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Fish Farm Report: June 26th

Marlins’ affiliates went 4-2 in action on Monday.

Matt Tomshaw defeated the Jackson Generals, 2-1 on Monday.


The big news of course, was the trade which made Adeiny Hechavarria a Tampa Bay Ray and brought CF Braxton Lee and RHP Ethan Clark to Miami’s organization. Lee was assigned to the Shrimp and Clark joined the Grasshoppers.

Kyle Barrett was promoted to Jacksonville from Jupiter, and was replaced on the Hammerheads with Chris Hoo from the Shrimp.

The Hammerheads sent LHP Miguel Del Pozo to the GCL Marlins on a rehab assignment.

Boo Vazquez and Mason Davis were promoted from Greensboro to Jupiter.

2B Riley Mahan, 3B Joe Dunand, and OF Brian Miller were assigned to the Grasshoppers.

Branden Berry was assigned to the GCL Marlins from Greensboro.

SS Micah Brown, OF Harrison White, 1B Ben Fisher, and 3B Tyler Curtis were assigned to Batavia.

The Muckdogs released 2B Mike Garzillo. The Marlins selected him in the 25th round of the 2016 draft, and he had hit .220/.325/.280 in 51 minor league games between GCL and the Muckdogs.

The GCL Marlins placed RHP Luis Monica on the 60-day DL. Assigned to GCL were LHP Karl Craigie, RHP Vincenzo Aiello, RHP Evan Estes, RHP Brandon Boone, RHP Montana Parsons, LHP Kyle Farjad, RHP Bryce Howe, RHP Gavin Fritz, RHP Henry McAree, LHP Julio Frias, RHP Miguel De Los Santos, RHP Josh Alberius, RHP Blake Anderson, OF Rosandel Reyna, Ronal Reynoso, OF Cameron Baranek, OF Michael Donadio, Albert Guaimaro, RHP Chevis Hoover, SS Demetrius Sims, RHP Pablo Garcia, SS Gerardo Nunez, 3B Denis Karas, and C Welbin Bautista.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 0, Iowa Cubs 1

Chris O’Grady (3-4, 3.14) struck out nine in six innings of work, allowing the only run of the game and taking a hard luck 1-0 loss to Iowa with 9,653 in attendance at Principal Park. Brian Ellington struck out three in two shutout innings.

Offensively, the Cakes drew six walks along with three hits. Ramon Cabrera hit a double, and Chad Hinshaw and Moises Sierra each collected a single. Iowa scored the only run of the game in the second inning, on an Elliot Soto RBI-single.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Oklahoma City Dodgers 3, Memphis Redbirds 2
Nashville Sounds 5, Round Rock Express 3


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Jackson Generals 1

Matt Tomshaw (7-4, 3.50) started and won for the Shrimp, allowing one run in six innings of work against the Jackson Generals. 2,106 were on hand to watch the home team lose, at The Ballpark in Jackson.

Jacksonville scored in the top of the first inning, on a John Norwood RBI-single. They added another in the third on another Norwood RBI-single. That’s all the offense the Shrimp could muster, and all they would need. The Generals scored on a solo shot to right by Stewart Ijames (4), but neither team scored again.

Along with Norwood, Yefri Perez collected a pair of hits, also drawing a walk.

Elsewhere in the SL

Mississippi Braves 4, Biloxi Shuckers 3 (11)
Montgomery Biscuits 2, Birmingham Barons 1
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
Tennessee Smokies 4, Mobile BayBears 2


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads (35-37)

The entire FSL took the night off on Monday.


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 0, Lakewood Blue Claws 6

The BlueClaws (41-34) defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers (38-35), 6-0 in front of 3,139 at FirstEnergy Park.

L.J. Brewster pitched serviceably in defeat for Greensboro, allowing two hits and three walks over five innings, striking out five and giving up just one earned run. His 62 GameScore was dwarfed by Lakewood’s Ranger Suarez (5-2, 1.73), who racked up a 93 figure with nine strikeouts over 7 23 shutout one-hit innings.

Brian Miller, Miami’s competitive draft pick, Brian Miller, collected one of two hits for Greensboro, with the other a single by catcher Jarett Rindfleisch.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Rome Braves 4, Charleston RiverDogs 1
Columbia Fireflies 4, Lexington Legends 0
Asheville Tourists 5, Greenville Drive 4
Hagerstown Suns 1, Delmarva Shorebirds 0
Kannapolis Intimidators 4, Hickory Crawdads 1
Augusta GreenJackets 2, West Virginia Power 0


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs 1, West Virginia Black Bears 0

The Muckdogs (5-3) defeated the West Virginia Black Bears (5-3) in 10 innings on Monday night with 620 on hand at Dwyer Stadium.

Sam Perez started for Batavia, and threw six innings of shutout three-hit ball, whiffing three batters and earning no decision. Travis Neubeck threw two innings of one-hit shutout ball, and Brent Wheatley (1-0, 7.94) earned the win by striking out one in two perfect innings.

Both clubs went back and forth putting zeroes on the board for nine innings, before Thomas Jones drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th to score Tyler Curtis for the only run of the game.

It wasn’t a huge display of offense for either team, it almost goes without saying. The Muckdogs were led by two hits from Lazaro Alonso, and got a double from Jhonny Santos, and singles from Thomas Jones and Mathew Brooks.

Elsewhere in the NYPL

Tri-City Valleycats 8, Vermont Lake Monsters 4 (6, suspended by lightning)
Williamsport Crosscutters 4, Auburn Doubledays 3
Connecticut 10, Lowell Spinners 6
Staten Island Yankees 7, Aberdeen Ironbirds 0
Hudson Valley Renegades 8, Brooklyn Cyclones 3
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5, State College Spikes 1


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 5, GCL Mets 4 (10)

The Marlins (1-0) took 10 innings to defeat the GCL Mets (0-1) at Roger Dean Stadium.

Miguel Del Pozo started and struck out two in an inning of a rehab start, followed by six pitchers who combined to allow four hits over the next nine innings. Enmanuel Mercedes (1-0, 0.00) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning, striking out two.

The Mets struck first, with three runs in the top of the third, on a Guillermo Granadillo RBI-groundout and a Hansel Moreno two-RBI-single. The Marlins got one back in the bottom of the frame on a Cameron Baranek RBI-groundout. Granadillo scored on a Branden Berry fielding error in the fifth to make it 4-1, Mets, but Baranek added an RBI-single in Miami’s half to cut the Mets’ lead back down to two, 4-2.

Baranek hit another RBI-groundout in the eighth, then Gerardo Nunez scored on a wild pitch to tie it up at four. With the tie after nine, Baranek brought home the final run of the game by getting hit by a Yom Felipe pitch with the bases loaded.

Although he went 1-for-5, Baranek finished with four RBI accomplished on four separate plate appearances. Nunez went four-for-four and scored twice.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Astros 10, Cardinals 4
Tigers West 5, Blue Jays 1
Yankees East 2, Braves 0
Twins 5, Orioles 2
Red Sox 3, Rays 2
Pirates 2, Tigers East 0
Yankees West vs. Phillies (postponed due to rain)


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 7, DSL Athletics 4

After losing their last two, the Marlins (10-8) defeated the A’s (10-9) by a 10-7 final. Juan Reyes started and struck out five in 2 13 no-hit innings for the Fish, but allowed a run on six walks. Raul Brito (1-1, 1.69) earned the win by allowing just one hit over four innings, striking out two.

The A’s opened scoring in the third, on a Miguel Pena missed-pitch error, then added three runs in the fifth on a Walner Espinel throwing error, a Wilson Alvarez RBI-single, and a Luis Almanzar RBI-groundout to make it 4-0 A’s.

The Marlins began to mount their comeback in the sixth, when Omar Lebron scored on a Jorge Gordon throwing error. In the seventh, Joseph Gilma, Wiklerman Rasquin, Miguel Pena and Lebron hit RBI-singles, along with a Daniel Paulino RBI-groundout. Jorge Caballero added a run on a wild pitch in the eighth.

Rasquin and Pena were the only Marlins to finish with multiple hits, with two hits each.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Nationals 6, Twins 2 (7)
Angels 8, Rockies 5
Astros Blue 7, Red Sox 1
Dodgers1 4, Braves 0
Phillies White 7, Brewers 4
Cardinals 18, Yankees 3
Cubs1 4, Indians/Brewers 1
D-backs1 4, Blue Jays 3
Dodgers2 8, Astros Orange 4
White Sox 9, Giants 7
Pirates 4, Indians 3
Reds 4, Mariners 2
Mets2 8, Cubs2 2
Orioles 11, Padres 4
Phillies Red 6, Mets1 3
Rangers2 7, Tigers 5
Rangers1 4, Rays2 1
Rojos 11, D-backs2 0
Rays1 1, Royals 0
Twins 3, Nationals 1

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: Sam Perez threw six shutout innings for the Muckdogs, but earned no decision despite allowing only three hits.

Hitting: Cameron Baranek went just one-for-five in his professional debut with the GCL Marlins, but knocked in four runs in the 10-inning, 5-4 victory.

Prospect Watch

#1 Braxton Garrett @BraxGarrett

#2 Tyler Kolek @Tyler_Kolek

#3 Brian Anderson: @AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-4 and is at .259 for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#4 Dillon Peters: @dillypickz

#5 Isael Soto

#6 Thomas Jones: @thomasjones08 went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI, and is hitting .200 for Batavia.

#7 Stone Garrett: @stonegarrett22

#8 Drew Steckenrider: @asteckenrider20

#9 James Nelson was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to drop his average to .322 for the Grasshoppers.

#10 Edward Cabrera

#11 Austin Dean: @AustinDean_3

#12 Cody Poteet: @PoTweet_34

#13 Albert Guaimaro @AlbertGuaimaro3 went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in GCL’s opener.

#14 Jordan Holloway: @jordholl14

#15 Jeff Brigham: @jbrigs34

#16 Sam Perez: @SCPerez_ threw six shutout three-hit innings, striking out three Black Bears and lowering his ERA to 0.90 for Batavia.

#17 Tayron Guerrero: @TyronGuerrero7 struck out two in one relief inning, and has a 4.76 ERA for Jacksonville.

#18 Roy Morales: @roy_morales25

#19 Sean Reynolds: @sean___reynolds

#20 Remey Reed: @Remey_Reed

#21 Brett Lilek: @Brett Lilek

#22 Andy Beltre

#23 Humberto Mejia

#24 Justin Twine

#25 John Norwood: @Norwood_10 went 2-for-4 with a whiff and two RBI, raising his average to .269 for Jacksonville.

#26 Joe Gunkel: @joe_gunkel

#27 Yefri Perez went 2-for-3 with a walk and is hitting .173 for the Jumbo Shrimp.

#28 Destin Hood: @22_dhood

#29 Samuel Castro went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout for the Muckdogs and is hitting .286.

#30 Brian Schales: @BrianSchales


The DSL Astros Blue (11-8) will host the DSL Marlins at 10:30AM in Dominican Summer League action.

At noon, the GCL Marlins will continue their quest for a perfect season with a visit to the GCL Astros.

At 6:30PM, the Hammerheads will send James Needy (0-1, 4.50) to the hill for his second start with the organization against the Braves affiliate, the Florida Fire Frogs (27-43).

The BlueClaws will host the Grasshoppers in game two of a four game series starting at 7:05PM.

The Iowa Cubs will host the Baby Cakes at 8:08PM. Adam Conley (1-3, 6.42) will start for New Orleans.

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