Will Monte Harrison, the Marlins No. 2 prospect, be able to play when the team makes its Sept. 1 callups?
The 23-year-old is currently ranked as the 85th best minor league prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
"“Harrison injured his wrist on June 26 making a diving catch. He was placed on the 7-day injured list on July 6, retroactive to July 3,” MLB.com’s Sarah Wexler writes. “The injury prevented him from appearing in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, though he was selected to be part of the National League squad.”"
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Harrison could be the Marlins centerfielder of the future, as early as next season. The surgery and rehab could hamper his potential to join the team with the Sept. 1 callups. He is batting.284/.372/.479 with nine home runs for the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the organization’s Triple-A affiliate.
Harrison was part of the deal with the Brewers that sent outfielder Christian Yelich to Milwaukee. He has shared an outfield with Lewis Brinson most of the season and played with second baseman Isan Diaz – both of whom were part of the deal as well.
Jordan Yamamoto, who was the fourth player in the trade, is starting in the series finale for the Marlins against the Los Angeles Dodgers today. He is 4-0 this season since being called up to the Bigs from Jacksonville, Miami’s Double-A affiliate.
Setting the stage: Speaking of Yamamoto, can he make it to 5-0? The right-hander is being asked to win in his first meeting with the Dodgers at 4:10 this afternoon on the road. The 23-year-old may be the biggest surprise of the season for Miami.
Yamamoto has become the most consistent pitcher in the Marlins rotation and is the third pitcher in franchise history to open his career with a streak of four wins. He has 34 strikeouts on the season in 34 innings and has not allowed more than four hits in any of the six starts he has had on the Major League level.
The Marlins, who lost 10-6 on Saturday night, have lost the first two games of the series in Los Angeles.
Bleday’s first hit: Marlins first-round draft pick J.J. Bleday got the first hit of his career in Miami’s organization on Saturday as a member of the Jupiter Hammerheads.
It was also a night where starter Will Stewart almost pitched his first no-hitter.
Per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, “Bleday had a single in four at-bats, and Stewart had a no-hitter intact for 8 2/3 innings before allowing a double on his 108th and final pitch. Stewart exited to a big ovation, and the Hammerheads held on for a 3-1 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.”