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Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: July 17

Colin Moran walked and homered in his professional debut, while newly acquired prospect Angel Sanchez allowed two runs across five innings pitched.

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Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
No game scheduled

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
No game scheduled

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 4-3 vs. Tampa Yankees

Full Box Score

Austin Nola, SS: 2-for-3, 2 2B

Angel Sanchez, SP: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, HR

Austin Nola has been on an impressive hot streak recently, batting .357/.471/.464 in the last ten games. The absence of power is obvious. The shortstop only has one home run the entire season, where he is batting .257/.349/.347. Nola's greatest assets are his defense and plate discipline.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 4-3 vs. Charleston RiverDogs

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Colin Moran, 3B: 1-for-3, R, HR, BB

Austin Brice, SP: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Mason Hope, RP: 1.2 IP, H

Yes, the Marlins finally signed their first round pick, Colin Moran. He made a thunderous debut in the South Atlantic League, homering in the bottom of the first to begin his career.

After Mason Hope's disastrous July 6th start, the Marlins have used him twice in relief roles. I don't know if this signals a permanent move to the bullpen, or a way for Hope to re-calibrate and gain some stability.

Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 8-6 @ Staten Island Yankees

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Carlos Lopez, RF: 2-for-5, 2B
Avery Romero, 2B: 2-for-4, 2 R, BB

Trevor Williams, SP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 4 SO

The Marlins' 10th round pick, Carlos Lopez, has struggled in his transition from Cal State Fullerton to pro ball. Most of the Miami draft class has faced major headwinds in short-season and rookie ball. Lopez is batting .203, while Justin Bohn is batting .149.

Rookie: GCL Marlins
L 0-5 @ GCL Nationals

Full Box Score

Ryan Aper, CF: 0-for-4, 3 SO
K.J. Woods, LF: 0-for-3, SO

Gabriel Castellanos, SP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO

After he bat .122 for Batavia, the Marlins moved sixth round pick Ryan Aper down to Rookie ball to hopefully build back his confidence against easier competition. His debut didn't look much better, including a hat-trick in a hit-less game for the 20-year-old.

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