Miami Marlins Top 30
By Kegan Lowe
Are sunnier days soon to come for the Marlins?
While the big league club has won just 120 games over the last two seasons—and hasn't logged a winning season since 2009—Miami's farm system is seeing a talent surge that stands in stark contrast to its overall depth for the better part of the decade.
Miami ended 2019 ranked among baseball's 10 best farm systems after beginning the season 13th. The Marlins never ranked higher than 24th in any of the previous five seasons. The reason for their sudden rise? Timely acquisitions—five of their 10 best prospects, including the top three, entered the system in 2019—and bounce-back seasons for several arms.
Some of Miami's most prominent names come with considerable risk, but it's easy to envision a new wave of young talent arriving in the big leagues by the end of 2021.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Jorge Alfaro (30)
First Base: Lewin Diaz (26)
Second Base: Isan Diaz (27)
Third Base: Brian Anderson (30)
Shortstop: Jazz Chisholm (25)
Left Field: JJ Bleday (25)
Center Field: Monte Harrison (27)
Right Field: Jesus Sanchez (24)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Miami's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Jose Devers
Best Power Hitter: Jazz Chisholm
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Victor Victor Mesa
Fastest Baserunner: Nasim Nunez
Best Athlete: Monte Harrison
Best Fastball: Sixto Sanchez
Best Curveball: Braxton Garrett
Best Slider: Nick Neidert
Best Changeup: Edward Cabrera
Best Control: Sixto Sanchez
Best Defensive Catcher: Will Banfield
Best Defensive Infielder: Nasim Nunez
Best Infield Arm: Christopher Torres
Best Defensive Outfielder: Monte Harrison
Best Outfield Arm: Jerar Encarnacion
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