Sixto Sanchez/Edward Cabrera
The Marlins have done a good job to put together a growing starting rotation that starts with Sandy Alcantara and Caleb Smith. Manager Don Mattingly has worked hard to make sure Pablo Lopez, Jordan Yamamoto, and Robert Dugger are developing arms. But believe it or not, the second wave of Marlins pitching prospects may be better in the long run than the first.
Sixto Sanchez was the prized player who came over to Miami as part of the deal for J.T. Realmuto. He is a bona fide ace whose arrival in Miami is supposed to be this season. But because of the shortened year, it still maybe 2021 before he is part of the five-man rotation.
Edward Cabrera, who is a holdover from the old ownership group, has developed into a starter who could become an ace of the staff and could replace Sanchez as the best pitcher in the rotation. Neither of these players should even be considered as trade chips.