Looking back at the 2021 minor league season, it was one that saw the rises of two Miami Marlins prospects in particular – Eury Perez and Jake Eder.
Both rising into the Marlins Top 10 prospects at season’s end, both Perez and Eder had phenomenal 2021 campaign’s from start to finish, with each posting combined ERA’s under 2.00. Now cemented as two of the top arms in Miami’s system, which Marlins’ prospects are set to take a similar rise in 2022?
Which Miami Marlins prospect will rise in 2022?
When looking for which prospects are set to take a rise similar to Perez and Eder in 2022, you could certainly make an excellent argument for three names in particular, each of which are currently ranked outside of Miami’s Top 10 overall.
The first Marlins prospect who could see a rise in 2022 is Cappe, Miami’s No. 15 prospect and biggest signing from last year’s international signing period.
Making his professional debut in 2021, the 18-year-old slashed .270/.329/.402 across 55 games with the DSL Marlins, but also struggled in a few areas, most-notably defensively at times. While there is a chance we may see Cappe at various different positions in 2022, the young infielder should also continue to showcase his impressive offensive tools with a rise into the Top 10 a real possibility.
Arguably the easiest choice for the breakout prospect of 2022 is second baseman Ian Lewis, Miami’s No. 23 prospect.
After debuting in the Top 30 mid-way through last season, the 18-year-old enjoyed an impressive showing offensively in 2021 slashing .302/.354/.497 across 43 games with the FCL Marlins. A native of the Bahamas, don’t be surprised if Lewis truly takes-off in 2022, even with a potential rise into the Top 10 overall by season’s end.
The final prospect set for a potential rise in 2022 is Allen, the Marlins No. 25 prospect and fourth round pick from the 2021 MLB Draft.
Despite a slow-start to his professional career in limited action in 2021, Allen is one of the top overall hitters in Miami’s system, and is coming off a phenomenal collegiate career at Mississippi State that includes a .383/.456/.621 slash line last season for the national champions. The 2021 SEC Player of the Year and batting champion, expect the 23-year-old outfielder to have a massive 2022 offensively.