Marlins Monitoring Kolek’s Back Strain

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All reports are positive as the Marlins are being very cautious with their prized #2 overall pick, Tyler Kolek. Joe Frisaro updates that things are progressing. Kolek remains on no-throw status for about the next week. He is doing light core work and bike exercises. An x-ray will be done to reevaluate his situation, but signs point to everything being precautionary. The Texas native, out of … [Read more...]

Andrew Heaney Ready for Call up

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Let the wild speculation begin. Or end. Because folks, it's that time of year when most of the top prospects around baseball get their tickets punched for the big leagues. Why? A lot of it has to do with the "Super 2" status. Arbitration adds financial risk exposure to teams with regards to their treasured prospects. The top 22% of players with more than two years of major league service and … [Read more...]

Tyler Kolek: Marlins Top Pick Begins and Ends with K

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The Miami Marlins entered the 2014 draft with quite a stock of young pitching talent. They have the brilliant Jose Fernandez, drafted out of high school in 2011. Although undergoing Tommy John surgery this season, Fernandez future remains very bright after winning NL Rookie of the Year honors last season and putting together one of the best performances by a rookie pitcher of all time. There … [Read more...]

Marlins’ Christian Yelich records two hits in Futures Game

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Yelich records two hits in Futures Game Marlins' top prospect doubles in first run of the contest By Mark Bowman / MLB.com | 7/14/2013 7:30 P.M. ET NEW YORK -- As the Marlins spent the past few weeks displaying the potential for a much brighter future, their top prospect Christian Yelich was recovering from the latest of the ailments that have slowed his development at the Minor League … [Read more...]

Fish Farm Report: Hitters in Lower End of Marlins System Showing Promise

Looks like the future is starting to get bright. With the infusion of talent at the MLB level that is, well, young and inexperienced, things down in the lower leagues are starting to solidify in exciting ways. At AA Jacksonville, A Jupiter, and even Low A Greensboro, talent is starting to shine in particularly in the batter's box. Let's take a look. Jacksonville (AA) For obvious reasons, we … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Austin Barnes Showing Offensive Prowess at Jupiter

Frequent readers of our blog know that we have our eyes on Austin Barnes, currently serving as catcher with the Marlins A affiliate Jupiter. There was talk of moving him to 2B because the Marlins may want to utilize his offense more without getting the grind of playing catcher every day. Considering that Barnes is only 5'10" and does not have a big frame, that may be a shrewd idea in the long … [Read more...]

A Glimpse Into the Future: What Are the Plans for the Marlins Outfield?

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We may have a slight problem. Giancarlo Stanton is poised to be coming off the DL soon. He is running on an anti-gravity treadmill - no, it is nothing out of Star Trek, just a vest that he wears while running on a treadmill to take his weight off of his body while he runs. He has been showing signs of progress and should be back sooner rather than later from a Grade 2 hamstring pull. Estimates … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Greensboro Hoppers Salute to Steve Bartman

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The Marlins may not be actively celebrating the 10th year anniversary of their 2003 championship, but their single A affiliate, the Greensboro Hoppers are! They are having a proclaimed "Salute to Steve Bartman" where Jack McKeon will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. There will be bobble heads given away with Bartman's likeness. All of it goes down tomorrow, April 24th. To learn more, … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Hitters Turning Heads at AA Jacksonville

It may not be who you expected. There are some hitters that are turning heads at AA Jacksonville, but it isn't the big three OFers in Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, or Jake Marisnick. Yelich is working his way back from injury, as is Ozuna, and Marisnick is still waiting to be cleared to play. No, it is names like Derek Dietrich, Zack Cox, Kyle Jensen, and Mark Canha who are showing some need … [Read more...]

Fish Farm: Justin Nicolino Making Progress

So far, so good. Justin Nicolino, acquired in the November deal with the Blue Jays, has been making steadly progress with the Marlins A affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads. In fact, let's let him speak for himself: Nicolino's stats are looking solid at this point. If this kid can start getting the K's that he had in previous seasons with the Blue Jays, the 4th rated best prospect in the … [Read more...]