Miami Marlins: Looking back at the Top 10 Prospects from 2011
By Matt Melton
4. C Kyle Skipworth
While Realmuto was the top catcher looking back now, Skipworth was actually Miami’s highest-rated catching prospect back in 2011. Selected sixth overall in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Marlins, Skipworth would reach the big leagues with Miami back in 2013, but he only appeared in four games.
Granted free agency back in November of 2014, Skipworth would shortly-after sign with the Reds where he would spend the 2015 and 2016 seasons splitting time between Triple-A and Double-A. Skipworth last played with the Reds organization in 2016.
3. LHP Chad James
The Marlins first round pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, James was rated as the top pitching prospect in the organization at the end of the 2011 season. James would however reach High-A in the Marlins organization before spending time with the Rangers in 2014.
After posting a 2.74 ERA in eight starts in High-A with the Texas Rangers, James would spend a year playing independent ball during the 2015 season. James last played in 2015 where he made 13 relief appearances in Double-A in the Rangers organization with the Frisco RoughRiders.