Marlins Add Lefty to First Day Haul of MLB Draft 2015; Brett Lilek

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Brett Lilek was a lefty who many were slating to be drafted in the late end of the first round. He suffered some setbacks this year but most agree that getting him with the 50th pick offers great value and potential for the Fish. The Marlins were looking to get a college ready arm to help fast pace some of their pitching a bit and to help replenish their system. With Lilek, … [Read more...]

Marlins Draft Canadian Power Source Josh Naylor

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At first glance, the word "athlete" is far from your mind. Sure, he's a big kid but not in the ways that may impress most folks. He is 6'1" and 225lbs but he carries most of that weight in the midsection. Built more like a bowling ball, the casual fan may be left scratching their heads and wondering what the Marlins brass was thinking taking this high schooler from Canada 12th … [Read more...]

Matt Juengel Southern League Player of the Week

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Hitting .391 (9/23) with three homers, and 7 RBIs in 6 games to start June will get you some attention. That is why Matt Juengel has been named the Southern League Player of the Week, according to Roger Hoover over at SunsRadio.com. Juengel is quickly becoming a solid prospect for the Fish. This is his first season at AA, after having been drafted in the 24th round out of … [Read more...]

2015 MLB Draft: Why not Brady Aiken?

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Last year, he was the #1 pick overall. He was good enough to be offered a $6.5M signing bonus by the Houston Astros and there was little debate about his caliber of talent. It was either Carlos Rodon, Tyler Kolek, of Brady Aiken and Aiken was the Astros' guy. Then everything went south. Aiken's elbow was looked at with suspicion. The Astros balked at their initial offering … [Read more...]

Adam Conley, Anyone?

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The Marlins dealt two of their best in the stable of left handed starters they were grooming in Brian Flynn and Andrew Heaney. Yet, they still have two more solid prospects in Justin Nicolino - their organizational player of the year - and Adam Conley. Yep, Adam Conley. Once a promising prospect, from 2012-2013 Conley put up pretty impressive numbers shifting between A … [Read more...]