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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16th Round RHP Dustin Beggs

Dustin Beggs was 17-5 in junior college with Georgia Perimeter, with a 1.86 ERA. Later, he played two seasons of Division 1 ball with the University of Kentucky, where he was 16-6 with a 3.33 ERA.

Since the draft, Beggs has appeared at every level for the Marlins, playing in a total of 90 games, including 65 starts. He’s 27-19 with a 3.65 ERA, and 327 K’s in 404 innings. Although currently listed at the High-A level with the Hammerheads, Beggs was 6-4 with the Cakes last season at Triple-A. He could become a viable swingman for the Marlins at some point this season.

20th Round 1B Eric Gutierrez

Eric Gutierrez is a five-foot-10 first baseman from McAllen, TX. He put together a .301/.422/.505 slash line in four Division 1 seasons with Texas Tech.

After joining the Marlins system, Gutierrez appeared in 196 games between their four lowest level affiliates, hitting .255/.333/.383 with 16 home runs and 104 RBI. He retired from baseball in June, 2018.

21st Round SS Luis Pintor

Five-foot-nine shortstop Luis Pintor came to the Marlins out of New Mexico JC, and in three seasons got all the way to the Double-A level. In 211 minor league games, he hit .217 with a solid .310 OBP.

After getting his free agency preceding the 2019 campaign, Pintor signed with the Florence Freedom in the Frontier League and hit 268 in 96 games, with six home runs, 37 RBI, and 27 stolen bases in 32 attempts.

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