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Top prospect Sixto: 'Just wait for the call'

Nearing MLB debut, righty Sanchez in big league camp for first time
@JoeFrisaro
February 14, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- In Spring Training, high uniform numbers are often reserved for prospects in big league camp for the first time. At the Marlins' complex, Sixto Sanchez has been assigned No. 73. But in terms of talent and untapped promise and potential, Sanchez ranks as Miami's No. 1 prospect

Inbox: Which Marlins prospects will shine in '20?

@JoeFrisaro
January 24, 2020

MIAMI -- The Marlins spent much of the past two years restocking their farm system. When Spring Training opens in mid-February, fans will get at least a preliminary look at much of the young talent that projects to be building blocks for the future. The latest Marlins Inbox addresses which

Bleday among 14 invited to Marlins' spring camp

@JoeFrisaro
January 21, 2020

MIAMI -- In 2019, JJ Bleday led all of Division I baseball in home runs with 27, helped lead Vanderbilt to a national championship and was selected by the Marlins as the No. 4 overall Draft pick. This spring, the 22-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder will get his first taste of big

Future is bright for Marlins prospect Chisholm

@JoeFrisaro
January 16, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- The offseason has hardly been a time to rest for Marlins shortstop prospect Jazz Chisholm. After spending all of 2019 at Double-A, with two different organizations, the 21-year-old continued to get game repetitions by playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. And, when in South Florida, he’s been

'The future is here' at Marlins hitters' camp

@JoeFrisaro
January 14, 2020

JUPITER, Fla. -- Spring Training may be a month away, but it isn’t too early for Marlins prospects to start building relationships. About a dozen prospects are participating this week in the organization’s hitters' camp at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex, which is the Spring Training home of the

This top Marlins prospect has sights on No. 45

@JoeFrisaro
January 13, 2020

MIAMI -- No player currently on the Marlins’ 40-man roster has been assigned the No. 45. The organization just may be holding the number for when top prospect Sixto Sanchez is ready to reach the big leagues. To sport 45 on the back of his jersey would be special for

10 prospects who rebounded in 2019

@GoldenSombrero
November 30, 2019

Perhaps no prospect rebounded more in 2019 than Trent Grisham. Grisham, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2015 Draft, batted .241 with 19 home runs in 1,488 plate appearances across his first four pro seasons before finally putting it together last season, slashing .300/.407/.603 with 26 homers in 441 plate appearances

Marlins' top prospects knocking on the door

@JoeFrisaro
November 21, 2019

MIAMI – Adding Sixto Sanchez, Edward Cabrera and Nick Neidert to the Marlins’ 40-man roster on Wednesday was a formality. Now, the reality is that all three pitching prospects are that much closer to making their Major League debuts in 2020. Sanchez and Cabrera -- Miami’s No. 1 and No.

Marlins DFA Chen, add 6 prospects to 40-man

@JoeFrisaro
November 20, 2019

MIAMI -- To make room on their 40-man roster for six of their top prospects, the Marlins made a surprise move by cutting ties with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. Chen, who is signed for $22 million for 2020, was designated for assignment, meaning Miami now has seven days to trade or

Handling of prospects a balancing act for Miami

@JoeFrisaro
November 14, 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins spent the past two years accumulating prospects through the Draft, trades and international free-agent market. Those benefits haven’t fully reached the Major League level yet, but the organization now is regarded as one of the top five farm systems in the sport. Miami has six players

Marlins Arizona Fall League updates

October 26, 2019

Seven Marlins prospects are playing for the Salt River Rafters in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Shortstop Jose Devers (No. 10), right-hander Nick Neidert (No. 11), outfielder Victor Victor Mesa (No. 13), outfielder Jerar Encarnacion (No. 17), right-hander Vincenzo Aiello, right-hander C.J. Carter and left-hander Alex Vesia.

Marlins receive top AFL organizational award

@JoeFrisaro
October 25, 2019

MIAMI -- A vastly improved Marlins farm system on Friday received more recognition. On the eve of the Arizona Fall League championship game, Miami was recognized as the inaugural winner of the AFL Organization Leadership Award. The award is presented to the “team that meets or exceeds their obligations to

Top prospects headline Marlins' offseason camp

Sanchez (No. 1), Cabrera (No. 6) among invitees for strength and conditioning workouts at Marlins Park
@JoeFrisaro
October 10, 2019

MIAMI -- For most affiliates, the Minor League season ended in late August or early September, but for more than a dozen Marlins prospects, their offseason will kick in this weekend. That’s because they are participating in Miami’s Minor League strength and conditioning camp at Marlins Park. On Thursday afternoon,

Marlins' Neidert named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Miami's No. 11 prospect went 2-0 with 1.00 ERA over nine innings
@wboor
October 2, 2019

PHOENIX -- Nick Neidert finished his 2019 campaign strong and has continued to throw well over the first two weeks of the Arizona Fall League season. Neidert was particularly strong in the second week of Fall League action, leading to him being named the league’s Pitcher of the Week for

Dugger ready to 'come back strong next year'

Rookie right-hander chased after seven runs in final start
@ladsonbill24
September 25, 2019

NEW YORK – Rookie right-hander Robert Dugger pitched his last game of the season on Wednesday night, and it turned out to be one to forget as the Mets pounded the Marlins, 10-3, at Citi Field. Dugger pitched two innings and allowed seven runs -- six earned. He was in

Marlins salute Minor League Award winners

Sánchez, Guzman, Garrett among honorees welcomed at Marlins Park
@JoeFrisaro
September 21, 2019

MIAMI -- A few weeks ago, Sixto Sanchez, Jorge Guzman and Braxton Garrett were part of a promising pitching staff at Double-A Jacksonville. Each is among the Marlins’ top prospects, each has a chance to make the leap to the big leagues in 2020 and each was recognized on Friday

Pipeline names Marlins Prospects of the Year

@JoeFrisaro
September 19, 2019

Not since 2013, when Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Jose Fernandez each made their Major League debuts, has the Marlins organization been this stacked with potentially high-end prospects. With six players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, Miami now has one of the best farm systems in baseball. Based on

Neidert looks to make up for lost time in AFL

Top prospect, now healthy, could compete for Miami rotation spot
@JoeFrisaro
September 18, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If not for a left meniscus injury, Nick Neidert would have been in line for a big league promotion in June, and if not then, certainly in September. But the 2019 regular season didn’t go as expected for Neidert, the Marlins’ No. 11 prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

Learning continues for four Marlins prospects

Position players Harrison, Sanchez, Chisholm and Diaz invited to instructional league
@JoeFrisaro
September 12, 2019

MIAMI -- Many of the Marlins’ prospects who are close to being big league ready are still refining their skills this month in the annual instructional league. Each September and early October, the Marlins invite about 40 prospects to get additional instruction at their Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex in

Chisholm, Lewis pitch in for Bahamas relief

Anderson, Alcantara, Rojas, Walker receive Writers’ Awards
@JoeFrisaro
September 10, 2019

MIAMI -- Hurricane Dorian didn't make landfall in South Florida, but the powerful storm did inflict major damage to the Bahamas, home to three Miami prospects. Two of them -- shortstops Jazz Chisholm (Miami’s No. 4 prospect) and Ian Lewis -- were at Marlins Park on Tuesday for batting practice

Rookies Ramirez, Dugger reel in walk-off win

Outfielder slugs winning homer in 12th, while pitcher goes seven innings
@JoeFrisaro
August 30, 2019

MIAMI -- Down the stretch, the Marlins are looking to see which prospects take advantage of opportunities. On Thursday night, a couple of rookies made strong impressions. From the pitching side, Robert Dugger impressed over seven innings in his second big league start. But the game ultimately was decided by

Sixto, Guzman unlikely to receive callups

Flamethrowing prospects have already exceeded innings thresholds
@JoeFrisaro
August 29, 2019

MIAMI -- Hard-throwing Sixto Sanchez's first season in the Marlins’ organization is winding down, and the 21-year-old right-hander has lived up to expectations. Sanchez, Miami's top-ranked prospect (24th on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list), has been a standout in Double-A Jacksonville's rotation, going 8-4 with a 2.53 ERA in 18

Rookie Yamamoto (forearm strain) placed on IL

Prospect Dugger to start Thursday in finale vs. Reds
@JoeFrisaro
August 28, 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins rotation took a hit on Wednesday with the team placing rookie Jordan Yamamoto on the 10-day injured list due to a right forearm strain. Miami's No. 24 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Robert Dugger, who was expected to be a September callup, has been recalled from

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