Salas promoted to High-A Beloit

June 28th, 2022

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Salas promoted to High-A Beloit (June 28)
After a slow start in April, Jose Salas has caught fire in June by slashing .333/.433/.560 in 21 games for Single-A Jupiter. In 2021, the switch-hitter split time in his first pro season between the Florida Complex League and the Hammerheads. Ranked as Miami's No. 7 prospect, Salas has primarily played shortstop, with action at third and second base as well. -- Christina De Nicola

Zach King deals, sets career high in K’s (June 26)
It was a career game for Zach King.

The Marlins’ No. 29 prospect has been fanning hitters in the month of June, a total of 17 strikeouts in his last three starts. The 24-year-old topped those performances with a career high 11 strikeouts while allowing no runs on three hits across seven innings in High-A Beliot’s 11-0 win over Lansing.

King was dealing at the end of his outing, retiring the last 15 of 16 batters he faced. His lone blemishes were three singles in the first and second inning.

The Vanderbilt alum lowered his ERA to 2.77 and brought his K tally to 87 in the 65 innings he has pitched this season. -- Edwin Perez

Nunez breaks out, reaches base every plate appearance (June 24)
It was impossible to keep Nasim Nunez off the bases.

The Marlins’ No. 17 prospect has not had a game with more than two hits all season long. Nunez broke that trend, going 4-for-4 with two walks and three RBIs in High-A Beliot’s 12-11 win over Lansing.

The 21-year-old reached base in his six plate appearances and was just a homer shy of the cycle. Nunez showed off his speed, as well, with two stolen bases.

The shortstop’s impressive day brought his slash line to .234/.356/.297 and his stolen base tally to 30 on the season. -- Edwin Perez

Double-A Pensacola clinches Southern League South first-half title (June 23)
The Blue Wahoos (34-27) secured a playoff berth for the sixth time in team history and their first since 2019 in a 10-6 win over Biloxi. Pensacola also claimed its first division title since '17 behind 5 2/3 innings from Zach McCambley (Miami's No. 14 prospect) and a game-high four RBIs from Paul McIntosh. -- Christina De Nicola

Meyer returns to Triple-A mound (June 22)
Max Meyer, who missed a month with right ulnar nerve irritation, threw 53 pitches (33 strikes) across four innings in Triple-A Jacksonville's 3-2 loss. He struck out five, including Wander Franco twice. The only hit that MLB Pipeline's No. 27 overall prospect gave up was a solo homer to Xavier Edwards. -- Christina De Nicola

Bleday slugs 15th homer (June 21)
JJ Bleday hit a two-run homer off lefty Josh Fleming, who has appeared in 39 career MLB games, in Triple-A Jacksonville's 9-3 win. MLB Pipeline's No. 60 overall prospect is tied for third in the International League in homers.
-- Christina De Nicola

Morissette drills three homers for Sky Carp (June 17)
A mother's touch can make everything better.

Many baseball players credit their fathers for their smooth swing, but Miami's No. 15 prospect Cody Morissette says that he inherited his skills from his mom.

"My mom, she might have the best swing in the family," Morissette said. "I've seen videos of her swing, and I'm happy I got it."

The second-round pick (52nd overall) in 2021 put that swing on full display, crushing a career-high three homers and six RBIs in High-A Beloit's 11-1 win over Lake County. Full story »

Johnson collects three hits (June 16)
Osiris Johnson (Miami's No. 22 prospect) notched his first three-hit game of the season in Single-A Jupiter's 5-3 win. -- Christina De Nicola

Eder nearing return to mound (June 16)
Left-hander Jake Eder (Miami's No. 6 prospect) continues to progress in his Tommy John surgery rehab. -- Christina De Nicola

Mesa Jr. achieves a first (June 15)
Victor Mesa Jr. (Miami's No. 13 prospect) knocked his first career grand slam in High-A Beloit's 4-2 victory. He also walked. -- Christina De Nicola

Bleday cranks two homers in Triple-A (June 12)
For the first time in his career, JJ Bleday roped two home runs in a game.

The fourth-ranked Marlins prospect went deep twice in Triple-A Jacksonville’s 7-3 win over Gwinnett, finishing the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk. Facing righty Huascar Ynoa, the lefty slugger led off the fourth inning with a solo blast to right. His second long ball, another solo jack on the first pitch he saw in the seventh, was nearly identical, landing in almost the same spot in right field. 

With three homers in his last two games, the 24-year-old is one dinger shy of tying his career-high mark of 12 he set in 110 games last season. In his last 10 games, Bleday is batting .273/.429/.727 with four homers, eight RBIs and nine walks. -- Stephanie Sheehan

Double-A Pensacola walks off on 4 HBPs (June 5)
Walk-offs are always thrilling, but for Double-A Pensacola, this one had to hurt.

No, they weren’t on the losing end. They just got plunked four times in a row in the bottom of the ninth in their 7-6 win over Biloxi. Down 6-4 going into the final frame, the first two Blue Wahoo batters reached base via a throwing error and a walk. What happened from there was unprecedented -- the next four batters in a row were hit by pitches, and that’s how Pensacola put up three runs in the ninth to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat. It's the team's third walk-off win in a row.

Third baseman Bubba Hollins was plunked as the final batter of the game, scoring Luis Aviles Jr., who had a three-hit effort in the win. -- Stephanie Sheehan

Red-hot Johnston goes deep twice (June 5)
Troy Johnston recorded his second career multi-homer game in the Blue Wahoos' 8-7 walk-off victory over Biloxi on Saturday. With the club trailing by two in the ninth, Miami's No. 25 prospect hit the game-tying tater to set up the walk-off win. -- Christina De Nicola

Bleday knocks 10th homer (June 5)
JJ Bleday reached five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks, one double and one homer in Triple-A Jacksonville's 20-9 victory over Norfolk on Saturday. MLB Pipeline's No. 63 overall prospect drove in a season-high four runs. -- Christina De Nicola

Morissette records second three-hit game (June 5)
Cody Morissette went 3-for-3 with a homer, two walks and two RBIs in High-A Beloit's 7-3 win over Quad Cities on Saturday. Miami's No. 16 prospect is tied for Beloit's team lead with seven homers this season. -- Christina De Nicola