It was a big year for Marlins prospects, particularly the top two.
The top of the crop — Christian Yelich and Jose Fernandez — also had the best seasons in the organization, winning the Marlins’ organizational Player and Pitcher of the Year awards respectively while turning in two of the biggest breakout seasons in the Minor Leagues.
Along with Marcell Ozuna and Adam Conley, four of MLB.com’s top six Miami prospects warranted inclusion as Organization All-Stars. The group also features a healthy mix of veterans who, in the words of Marlins director of player development Brian Chattin, “anchored” Triple-A New Orleans.
But it was the potential-filled young players like Yelich and Fernandez who stormed through the lower levels and paved the way for both Class A Greensboro and Class A Advanced Jupiter to advance to their league championships.