Miami Marlins: 8 Prospects to Consider for September Call-Ups

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 09: Lewin Diaz #68 of the Miami Marlins at bat against the Colorado Rockies at loanDepot park on June 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 09: Lewin Diaz #68 of the Miami Marlins at bat against the Colorado Rockies at loanDepot park on June 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins outfield prospect Peyton Burdick (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

6. OF Griffin Conine

2021 Season Stats: .226 AVG, .342 OBP, .559 SLG, .901 OPS, 34 HR, 81 RBI, 3 SB

Conine has had a phenomenal 2021 season combined between High-A Beloit and Double-A Pensacola currently leading all of minor league baseball with 34 home runs. While the 23-year-old has only appeared in 30 games so far in Double-A, is it possible we could see Conine make the jump from Pensacola to Miami?

While it would be intriguing to call-up Miami’s No. 22 prospect, it makes sense for Conine to finish the 2021 season in Double-A to work on some things, most-notably his high strikeout numbers. Regardless, Conine is becoming one of the most must-see Marlins minor leaguers due to his plus-power and ability to hit home runs on a regular basis, but if you’re looking for when we may potentially see the outfielder in Miami, 2022 is a more-likely option.

5. OF Peyton Burdick

2021 Season Stats: .230 AVG, .372 OBP, .471 SLG, .843 OPS, 20 HR, 46 RBI, 9 SB

If you’re looking at any of Miami’s outfield prospects in Double-A to potentially make the jump to the big leagues, Burdick is arguably the most-likely. Spending all of the 2021 minor league season up to this point with the Blue Wahoos, Burdick has had success posting an .843 OPS with 20 home runs across 94 games so far.

We’ve heard before about how the Marlins will be looking for a center fielder of the future in the offseason, as well as Burdick being a potential internal option to fill that spot going forward. While a potential call-up to the big leagues for Miami’s No. 15 prospect is a possibility to see what they may have entering 2022, Burdick is more-likely to receive a call-up to Triple-A in the very near future to spend the remainder of the 2021 season in Jacksonville.

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