Miami Marlins: Our 2021 End of Season Top 30 Prospect Rankings

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 25: Edward Cabrera #79 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on August 25, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 25: Edward Cabrera #79 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on August 25, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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2. RHP Max Meyer

The Marlins 2020 first round pick (No. 3 overall) out of Minnesota, Meyer came into the 2021 campaign as one of the Marlins top pitching prospects, and left as arguably “the” top arm in the Miami system loaded with pitching depth. In what was his first professional season, Meyer made 22 starts combined between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Jacksonville where he posted a 2.27 ERA with 42 walks and 130 strikeouts.

The right-hander is fully cemented as one of the top overall pitching prospects in baseball, and should feature into Miami’s plans at the big league level in some form in 2022. While he will likely begin the season in Triple-A with Jacksonville, don’t be surprised if Meyer quickly finds his way into the big league rotation early-on next season.

1. SS Kahlil Watson

The No. 1 ranking in our 2021 end of season Marlins Top 30 prospect rankings goes to Kahlil Watson, Miami’s first round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Selected No. 16 overall in this year’s draft by the Marlins, Watson appeared in nine games this season with the FCL Marlins where he would slash .394/.524/.606 with five RBI’s and four stolen bases.

Despite the limited action, Watson impressed from day one, and showed exactly why he was considered as a Top 5 overall talent in this years draft. The 18-year-old shortstop is truly a five-tool prospect, and with a potential fast start next season, Watson could potentially enter the conversation as one of the Top 10 overall prospects in baseball.

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Regardless of where you would rank these 30 prospects, there is no-denying the wealth of talent and depth currently in the Miami Marlins system. Looking ahead to next season, there is a very-real possibility that we could see many of these top names reach the big leagues in 2022 where they will be stars for the Marlins from day one.

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