Miami Marlins Top 50 Preseason Prospects: Maniac Edition

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: A general view of the new Marlins logo on the scoreboard at Marlins Park prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on March 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 29: A general view of the new Marlins logo on the scoreboard at Marlins Park prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on March 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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With less than a month until Spring Training officially gets underway, it’s time for another prospect ranking list.

We here at Marlin Maniac have stood by and watched as other publications get it….almost right. We’re here to bring you the definitive Marlins prospect list. The three authors here at MM, namely, myself, David Levin and David Fernandez, have submitted our individual rankings. What follows is the aggregate average.

As a general rule of thumb, I like to place limits on the players ages as relative to their current level of the organization. To wit, a player should be no older than 24 in Wichita, 23 in Jacksonville, 22 in Jupiter, 21 in Clinton, 20 in Batavia, and 19 at either of the rookie affiliates. There are hard exceptions to this rule. For example, I believe that players chosen in the 2019 draft should be exempted, as they haven’t had time to rise beyond the lowest levels yet, with notable exceptions. I also personally exempted Matt Givin, due to his Tommy John Surgery.

Despite my personal exemption, Givin didn’t receive the requisite aggregate rating to rank in the Marlin Maniac top 50. Others to receive votes and end up ranked 51 or lower were Junior Sanchez, Arquimedes Cumana, Stone Garrett, Leudy Martinez, Bryson Brigman, Jake Walters, George Soriano, Tanner Andrews, Sean Guenther, Riley Mahan, Alvaro Montero, Colton Hock, Henry Valencio, Tevin Mitchell, Javeon Cody, and Luis Lopez.

The talent represented by just those 16 players listed above should tell you something about the current state of the Marlins farm system. Two years ago it was a train wreck, whereas today it’s held up as one of the top five systems in all of baseball. We’ll start today with prospects ranked 46 through 50.

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