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Miami Marlins 2020 Preseason Top 10

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1)

Player: Sixto Sanchez
Position(s): RHP Opening Day Age: 21 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’ Weight: 185 lbs.
Quick Report: Cream of the crop of an impressive recent influx of talent over the past year plus. He has a thick lower half that should allow him to handle a big innings number. He varies his arm slot slightly between traditional 3/4 slot and just lower with mild effort late in the delivery. He shows both a two and four seam fastball that are plus-plus offerings to go with advanced feel for a change and a breaking ball he manages to command even when altering speeds. He is a front line starter and could knock down the door to Miami this season.

 

2)

Player: JJ Bleday
Position(s): OF Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: A Adv.
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’3” Weight: 205 lbs.
Quick Report: Selected fourth overall, Bleday was a star for perennial powerhouse Vanderbilt and should be that for Miami as well. He lacks any real speed, so the value comes completely form the bat and arm, two things he has plenty of. He shows good instincts to make up for his lack of speed in right and has a plus arm. At the plate he has natural lift in his bat plane that allows him to drive the ball while making plenty of contact. He should become a 30+ home run guy and hit .275.

3)

Player: Jazz Chisholm
Position(s): SS Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Left Throws: Right Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs.
Quick Report: The big question on Chisholm is whether or not he sticks at short. If he does, his value is obviously increased, if not a move to center is likely in the cards. There are holes in the bat that lead to more swing and miss than you want from a guy with above average speed. The bat gets long and will lead to slumps, but he has much more pop than you expect from a guy his size. Ultimately, I think he sticks at short and is an average defender who only hits .250 but can put up 20+ home runs.

4)

Player: Jesus Sanchez
Position(s): OF Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: AAA
Bats: Left Throws: Right Height: 6’3” Weight: 230 lbs.
Quick Report: Another guy with a big bat and strong arm, Sanchez has all the tools needed to be a quality right fielder and an above-average defender there. At the plate the raw power is legitimately plus, although he has not shown massive power numbers in games yet. He needs to improve his eye at the plate as he swings wildly and chases too often and doesn’t walk enough. When he stays within himself, he has very good bat control, he just doesn’t stay controlled often enough. There is real boom or bust in the tools, but if all comes together he could become a borderline All Star.

5)

Player: Edward Cabrera
Position(s): RHP Opening Day Age: 21 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’4” Weight: 175 lbs.
Quick Report: There is a ton of risk in Cabrera despite making it to AA in 2019. He has still has plenty of room to fill out and there is plenty of athleticism in the delivery leading to a good 3/4 arm slot. The command is still a big question meaning he may be best suited for a bullpen role where his fastball flirting with triple digits will play well and the breaking ball is a bit slurvy but plays well. If the change and command improve, he can be a quality number three starter, but chances are the bullpen will be his long term role.

6)

Player: Monte Harrison
Position(s): OF Opening Day Age: 24 2019 Highest Level: AAA
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’3” Weight: 220 lbs.
Quick Report: Harrison has all the tools, and the Marlins are hoping 2020 is the season they all come together. He will never be a guy who makes a ton of contact, but the ball absolutely flies off the bat, and he can fly down the line. He is a quality defensive centerfielder with an arm that would be borderline plus even in right. There is little question Harrison is one of the 25 best players employed by the Marlins today, but I would anticipate he has to start in AAA before being an early season call up.

7)

Player: Kameron Misner
Position(s): OF Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: A
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’4” Weight: 220 lbs.
Quick Report: I am incredibly high on Misner, but I do want to see more success as a pro before I go all in on him. I believe he has enough athleticism to hold down a job in center but could be an elite defender in right. He has a ton of swing and miss which led to him falling to 35 rather than being a top ten pick but the bat is an impact bat when at his best. He has a very good tournament a season ago and I expect him to sky rocket up lists this season as a guy who could hit 25+ home runs and hit .265.

8)

Player: Lewin Diaz
Position(s): 1B Opening Day Age: 23 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’4” Weight: 225 lbs.
Quick Report: This is where the system somewhat fall off a cliff as Harrison is likely to be the final impact player on this list and there was plenty of internal debate on who to place at seven, and the upside of Diaz won out. The power in the bat is the best potential carrying tool of any of the final three players on the Marlins list. There are plenty of long levers in the swing, but those also allow for the ball to really jump and carry although the hands stay low and can be beat with elevated velocity. Defensively Diaz is purely a first baseman, but he could be a quality defender at the position.

9)

Player: Braxton Garrett
Position(s): LHP Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’3” Weight: 190 lbs.
Quick Report: Garrett is proof a smooth delivery does not ensure longevity, as he has already had to undergo TJ in 2018. The delivery has almost no effort leading to a good extension out of a high arm slot. The fastball is average at best, but he has a curve that is already above-average and cold develop into plus, and a change that is a likely average offering as well. Add to that solid command and you have a guy who is pretty safe to earn a role in the back of a rotation, but lacks any real impact pitch.

10)

Player: Trevor Rogers
Position(s): LHP Opening Day Age: 22 2019 Highest Level: AA
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’6” Weight: 185 lbs.
Quick Report: The big question on Rogers is whether or not he will ever develop a reliable breaking ball. He has shown attempts at a slider, curve, and cutter, but none have ever given any real confidence in being better than average if it even gets there. He can sit in the mid-90s with his fastball but it plays harder given the good extension off a long body. His best pitch might be the change which he commands really well. He may be able to find his way into a rotation with just two quality pitches, but it is more likely he is a two pitch reliever.

Others of Note:
Jose Devers – SS – 20 – A Ad.
Connor Scott – OF – 20 – A Adv.
Jorge Guzman – RHP – 24 – AA
Nick Neidert – RHP – 23 – AAA
Nasim Nunez – SS – 19 – Short A