Three Marlins Prospects Who Could Make a Difference in 2020

MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 06: Detail of the official game ball prior the MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey on May 6, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)
MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 06: Detail of the official game ball prior the MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey on May 6, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Jesus Sanchez #65 of the Tampa Bay Rays. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Jesus Sanchez, one of two such named prospects in the Marlins system at this time (here’s the other), is a six-foot-three, 230 lb. outfielder that they got in a trade from the Tampa Bay Rays. He came over with Ryne Stanek for Trevor Richards and Nick Anderson.

After joining the Marlins, Sanchez joined the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes for their swan-song in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .246/.338/.446 in 17 games, with four long-balls and nine RBI. The Baby Cakes have since packed it in and headed for Wichita, KS, where they’ll henceforth be known as the Wichita Wind Surge.

In five minor league seasons at all levels for the Rays, Sanchez collected an .801 OPS, with a strong .296 batting average and 50 home runs with 304 RBI. Hitting for both average and power at the relatively young age of 22, the outfield is wide open for Sanchez to come in as the number four or five outfielder with Miami out of camp.

"Scouts expect him to tap into more power as he gets stronger and learns how to lift the ball more consistently, but he will need to tone down his aggressiveness and become more selective along the way. – MLB Pipeline"

Sanchez, Miami’s number three prospect and number 51 in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline, is already on the Marlins 40-man roster, and we can get a closer look at him when Spring Training 2020 commences in five short weeks.

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