Miami doesn’t have much minor league depth, which resulted in the club being listed last on Baseball America’s list of organizational talent.
The Marlins were listed at No. 29 in 2016, and the drop is likely indicative of the trades the club made last season. Miami sent Josh Naylor, Carter Capps and Jarred Cosart to San Diego in the Andrew Cashner trade, and Luis Castillo was sent to Cincinnati in the deal for Dan Straily earlier this offseason.
Miami’s current ranking is its worst in six seasons. The Marlins were ranked as high as fifth in 2013, likely the result of the fire sale trade with the Blue Jays that yielded several well-regarded prospects.
Though the Marlins don’t currently have much depth, that could change if they struggle in 2017. Should Miami have difficulty competing for a playoff spot, the organization might opt to restock its farm system by trading away major league players.