Miami Marlins: 5 Prospects Who are Having Strong 2021 Seasons
By Matt Melton
As the calendar flips to July, the mid-way point of the 2021 Miami Marlins minor league season is approaching.
The Miami Marlins currently sport one of the top ranked farm systems in all of baseball. As we’ve seen across all of the Marlins’ minor league affiliates up to this point in the season, there are a few top prospects having some phenomenal seasons so far.
While we are aware of some of the “big name” prospects in the Miami system, there are a few lower-rated prospects in particular having strong 2021 seasons. Because of this, these players continue to rise as prospects, and are setting themselves up for success for years to come.
These five Miami Marlins’ prospects are having strong 2021 seasons.
As you’ll see, these five prospects are some that you have heard a lot about this season, or some not as much. One thing is clear however, these prospects’ performance on the field is not only allowing teams like Jacksonville, Pensacola, Beloit, and Jupiter to have success right now, but is setting up the Marlins for success for years to come.
But first, some honorable mentions.
OF Peyton Burdick – .207 AVG, .337 OBP, .494 SLG, .831 OPS, 12 HR, 25 RBI, 4 SB
RHP Edward Cabrera – 0-0, 0.55 ERA, 0.612 WHIP, 1 BB, 27 K
OF Monte Harrison – .272 AVG, .327 OBP, .467 SLG, .794 OPS, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 6 SB
RHP Evan Fitterer – 0-1, 2.38 ERA, 1.412 WHIP, 12 BB, 19 K
OF Jerar Encarnacion – .250 AVG, .337 OBP, .445 SLG, .782 OPS, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 4 SB
So, let’s get to it. Here are five of the Marlins Top 30 Prospects who are having the best 2021 seasons so far, starting with No. 5.
5. RHP Zach McCambley – Miami Marlins No. 22 Prospect
2021 Season Stats: 2-2, 2.88 ERA, 0.860 WHIP, 4 BB, 64 K
The Marlins Third Round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft out of Coastal Carolina, McCambley quickly burst onto the scene with an impressive start to the 2021 season playing in High-A with the Beloit Snappers. Now posting an impressive 2.88 ERA across his first nine professional starts, the 22-year old right-hander could move fast through Miami’s system.
McCambley has currently struck out 64 batters on the season, compared to only walking four across 50 innings pitched. Flashing his improving command, along with some big-time strikeout numbers, it’s clear why the right-hander with arguably the best curveball in the Miami organization could be making a move up to Double-A in the very near future.