Rogers No. 1 in Marlins' Top 30 Prospects

July 25th, 2017

ARLINGTON -- There's a change at the top of the Marlins' prospect list. Trevor Rogers, the 13th overall pick in the June MLB Draft, is now ranked as the organization's No. 1 prospect, according to the revised Top 30 list.

Rogers, a left-hander from Carlsbad High School in New Mexico, has replaced lefty Braxton Garrett at No. 1. Garrett, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June, slips to second.

Brian Anderson, a standout third baseman who recently was promoted to Triple-A New Orleans is third, followed by lefty Dillon Peters (fourth) and right-hander Tyler Kolek, previously No. 2, is now fifth.

Anderson represented Miami in the Sirius XM Futures Game.

Outfielder Brayan Hernandez, acquired last week from the Mariners as part of the trade, is now fifth.

Miami's system is starting to restock itself after being depleted through trades made over the past few years.

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"It's just part of the process," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "We know over the past few years we've traded away a lot of the depth in our organization. It's been a conscious effort to rebuild that depth. Everything we try to do is an attempt to improve that depth."

At the big league level, the Marlins are entering a rebuild mode. Some of the players recently drafted or acquired in trades or were international signees are on the Top 30 list.

Shortstop Ynmanol Marinez, a 17-year-old from the Dominican Republic, was a key international pickup in early July. He is 26th on the latest list.

Rounding out the top 10 are outfielder Brian Miller (sixth), Hernandez (seventh), third baseman James Nelson (eighth), right-hander (ninth) and right-hander Jeff Brigham (10th).

From Miami's 2017 Draft on the Top 30 list are Rogers, Miller, right-hander Colton Hock (12th), infielder Joe Dunand (14th), second baseman Riley Mahan (15th) and right-hander Ryan Lillie (16th).

Right-handers Brandon Miller (19th) and (22nd) were also acquired as part of the Phelps trade.

"When you lack depth throughout, you just want the best quality, as possible," Hill said. "I don't think we're limiting ourselves in any form or fashion. We want the best players possible. Be it a pitcher, position player, high school or college. We're just focused on the ceiling and the highest ceiling players we can bring into our system."

The ranking of baseball's top prospects is done by Draft and prospect experts Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum, who compile input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players' skill sets, upsides, proximity to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. Only players with rookie status are eligible for the list. Players who were at least 23 years old when they signed and played in leagues deemed to be professional (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba) are not eligible.