Marlins Prospect Watch: Checking in With the 2016 Draft Class

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 26: Zac Gallen #52 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the second inning against the at Marlins Park on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 26: Zac Gallen #52 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the second inning against the at Marlins Park on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Sixth Round RHP Remey Reed

Frisco, TX native Remey Reed was 7-3 with a 2.54 ERA in two seasons of Division I ball for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He struck out 81 in 85 1/3 innings, with a 1.18 WHIP.

Since turning professional, Reed has gone 12-7 with a 3.42 ERA between GCL, Batavia, Greensboro, and Clinton. He’s struck out 134 in 137 innings and kept a 1.18 WHIP. Currently still with the LumberKings, Reed may start 2020 with Jupiter.

Seventh Round CF Corey Bird

Left-handed outfielder Corey Bird was taken by Miami out of Marshall University. In 149 Division 1 contests, he slashed .301/.374/.342 and stole 58 bases in 73 attempts.

Since joining the Marlins, Bird has hit .249/.318/.307 in 307 minor league contests from GCL through Jacksonville. Last season with the Jumbo Shrimp, Bird appeared in 95 games while hitting .232 with three homers and 15 stolen bases. Still listed in Jacksonville, Bird should begin 2020 back there again.

Eighth Round CF Aaron Knapp

Granite Bay, CA native Aaron Knapp played in 153 games for the University of California. He hit .272 over three seasons before the draft, and joined Batavia for 60 games afterward. He hit .253 with 19 stolen bases.

Knapp later played with the Grasshoppers and Jupiter in 2017 and 2018 before getting released from the Hammerheads. He spent 2019 in the Seattle Mariners system between the Arkansas Travelers and the Tacoma Rainiers.

Ninth Round C Jarett Rindfleisch

Jarett Rindfleisch played three seasons with the Ball State Cardinals, appearing in 152 Division 1 games and slashing .319/.435/.513 with 21 home runs and 111 RBI.

Rindfleisch spent three years in the Marlins system between GCL, Batavia, Jupiter, and Greensboro, hitting .245/.381/.358. He also had a very specific niche skillset of drawing first base via HBP, collecting 36 in 408 career plate apppearances. He retired from the Marlins prior to the 2019 season, but has since signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins.

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