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Who’s the Marlins No. 1 prospect?

Does the new guy Víctor Víctor Mesa jump to the top of the list despite zero MiLB experience? We want your take.

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It’s great that we even get to have this conversation. At any point over the previous three years, a talent like Víctor Víctor Mesa would easily shoot to the No. 1 spot on the Marlins top prospects list. Boring!

But under new ownership, the farm system has been revitalized. With effective player development, smart drafting and a willingness to spend on free agents to plug the remaining holes, we might be looking at an eventual contender.

That being said, each of their prospects comes with some question marks. Will Mesa ever hit for power? Is Monte Harrison’s new approach sustainable? And are we sure Sandy Alcántara is a starter?

They rank first, second and third, respectively, on MLB Pipeline’s updated Marlins Top 30. Here are their scouting grades:

  • Sandy Alcántara—Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Curveball: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 (Overall: 50)

  • Monte Harrison—Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 70 | Field: 55 (Overall: 50)
  • Víctor Víctor Mesa—Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 60 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 (Overall: 50)

How do you compare somebody with parts of two seasons of MLB experience with another who disappointed at Double-A with another who’s totally untested in affiliated baseball?

That’s not to say these are your only options, either. Several of the Marlins’ early-round 2018 draft picks impressed in their pro debuts, while right-hander Nick Neidert continued to excel with less-than-dominant tools. Cast your vote for “other” to support any of them.

MLB Pipeline has trusted evaluators, but their word is not scripture. Many of you die-hards have more familiarity with the Marlins organization.

Please weigh in below (and share!)...


Who would you rank as the Marlins No. 1 prospect right now?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Sandy Alcántara
    (114 votes)
  • 16%
    Monte Harrison
    (75 votes)
  • 52%
    Víctor Víctor Mesa
    (230 votes)
  • 5%
    (23 votes)
442 votes total Vote Now