2018 Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects

Marlins Top 10 Prospects
1. Trevor Rogers, LHP
2. Braxton Garrett, LHP
3. Brian Anderson, 3B
4. James Nelson, 3B
5. Dillon Peters, LHP
6. Brian Miller, OF
7. Edward Cabrera, RHP
8. Joe Dunand, SS
9. Merandy Gonzalez, RHP
10. Brayan Hernandez, OF

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We kick off division-by-division Top 10 Prospects rankings this year with the National League East. For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: Relievers Jarlin Garcia (6) and Drew Steckenrider (24) combined for 105 appearances.

Trending: ◀️▶️ Still one of the shallowest.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

STRENGTHS: With a pair of potential big league regulars in Brian Anderson and James Nelson, third base is easily the deepest position in a thin farm system. The Marlins have an excellent big league outfield right now, but 2017 supplemental first-rounder Brian Miller could fit in it as well in a few years.

WEAKNESSES: Derek Jeter and the Marlins' new ownership will need patience because the system lacks impact prospects almost across the board. The team's pitching depth is largely stuck in the low minors or injury rehab thanks to injuries to first-round prep arms Braxton Garrett (Tommy John surgery), Tyler Kolek (ditto) and Trevor Rogers (fatigue). Among the position players, very few project as future big league regulars.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for AverageBrian Miller.
🔸Best Power HitterBrian Anderson.
🔸Best Strike-Zone DisciplineBrian Miller.
🔸Fastest BaserunnerCorey Bird.
🔸Best AthleteThomas Jones.
🔸Best FastballEdward Cabrera.
🔸Best CurveballBraxton Garrett.
🔸Best SliderTyler Kinley.
🔸Best ChangeupTrevor Richards.
🔸Best Control: Ben Meyer.
🔸Best Defensive CatcherRodrigo Vigil.
🔸Best Defensive INFBrian Anderson.
🔸Best INF ArmBrian Anderson.
🔸Best Defensive OFCorey Bird.
🔸Best OF ArmAlbert Guaimaro.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C J.T. Realmuto (30)
🔸1B Brian Anderson (28)
🔸2B Dee Gordon (33)
🔸3B James Nelson (23)
🔸SS Joe Dunand (25)
🔸LF Marcell Ozuna (30)
🔸CF Christian Yelich (29)
🔸RF Giancarlo Stanton (31)
🔸SP Dan Straily (32)
🔸SP Trevor Rogers (23)
🔸SP Braxton Garrett (23)
🔸SP Jose Urena(29)
🔸SP Dillon Peters (28)
🔸CL Tyler Kolek (25)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

2008: OF Cameron Maybin (Astros) | WAR: 13.1
2009: OF Cameron Maybin (Astros)**
2010: OF Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) | WAR: 35.1
2011: 3B Matt Dominguez (Red Sox) | WAR: 0.6
2012: OF Christian Yelich (Marlins) | WAR: 17.7
2013: RHP Jose Fernandez (Deceased) | WAR: 14.2
2014: LHP Andrew Heaney (Angels) | WAR: 1.0
2015: RHP Tyler Kolek (Marlins) | WAR: N/A
2016: RHP Tyler Kolek (Marlins) | WAR: **
2017: LHP Braxton Garrett (Marlins)| Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

2008: C Kyle Skipworth (Did not play) | WAR: –0.1
2009: LHP Chad James (Did not play) | WAR: N/A
2010: OF Christian Yelich (Marlins ) | WAR: 17.7
2011: RHP Jose Fernandez (Deceased) | WAR: 14.2
2012: LHP Andrew Heaney (Angels) | WAR: 1.0
2013: 3B Colin Moran (Astros ) | WAR: N/A
2014: RHP Tyler Kolek (Marlins) | WAR: N/A
2015: 1B Josh Naylor (Padres) | WAR: N/A
2016: LHP Braxton Garrett (Marlins) | Top 10
2017: LHP Trevor Rogers (Marlins) Top 10


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