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2018 Marlins Top 100 prospect rankings

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Reader Daniel De Vivo shares his end-of-season list of the best talent in Miami’s improved farm system.

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I’m proud of the Marlins minor league coverage at Fish Stripes, but we don’t have all the answers. Daniel De Vivo (@DanielDeVivo) doesn’t either, but his top prospects list is as thorough as anything out there. The original document has stats and notes for every player in his Top 100. I brought some of his notes here and blended them together with minor league highlights from the 2018 season. Enjoy, and tell us what the top of your personal rankings would look like. —Ely Sussman, Managing Editor


1) OF Monte Harrison

70 Arm/60 Run/55 Power/55 Field; only position player in farm with 4 above-average tools; regressed in 2018, K rate in the clouds

2) RHP Sandy Alcántara

3) RHP Jorge Guzman

4) RHP Nick Neidert

5) 2B Isan Diaz

6) LHP Braxton Garrett

7) C Will Banfield

70 Arm/55 Field/50 Power; everyone’s raving about defensive skills and leadership; showed great arm in 1st season; 30% K rate

8) OF Connor Scott

9) LHP Trevor Rogers

10) RHP Edward Cabrera

11) RHP Jordan Yamamoto

12) 3B James Nelson

13) OF Tristan Pompey

55 Hit/50 Power/55 Run; aptitude and power from both sides of the plate; looks like a stud

14) OF Brian Miller

15) SS Joe Dunand

16) SS/2B Christopher Torres

17) SS Jose Devers

18) RF/LF Austin Dean

19) SS Osiris Johnson

20) RHP Zac Gallen

21) OF Thomas Jones

22) RHP Ryan Lillie

23) LHP Luis Palacios

Played like a Cy Young at the Dominican Summer League; only 4 walks in 64 innings; .155 batting average against

24) RHP Jeff Brigham

25) RF Isael Soto

26) RHP Robert Dugger

27) OF Brayan Hernandez

28) SS/2B Bryson Brigman

Maybin trade; solid OBP; most tools good, not 1 that really stands out; very little HR power; 14% career K rate

29) RHP Merandy Gonzalez

30) 2B Riley Mahan

31) RHP Jordan Holloway

32) RHP Matt Givin

33) 1B Sean Reynolds

Very interesting; top power and solid speed and baserunning skills, but dreadful K rate; trending up

34) RHP Brady Puckett

35) RHP Tyler Kolek

36) LHP McKenzie Mills

37) LHP Jose Quijada

38) RHP Tommy Eveld

Ziegler trade; touches 97 and average slider; has never had a bad season in his career; 1.88 career ERA/0.95 career WHIP

39) RHP Colton Hock

40) OF Braxton Lee

41) RHP Sam Perez

42) RHP Ben Meyer

43) RHP Albert Guerrero

44) RHP Dustin Beggs

45) RHP Ethan Clark

46) OF Jhonny Santos

47) OF Isaac Galloway

48) OF John Norwood

Had been getting better every year of career until ‘18; Great arm

49) OF Jerar Encarnacion

50) RF/LF Jorge Caballero

51) OF Ricardo Cespedes

52) 1B John Silviano

53) 3B Brian Schales

54) OF Davis Bradshaw

55) RHP Lukas Schiraldi

56) SS/3B Ynmanol Marinez

57) RHP Brandon Miller

58) 1B Lazaro Alonso

59) LHP Daniel Castano

60) C Jarrett Rindfleisch

61) RHP Humberto Mejia

62) RHP Vincent Aiello

63) C Jared Barnes

64) RHP Kyle Keller

65) LHP Dylan Lee

Converted to starter; beautiful 2018 (K rate, BAA and WHIP); needs to work on BBs; 3 levels in ‘18!

66) 2B Justin Twine

67) RHP George Soriano

68) 2B Alvaro Montero

69) RF/LF Michael Donadio

70) RF/LF Stone Garrett

71) RHP Chad Smith

72) RHP Parker Bugg

73) OF Milton Smith

74) RHP Cody Poteet

75) RHP Andy Beltre

76) C Nick Fortes

77) RHP Josh Roberson

78) RHP Leudy Martinez

79) RHP Taylor Braley

80) RHP Reilly Hovis

81) RHP Alejandro Mateo

82) 1B Jonathan Rodriguez

83) LHP Dakota Bennett

84) RHP Chris Vallimont

85) OF Corey Bird

86) RHP Daniel Paulino

87) OF Aaron Knapp

88) 1B/RF/LF Omar Lebron

89) RHP Travis Neubeck

90) OF Albert Guaimaro

91) 2B Walter Espinal

92) OF Anfernee Seymour

93) OF Cameron Baranek

94) RHP R.J. Peace

95) C/1B J.D. Osborne

96) LHP Sean Geunther

97) 2B Samuel Castro

98) RHP Remey Reed

99) LHP Alex Vesia

100) RHP Tyler Jones