Miami Marlins division rival farms are concerning Part 2

How are division rival top prospects affect The Fish?
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The new updated MLB top 100 prospects list came out on last week. I decided to take a look and see how division rival farms affect the Miami Marlins. There were bad news on the farm earlier this season, which of course makes this especially important. Will the team's plan be affected by other team's farms worse than expected?

Miami Marlins division rival farm systems part 2.

Let's start with the New York Mets. #35 on the top 100 is their SS/OF Jett Williams. Jett has potential but something makes me wonder about him. I don't see him developing as a power threat and he already has a below average grade for it from the prospect evaluators. #43 is OF Drew Gilbert, who strikes me more as a solid regular/bench piece than a future star.

At #58 for the Mets is RHP Christian Scott, who is already up in the Major Leagues. They actually have two more prospects in the top 100. First, #78 OF/1B Ryan Clifford and #80 SS/2B/OF Luisangel Acuna. Acuna's stock has fallen quite a bit since last season, and I no longer expect much stardom from him. Clifford's ETA is 2026 so it's too early to say anything about him.

How about the Philadelphia Phillies? They have injured RHP Andrew Painter at #20. He has legit ace potential and they have a stacked rotation, so I'm certainly looking at Philly replacing the Atlanta Braves at the top of the division, based on their farms and core players.#49 on the list is their SS/3B Aidan Miller, he is too far from the Majors (ETA: 2026) to worry about now.

At #63 for Philly is RHP Mick Abel, he has elite strikeout ability but below average control. He might be called up this season. At #65 is OF Justin Crawford. He has elite speed, but hits the ball on the ground too much. I expect him to be more of a bench player with good speed, rather than a star hitter starting in the outfield. Philly's farm is more long-term oriented.

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