The Florida Marlins announced their minor league players of the year.
The Florida Marlins today named right-handed pitcher Ryan Tucker their Minor League Pitcher of the Year and infielder Logan Morrison their Minor League Player of the Year. The announcements were made by Marlins Vice President of Player Development and Scouting and Assistant General Manager Jim Fleming.
Tucker, 21, went 5-3 with a 1.58 ERA (91.0 IP/16 ER) in 25 appearances with the Carolina Mudcats, allowing only 64 hits and a .195 average against...
Morrison, 21, finished the year batting .332 in 130 games for the Hammerheads, with 71 runs scored, 38 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 74 RBI.
You all know Ryan Tucker, he has got the stuff, but is a bit unpolished. Judging by his two stints with the big club and considering the ages of the ones the Marlins have in the rotation, he looks destined to be a late inning reliever. Though, he could make a spot start here or there in the future.
Logan Morrison plays first base, meaning he will, probably, be blocked by Gaby Sanchez and end up being the trade bait. But you never know how it is all going to play out.
But all of that is speculation. As for now, there is only this to say: Congratulations to Ryan and Logan! Job well done.