After finally dealing away their long-rumored catcher-on-the-move, the Miami Marlins have a new #1 prospect.
We are in our third offseason at Call to the Pen of putting together top 10 prospect lists for every organization in baseball. Today’s list is the Miami Marlins.
Our team prospect lists are compiled by Benjamin Chase, who has spent time doing plenty of watching via MiLB.tv of every organization in baseball along with talking to a very wide array of scouts who have seen players in person to hone his own opinion on players. That allows for a wide coverage on players from the Dominican Summer League all the way to the major leagues.
These lists are the opinion of Ben, and his process is heavily weighted on his own view, but also on trusted views of others. Typically, each system’s list of 10 is peeled down from a consideration list of 50-75 players. There will be some weight given to a player who is closer to the major leagues, but often these opinions will be different than some of the “major” lists out there. Feel free to comment at the end of the list with any questions you may have!
With that out of the way, let’s dig into today’s list:
Miami Marlins system review
The Miami Marlins moved a significant portion of their young, exciting team in the 2017-2018 offseason, hoping to rebuild what was a horrible farm system. The moves have certainly helped to add depth to the system, though the team hasn’t acquired the elite player that they were hoping at least one player would become – at least not so far.
Poor luck has also doomed the Miami Marlins recently as first-round selections seemed to go down with Tommy John surgery each year after being drafted, a seeming curse. The Marlins have built up plenty of talent in their system, but these injuries have definitely taken a toll on the production from their farm system.
With new additions after the trade of their starting catcher, the Marlins now have one of those elusive elite prospects.
Let’s start with the countdown, starting with a player that fell outside of the top 10, but was picked up in 2018 via the draft or international signing and is worthy of extra attention going into 2019…