Marlins’ Cravey Learns Less Is More In Low Class A
Righthander Kevin Cravey's curveball used to fall in the too-much-of-a-good-thing category, so in 2012 he employed it more sparingly, relying instead on a mid-90s fastball that proved just as effective.
Oliver Makes Smooth Transition To Relief For Marlins
Though he worked exclusively out of the bullpen in 2012, righthander Dejai Oliver didn't change a whole lot, with the exception of bagging his windup. That required a one-appearance adjustment period.
Marlins Still Seek Help At Hot Corner Post-Hanley
Among the Marlins' top priorities for 2013 will be addressing third base. They used five different players there after the trade that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers, but none of those five are viable long-term options. Is the long-term answer in the organization?
Koehler Aces Triple-A Do-Over, Ascends To Marlins
Marlins righthander Tom Koehler's first season with Triple-A New Orleans in 2011 reflected that he was preoccupied with receiving a big league callup. That call didn't come until 2012 after he aced his Triple-A do-over.
Barnes, Gimenez Lead Marlins’ Greensboro Club
Low Class A Greensboro made it to the South Atlantic League finals for a second straight season, and a big reason for the Grasshoppers' success was the work of catchers Austin Barnes and Wilfredo Gimenez.
Marlins’ Fernandez Climbs Ranks Of Pitching Elite
Juan C. Rodriguez files his Marlins final report, selecting a best player and best pitcher as well as a player to keep an eye on.
Marlins Believe In Brantly’s Offensive Upside
Analysts pointed to righthander Jacob Turner as the big prize in the July trade that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers. Yet the Marlins believe they got a starting catcher in the form of Rob Brantly.
College Teammate Turns Marlins On To Righty Stone
That his professional career began in the Marlins organization is important to Dane Stone, a Miami native who attended NAIA St. Thomas in suburban Miami Gardens. A former college teammate pointed the Marlins in the righthander's direction.
Marlins Strike 11th-Hour Deal With Heaney
In the early-morning hours of signing-deadline day the Marlins learned that first-rounder Andrew Heaney was in Miami, ready to sign. The Oklahoma State product says he never doubted that he and Miami would reach an agreement.
Marlins’ Conley Earns Second-Half Bump To Jupiter
Marlins lefty Adam Conley joined the high Class A Jupiter rotation after an impressive half-season at low Class A Greensboro. Miami drafted Conley last year in the second round out of Washington State.
Marlins’ Fernandez Makes Quick Work Of Low Class A
Correspondent Juan C. Rodriguez files a midseason report for the Marlins, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.
Failure Teaches Marlins’ Rosario Finer Points Of Pitching
Righthander Sandy Rosario made his big league debut for the Marlins on Sept. 24, 2010, in Milwaukee. Two of his first three pitches went over the Miller Park fence. His fastball sat at 94-96 mph that day, but he's since come to learn harder isn't always better.
Marlins Cowboy Up With Heaney
Marlins scouting director Stan Meek—an Oklahoma grad—puts allegiances aside and selects Oklahoma State ace Andrew Heaney.
Daniel Jennings Joins Marlins’ Bullpen Shuffle
Lefthander Daniel Jennings was surprised by his April 30 callup to the Marlins. He would not have been had it happened earlier. That's because Jennings admits that in the past he had obsessed about getting the call, and that seeing others promoted to Miami yielded mixed emotions.
Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Shows Maturity To Move
Marlins righthander Jose Fernandez allowed just five earned runs in his first five starts for low Class A Greensboro and even tossed the first six innings of a combined no-hitter against Hickory on April 24. "He's a mature 19," manager Dave Berg said, and he's poised to move quickly.
Marlins Love Smolinski’s Hard-Nosed Approach
Double-A Jacksonville manager Andy Barkett acknowledges the unfair comparison, but he can't help but think of Jeff Conine when he projects outfielder Jake Smolinski.
Marlins’ Top Spring Performers Just Miss The Cut
Utility infielder Donovan Solano and lefthander Wade LeBlanc arguably were the Marlins' top Grapefruit League performers. For their efforts, they received plane tickets to Triple-A New Orleans, where they could be among the first players called up.
Ramos Closing On Big Leagues
After being a starter at Texas Tech, A.J. Ramos is adjusting to closing games in pro ball.
Marlins Recommit To Latin America
In an effort to better develop players from Spanish-speaking countries, the Marlins hired Bobby Ramos as their Latin American player development coordinator.