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Miami Marlins links, 5/25/18: Marlin gets a ring, top prospect could be up soon

Plus other Marlins links for your Fishy Friday.

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So nice, let’s see it twice

With no game played by the Fish on Thursday, some were living in the past.

Cameron Maybin had additional reason to revel in bygone days of yore. The team, not wanting to be left off the trip down memory lane, is set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in a couple of weeks and announced a special event.

Speaking of #Marlins25...

Longtime third baseman Mike Lowell was confirmed as one of the alumni softball game participants. Lowell was awarded his only career Gold Glove in 2005, and creative plays like this were a big reason why.

Minor league scoreboard

Triple-A: New Orleans 10 (23-24), Omaha 11

Double-A: Jacksonville 8, Mississippi 1 in completing suspended game; Jacksonville 3 (20-27), Mississippi 0 in regularly scheduled game

High-A: Jupiter 3 (29-17), Bradenton 12

Low-A: Kannapolis 2, Greensboro 5 (20-23)

May 24 box scores courtesy of

Names to know

Elsewhere, attention turned to the farm system. No. 1 prospect Monte Harrison demonstrated his massive power potential:

The Marlins top developing pitcher Sandy Alcántara has proven himself at the Triple-A level, in the opinions of’s Jamal Collier and Jason Martinez of MLB Trade Rumors.

Meanwhile, Double-A right-hander Pablo Lopez continues his dominant stretch since recovering from an early-season injury.

Under-the-radar assets

We know what J.T. Realmuto and Justin Bour have done to raise their stock with the trade deadline gradually approaching. Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball includes several Miami pitchers in his latest roundup of movable role players and their projected value to contenders (health permitting):

  • Dan Straily: “mid-level prospect”
  • Wei-Yin Chen: “salary offset/dump”
  • Brad Ziegler: “low-level prospect”

Tonight’s game

As I noted in yesterday’s links, Jose Ureña has had it bad this season, but I didn’t know it was this awful. And now, it gets worse, but at least there’s a nice preview of the Nats series amidst all that bad news. Game time is at 7:10pm ET.