By Andre Fernandez
The Marlins steadily climbed our farm system rankings at the back end of last decade, and they’re beginning to see the results trickle to the top and help a big league club that returned to the playoffs in 2020. Here are the 10 best names in their system entering 2021, some which may now be very familiar to fans.
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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Jorge Alfaro (31)
First Base: Lewin Diaz (27)
Second Base: Isan Diaz (28)
Third Base: Brian Anderson (31)
Shortstop: Jazz Chisholm (26)
Left Field: Jesus Sanchez (26)
Center Field: Lewis Brinson (30)
Right Field: JJ Bleday (26)
Designated Hitter: Garrett Cooper (34)
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: Lewin Diaz
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: JJ Bleday
Fastest Baserunner: Monte Harrison
Best Athlete: Monte Harrison
Best Fastball: Sixto Sanchez
Best Curveball: Braxton Garrett
Best Slider: Max Meyer
Best Changeup: Sixto Sanchez
Best Control: Sixto Sanchez
Best Defensive Catcher: Will Banfield
Best Defensive Infielder: Nasim Nunez
Best Infield Arm: Jazz Chisholm
Best Defensive Outfielder: Monte Harrison
Best Outfield Arm: Jerar Encarnacion