Fish Bites: Excitement for Miami Marlins youth

Jason Arnold

A strong season debut for Andrew Heaney, Marcell Ozuna's solid major league production, and the promise of Christian Yelich point towards a bright future for the Miami Marlins and their fans. Plus links on the the win over Philadelphia, and the switch to a closer by committee system.

- Miami Marlins news: Matt Diaz to disabled list with knee contusion, Jordan Brown promoted from Triple-A - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins backup outfielder Matt Diaz has been sent to the disabled list with a left knee contusion. Jordan Brown will take his place on the roster.

- Has anything changed? Christian Yelich - Fake Teams

Kevin Nielsen provides an update on the status of Marlins outfield prospect Christian Yelich.

- Marlins closer situation unsettled « The Fish Pond

Steve Cishek, who has five of Miami’s six saves, has struggled, especially against left-handed hitters. So, for now, Cishek isn’t automatically getting the call to close first. For now it appears the Miami Marlins have moved to a closer by committee system for the late innings.

- The essence of fandom - Baseball Nation

Rob Neyer looks at quick look at fandom with help from a tweet sent by a Miami Marlins fan about Marcell Ozuna.

- Scoreboard | Jupiter Hammerheads Scoreboard

Andrew Heaney and Logan Morrison made their season debuts for the Jupiter Hammerheads today. Andrew Heaney posted struck out nine in four and one-thirds innings pitched, while LoMo went singled twice as the Hammerheads beat the Daytona Cubs 4-1.

- Diaz to DL, Brown added to roster « The Fish Pond

The Miami Marlins have placed Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list for a knee bone contusion. Jordan Brown has been called up from NOLA to fill the opening.

Around the League

- 2013 MLB Draft: Players With Signability Questions - Minor League Ball

SB Nation's Minor League Ball takes a look at one of the most unpredictable elements of the current draft class, Signability.

- Check out the game recap of the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies. via #MLB

Patrick Corbin lowered his ERA to 1.44 after a complete game three-hitter against Colorado in hitter friendly Coors. Corbin, who struck out 10 in the outing, has become one of the headlining names in the new wave of pitching talent that includes the likes of Shelby Miller, Matt Harvey and Miami's own Jose Fernandez.

- Battle of the Uniforms: Orioles win title - SportsNation - ESPN

The Baltimore Orioles have won ESPN's "Battle of the Uniforms" over the St. Louis Cardinals and the rest of the majors. Apparently the (in my opinion) fantastic uniforms of the Fish have yet to catch on with SportsNation voters.

- Baseball Prospectus | BP Unfiltered: Brandon McCarthy on Catcher Framing

What the cerebral Diamondbacks starter thinks about the importance of framing pitches.

- Kevin Gausman, MLB Ready? | FanGraphs Baseball

Kevin Gausman, the Orioles' top draft pick in 2012, could soon debut for the major league team. With a high-90s fastball, good command, an exceptional changeup, and major league slider, the Orioles might be wise to promote Kevin Gausman as soon as possible.

At Fish Stripes

- Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 5, Philadelphia Phillies 1 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday evening at Marlins Park 5-1. Alex Sanabia pitched six and one-third innings of one-run ball, while four Marlins had multi-hit nights.

- Miami Marlins news: Matt Diaz to disabled list with knee contusion, Jordan Brown promoted from Triple-A - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins backup outfielder Matt Diaz has been sent to the disabled list with a left knee contusion. Jordan Brown will take his place on the roster.

- Miami Marlins add depth by promoting Duane Below - Fish Stripes

After Friday night’s game, the Miami Marlins designated Jon Rauch for assignment, and subsequently promoted lefty reliever Duane Below.

- Ricky Nolasco finding some strikeouts in May - Fish Stripes

Earlier this week, Ricky Nolasco lamented that he missed his strikeouts. He then struck out 11 batters on Sunday, continuing a run of K's in May. But how has he achieved this success, and can it continue?

- The Jeff Mathis experience - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins recently started backup catcher Jeff Mathis for two games, thus beginning another chapter in one of the most interestingly bad careers in baseball.

- Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 19 - Fish Stripes

Jacksonville scored three runs off Alex Wood, the best pitcher in the Southern League this year, while Justin Nicolino threw six scoreless innings.

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