Miami Marlins Prospect Report
The Miami Marlins don't have that great of a farm system to begin with, but it is getting better. They have a bright future ahead of them if the young players in the system can crack the major leagues at somepoint. Despite playing well as of late, they probably won't make the playoffs this season but the Marlins could very well in 2018.
Do the Marlins have enough pitching prospects to be a force in the National League one day after pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident last year?
The Marlins top prospect is left handed pitcher Trevor Rogers, who was drafted 13th overall in the 2017 MLB Draft. He isn't projected to reach the majors until 2021 and Rogers can throw the heat and will have good breaking pitches.
Third baseman Brian Anderson is ranked third on the Marlins top 30 prospects list. He is projected to reach the majors sometime this season, but more likely Anderson won't be with the Marlins until next season. His batting average this season is .275 with 22 homeruns and 80 RBI's, along with one stolen base.
Right handed pitcher Dillon Peters is ranked fourth on the Marlins top 30 prospects list. He started the year in rookie ball with the GCL Marlins and Peters is now with Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. He is projected to reach the majors next season. His record this season is 7-3 with a 1.57 ERA. In 63 innings, Peters has walked 17 batters and struck out 55.
Right handed pitcher Merandy Gonzales is ranked sixth on Miami's top 30 prospects list. Gonzales was in the New York Mets farm system earlier in the year, but he was in part of a deal that sent relieve A.J. Ramos to the Mets. Gonzales is projected to reach the majors in 2020. His record in the minors this season is 13-3 with a 1.66 ERA. In 124.1 innings pitched, he has walked 26 batters and struck out 100. Gonzales also has one save.
Outfield Brian Miller is ranked seventh on Miami's top 30 prospects list. Miller is projected to reach the majors in 2020. His batting average is .329 with one homerun and 25 RBI's, along with 16 stolen bases.
Third baseman James Nelson is ranked ninth on the Marlins top 30 prospects list. He is projected to reach the majors in 2020. His batting average is .315 with 6 homeruns and 56 RBI's, along with 6 stolen bases.
Right handed pitcher Sam Perez is ranked 17th on the Marlins top 30 prospects list. He is projected to reach the majors in 2019. Perez was drafted in the fifth-round of the MLB Draft in 2016. His record is 5-2 with a 3.48 ERA. In 98.1 innings pitched, he has walked 17 batters and struck out 74.
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