Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Miami Marlins

1 Jose Fernandez 7/31/1992 rhp Miami Marlins
2 *Christian Yelich 12/5/91 of Jacksonville Suns (AA)
3 *Andrew Heaney 6/5/1991 lhp Greensboro Grasshoppers
4 *Jake Marisnick 3/30/1991 of Jacksonville Suns (AA)
5 *Marcell Ozuna 11/12/1990 of Jacksonville Suns (AA)
6 Justin Nicolino 11/22/1991 lhp Jupiter Hammerheads (HiA)
7 Adeiny Hechavarria 4/15/1989 ss Miami Marlins
8 Jose Urena 9/12/1991 rhp Jupiter Hammerheads (HiA)
9 J.T. Realmuto 3/18/91 c Jacksonville Suns (AA)
10 Adam Conley 5/24/90 lhp Jacksonville Suns (AA)
*Disabled list


marlins-900x635HE'S WHERE? When the Marlins needed a pitcher after Nate Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez hit the disabled list, they didn't call upon lefthander Brad Hand or righthander Jacob Turner, both of whom have big league experience. Instead, they went with top prospect, righthander Jose Fernandez. Fernandez is Cuban, so maybe he'll draw some interest back to the ballpark, and has enough stuff to hold his own, but hasn't pitched above high Class A, and got all of two innings in big league spring training.

WHO'S MISSING: The Marlins' Double-A affiliate will have a stellar outfield . . . eventually. The Jacksonville Suns will start the season, however, with outfielders Christian Yelich, Jake Marisnick and Marcell Ozuna on the disabled list. Yelich has a bruised left heel, Marisnick broke his left hand, and Ozuna broke his left wrist.

GO SEE: Jacksonville . . . but wait about a month.