Where Marlins' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Miami Marlins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. (MLB No. 27), OF -- Miami Marlins (MLB)
2. (MLB No. 82), OF -- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
3. , RHP -- New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA)
4. Jorge Guzman, RHP -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv)
5. Braxton Garrett, LHP -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A) - DL
6. Trevor Rogers, LHP -- Extended spring training
7. , OF -- New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA)
8. , 2B/SS -- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
9. , 3B -- Miami Marlins (MLB)
10. , RHP -- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
11. James Nelson, 3B -- Extended spring training
12. Brian Miller, OF -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv)
13. Edward Cabrera, RHP -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A)
14. , RHP -- New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA)
15. , LHP -- Miami Marlins (MLB)
16. , RHP -- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
17. , OF -- New Orleans Baby Cakes (AAA)
18. Christopher Torres, SS -- Extended spring training
19. Joseph Dunand, SS/3B -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv)
20. Riley Mahan, 2B -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv)
21. Brayan Hernandez, OF -- Extended spring training
22. , RHP -- Miami Marlins (MLB)
23. , RHP -- Jupiter Hammerheads (A Adv) - DL
24. , RHP -- Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (AA)
25. Jose Devers, SS/2B -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A)
26. Thomas Jones, OF -- Extended spring training
27. Isael Soto, OF -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A)
28. Tyler Kolek, RHP -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A)
29. Jordan Holloway, RHP -- Greensboro Grasshoppers (A) - DL
30. Ynmanol Marinez, SS/2B -- Extended spring training
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Team to watch
Featuring Harrison, Diaz, Neidert and Lopez, the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's roster offers Marlins fans a look at some of the organization's top trade acquisitions from the offseason, ones who could soon impact the club's Major League roster. And with another talented crop of prospects beginning the year at Class A Advanced Jupiter, including several of Miami's better 2017 Draft picks, the Jumbo Shrimp should receive an influx of talent as the season progresses.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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New Orleans Baby Cakes
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New faces
This year's Marlins Top 30 Prospects list is loaded with newcomers after an offseason spent stockpiling talent via trades of Dee Gordon (Mariners), (Yankees), (Cardinals), (Brewers) and (Mariners).
Brinson, Miami's big return in the Yelich deal, is currently making his mark as the club everyday center fielder, while Harrison and Diaz are both set for their first Double-A campaigns. Alcantara, Sierra and Gallen, all acquired for Ozuna, will begin the year together in Triple-A, while the flame-throwing Guzman, a product of the Stanton trade, will get his first taste of full-season ball at Class A Advanced Jupiter.
On the shelf
Garrett, the Marlins' first-round pick in 2016, and Holloway had their 2017 campaigns end prematurely with Tommy John surgery in June, though both players, provided their rehab continues to go as planned, could potentially return to the mound before the end of the season. Lopez was hit by a comebacker two weeks ago but should soon be ready to join Jacksonville's rotation, and the same goes for Guzman, who dealt with a mild oblique injury, and Jupiter.
Nelson, last year's Marlins Minor League Player of the Year, has a minor knee injury and is being held back in extended spring training, though club officials expect him to be ready by the end of the month. Hernandez and Torres also suffered minor injuries this spring, delaying the start of their seasons, though both should appear in camp games in the near future. Yamamoto, the lone pitcher acquired from Milwaukee in the Yelich trade, is also slightly dinged up and will begin the season on Jupiter's disabled list as he rehabs at the team's complex.