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 MiLB.com
Names to know
Elsewhere, attention turned to the farm system. No. 1 prospect Monte Harrison demonstrated his massive power potential:
Meanwhile, Double-A right-hander Pablo Lopez continues his dominant stretch since recovering from an early-season injury.
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”
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.