Miami Marlins: 5 prospects to watch for during 2023 season
By Matt Melton
A system loaded with talent, here are five Miami Marlins' prospects that you should be watching for in particular throughout the 2023 season. (Prospect rankings courtesy of MLB Pipeline)
5 Miami Marlins' prospects to watch for during 2023 season
3B Jacob Berry
Miami's No. 2 prospect, there are few Marlins' prospects more intriguing as we enter the season than Berry, whom the organization selected with the No. 6 overall pick in last year's MLB Draft. The former LSU product slashed .248/.343/.362 across 37 games in his professional debut a year ago, and could potentially be set for a big breakout 2023 campaign, one in which Berry continues to cement himself as the top bat in Miami's system.
LHP Jake Eder
After missing all of last season due to injury, Eder, who is the Marlins No. 5 overall prospect, will make his highly anticipated return to the mound this season. A former fourth round pick by Miami from the 2020 MLB Draft out of Vanderbilt, Eder was one of the organization's fastest rising prospects during the 2021 season, a year in which the left-hander owned a 1.77 ERA and a 99:27 K:BB ratio across 15 starts in Double-A.
RHP Sixto Sanchez
A former top prospect, Sanchez now sits at No. 11 in Miami's system having not pitched since the 2020 season due to injury, but that could potentially change this season. Should the right-hander return to full health, Sanchez will likely make his return to the major leagues at some point in 2023, and could potentially be a major factor for Miami once he gets there.
SS/2B Kahlil Watson
When it comes to potential breakout seasons in the Miami Marlins system, is there any name more prominent than that of Watson? Miami's first round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, Watson, who is the Marlins No. 13 prospect currently, struggled at times a year ago by slashing .233/.306/.406 across 88 games, and could very easily have a bounce back 2023 season.
RHP George Soriano
As for the final name on this list, Soriano is one of multiple Marlins pitching prospects that could make their MLB debut at some point this season. Miami's No. 26 prospect, the right-hander is coming off a career-year last season by owning a 2.72 ERA with an 85:40 K:BB ratio across 76 IP, and could very easily factor into the Marlins bullpen plans at some point this year.