The Marlins Director of Player Development they have been ignoring him and give him little work to do. To recreate the Marlins franchise in his image. Now they gave him a chance to speak. In 2005 they were looking for pitching, he saw Sean West in the draft and told them about him, but they listen little. That year they had many choices Aaron Thompson, Ryan Tucker most in the First Round but Larry Beinfest had his choice Jeremy Hermida. He calls it "rookies" that will never pan out. In other words, as for MLB analysts say his "rookies" will never pan out because there his choices. He has a track record since working with the Seattle Mariners, he always selects players that can't compete or will only become bench players; but he never believes it he truly believes they will become star players.
In 2006 the Director of Player Development recommended Brett Sinkbeil as he discovered him himself without the MLB trusted Top Draft Prospects straight out of the MLB website. As Beinfest sets out for Tennessee by himself he looks at the MLB Top Draft Prospects by Jonathan Mayo. But he can never land them with the right deal, he shrugs it off by saying he passed them, he just merely changed his mind even though he told everyone else in advance. Brett's development lagged as time goes by, after only because he started to experiment with narcotics either "crashing" or "swimming in the air" feeling.
In 2007 Larry Beinfest wanted his chance in the draft he drafted incumbent Third Baseman Matt Dominguez, who has a flashy glove. In 2007, the Director of Player Development recommended Mike Stanton who will become a diamond in the rough, later to be known Giancarlo Stanton. Beinfest wasn't really interested in drafting him that is why he went in the Second Round. However, in 2008 the Director of Player Development took the waves again. The Marlins Front Office or Jeffrey Loria wanted something more like the Twins discovered Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer. The Marlins got someone who was suppose to be gem a blend of those two or a "coming out player as either one", Kyle Skipworth, a Catcher. We move on to 2009, Larry Beinfest believes pitching win games so he took Chad James, a Starting Pitcher. However, in the 2008 draft the Director of Player Development was able to make any choice with any player in the lower rounds. Isaac Galloway he will become the next Torii Hunter or Denard Span. As the draft ended, the Director of Player of Development had to sit on the sides, and let Larry do the draft, but he was so eager for them to draft First Baseman Christian Yelich who has a swing like Will Clark, like Mark Grace himself. He pushed Larry to the limits to draft him even though he wanted a player who would only be future scouted as a bench player. Like he selected and scouted for the Seattle Mariners. The players drafted had to be projected as a regular starter not a bench player who could be a starter if he turned around his game.
In 2011 the Director of Player Development has high hopes he said Jose Fernandez out of Cuba who turned down the Yankees offer to play high school in the U.S. He tells him he's our guy, Larry only wanted started pitching. He had to pass on Josh Bell, Center Fielder, switch-hitter, he was told we will take him in the second round. In 2012, Larry wanted another starting pitcher, the Director of Player Development wanted a Center Fielder and hits left-handed and has power but a Ken Griffey, Jr., type he wanted the Marlins to get their Center Fielder of the future, but Larry Beinfest started to look like Mr. Grinch, this player who was to supposed to be selected was Nick Williams. When Larry Beinfest enjoyed his chuckles in drafting Andrew Heaney, he rubbed it in the Texas Rangers General Manager they drafted the worst player and they will not win the World Series, because the Marlins Director of Player Development suggested to him, it should be Nick Williams. As he probably drowns himself in Jack Daniels he will have to watch Nick Williams grow into a star on a another team. He had to keep it to himself, mainly because of recent drafting by Larry he knew it wasn't going to happen. This is the reason why you don't hear about the Marlins on Baseball Tonight. Because the Front Office and Jefrrey Loria has such a disrespect and disloyalty with the rest of the league.
Rather or not they draft Oscar Mercado a Shortstop who will grow into a Third Baseman and become a future star player, or they decide to draft another one of their "ruggies", who will just fail after they promote them to the big leagues. That is a question we cannot answer, but Jonathan Mayo can tell you a lot about Oscar Mercado he will be a great fit in the Marlins future, if he doesn't get selected first prior to the Marlins selection. Another selection they can go with is Jeremy Martinez a great fit in the Marlins plans and make the transition from Catcher to First Base. He's all offensive, but his power will develop as well like Nick Williams.