Marlins: The team’s top four ROY candidates

Omaha, NE - JUNE 24: A general view of a baseball and glove in the the field, prior to game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the Michigan Wolverines and Vanderbilt Commodores on June 24, 2019 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 24: A general view of a baseball and glove in the the field, prior to game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the Michigan Wolverines and Vanderbilt Commodores on June 24, 2019 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins have plenty of talented players who could lay claim to potentially becoming the NL Rookie of the Year.

We are taking a page from our colleagues at MLB.com. Who could be the Marlins top Rookie of the Year candidates heading into the 2020 season? The Marlins have a minor league system that was once thought of as horse fodder.

Now, with several moves through free agency, trades, and the MLB Draft, Derek Jeter has built a blossoming organization that is probably still two years away from making a move out of the bottom apartment in the National League East.

According to the story on MLB.com, “Last month, the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez (unanimous) and the Mets’ Pete Alonso ran away with the 2019 American League and National League Rookie of the Year Awards, respectively.

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"“A year ago at this time, Alonso was very much on the ROY radar as he appeared headed for the Mets’ Opening Day roster. Alvarez, meanwhile, jumped on the scene with a huge start to his season in the Minors that led to his callup in early June.”"

And looking ahead to next season, there should be plenty of prospects looking to make the leap from the Double-A or Triple-A level to the Majors with one giant step.

For Miami, the four levels of their feeder system is full of talent, however, it may take some time for the majority of their top prospects to call South Florida home. Don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of players on the Triple-A level who could make an immediate impact with the team at the start of the 2020 MLB season.

Here is a look at four players who could wind up holding the Rookie of the Year hardware in Miami.

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