The following is brought to you by none other than our own Southern Illinois Marlins Fan. His opinionated opinions will be opined here about Marlins prospects and the futures market for our Fish. Keep your fish eyes on these guys.
C-Torre Langley: hasnt played yet
Jupiter Hammerheads(High A), R/R.
298/.310/.5126 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI
Second consecutive year with Jupiter in the FSL, but he is rebounding from a horrible year last year(.231/.288/.360). Whether he keeps it up remains to be seen, but he is a McCann, and we see several times a year how good they can be.
Jamestown Jammers(Short Season A), R/R
No stats yet
Carolina Mudcats(AA), R/R.
265/.348/.4696 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 18 RBI
2nd year with Carolina, he is still young(25) and is a decent prospect. Never be at the top or even in mosts top 10s, but he could be very useful one day off the bench with the big club as a spot starter/pinch hitter.
Jupiter Hammerheads(High A) R/R.
213/.280/.3072 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI
Fastly falling off as a prospect. Part of me wants to see him maybe get a promotion to Carolina despite his overall struggles 2 years running in Jupiter. Maybe a change of scenery, even at a higher level, is what he needs? But he is too talented to play like he has.
Greensboro Grasshoppers(A), R/R.
371/.486/.562 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 16 SB
Simply put, anyone not excited about John Raynor needs to have their heads checked(he hit .286/.356/.427 with 8 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, and 21 SB/only 2 CS in his debut season last year). While many would argue that Thomas Hickman has the most upside of any CF in our system, he is 3-4 years away. As it stands right now, though, Raynor is implanting himself as the CF of the future for the Florida Marlins. He should be in line for a promotion very soon, and since it seems like Jupiter tends to be a blackhole for promising hitters in our organiztion, maybe they should send him straight to Carolina Granted, he has yet to play above A ball, and my homerism could be misplaced in the future, but as of right now he looks like the real deal.
OF-Matt Kutler, L/L: No stats yet
SP-Kyle Winters, RHP, Greensboro
5 GS, 1-0, 5.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 5.14 K/9, .248 BAA
A promising SP that gets overlooked since he went later in the same draft as the fab 5. His 16/6 K/BB ratio is very promising. Just growing pains from a jump in leagues(last year with Jamestown he was 6-6 in 15 GS, with a 2.45 ERA, .99 WHIP, 6.13 K/9, and a .194 BAA). He doesnt give alot of free passes, as he showed an equally promising K/BB ration with Jamestown(60/15). His control, highlighted by the low amount of walks and respectible to very good BAA, makes me believe he just needs to settle down and could very well end up being one of our better SP prospects.
RP-Don Czyz, RHP, Greensboro
12 G, 0-0, 0 SV, 4.61 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 11.59 K/9, .278 BAA
His 17 K in 13.2 IP compared to just 3 walks is certainly nice to see. So is the fact that he hasnt given up any long balls. Just needs to surrender fewer hits. He gets his hits down, with his control and ability to get the K, he could end up fast tracking to the majors.