Marlins Minor League System Ranked Amongst Decade’s Best

MIAMI, FL - JULY 02: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on July 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 02: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Marlins Park on July 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Based on the prospects the Marlins produced between 2010-2019, it is one of the best in all of Major League Baseball.

If you judge what the Miami Marlins done the past decade based solely on their minor-league system, it’s hard not to rank them amongst the best in major-league baseball. It what they have done with that talent, and that has left many of us questioning what went wrong with this baseball franchise and why it has not been successful as it could have been.

Jim Callis of MLB.com wrote about the top 10 minor-league systems from the past decade, where he ranks the Marlins is having the ninth-best theater system in all of baseball.

"“While every other team on this list has made multiple playoff appearances in the last decade, Miami hasn’t enjoyed a winning season since 2009,” Callis adds. “That seems hard to believe considering the Marlins developed a pair of MVPs in Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, not to mention Marcell Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, the late Jose Fernandez, and Luis Castillo — none of whom are still in South Florida.”"

And there are others who have spent time in both the Marlins minor league system and on their Major League roster and have had success elsewhere due in part to mismanagement or bad trade deals where other organizations have fleeced this front office.

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The current situation with the Marlins minor league clubs, something Derek Jeter has made a focal point of the rebuilding of this baseball club, has a much brighter future. Clinton, Jupiter, Jacksonville and Wichita all have stockpiled talent which will help the organization become a contender sooner rather than later.

And because of the trades, Jeter pulled off right after he took over as team CEO, the Marlins have future stars in Sandy Alcantara, Monte Harrison, Nick Neidert, Jordan Yamamoto, Isan Diaz, and others. What the current crop of minor leaguers does in the next five years will determine how good this organization will be as a possible playoff contender.

This is only the third season that Jeter and his front office have been in control, which still gives them a slight pass in which direction this team travels. There’s no doubt Miami is certainly on the uptick. But it still might be a year or two away before they are taken seriously by other MLB teams.

While the front office has been able to acquire top-level minor-league talent in deals in the offseason and at the MLB Trade Deadline, it may have been more successful through the MLB draft, where some players from the 2019 pool will become the faces of this franchise down the road.

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