2. INF Bryson Brigman
2021 Season Stats: .292 AVG, .367 OBP, .422 SLG, .789 OPS, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 9 SB
Similar to Alvarez previously, Brigman is not regarded as a “prospect,” but is a likely candidate to receive his first ever big league call-up in the near future. The 26-year-old versatile infielder you could argue should’ve received a call-up already this season based on his continued success in Triple-A.
Spending the entire season in Jacksonville, Brigman is enjoying the best year of his career which includes an .789 OPS, as well as an impressive five triples. An exciting player to watch on the field, a Brigman call-up makes sense to happen at some point over the next week or two.
1. 1B Lewin Diaz
2021 Season Stats: .251 AVG, .332 OBP, .531 SLG, .863 OPS, 18 HR, 48 RBI, 2 SB
One could argue that there is one 100% no-brainer to be called-up, and that is Diaz, the Marlins No. 11 prospect. Diaz has already been called-up once this season to the big league club where he slashed .133/.188/.433 with three home runs before being sent back to Triple-A for regular at-bats.
Widely regarded as Miami’s first baseman of the future, we’ve already seen flashes of what the 24-year-old can do both at the plate and in the field. If or when he gets the call as well, is it to stay in the big leagues for good?
While not all of these will necessarily happen, the Marlins should at-least consider calling any of these eight players up over the next two weeks to gain some experience at the big league level, and to see what they may have entering the 2022 campaign.