Miami Marlins: 5 Prospects to Demand in a Starting Marte Trade

Matt Melton
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Estevan Florial #90 of the New York Yankees in action against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on August 28, 2020 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Yankees 6-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Estevan Florial #90 of the New York Yankees in action against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on August 28, 2020 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Yankees 6-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Outfielder Heliot Ramos of the San Francisco Giants (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

3. OF Heliot Ramos – San Francisco Giants No. 3 Prospect

The first place Giants are the top team in the NL West, and seem destined for a return to the postseason in 2021. One position in particular that San Francisco may look to upgrade over the next week is in center field, with recent rumors that the Giants may be looking at Marte as a potential option.

While Steven Duggar has been good at the position for the Giants in 2021, Marte would be an upgrade as we move closer to October. When looking at which prospect Miami should demand in return, outfielder Heliot Ramos is potentially the only option available that would be ready to contribute in 2022.

Ramos was originally drafted in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft by San Fransisco. Quickly bursting onto the scene in Rookie Ball, Ramos impressed throughout the minor leagues where he would reach Double-A where he has spent the 2021 season, until recently earning a call-up to Triple-A for the first time.

The 21-year old outfielder is an above-average power hitter to pair with solid speed and defense in the outfield. While he has spent a majority of his professional career in center field, he also projects as an above-average right fielder defensively as well.

Ramos is a potential option to receive a big league call-up for the first time later this season, but that most-likely depends on how he starts offensively in Triple-A. A 2022 timetable is arguably more likely for Ramos, as he should be an impact everyday outfielder going forward.

While it is unknown if San Francisco would even part ways with their top big league ready outfield prospect, Ramos makes sense as the Giants prospect to demand in a potential Marte trade as he could instantly slot into Miami’s 2022 outfield plans.

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