Miami Marlins prospect update: 2022 1st round pick Jacob Berry

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The Miami Marlins 2022 first round draft pick, sixth overall, Jacob Berry is currently playing high A ball in Beloit. Berry was a force coming out of college, playing for LSU in 2022, he had 15 home runs and 48 RBI with a slash line of .370/.464/.630 and an OPS of 1.094.

Unfortunately for Marlins fans, that power production has not continued in the minor leagues. Berry started with a brief stint in 2022 after being drafted with the Marlins rookie ball team for four games, then moved onto low A in Jupiter. For Jupiter he hit 3 home runs and drove in 24 RBI with a slash line of .264/.358/.392 and an OPS of .750. Berry's home run's per game average dropped off sharply from LSU where he averaged one home run every three and a half games, down to one every eleven games.

This year in high A Beloit Berry has been on even more of a decline, especially with regards to power. Berry is currently slashing .183/.241/.292 with an OPS of .533. In 53 games so far this spring and summer he has only hit two home runs and driven in 23 with eight doubles and four triples. Berry has certainly struggled overall with the higher level competition.

Cody Morissette currently sits above him in AA and he is excelling this season comparatively, with a slash line of .233/.303/.403 and an OPS of .706. Morissette has hit 6 home runs in 42 games and driven in 24, and as such sits comfortably ahead of Berry. The question remains however, if Morissette gets a promotion this season, what happens with Berry? I can't imagine Berry gets promoted, more than likely a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp player will get demoted if anything to AA but either way Berry needs to step up.

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