploded to a .402/.433/.571 slashline in 28 contests. In 15 of those games, he had more than one hit. That includes one six game multi-hit streak where he was 15-for-28 with eight RBI.
Anfernee Seymour, who is a center fielder, was a seventh round choice of the Miami Marlins in 2014. After eventually making his way to the Atlanta Braves system in 2016, he rejoined Miami’s organization last year. He hit .284 in 51 games with Jupiter and .255 in another 25 contests with Jacksonville.
Sean Reynolds was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the fourth round of the 2016 draft. A 6’7″ right fielder, he led the NYPL last season by a wide margin with 17 home runs in only 76 games. He also led the circuit with 133 strikeouts. Think Peter O’Brien with more power and less patience. On the plus side, he’s only 20.
Jack Murphy was released from the Cleveland Indians organization nearly a year ago, and recently signed a free agent deal with the Marlins. A catcher, the 30-year-old Murphy hit .141 in 57 minor league contests in 2017.
Right fielder Stone Garrett was Miami’s eighth round choice in 2014. In 64 games last season for the Hammerheads, he hit .243/.280/.371.
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Marcos Rivera is a 21-year-old product of the Dominican Summer League. In 110 games last season with the Grasshoppers, he hit .232/.277/.265 with 12 home runs. A shortstop by trade, Rivera has a .942 career fielding percentage at the position, and can also play third base.
Tristan Pompey was the Miami Marlins third round selection just last year. Between three minor league levels, the center fielder hit .299/.408/.397, with a prodigious 14.6 percent walk rate and 10 stolen bases in 52 games.
Will Allen, a first baseman and catcher, hit .241 with a .427 slugging percentage in 64 games last season between Greensboro and Jupiter.
The added manpower will give Don Mattingly the opportunity to expose even more young players to action this spring. Thanks for reading!