With the deadline for recent draft picks to officially sign with their teams having passed, combined with a majority of the 2021 minor league season having passed as well, it’s time for each teams Top 30 prospects list to be updated. That is what happened earlier this week with the Miami Marlins as one of the most noticeable winners of all.
MLB Pipeline updated their top prospects list for each team recently, meaning that the Marlins have a new No. 1 prospect. While there were a few notable risers from Miami’s updated Top 30 (which can be found here), the biggest takeaway was seven Marlins’ prospects ranked among the Top 100 overall.
Seven Miami Marlins prospects ranked among MLB Pipeline’s Top 100.
Arguably the most notable takeaway from this rankings update was the Marlins 2021 first round pick and new No. 1 prospect shortstop Khalil Watson.
Watson’s shocking fall to Miami at No. 16 overall in this years draft was regarded as one of the biggest “wins” of the draft, and gave the Marlins arguably one of the Top 5-10 overall talents available. The talented shortstop takes over as Miami’s new No. 1 prospect, and is ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect in baseball, the highest of any Marlin.
Another big takeaway was the rise of left-handed pitcher Jake Eder, who was rated as the No. 23 prospect in Miami’s system before the update.
Eder has dominated Double-A this season posting a 1.77 ERA across 15 starts, and now finds himself as one of the fasting rising prospects in baseball. Now Miami’s No. 6 prospect, the Marlins 2020 fourth round pick is also the No. 82 overall prospect in baseball.
The complete list of the Marlins new Top 10 prospects, as well as where they rank in the overall Top 100 can be found below:
SS Khalil Watson: Marlins No. 1, No. 28 overall
RHP Edward Cabrera: Marlins No. 2, No. 30 overall
RHP Max Meyer: Marlins No. 3, No. 31 overall
RHP Sixto Sanchez: Marlins No. 4, No. 45 overall
OF JJ Bleday: Marlins No. 5, No. 77 overall
LHP Jake Eder: Marlins No. 6, No. 82 overall
OF Jesus Sanchez: Marlins No. 7, No. 91 overall
RHP Eury Perez: Marlins No. 8
C Joe Mack: Marlins No. 9
LHP Dax Fulton: Marlins No. 10