Evaluating the Miami Marlins 2015 Draft Class

DENVER, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 13: Luis Urias #9 of the San Diego Padres celebrates with Josh Naylor #22 after both scoring on a Ty France single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 13: Luis Urias #9 of the San Diego Padres celebrates with Josh Naylor #22 after both scoring on a Ty France single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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RHP Reilly Hovis

Gastonia, NC native Reilly Hovis spent three seasons in the Marlins minor league affiliate system, between Batavia, Greensboro, Jupiter, and Jacksonville. In 131 innings, he was 7-7 with a 4.60 ERA and 138 strikeouts. He was released last season on major league Opening Day.

RHP Kelvin Rivas

Kelvin Rivas was a six-foot-three, 250 lb. reliever from Rio Piedras, PR. He played in 19 games after the draft, one for the rookie level GCL squad and 18 for the Muckdogs. In total, he was 1-2 with a 4.46 ERA and 44 whiffs in 40 1/3 innings. After spending the entire 2016 season on the injured list, the Grasshoppers released him.

RHP Ryan McKay

Ryan McKay spent four seasons in the system between GCL, Batavia, Greensboro and Jupiter. He struck out a total of 105 batters in 147 1/3 innings, going 4-11 with a 4.89 ERA, a 1.60 WHIP, and a .288 oppBA.

OF Terry Bennett

Terry Bennett was a five-foot-11 outfielder from Jacksonville, FL. He played in 100 contests over three seasons between GCL and Batavia, hitting .227 with a .974 fielding clip playing mostly between the two corner outfield spots.

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RHP R.J. Peace

R.J. Peace is a six-two right-hander out of San Diego, CA. Still listed as active on the GCL Marlins, Peace missed the entirety of the 2019 campaign with an undisclosed condition. In 127 2/3 innings between the rookie club, Batavia, and Greensboro, he’s struck out 112 and gone 7-4 with a 4.02 ERA.

RHP Jordan Hillyer

Jordan Hillyer of Lawrenceville, GA is a six-foot-two right-hander. He struck out 51 in 41 innings between Greensboro and Batavia in 2015 and 2016, going 2-6 with three saves, a 3.95 ERA, and a .201 oppBA. He was released from the Grasshoppers in mid-2016.

LF Kyle Barrett

Lefty-batting Kyle Barrett is a five-foot-11 native of Austell, GA. Four seasons in the minors would see him rise from the short-season-A level with Batavia up to the Double-A level with the Jumbo Shrimp. In 255 games, he hit .270 with 38 stolen bases in 52 attempts. He was released from Jacksonville in June, 2018.

LHP Justin Langley

Justin Langley appeared in 16 games for the minor leagues in the Marlins system, starting one. 1-3 with a 9.00 ERA, Langley struck out 14 and walked 19 in 24 innings, posting a WHIP of 2.25 between GCL and Batavia. He was released from the Muckdogs in July, 2016.

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