Here's where Marlins Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 7th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Marlins' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Kahlil Watson (MLB No. 25), SS -- Jupiter (Single-A)
  2. Edward Cabrera (MLB No. 34), RHP -- Jupiter (Single-A)
  3. Max Meyer (MLB No. 35), RHP -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  4. Eury Perez (MLB No. 41), RHP -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  5. Sixto Sanchez (MLB No. 58), RHP -- Jacksonville (Triple-A) -- injured list (shoulder)
  6. JJ Bleday (MLB No. 69), OF -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  7. Jake Eder, LHP -- Pensacola (Double-A) -- injured list (Tommy John surgery)
  8. Jose Salas, SS -- Jupiter (Single-A)
  9. Dax Fulton, LHP -- Beloit (High-A)
  10. Peyton Burdick, OF -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  11. Joe Mack, C -- Extended spring training
  12. Ian Lewis, 2B -- Extended spring training
  13. Yiddi Cappe, SS -- Extended spring training
  14. Victor Mesa Jr., OF -- Beloit (High-A)
  15. Zach McCambley, RHP -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  16. Cody Morissette, 2B -- Beloit (High-A)
  17. Jordan McCants, SS -- Extended spring training
  18. Nasim Nunez, SS -- Beloit (High-A)
  19. Evan Fitterer, RHP -- Beloit (High-A)
  20. Nick Neidert, RHP -- Designated for assignment
  21. Braxton Garrett, LHP -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  22. Jerar Encarnacion, OF -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  23. Tanner Allen, OF -- Beloit (High-A)
  24. Cody Poteet, RHP -- Miami (MLB)
  25. Osiris Johnson, OF -- Jupiter (Single-A)
  26. Troy Johnston, 1B -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  27. Griffin Conine, OF -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  28. George Soriano, RHP -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  29. Cristhian Rodriguez, 3B -- Jupiter (Single-A)
  30. Nick Fortes, C -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)

Team to watch
For now, it's Single-A Jupiter with the system's top two prospects in shortstop Kahlil Watson and right-hander Edward Cabrera, plus another intriguing young shortstop in Jose Salas. But Cabrera will only be there briefly to get a few low-stress innings before moving to Triple-A Jacksonville, where he'll team up with righty Max Meyer and outfielders JJ Bleday and Peyton Burdick.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Jacksonville
Double-A Pensacola

New faces
All of Miami's Top 30 Prospects have debuted in the system. Watson, who played in just nine pro games last summer because of a hamstring injury, and third baseman Cristian Rodriguez are getting their first taste of full-season ball at Single-A Jupiter.

On the shelf
Right-hander Sixto Sánchez is on the Triple-A Jacksonville injured list as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery in July. Left-hander Jake Eder is on the Double-A Pensacola IL as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery in September.