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    Miami Marlins Minor League Thread

    Any news, updates, on the Marlins Minor Leagues, discuss it in here.

    Marlins Top Prospects and Grade According to John Sickels

    1) Christian Yelich, OF, Grade B+: Pure hitter with decent power, surprising speed, ex-first baseman adapted well to outfield defense. Class of the system. Grade might go higher if he resolves problems against left-handed pitching.

    2) Marcell Ozuna, OF, Grade B: Some risk here with plate discipline issues, but power/speed upside is excellent and he made progress last year with contact. Good throwing arm and range as well.

    3) Jose Fernandez, RHP, Grade B: Highest-upside arm in the system, could be a rotation anchor although some think he'll be a closer. 2011 first-round pick who hasn't pitched much yet.

    4) J.T. Realmuto, C, Grade B-: Borderline B. Good athleticism and power potential, needs some work with the strike zone and defensive polish. If he adds those, could be much higher next year and one of the best catching prospects in the game.

    5) Matt Dominguez, 3B, Grade B-: Glove looks terrific, both on paper and in person. He has some power, but is not going to hit for average and doesn't draw walks. Still young enough to improve, but at this point has more value for a real team than a fantasy one. Comp: Pedro Feliz.

    6) Rob Rasmussen, LHP, Grade B-: Slow start last year but pitched better as season progressed. Needs to get the walks down. Projects as number three or four starter.

    7) Chad James, LHP, Grade B-: Velocity was down a bit last year, but he threw more strikes. Also projects as a number three or four starter. Gave up a lot of hits and will face important adaption to Double-A but is still young at 21.

    8) Adam Conley, LHP, Grade B-: I like him, another lefty who could be number three or four starter if his breaking ball improves to match his fastball and changeup. Could return to closing if it doesn't.

    9) Noah Perio, 2B, Grade C+: Line drive hitter with gap power, some speed, athleticism, potential to be a fine defender although he isn't yet, young at age 20. Low walk rate is a hindrance.

    10) Mason Hope, RHP, Grade C+: Overshadowed in Oklahoma high school ranks by teammate Arizona first round pick Archie Bradley and Orioles first round pick Dylan Bundy, but this fifth rounder has a live arm and threw strikes in rookie ball. Aggressive ranking but this is a thin system.

    11) Jose Ceda, RHP, Grade C+: Age 25 now but still counts as a rookie. Plus velocity, but command issues limit him to middle relief. Could get a shot as a closer if Heath Bell implodes.

    12) Charlie Lowell, LHP, Grade C+: Wichita State ace lasted until the sixth round despite second-round buzz pre-draft. Throws hard, command needs some work, but could rank much next year.

    13) Kyle Jensen, OF, Grade C+: Fits into the Jerry Sands/Casper Wells category: power bat, good numbers, big guy, scouts have doubts about his swing but has better tools than his reputation. Let's see how he hits in Double-A/Triple-A.

    14) Mark Canha, 1B-OF, Grade C+: Advanced college bat from University of California showed power in the Sally League but we need to see him at higher levels.

    15) Kevin Mattison, OF, Grade C+: Speedy outfielder added to 40-man roster, drew notice after strong Arizona Fall League. Good glove, hustles, plate discipline is spotty and he gets too power-conscious at times, could be good fourth outfielder if he stays within himself, but never hit before this year, which makes me cautious.

    16) Grant Dayton, LHP, Grade C+: Fanned 99 in 72 innings in the Sally League. Auburn product throws hard, could move quickly as relief asset.

    17) Jose Urena, RHP, Grade C: Throws hard and drew notice from scouts in the New York-Penn League. High ceiling, but secondary pitches need a lot of work and he fanned just 48 in 73 innings.

    18) Jesus Solorzano, OF, Grade C: Toolsy type, hit .299 and stole 18 bases in Gulf Coast League. Good glove, needs better plate discipline, power potential draws mixed reviews.

    19) Scott Cousins, OF, Grade C: Still a rookie. Average power, average speed, good throwing arm, hits left, perfect fourth/fifth outfield profile.

    20) Chris Hatcher, RHP, Grade C: Converted catcher, adapted quickly to mound work, hits mid-90s, still refining secondary stuff but reached majors in first year of full-time pitching.

    OTHERS: Pete Andrelczyk, RHP; Austin Barnes, C; Michael Brady, RHP; Austin Brice, C; Kevin Cravey, RHP; Ramon Del Orbe, RHP; Jacob Esch, RHP; Isaac Galloway, OF, Dan Jennings, LHP; Kyle Kaminska, RHP; Scott Lyman, RHP; Matthew Montgomery, RHP; Jobduan Morales, C-1B; Joey O'Gara, RHP; Omar Poveda, RHP; Ryan Rieger, 1B; Jose Rodriguez, RHP; Kyle Skipworth, C

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    Yelich would be nice for some offense right now

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    Matt Dominguez, 3B,
    Mark Canha, 1B-OF,
    Austin Barnes, C
    Scott Cousins, OF,
    Jesus Solorzano, OF
    Kyle Jensen, OF
    Charlie Lowell, LHP
    Mason Hope, RHP,
    Noah Perio, 2B
    Rob Rasmussen, LHP
    Matt Dominguez, 3b
    Christian Yelich, OF
    Adam Conley, LHP
    Austin Brice, C
    Dan Jennings, LHP
    Mark Canha, 1B-OF
    would like to see marlins keep these guy four three more years at lest.
    who do you want to keep or trade four ?
    Last edited by marlinschamps; 05-30-2012 at 01:21 PM.

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    - Brian Ellington, RHP, 6-4, 200, University of West Florida, 16th round, 497th overall

    - Patrick Merkling, LHP, 6-1, 193, Lee University (Tenn.), 18th round, 557th overall

    - Hayden Fox, LHP, 6-4, 200, Oakland University (Mich.), 21st round, 647th overall

    - Blake Barnes, RHP, 6-1, 186, Oklahoma State, 29th round, 887th overall

    - David Cruz, C, 6-0, 200, No School, 30th round, 917th overall

    - Lucas Hunter, SS, R/R, 5-11, 160, Central Catholic High, Ore., 31st round, 947th overall

    - Ty Williams, RHP, 6-2, 195, Sulphur High, Okla., 32nd round, 977th overall

    - Steven Weber, RHP, 6-7, 210, Eastern Michigan, 33rd round, 1007th overall

    - Alex Polston, SS, R/R, 5-11, 175, Cal Albert High, Okla., 40th round, 1217th overall

    Romero, Avery Pedro Menendez HS, FL SS R/R HS, 5'11" 195lbs DOB: 05/11/93

    Dean, Austin Klein Collins HS, TX OF R/R HS 6'01" 190lbs

    Copeland, Kolby Parkway HS, LA CF L/R HS 6'00" 190lbs

    Nola, Austin LSU, LA SS R/R SR 6'00" 185lbs

    Gomez, Anthony Vanderbilt, TN SS R/R JR 6'00"


    Miller, Ron Junipero Serra HS, CA 3B R/R HS 5'11" 205lbs

    Rivera, Christian Escuela Nueva Superior Vocacional de Loiza,SSR/R HS 5'10" 165lbs

    Logan, Blake Eastern Oklahoma State JC, OK RHP R/R J2 6'01" 225lbs

    Keefer, Cody UCLA, CA OF L/R JR 6'01" 185lbs

    Ellington, Brian University of West Florida, FL RHP R/R SR
    6'04" 200lbs

    like these picks

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    dont like wish we got

    Newell, Ryan Shorter University, GA RHP R/R JR
    6'02" lbs wish marlins got Encinosa, Eduardo Miami, FL RHP R/R JR
    6'05" 225lbs

    Steckenrider, Drew Tennessee, TN RHP R/R JR
    6'05" 215lbs wish marlins got Perez, Stephen Miami, FL SS S/R JR
    5'11" 175lbs

    Miller, Ron Junipero Serra HS, CA 3B R/R HS
    5'11" 205lbs wish marlins got O'Grady, Christopher George Mason, VA LHP L/L SR 6'04" 220lbs

    only three i did not like

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    Hey guys, random question: What do you think about Juancito Martinez? I'm a follower of every level of the minors and am puzzled as to how low this kid is flying on everyone's radar, he is seemingly having a tremendous season for the Jamestown Jammers (short-season A) with a line of

    G AB R H 2b 3b HR RBI TB BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS E
    19 66 9 21 3 0 2 7 30 8 19 9 1 .400 .455 .318 .855 1

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    keep it up

    keep it up he be in miami one day

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