Where Miami's top prospects are starting '21

May 4th, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Marlins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

  1. Sixto Sanchez (MLB No. 13), RHP -- Injured (shoulder)
  2. JJ Bleday (MLB No. 16), OF -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  3. Max Meyer (MLB No. 23), RHP -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  4. Edward Cabrera (MLB No. 58), RHP -- Injured (biceps)
  5. Lewin Diaz, 1B -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  6. Jesus Sanchez, OF -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  7. Braxton Garrett, LHP -- Jacksonville (Triple-A)
  8. Jose Devers, SS -- Miami (MLB)
  9. Dax Fulton, LHP -- Jupiter (Low-A)
  10. Nick Neidert, RHP -- Miami (MLB)/Taxi Squad
  11. Victor Mesa Jr., OF -- Jupiter (Low-A)
  12. Peyton Burdick, OF -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  13. Nasim Nunez, SS -- Jupiter (Low-A)
  14. Monte Harrison, OF -- Miami (MLB)
  15. Kameron Misner, OF -- Beloit (High-A)
  16. Connor Scott, OF -- Beloit (High-A)
  17. Kyle Nicolas, RHP -- Beloit (High-A)
  18. Griffin Conine, OF -- Beloit (High-A)
  19. Jose Salas, SS -- Extended Spring Training
  20. Yiddi Cappe, SS -- Dominican complex
  21. Jerar Encarnacion, OF -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  22. Jordan Holloway, RHP -- Miami (MLB)
  23. Zach McCambley, RHP -- Beloit (High-A)
  24. Jake Eder, LHP -- Pensacola (Double-A)
  25. Eury Perez, RHP -- Jupiter (Low-A)
  26. Evan Fitterer, RHP -- Injured (back)
  27. Paul Campbell, RHP -- Miami (MLB)
  28. Will Banfield, C -- Beloit (High-A)
  29. Jorge Guzman, RHP -- Injured (elbow)
  30. Osiris Johnson, SS -- Jupiter (Low-A)

Team to watch

Outfielder JJ Bleday and right-hander Max Meyer are top-four picks from the last two Drafts headed to Double-A Pensacola. Meyer will make his pro debut there, as will left-hander Jake Eder, a fourth-rounder last year who teamed with Bleday to win the 2019 College World Series at Vanderbilt. Other Blue Wahoos of note include outfielders Peyton Burdick and Jerar Encarnacion.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A Jacksonville
Double-A Pensacola

New faces

Cuban shortstop Yiddi Cappe, who signed for $3.5 million in January, is at the Marlins' Dominican complex and will break into pro ball in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League in July. Right-hander Paul Campbell stuck in Miami as a Rule 5 pick, but he logged an 8.74 ERA in his first month in the Majors and was suspended for 80 games in May after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

On the shelf

Top 100 Prospects Sixto Sánchez (shoulder) and Edward Cabrera (biceps) both were shut down this spring but are throwing again, albeit without definitive timetables for returning to game action. Fellow right-handers Evan Fitterer (back) and Jorge Guzman (elbow) also are working their way back from minor ailments.