4. OF Jesus Sanchez – Miami Marlins #6 Prospect
Arguably the top Miami Marlins prospect that is off to the hottest start to his minor league season is Jesus Sanchez, making him a prime candidate to receive the call early-on this season.
The Miami Marlins #6 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Sanchez was acquired from the Rays back in 2019. After reaching the Triple-A level with Tampa Bay in 2019, Sanchez started in Triple-A with the Marlins organization where he only played for a short time.
Jesus Sanchez 2019 Triple-A stats (via mlb.com)
- 17 games – .246 AVG, 4 HR, 9 RBI, .338 OBP, .446 SLG
Sanchez has impressed as he has risen throughout the minor leagues, in particular with his power potential and his defensive abilities, but has also shown areas where he can keep improving.
Receiving his first MLB action during the 2020 MLB season, Sanchez struggled to get going at the plate. Going 1/25 at the plate in 10 games played, Sanchez showed that he still needed a little more time to develop, and is doing just that so far this season.
As mentioned previously, Sanchez is off to arguably the hottest start to the 2021 minor league season of any Miami Marlins prospect. Off to a 7/10 start at the plate with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs, Sanchez is showing the improvements needed to potentially make a big impact in the big leagues this season.
If Sanchez continues to hit at the rate that he currently is in Triple-A, we might see the 23-year old OF back in the big leagues sooner rather than later.