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: A Survey of Prospects Heading into June

So June is upon us and there are rumors of players getting ready to be called up. Ever-present is the countdown of Christian Yelich and his arrival to the bigs. The kid continues to play slick OF hitting .272/.350/.538 with an .888 OPS. He has 6 HR and 28 RBI and although he has 46 Ks, he has grabbed 19BBs along the way. Yet over his last 10 games he is batting just .162 with 0 HRs. Despite this … [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: Yordy Cabrera is Making Strides

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Maybe you didn't notice, but the Marlins shed players and payroll this past offseason to net prospects to fill their roster for years to come. It was a hopeful move, to create promise for the future, but it has been met with great cynicism and distrust from Marlin fans who cite Loria's past as a prologue to any future here in Miami. Yet, there is one deal that does seem to definitely be working … [Read more...]

Matt Dominguez Trade: A Big Mistake For the Marlins

In order to try and jumpstart the offense last year, the Marlins traded away their top 3B prospect, Matt Dominguez, to the Astros for Carlos Lee. "El Caballo" was expected to help create more run production for the Marlins, who were also facing  a lot of time without Giancarlo Stanton, to try and get the team out of cardiac arrest. A few weeks later, the Marlins ended up trading Hanley Ramirez … [Read more...]

Marlins 3B Will Have to Come From Internal Source

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One of the big needs this offseason for the Marlins was an upgrade at 3B. In fact, just about anyone would be an upgrade at this point but with slim pickings on the free agent market, there was little hope the Marlins would make an acquisition via free agency. In fact, the biggest target on the market is Kevin Youkilis, whose skills are in decline yet still fetched a $12M one year deal with the … [Read more...]