Triple-A: New Orleans Baby Cakes (@cakesbaseball)
Record over the last ten games: 4-6
Season record: 40-43
Zac Gallen is the last of the top rookie arms still with the Baby Cakes following the call ups of Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez. He had one of his roughest outings this past week, giving up 5 runs in 8 hits over 5.2 innings.
Gallen and second baseman Eric Campbell were named to the PCL All-Star Game:
Several pitchers who started the season with the Marlins haven’t fared well since being sent down to the Fish Farm. Dillon Peters and Jarlin García have been relatively disappointing, for example. Despite a solid seven-inning start his last outing, Peters has an ERA of 6.60 with opposing hitters batting .316 against him thus far. Meanwhile, Garcia has had a few good outings, but in his last start he gave up 11 runs on 12 hits over 4 2⁄3 innings.
On a positive note: veteran reliever Javy Guerra, who pitched in 16 games for the Marlins last year, hasn’t given up a run over his first 14 2⁄3 innings of work this season, while striking out 23. He could find himself in Miami if any of the current major league relievers get traded to contenders.
At bat, Garrett Cooper has looked good in his rehab assignment, hitting .321 with a homer and five RBI over ten games.
Double-A: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (@jaxshrimp)
Record over the last ten games: 3-7
Season record: 31-48
Though Joe Dunand and Brian Miller arrived in Jacksonville last week, it hasn’t stopped them from going on a five-game losing streak as of the writing of this article. Miller continues to do well; over his last ten games he has hit .308 with a .386 OBP, though Dunand has been relatively cold.
Monte Harrison, the Marlins top position prospect continues to show quite a bit of power. Harrison, a three sport prospect, is built like a tank and slugs like it. Having hit 21 homers last year, he is still on that pace with 11 long balls this year. However, his batting average has falling this year to .229 from .272 last year, and his OPS has fallen .132 points from last season. This is largely due to whiffing 126 times this year compared to 139 all of last season. Is he pressing to impress his new organization? Hard to say, but it’s clear what he has to work on.
Meanwhile, RHP Nick Neidert, continues to warrant a promotion. A video of his recent twelve strikeout outing is illuminating, and in his last start he went 8 shutout innings.
Single-A (Advanced): Jupiter Hammerheads (@GoHammerheads)
Record over the last ten games: 4-6
Season record: 46-35
Jordan Yamamoto gave up runs! After back-to-back seven innings shutout efforts, Yamamoto “only” went six, gavev up two runs (while walking 1 and fanning 12). The pitcher was brought over from the Brewers in the Yelich deal and has surpassed all reasonable expectations. His last three starts have featured 20 innings with 2 runs, 2 walks, and 27 strikeouts. He hasn’t given up more than 2 runs in an outing all season.
On Tuesday night, he got the call to Double-A.
YES! Marlins made the right call: @jyamaz21 going from JUP✈️JAX!— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 4, 2018
Big test, but he's ready for it. https://t.co/ASCOQuJ3zA
Single-A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (@GSOHoppers)
Record over the last ten games: 5-5
Season record: 40-40
Trevor Rogers, the 2017 first round pick for the Marlins, continues to get his feet wet, having given up 10 runs in the 8.1 innings he pitched this past week. On the positive side, he did fan 9 over 8.1 frames.
Colton Hock has continued to shine all season out of the pen for the Hoppers. Hock has also had a part in each of the team’s last five wins, sporting a 4-0 record and a save, with a 1.52 ERA over his last ten games.
Catcher Will Allen and outfielder Jhonny Santos each had two homers over their past ten games.
Class A Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs (@BataviaMuckdogs)
Record last week: 5-5
Season record: 7-9
Jerar Encarnacion has continued to rake, and the outfielder sports a .479 average this season.
Catchers Igor Baez and J.D. Osborne have hit .385 and .341, respectively, making this a productive position for Batavia.
Meanwhile, first baseman Sean Reynolds has two homers and fourteen RBI in the young season.
Gulf Coast League: GCL Marlins
Season record: 5-8
The biggest news was the debut of 2018 first-round pick Connor Scott. Here’s his first professional hit!
We will get into the high producers on this roster next week, as the young season progresses.