Miami Marlins: Our 2021 End of Season Top 30 Prospect Rankings
By Matt Melton
4. RHP Edward Cabrera
Still holding “prospect” status, Cabrera made his highly-anticipated MLB debut over the final month of the 2021 season where he made seven starts posting a 5.81 ERA. Prior to debuting, the right-hander made 13 starts across three minor league levels this season where he posted a combined 2.93 ERA with 25 walks and 92 strikeouts.
Despite some struggles at times, the electric right-hander gave Marlins’ fans a glimpse of the future during the month of September, and just how-good Cabrera’s fastball and slider truly-are. Yes, the 23-year-old will certainly struggle at-times as he gets adjusted to major league hitters full-time, but Cabrera should, and will, be a focal-point of the Marlins starting rotation from day one next season.
3. RHP Sixto Sanchez
Similar to Cabrera previously, Sanchez is still regarded as a prospect, and in-fact was rated as Miami’s top overall prospect up until the conclusion of the 2021 MLB Draft. However, Sanchez missed all of the 2021 season due to an injury after an impressive 2020 campaign in which he made his major league debut.
Making seven starts at the big league level a year ago, the right-hander posted a 3.46 ERA across seven starts which included 11 walks and 33 strikeouts. Sanchez has arguably the best pure-stuff of any pitcher in the Marlins organization, and if healthy, should be a constant in Miami’s 2022 starting rotation.