With the plethora of pitching in the Miami Marlins minor league system, is Edward Cabrera the next young arm to get the call to the Majors?
The Miami Marlins are a minor league organization on the rise.
For the better part of a year, all we have talked about is the depth of pitching within the four stops in the minors for these Marlins. Now, we are witnessing a balance of talent as the front office has done a nice job of adding bats and stars in the making.
The organization has the fourth-best minor league system in Major League Baseball and could continue to rise as players develop at the lower levels at both Clinton and Jupiter in Single-A ball.
The team currently have five players on the Top 100 prospects, a major improvement from the Jeffrey Loria era of this franchise.
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MLB.com recently did a story on which player is the best prospect outside the top 100 for each team. Not surprising it was a pitcher whose name came up for this organization. If Edward Cabrera continues his path and pitches with the same kind of domination next season as he has shown in 2019, the front office and coaching staff may need to find a place for him in the rotation.
"“Like many prospects in a dramatically improved Marlins system, Cabrera has taken positive steps in his development this year, the trio of Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Mike Rosebaum write.“A bargain $100,000 signing out of the Dominican in 2015, he has done a much better job of harnessing his mid-90s fastball and power breaking ball while logging a 2.23 ERA with a 110/29 K/BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings between high-Class A and Double-A this season.”"
Cabrera’s development, combined with the depth at the Major League level, was one of the reasons why the team felt confident in sending Zac Gallen to Arizona in exchange for Jazz Chisholm, who is ranked 59th on the list of top 100.
Cabrera and Sixto Sanchez, the Marlins top prospect (No. 26 overall) are holding it down in Jacksonville and could be a lethal combination at Triple-A New Orleans next season. What makes Cabrera’s rise within the organization even better is he was brought in by the old management group and has flourished in a farm system that has been redefined by trades and draft picks.