What a dramatic shift in the makeup of the Marlins farm system. Originally pitcher heavy with little offensive depth, over the course of the last few years that previous stigma has been turned completely on it’s head. There are still some promising arms, granted, such as Sean West and Aaron Thompson, but when Baseball America rolls around it’s 2009 prospect rankings it will probably read like a who’s who of offensive players.
Third baseman Matt Dominguez, first baseman Logan Morrison, outfieler Mike Stanton, and second baseman Chris Coghlan will likely all crack the top 10(with Morrison even possibly being the highest rated 1B prospect in the game), and young catcher Kyle Skipworth could crack it based soley on position and draft position(although he still has some work to do-the potential is outrageous). Along with the top dogs, outfielders John Raynor and Scott Cousins add even more depth to a system that is evolving offensively.
It is a transition that is exciting, as complete reversals such as this don’t happen very often. Keep a close eye and the baby Fish swinging for the fences.