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Updates on Neidert, Devers, Lopez

@JoeFrisaro
August 22, 2019

ATLANTA -- At the start of the season, Nick Neidert was the Marlins' top pitching prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. But right knee surgery sidelined him for about three months. Now recovered, the 22-year-old right-hander is showing flashes of why he is one of the Marlins’ top overall prospects. Neidert

Isan Diaz homers off deGrom for 1st MLB hit

@ladsonbill24
August 6, 2019

NEW YORK -- Marlins prospect Isan Diaz's highly anticipated debut provided plenty of excitement. Yes, the Marlins hardly had any answers for Mets ace Jacob deGrom during their 6-2 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Citi Field. • Box score However, it didn’t take away

Dugger 'speechless' ahead of debut in Game 1

@Sportsgal25
August 5, 2019

It took Robert Dugger a minute to get his wits about him on Sunday morning. Turning around to face the media in the Marlins’ clubhouse for the first time, the 24-year-old’s eyes were wide with excitement. “I’m just speechless,” he finally confessed. “There’s a bunch of thoughts going through my

Prospects Isan Diaz, Lewis Brinson called up

Neil Walker and Cesar Puello placed on 10-day injured list
@ladsonbill24
August 5, 2019

NEW YORK -- Prior to Monday’s doubleheader, the Marlins recalled second baseman Isan Diaz and outfielder Lewis Brinson from Triple-A New Orleans, while placing infielder Neil Walker (right sprained index finger) and outfielder César Puello (left hip flexor strain) on the 10-day injured list. Both Diaz and Brinson, who came

Inbox: What's reasoning behind Deadline deals?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers questions from Marlins fans
@JoeFrisaro
August 2, 2019

Yes, we had a surplus of pitching. But why trade Zac Gallen, a front-end starting pitcher for a shortstop -- Jazz Chisholm -- who strikes out 34 percent of the time? He looks a lot like Lewis Brinson 2.0. -- @NateKidd33 My first reaction to the deal was this was

Gallen leads shutout with 7 two-hit innings

Rookie right-hander records multiple career highs en route to first win
@JoeFrisaro
July 25, 2019

CHICAGO -- Zac Gallen ventured into uncharted territory in his MLB career on Wednesday night, and took a big step forward in staking a claim to be a rotation regular with the Marlins. The rookie right-hander established big league highs for innings (seven) and strikeouts (nine), as well as a

Marlins not rushing top prospect Sanchez

Hill: 'It’s a special arm. You keep him healthy and you keep building'
@JoeFrisaro
July 23, 2019

CHICAGO -- Sixto Sanchez has found a comfort zone at Double-A Jacksonville, and the Marlins remain in no hurry to rush the development of their top prospect. On Tuesday, Sanchez made his 13th start of the season for the Jumbo Shrimp, and 15th overall counting two earlier in the year

Yamamoto's undefeated streak comes to an end

Marlins rookie views first big test as a learning experience
@SarahWexler32
July 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Rookie seasons are marked with all kinds of firsts. For Jordan Yamamoto, his outing on Sunday at Dodger Stadium included some less-desirable ones. In his seventh Major League start, Yamamoto was charged with five runs en route to his first loss as the Marlins dropped the series

Bleday debuts as Stewart just misses no-hitter

No. 4 overall pick in 2019 Draft hits third and goes 1-for-4
@JoeFrisaro
July 20, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. -- On Saturday, the Marlins and Class A Advanced Jupiter promoted the professional debut of outfielder JJ Bleday, but the night belonged to left-handed pitching prospect Will Stewart. Bleday had a single in four at-bats, and Stewart had a no-hitter intact for 8 2/3 innings before allowing a

Marlins No. 2 prospect out following wrist surgery

Triple-A outfielder Harrison expected to miss 4-6 weeks
@SarahWexler32
July 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Marlins No. 2 prospect Monte Harrison underwent surgery on his right wrist during the All-Star break, the club announced on Friday. The Triple-A New Orleans outfielder is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The 23-year-old is batting .284/.372/.479 with nine home runs for the Baby Cakes. He's ranked

Diaz making strides with bat at Triple-A

@JoeFrisaro
July 17, 2019

MIAMI – For Isan Diaz, it’s a matter of when he will be promoted to the big leagues this season. Ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Marlins’ No. 6 prospect, Diaz continues to make strides at Triple-A New Orleans. The left-handed-hitting second baseman has 22 home runs and 61 RBIs.

Mesa brothers making steady progress in Minors

Siblings 'talk every day,' grateful for teams' proximity
@JoeFrisaro
July 15, 2019

JUPITER, Fla. -- The youngest player on the Marlins’ Rookie-level Gulf Coast League roster, outfielder Victor Mesa Jr. already is establishing himself hitting second in the lineup. Mesa Jr. usually has an at-bat or two by the time his older brother, Victor Victor Mesa, arrives at the Roger Dean Chevrolet

Top prospects Salas, Lewis, Misner visit Miami

July 13, 2019

MIAMI -- Miguel Rojas was seeing double on Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park, as two of the Marlins’ top international signings took the field wearing his No. 19. Jose Salas Jr. from Venezuela and Ian Lewis from the Bahamas each wore No. 19, reflecting the year of their international signing

Bleday, Marlins' top Draft pick, signs deal

Outfielder Misner and pitcher Mokma also in the fold before deadline
@JoeFrisaro
July 12, 2019

MIAMI -- Freshly clean-shaven, JJ Bleday spent his first day of professional baseball officially signing with the Marlins and then going through batting practice with the Major League club. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Bleday showed a glimpse of his huge upside as a power

Source: Marlins have deal with top pick Bleday

Negotiations progressing with Competitive Balance Round A pick Misner
@JoeFrisaro
July 12, 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins have reached agreement with Vanderbilt outfielder JJ Bleday, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, according to a source. His bonus will be $6,670,000, $6,000 over the slot value, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported. Negotiations also are progressing with Missouri outfielder Kameron Misner, the

Miami eyes Sanchez, more at Futures Game

Trade Deadline decisions loom on Romo, Walker, Grandy, others
@JoeFrisaro
July 7, 2019

ATLANTA -- In 2017, the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game was played at Marlins Park, and representing the Marlins that afternoon were third-base prospect Brian Anderson and reliever Tayron Guerrero. As it turns out, a future Marlins outfielder also was on the field that day, then representing the Brewers. Lewis

Harrison (right wrist) to miss Futures Game

Marlins No. 2 prospect to see hand specialist in Miami
@JoeFrisaro
July 6, 2019

ATLANTA -- Marlins No. 2 prospect Monte Harrison had been scheduled to showcase his talents on Sunday in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, but a lingering right wrist injury derailed those plans. The outfielder will instead head to Miami to be evaluated by a hand specialist. Marlins president of baseball

Marlins encouraged with Bleday, Misner talks

Miami announces signings of four more Draft picks
@JoeFrisaro
July 5, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Marlins on Friday announced the signings of four 2019 Draft picks: right-hander Bryan Hoeing (seventh round), two players from Vanderbilt’s national championship team -- left-hander Zach King (13th round) and infielder Julian Infante (36th round) -- and catcher Dustin Skelton (18th round) from Mississippi State University. Still

Anderson sits Wednesday to rest elbow

Smith eyes Saturday return; optimism for international signings
July 3, 2019

WASHINGTON -- The hope was that Brian Anderson’s right elbow contusion wouldn’t keep him out of Wednesday night’s starting lineup against the Nationals, but he was limited to pinch-hitting duty after a nasty run-in with the right-field fence on Tuesday night. Still, Marlins manager Don Mattingly was optimistic the ailment

Marlins sign 11 international prospects

Class led by Salas, No. 10 on Int'l Prospects list, from Venezuela
@JesseSanchezMLB
July 3, 2019

The Marlins are once again investing in top international talent as part of their overall plan to deepen their system and develop Major League players for the future. The Marlins agreed to deals with 11 international free agents Tuesday, headlined by Venezuelan shortstop Jose Salas, ranked No. 10 on MLB

Prospect Harrison sidelined by wrist issue

@JoeFrisaro
June 29, 2019

MIAMI -- A sore right wrist will keep Marlins outfield prospect Monte Harrison out of Triple-A New Orleans’ lineup the next few days, but the ailment is not expected to prevent the 23-year-old from competing in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Ranked by MLB Pipeline as Miami’s No. 2

Trio of Marlins headed to Futures Game

Sanchez, Harrison, Diaz to play in the All-Star Week prospect showcase
@JoeFrisaro
June 28, 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins are building for a brighter future, and the accumulation of talent acquired in some of their biggest trades is getting noticed. Three of Miami's top prospects will be taking a global stage, representing the organization at the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Marlins set to meet with top Draft pick Bleday

@JoeFrisaro
June 27, 2019

MIAMI -- With interest, the Marlins were tuned into Vanderbilt beating Michigan, 8-2, on Wednesday night to claim the College World Series championship in three games. Vanderbilt’s power-hitting right fielder JJ Bleday was the fourth overall pick by the Marlins in the 2019 MLB Draft. Earlier on Thursday, Bleday returned

3rd time through order trips up Gallen in loss

Marlins plate four runs in ninth but can't complete comeback
@JoeFrisaro
June 26, 2019

MIAMI -- Everything changed for Zac Gallen in a span of five pitches. That’s how quickly things can turn in the big leagues for a starter, especially when it comes to making it through a lineup a third time. It’s a challenge for all starting pitchers, and the third time

Here are some future All-Stars from NL East

@matthewhleach
June 20, 2019

Maybe they’re still in the Minors. Maybe they’re developing on the big league level. But the next group of MLB All-Stars is on the way. As this year’s All-Star Game approaches, MLB.com is taking at look at each club’s next player to make the leap to All-Star status. • VOTE