Miami Marlins top 100 prospects ratings will surprise you
Fangraphs just released their top 100 prospects list for 2023! Building up a strong farm system is the key to consistent success in the Major Leagues. The Miami Marlins had a top 5 farm until recently. Let's take a look at the list and see how many Fish prospects are on it. I should point out that it's just the Fangraphs writers opinions, it's similar to the MLB list in some ways and teams have their own valuations (especially the Oakland Athletics seemingly). Let's begin...
The Miami Marlins have some players on the Fangraphs top 100...
The top two prospects on the list have already graduated to the Major Leagues: Baltimore Orioles' Gunnar Henderson and Arizona Diamondbacks CF Corbin Carroll. They didn't reach enough playing time in the Majors to lose their prospect status, though for all intents and purposes they're no longer prospects. This brings us to the "real" #1 and their #3 prospect...is none other than Washington Nationals A CF James Wood. I'm not sure that I agree with this rating, but it's great news for Washington, who are in the beginning stages of what appears to be a lengthy rebuilding process. His ETA is 2026.
Finally at #4 we have our first Miami Marlins player: AA SP Eury Perez. Based on Gunnar and Corbin already being promoted, I'm going to go ahead and say this basically makes Eury #2. Semantics aside though, Eury's promise is sky high and I'm really excited for his eventual promotion and to see what he will bring to the table. He's projected to receive his first call-up this season. Philadelphia Phillies AA SP Andrew Painter is #5 and is also projected to debut this upcoming season.
Jumping ahead at #13 is New York Mets C Francisco Alvarez. He's also supposed to debut this upcoming season and that's alarming for the Miami Marlins, as the Mets badly need younger players. Philly has another SP expected to debut soon (next year): Mick Abel at #25.
Are there any more Miami Marlins players on the list? Sadly we have to wait until #99 to see A SS Yiddi Cappe. Cappe isn't projected to make it to the Majors until 2025. This clearly isn't the best ending to the list, with only two prospects on the list. Hopefully the farm system improves and just as importantly that Eury Perez lives up to thr hype surrounding him.