The Miami Marlins Double-A franchise, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, have four players who have been named Southern League All-Stars.
Per the team’s website four Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp players have been named to the Southern League All-Star game which will be held in Biloxi, MS June 18. Outfielder Brian Miller, infielder Justin Twine, and right-handed pitchers Robert Dugger and Cody Poteet will represent Jacksonville as South Division All-Stars. Jacksonville is the Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate.
Miller, the organization’s No. 14 prospect is part of a speedy trio in the outfield. This is not the first time he has received recognition for his efforts in the minor league system. Miller has previously been named a 2018 Florida State League Midseason All-Star after hitting .324 with High-A Jupiter last season.
The North Carolina native was the team’s first-round pick in 2017, taken 36th overall out of North Carolina.
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Twine got off to a hot start of the season in April. The 23-year-old from Falls City, Texas had 11 RBI to go along with a .299 average in April and 11 RBI during the month. This is Twine’s first time being named to the All-Star game.
If you are looking for a pitcher who might get the call to the Show in the second half of 2019 not named Zac Gallen, Dugger might be the guy. The starter was impressive in his time with the team at their Spring Training complex in Jupiter, Florida in February and March.
"Per Roger Hoover of the Jumbo Shrimp public relations department, “Dugger, 23, is a native of Tomball, Texas, and was acquired by the Marlins in the Dee Gordon trade in December 2017.“Dugger is regarded by MLB Pipleine as the Marlins No. 22 prospect. This is the third straight season that Dugger has earned All-Star honors, after being a 2017 Midwest League Midseason All-Star with the Single-A Clinton Lumberkings and a 2018 Florida State League Midseason All-Star with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads.”"
Poteet is another starter in the Marlins minor league system waiting for the chance to move up to Triple-A New Orleans.
"According to Hoover, “Poteet, 24, is a native of San Diego, California, and was originally selected by the Marlins in the fourth round of the 2015 draft out of UCLA. Poteet was previously honored as an All-Star in 2017 when he was a Florida State League Midseason All-Star with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads.”"
In other news: While Jordan Yamamoto did not have a decision in the 3-2 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits on Friday night, the starter did show he is still a strikeout artist by fanning nine batters in five innings. The nine strikeouts were a season high for the 24-year-old right-hander.