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Miami Marlins morning news: Tyler Kolek is working on his consistency

The Marlins top pitching prospect improved over the course of his 2014 season in Class-A ball.

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Marlins News

When the Marlins used their second overall pick in the 2014 draft on Tyler Kolek, they knew that the young right-hander had a long road of development ahead of him before he made it to the big leagues. In his first full-season of work, Kolek was able to improve his consistency.

Martin Prado's name was floated around in trade rumors in July, but the Marlins seemed intent on holding onto players that they had club control over past this season. Holding onto Prado has proven to be the right move, as he has been one of the Marlins hottest hitters lately.

After Michael Morse was placed on the disabled list earlier in the season, Justin Bour took advantage of his increased playing time to go onto appear in 123 games. Bour has performed so well this season that he is in early consideration for a starting job in 2016.

Now that the 2015 season is just about in the books, what direction will the front office decide to go with the Marlins in the offseason?

Last season the Marlins dealt to of their better prospects for the Astros in exchange for Jarred Cosart. Looking back at the deal now, was this trade successful for the Fish?

Around the League

Stephen Piscotty had to be carted off the field last night after colliding with Peter Bourjos in the outfield.

Troy Tulowitzki has been on the disabled list since Sept. 12, but he is confident that he will return for the playoffs.

After defeating the Pirates last night, the Cardinals are now one win away from being crowned division champions.

The Nationals suspended Jonathon Papelbon after his fight with teammate Bryce Harper on Sunday.

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