Miami Marlins: 7 Top Prospects that could make Full-Time MLB Debut in 2021
By Matt Melton
6. SS Jose Devers – Miami Marlins #8 Prospect
Speaking of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, arguably one of the main focal points that the Miami Marlins received could see the big-leagues full-time in 2021.
Jose Devers, the Miami Marlins #8 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, as mentioned previously was acquired from the Yankees in 2017, but has progressed quickly through the Marlins’ system. The now 21-year old reached High-A during the 2019 season as a 19-year old where he hit for an over .300 average, while also playing in the Arizona Fall League.
In fact, Devers’ 2019 season was one that really started to open some eyes. Playing in 47 games across three different levels, Devers hit for a .322 AVG along with scoring 25 runs, 7 RBIs, and 8 stolen bases.
Devers you could argue is one of the best pure hitters in the Marlins organization. An excellent contact hitter, Devers has shown the ability to get on base consistently, and then make opponents pay due to his speed on the base-paths. While he might not necessarily be the most impressive power hitter, it was encouraging to see him put up some harder contact at the Marlins 2020 alternate training site.
Also an excellent defender, it’s clear why Devers is so highly touted among Marlins prospects. If the Marlins major league starting lineup is set, Devers could turn into one of the better utility players in the NL East.
Devers has already made his MLB debut, as he has seen some action already with the big league club during the 2021 season. If Devers can continue to develop as a hitter, in particular adding more power, he can become a very interesting player for the Marlins in 2021.