- Full name Ynmanol Mariñez
- Born 04/12/2001 in Nizao, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Marinez was the Marlins' biggest signee of the 2017 international free agent class. The native of the Dominican Republic signed with the club for $1.2 million. At 6 feet and 170 pounds, Marinez isn't the biggest, but he has a thick lower half that could necessitate a move to third base in the future. He has soft hands and solid range that would play at either shortstop or third base. Though he doesn't have a quick first step, Marinez has a plus arm that gives him value as an above-average defender. He displays a compact swing and could develop above-average power as he matures, but his approach at the plate and ability to recognize offspeed pitches needs work. He projects as an average runner, at best. Marinez will make his U.S. debut in 2018 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.