Miami Marlins: Where Did They Come From?

he 2020 Miami Marlins 40 man have come a long way from the 2017 Miami Marlins the Bruce Sherman ownership acquired. The Miami Marlins have two players that were with the club that had major league experience prior to the 2017 transfer of ownership and they are Miguel Rojas and Jose Urena. Adam Conley would have been in play if not for recently being removed from the 40 man roster and optioned to Wichita. That had me wondering, well where did all of the players come that are currently on the 40 man. Today we will do a deep dive to discover how the Marlins acquired their talent.


Miami Marlins 40 man roster

Marlins Drafted:

Brian Anderson – Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Alex Vesia  – Drafted in the 17th Round of the 2018 MLB draft.

Trevor Rogers – Drafted 13th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Jordan Holloway- Drafted in 20th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

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JUPITER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 19: Jordan Holloway #78 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Marlins Signed/Claimed:

Jose Urena- Signed by the Florida Marlins in 2008. He has been with the club through 3 logo changes.

Edward Cabrera – Signed in 2016 with the Marlins.

JUPITER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 19: Edward Cabrera #79 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Francisco Cervelli – Signed January 9th, 2020.

Corey Dickerson – Signed January 7th, 2020.

Jon Berti – Signed December 3rd, 2018.

Matt Joyce – Signed February 3rd, 2020.

Brandon Leibrandt – Signed August 10th, 2020.

Nick Vincent – Released by the Giants June 25th, 2020. Acquired by the Marlins June 29th due to losing players to COVID-19.

Josh A. Smith – Signed December 18, 2019.

Brandon Kintzler – Signed February 3rd, 2020.

Yimi Garcia – Signed December 20th, 2019.

Brad Boxberger- Signed February 14th 2020

Sean Rodriguez – Signed July 1st, 2020.

Chad Wallach – Originally traded to CIN for Matt Latos in 2014 to later be claimed back by the Marlins in 2017.

Jesus Aguilar – Claimed off Waivers from Tampa Bay December 2nd, 2019.

Justin Shafer – Signed July 27th, 2020.

Eddy Alvarez – Purchased from the Chicago White Sox, March 27th, 2019.

James Hoyt – Purchased from Cleveland Indians on August 1st, 2020

Marlins Trade:

Sixto Sanchez – Traded (PHI) with Will Harris, Jorge Alfaro, and INTL draft money for J.T. Realmuto

Sandy Alcantara – Traded (STL) with Magneuris Sierra, Daniel Castano, and Zac Gallen for Marcell Ozuna

CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Sandy Alcantara #56 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the eighth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 20, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cardinals won 9-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jazz Chisholm – Traded (ARI) for Zac Gallen

Miguel Rojas – Traded (LAD) with Dee Gordon, Dan Haren for Austin Barnes, Chris Hatcher, Andrew Heaney and Enrique Hernandez.

Starling Marte- Traded (ARI) for Caleb Smith, Humberto Meija, and PTBNL.

Lewis Brinson – Traded (MIL) with Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison and Jordan Yamamoto for Christian Yelich.

Jesus Sanchez – Traded (TB) with Ryne Stanek for Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards.

Garrett Cooper – Traded (NYY) with Caleb Smith for Mike King and INTL bonus slot money.

TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 10: Garrett Cooper #64 of the New York Yankees looks on from his position at first base during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Monte Harrison – Traded (MIL) with Isan Diaz, Lewis Brinson and Jordan Yamamoto for Christian Yelich.

Lewin Diaz – Traded (MIN) for Sergio Romo, Chris Vaillimont, and PTBNL. The PTBNL turned into a cash later in the year.

Robert Dugger – Traded (SEA) with Christopher Torres, Nick Neidert for Dee Gordon and INTL bonus slot money

Nick Neidert – Traded (SEA) with Christopher Torres, Robert Dugger for Dee Gordon and INTL bonus slot money.

Jeff Brigham – Traded (Part of 3 team trade with LAD/ATL) with Victor Araujo (minors) and Kevin Guzman for Mat Latos, Mike Morse.

Jorge Alfaro -Traded (PHI) with Will Harris, Sixto Sanchez, and INTL bonus slot money for J.T. Realmuto


PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 18: Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies has water poured on him after the game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Mets 5-2. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Stephen Tarpley – Traded (NYY) for James Nelson and cash

Richard Bleier – Traded (BAL) for Player To Be Named Later.

Jordan Yamamoto – Traded (MIL) with Isan Diaz, Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison for Christian Yelich.

Ryne Stanek – Traded (TB) with Jesus Sanchez for Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards.

Pablo Lopez – Traded (SEA) with Brayan Hernandez, Brandon Miller, Lukas Schiraldi for David Phelps.

Jorge Guzman – Traded (NYY) with Jose Devers  and Starlin Castro for Giancarlo Stanton.

Magneuris Sierra – Traded (STL) with Sandy Alcantara, Daniel Castano, and Zac Gallen for Marcell Ozuna

Daniel Castano – Traded (STL) with Magneuris Sierra, Sandy Alcantara, and Zac Gallen for Marcell Ozuna