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Fish Farm Report: June 27th

Marlins affiliates posted a 3-2 record on Tuesday. James Needy, Karl Craigie, and Michael King earned victories.


Miami sent 2B Christian Colon to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, signed 12th round pick RHP Josh Roberson, assigning him to the GCL Marlins, and signed RHP Keyvius Sampson to a minor league contract. They then assigned Sampson to New Orleans.

CF Alex Glenn, a 12th round choice of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, was granted his release from Jacksonville. He slashed .179/.242/.289 in 64 games this season with the Shrimp. OF Braxton Lee, half of the bounty from the Adeiny Hechavarria trade, was assigned to the Jumbo Shrimp.

1B Brad Haynal, Miami’s 18th round pick in 2014, was granted his release from Jupiter. He slashed .262/.326/.363 over four minor league seasons in the Marlins’ system, and should get a look somewhere. In good news on the rehab front, RHP Cody Poteet was sent from Jupiter down to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment.

Greensboro placed RHP Ethan Clark on the seven-day DL.

RHP Josh Alberius was assigned from GCL to the Batavia Muckdogs. RHP Javier Garcia was assigned to GCL from Batavia.

LHP Dylan Cyphert was assigned to the Muckdogs.


Pacific Coast League

New Orleans Baby Cakes 6, Iowa Cubs 7

Adam Conley continued to struggle at the triple-A level, giving up five earned runs in five innings in front of 9,663 at principal Park. He gave up eight hits, two walks, and a wild pitch, striking out two. Kyle Lobstein (0-2, 1.06) took the loss for the Cakes (28-49).

The Baby Cakes opened the game with a Mike Aviles RBI-double in the first inning, only to be matched in the bottom of the frame by a Kyle Schwarber RBI-single. The Cubs (34-43) put three on the board in the bottom of the second on a Chesny Young sacrifice fly, an Adam Conley wild pitch, and a John Andreoli RBI-double.

The fourth inning would see each team score a run, New Orleans in the top half on a Steve Lombardozzi RBI-single and the Cubs in the bottom on an Andreoli (6) solo home run to make it 5-2 Cubs.

The Baby Cakes came back in the fifth to take the lead, 6-5. Lombardozzi drew a bases loaded walk, Tomas Tells hit a two-RBI single, and Aviles hit a sacrifice fly.

The Cubs tied it in the seventh on a Schwarber RBI-single and took a 7-6 lead in the eighth when Brandon Cunniff hit Stephen Bruno with the bases loaded. Fernando Rodriguez (1-0, 2.08) came on to pitch the final two innings for the win.

Elsewhere in the PCL

Colorado Springs Sky Sox 14/10, Omaha Storm Chasers 6/2
Oklahoma City Dodgers 3, Memphis Redbirds 2


Southern League

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (2-3, 32-43)

Jacksonville failed to secure a first-half playoff berth through the first 70 games of the season. They’re starting the second half just one game out of first in the Southern League South Division after five. The Southern League is taking a scheduled night off.


Florida State League

Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Florida Fire Frogs 2

James Needy (1-1, 1.80) got his first win with the organization, allowing four hits with four strikeouts, and allowing one unearned run and one walk over six innings. Tyler Kinley notched his eighth save of the year despite allowing two hits over his inning of work in front of 317 at Roger Dean Stadium.

Angel Reyes scored a run on a Drew Harrington wild pitch in the bottom of the first for a lead the Hammerheads (36-37) wouldn't relinquish. In the fourth, John Silviano drew a leadoff walk then scored on a Dustin Geiger double for a 2-0 lead, then scored on a J.J. Gould RBI-single.

The Frogs (27-44) notched one on a Matt Gonzalez RBI-single in the fifth, and drew within a run in the ninth on an Alay Lago (3) round tripper. Geiger finished with a single and a double, and Boo Vazquez went 2-for-3 in his FSL debut.

Elsewhere in the FSL

Dunedin Blue Jays 7, Bradenton Marauders 3
Tampa Yankees 8, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4
Fort Myers Miracle 3, Clearwater Threshers 2
Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Daytona Tortugas 2
Palm Beach Cardinals vs. St. Lucie Mets (postponed due to inclement weather)


South Atlantic League

Greensboro Grasshoppers 8, Lakewood BlueClaws 3

Michael King (6-4, 3.43) earned an 8-3 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws (41-35) in front of 5,052 at First Energy Park. The Grasshoppers (39-35) also benefitted from two perfect innings of relief from Patrick O’Reilly Hovis, who struck out three batters.

The Grasshoppers led off the second inning with three straight singles to lead off the second, from Colby Lusignan, Eric Gutierrez, and Jared Rindfleisch, who collected an RBI. Aaron Knapp hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0, Hoppers. The BlueClaws scored in the bottom of the second on a Luke Williams RBI-single.

The third inning would see Greensboro add two runs, on a Lusignan RBI-single and an Eric Gutierrez sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. They added a run in the fourth on a Brian Miller RBI-fielder’s choice and one in the sixth on a Miller sacrifice fly.

Mickey Moniak (3) hit a solo shot in the seventh followed by a Henri Lartigue RBI-double to pull the Claws to within 6-3. The Hoppers scored another pair in the eighth on a Miller RBI-double and a Riley Mahan RBI-groundout.

Corey Bird finished with three singles to lead Greensboro, while Rindfleisch and Lusignan each hit a pair of singles.

Elsewhere in the SAL

Charleston RiverDogs 11, Rome Braves 3
Lexington Legends 6, Columbia Fireflies 5
Asheville Tourists 5, Greenville Drive 3
Hagerstown Suns 9, Delmarva Shorebirds 0
Hickory Crawdads 7, Kannapolis Intimidators 2
Augusta GreenJackets 9, West Virginia Power 0


New York-Penn League

Batavia Muckdogs (5-3)

Batavia sits in a three-way tie for first place in the McNamara Division of the New York-Penn League. They, along with the rest of the NYPL, took the night off.


Gulf Coast League

GCL Marlins 14, GCL Astros 9

Cody Poteet struck out two and allowed a pair of hits over as many frames, giving up no walks and no runs for the GCL Marlins (2-0) in a rehab start. Karl Craigie (1-0, 0.00) earned his first professional victory, allowing a single and striking a batter out over 1 13 innings.

The Marlins scored a pair of runs in the third inning on RBI-singles from Demetrius Sims and Branden Berry. The Astros (1-1) came back to take a 4-2 lead in the fourth on a bases loaded HBP by Evan Estes, his second of the inning. He then issued a walk to score another run, and gave up a two-RBI single to Juan Pineda.

The Marlins got an RBI-single out of Trenton Hill in the fifth, then watched as Richard Slenker bashed a two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the frame. Orlando Marquez added an RBI-single to put the Astros up, 7-3.

The Marlins mounted a hefty comeback in the sixth, with a Sean Reynolds two-RBI-double and a Michael Hernandez three-run homer to left, GCL’s first round-tripper of the season to take an 8-7 lead.

The Astros scored twice in the seventh on an Ihan Bernal RBI-double and a Hector Martinez RBI-single to take a 9-8 lead. Fortunately for the Marlins, they had a few more firecrackers in their lunch sack. The bottom of the eighth would see Reynolds add a leadoff homer to tie the contest at nine. The Marlins then benefitted from a Berry RBI-single, a Johsson Arias wild pitch, and a Albert Guaimaro sacrifice fly to score Sims for a 12-9 advantage.

Hernandez hit his second homer of the game to center field with one out in the ninth, a two run shot to give the Marlins a 14-9 lead which would hold as the final.

Shao-Pin Ho went three-for-four with a walk, a double, and four runs scored, while Hernandez finished with five RBI and four runs scored on two very long hits. Sims, Berry, and Reynolds finished with two hits each and six RBI between them.

Elsewhere in the GCL

Phillies 8, Yankees West 6 (7)
Yankees West 4, Phillies 3 (7)
Nationals 9, Mets 7
Tigers East 13, Pirates 10
Blue Jays 7, Tigers West 3
Orioles 13, Twins 8
Yankees East 9, Braves 3
Rays 0, Red Sox 0 (suspended due to rain with four in the books)


Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins 4, DSL Astros Blue 7

Franklin Brioso (0-2, 5.11) started and lost for the DSL Marlins (10-9), 7-4 against the DSL Astros Blue (12-8) on Tuesday morning. He allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out three. Juan Borges gave up two unearned runs over four innings, allowing four hits and a walk, also striking out four. Edin Liriano whiffed one and allowed a hit in one relief inning.

The Marlins struck quickly, crossing the plate with two two-out runs on a Juan Urena double in the top of the opening inning. The Astros Blue got one back in the bottom of the second when Ronaldo Urdaneta walked, stole second, then advanced home on a pair of throwing errors committed by Daniel Paulino and Luis Arcaya.

The Astros Blue busted it wide open in the third on a Yorbin Cueta RBI-double, an Anthony Rodriguez RBI-triple, a Brioso balk, and a Joseph Gilma throwing error to make it 5-2 Astros.

The Astros’ Nathaniel Ventura made it interesting in the fifth, allowing a single, two walks, and striking a batter while collecting two strikeouts. Paulino scored a run on a wild pitch before Ventura was lifted in favor of Antonio Pujols. Unfortunately, the Marlins couldn’t build on the rally, allowing two more runs in the bottom of the inning on a Borges bases loaded walk and a wild pitch to make it 7-3.

The Baby Fish added a run in the seventh on another Urena RBI-double. Urena finished with three RBI, two doubles and a single to lead the club. Arcaya collected three singles, while Walner Espinel and Paulino each finished with a pair of hits.

Elsewhere in the DSL

Yankees 5, Angels 1
Astros Orange 12, Cubs1 10
Athletics 7, Rays1 1
Royals 3, Braves 2 (10)
Rojos 11, Brewers 8
Mets1 3, Cardinals 1
Cubs2 15, Phillies White 4
White Sox 4, D-backs1 3
Dodgers2 8, Indians 2
Giants 8, Padres 4
Indians/Brewers2, Rays2 1
Orioles 4, Mariners 3
Tigers 4, Mets2 3
Nationals 9, Rockies 8 (10)
Pirates 11, Rangers1 10 (14)
Rangers2 2, D-backs2 0
Red Sox 8, Dodgers1 5
Reds 3, Blue Jays 2
Twins 7, Phillies Red 2

Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day

Pitching: James Needy earned his first win for the Hammerheads by going six shutout innings against the Fire Frogs. He struck out four and allowed four hits with a walk, and is at 1.80 so far with Jupiter.

Hitting: Michael Hernandez, an undrafted free agent out of Miami, hit two homers for five RBI in his professional debut with the GCL Marlins.

Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)

#1 Kyle Barrett

#2 Brian Schales went 1-for-4 and is at .272 for the Hammerheads.

#3 Dillon Peters

#4 Sam Perez

#5 Mike Kickham

#6 Brian Anderson

#7 James Nelson: 1-for-3, one run, .322 for Greensboro.

#8 Ryan Newell

#9 Miguel Del Pozo

#10 Jeff Brigham

#11 Destin Hood

#12 Trevor Richards

#13 Austin Dean

#14 John Norwood

#15 Drew Steckenrider

#16 Dustin Beggs

#17 Tayron Guerrero

#18 Boo Vazquez went two-for-three in his first game with Jupiter.

#19 Edward Cabrera

#20 Eliezer Rodriguez

#21 Mason Davis

#22 Stone Garrett went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and is hitting .179 this season for Jupiter.

#23 Isael Soto

#24 William Cuevas

#25 Terry Bennett

#26 Sean Reynolds: 2-for-5, one double, one homer, two runs, three RBI, one strikeout and hitting .400 in two games for GCL.

#27 Thomas Jones

#28 Matt Tomshaw

#29 Cody Poteet: 2.0 IP, two hits, two whiffs, 0.00 for the GCL Marlins in one rehab start.

#30 Dexter Kjerstad went 0-for-4 with one strikeout and is at .236 for the Hammerheads.


For the first time this year, all seven farm teams will be in action starting with the DSL Marlins hosting the DSL Astros Blue at 10:30AM.

At 11:05AM, the BlueClaws will host the Grasshoppers in game three of their four game series. Dustin Beggs (5-5, 3.20) will take the mound.

Starting at noon, the GCL Marlins will visit the GCL Nationals (1-0).

At 6:30PM, James Buckelew (0-1, 2.25) will start for the Hammerheads in game two of the three game series against the Fire Frogs at Roger Dean Stadium.

Beginning at 7:05PM, the Williamsport Crosscutters (2-6) will host the Muckdogs in the first game of a three-game series. Hunter Wells (0-1, 4.91) will start.

Also at 7:05PM, the Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mobile Bay Bears (33-41) in the first game of a five-game set. Jacksonville’s starting pitcher has yet to be determined.

At 8:08PM, the Iowa Cubs will host the Baby Cakes in game three of their four game series. Scott Copeland (4-7, 5.59) will get his turn on the bump.

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