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5 Marlins from '21 Draft to watch in '22

@cdenicola13
December 8, 2021

MIAMI -- The Marlins put together one of the more successful Draft classes this past July, as they continue to stockpile young talent. Below are five picks to keep tabs on in 2022.

Marlins trade for Gold Glove catcher Stallings

Miami deals catcher Alfaro to San Diego for player to be named
@cdenicola13
December 1, 2021

MIAMI -- It was during a five-minute break in between meetings for the CBA on Monday afternoon when Jacob Stallings received news that he was part of a trade between the Marlins and Pirates. Miami, hoping to compete in the ultra-competitive National League East, solidified its catching situation by acquiring

New Mr. Marlin? Young Conine on right track

@cdenicola13
November 19, 2021

MIAMI -- On the final day of the 2021 regular season, Jeff Conine made the drive to a big league ballpark -- but this time it wasn't for work or play. It was a surreal moment for "Mr. Marlin," whose son, Griffin Conine, was to be honored as High-A Beloit's

High-A Beloit unveils Sky Carp identity

@cdenicola13
November 15, 2021

The fans have spoken: Beloit, the Marlins' High-A affiliate, will be known as the Sky Carp. The club made the announcement on Monday. This new identity falls in line with a consistent theme since owner Quint Studer helped the organization stave off elimination in 2019, when Minor League Baseball's 120-team

Marlins' Bleday earns Fall Stars MVP honors

@wboor
November 13, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The JJ Bleday baseball resume just keeps on improving. The fourth overall pick from the 2019 Draft and the No. 71 overall prospect has accomplished a lot already, but now he’s got one more accolade to add to the list: Fall Stars Game MVP. Bleday took the

Meyer: 'I'd love to be on that team next year'

@cdenicola13
November 3, 2021

There came a time during Max Meyer's stellar debut season when the monotony got to him. Following the same daily routine for six months straight will do that to a person, even one of the game's top prospects (Meyer is ranked at No. 30 overall, per MLB Pipeline). Both the

Bleday continues to rake in Arizona Fall League

@JimCallisMLB
November 1, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- The Mesa Solar Sox and Peoria Javelinas played to the first tie of the Arizona Fall League season, a wild 15-15, 10-inning affair that featured 28 hits, 23 walks, eight stolen bases and eight errors. On a day filled with superlative offensive performances, JJ Bleday stood out

Latest on Marlins' top prospects in Minors

@cdenicola13
October 19, 2021

MIAMI -- In late August, MLB Pipeline ranked the Marlins' farm system as No. 3 -- a far cry from when the organization stood as one of the game's worst in 2017. There are layers of pitching talent, and many of the position players rebounded from slow starts to finish

Bleday among 8 Marlins prospects in the AFL

@JimCallisMLB
October 19, 2021

JJ Bleday's last full season prior to this one couldn't have gone much better. In 2019, he powered Vanderbilt to the College World Series championship while leading NCAA Division I with 27 homers and 192 total bases. After the Marlins signed him for $6.67 million as the No. 4 overall

Marlins hand out 2021 Minor League awards

@cdenicola13
October 3, 2021

MIAMI -- The Marlins on Sunday honored their Minor League Award winners for the 2021 season at loanDepot park. The organization boasts a Top 5 farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. Dominican Summer League MVP: Yiddi Cappe (No. 15 prospect) Cappe, who signed with the Marlins in January, slashed .270/.329/.402

Brief start caps Cabrera's up-and-down year

MLB Pipeline's No. 29 prospect limited to three innings due to blister
@cdenicola13
October 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- With an eye on the future, Marlins rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera’s final start of the season came to a premature end when he was removed after three innings due to a blister on his right middle finger. Miami went on to lose to New York, 12-3, on

Meyer dazzles with 10 K's in Triple-A debut

@cdenicola13
September 25, 2021

Max Meyer, the Marlins’ No. 3 prospect and MLB Pipeline's No. 31 overall prospect, struck out a career-high 10 batters across five innings in his Triple-A debut on Friday night against the Memphis Redbirds. He fanned at least two batters in each of the frames. Meyer, who walked one, didn't

Marlins' top prospects to appear in Triple-A

@cdenicola13
September 20, 2021

MIAMI -- The Marlins are expected to promote right-hander Max Meyer, MLB Pipeline's No. 31 overall prospect, to Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, a source told MLB.com. The 22-year-old opened his first professional season with 20 starts at Double-A Pensacola, finishing among the Double-A South leaders in several pitching categories: ERA

'Gets outs': Cabrera fans 7, searching for W

@cdenicola13
September 18, 2021

MIAMI -- During the early part of Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara’s career, he didn’t pile up strikeouts. As he has taken his game to another level in 2021, they have increased. Manager Don Mattingly envisions the same sort of trajectory for rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera. The Marlins caught a glimpse

Marlins call up Henry, Fortes to evaluate C

@cdenicola13
September 17, 2021

MIAMI -- The Marlins have made a point of using the final stretch of the season to evaluate how their younger players might fit into the organization's future plans. That continued on Friday, as Miami selected the contracts of catchers Payton Henry and Nick Fortes from Triple-A Jacksonville. Henry, ranked

Cabrera: 'Learn, move on' from rough start

@cdenicola13
September 8, 2021

MIAMI -- A recurring theme of the 2021 season has been the lessons learned for the Marlins’ young starting pitching after each outing. Tuesday night’s 9-4 defeat to the Mets at loanDepot park was no different for rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera, who struggled with his command and was chased early

Marlins prospect Eder to have TJ surgery

@cdenicola13
September 2, 2021

NEW YORK -- Marlins No. 7 prospect Jake Eder will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will most likely sideline him for the 2022 season. Eder was having a breakout 2021 for the Marlins' Double-A Pensacola affiliate during his first professional season, striking out 99 batters in 71 1/3 innings with

Cabrera loses 'rhythm' in 4th in loss to Mets

@cdenicola13
September 1, 2021

NEW YORK -- Marlins rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera has rhythm -- whether on the mound or on the dance floor. Cabrera maintained that tempo through the first three innings of Tuesday’s nightcap of an unconventional doubleheader. But then Cabrera’s cleat got stuck, causing him to tumble off the Citi Field

'The dream': Cabrera 'impressive' in debut

@cdenicola13
August 26, 2021

MIAMI -- The first time Edward Cabrera dreamt of being a big leaguer was a decade ago, when he began playing baseball in Santiago, Dominican Republic. That dream became a reality on Wednesday night at loanDepot park. The Marlins' right-hander recorded a quality start in his highly anticipated debut, and

'Balance' key in Marlins' No. 3-ranked system

@cdenicola13
August 25, 2021

MIAMI -- Since their build began in 2018, the Marlins placed an emphasis on producing layers of talent throughout the organization. That element of the farm system is why Miami comes in at No. 3 in the latest edition of MLB Pipeline's rankings. The club was fourth entering 2021, and

What to expect from Edward Cabrera

@JimCallisMLB
August 25, 2021

Unlike the other Marlins right-handers on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, Edward Cabrera doesn't have a signature pitch. While he doesn't have an offering the equal of Max Meyer's slider or Sixto Sánchez's changeup, his ability to miss bats with three potential plus weapons and improving control make him

Top Marlins, Nats prospects duel tonight

@SamDykstraMiLB
August 25, 2021

Put it in neon. The future of the NL East will be on display Wednesday night in Miami. The Marlins have already announced that they plan to give No. 30 overall prospect Edward Cabrera his Major League debut that night at loanDepot park. It just so happens that the Nationals

Marlins prospect Cabrera to debut vs. Nats

@cdenicola13
August 24, 2021

MIAMI -- First time. 100. 11-07-2017. That is the message inked on the left side of Edward Cabrera’s neck, serving as a reminder of his triple-digit fastball. The Marlins hope the radar gun lights up with that reading when MLB Pipeline’s No. 30 overall prospect makes his Major League debut

Conine homers in three straight at-bats

Marlins' No. 22 prospect leads the Minor Leagues with 34 dingers
@Spokes_Murphy
August 22, 2021

Griffin Conine hits dingers. That’s just what the man does. One day after Conine drilled a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, the Marlins’ No. 22 prospect went deep in both of his first two at-bats Sunday in Double-A Pensacola's 3-2 win over Biloxi. It was the third multi-homer

Marlins boast most prospects on Top 100 list

Seven from Miami's system among MLB Pipeline's best
@cdenicola13
August 19, 2021

For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins pace all Major League organizations with seven Top 100 prospects on MLB Pipeline's midseason list. Miami (323) also narrowly edged Seattle (320) for most prospect points, which is a quick if imprecise way to gauge the strength of star talent in