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Marlins Minor League Recap—9/4

The final recap of the year for an improved minor league system.

Monte Harrison ends 2018 as the organization’s No. 1 prospect, but he’s far from a finished product.

Triple-A: New Orleans Baby Cakes (@cakesbaseball)

Record over the last ten games: 4-6

Season record: 69-70 (17-10 in their past 27 games)

Notables:

Isan Diaz cooled down since arriving at Triple-A, hitting .204 with an OPS of .639 in the 35 games after his call-up.

Zac Gallen really shined during the last part of the year, all of which he spent in New Orleans. For his last 9 outings, he sported a 2.61 ERA in 48 13 innings, while fanning 53 batters.

Braxton Lee disappointed in his first full campaign in the Marlins organization. At least he finished on a high note and appears to be 100 percent healthy despite missing time during the middle of the summer.

Double-A: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (@jaxshrimp)

Record over the last ten games: 4-6

Season record: 55-82

Notables:

The season went pretty poorly for the Shrimp in terms of their record, but there were several notable players on the roster.

Nick Neidert is just one reason that the early returns from the Dee Gordon trade are squarely in the Marlins’ corner. Though he has had a few less than clean outings over his past ten outings, he entered the last weekend of the year with a 12-7 record with a 3.24 ERA and a low low WHIP of 1.13. He also sported a 9.1 K/9 with only at 1.8 BB/9.

Monte Harrison’s last 10 games were fairly similar to the rest of his season: a .184 average, a homer, 12 RBI with 21 Ks in 38 ABs. At least he conducts himself like a star.

Robert Dugger, another player in the Dee Gordon deal, has only given up 2 runs in his last 15 innings, while walking 2 and fanning 15.

Bryson Brigman, who came over in the Cameron Maybin deal with the Mariners, also supports the notion that making deals with Seattle continues to be quite fruitful. Brigman is the 26th-ranked prospect in the Miami system.

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2018 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AA SEA-MIA 126 544 490 57 152 19 7 3 49 21 6 42 77 .310 .371 .396 .767 194 11 7 2 3 1
2018 23 -0.9 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA 11 42 38 1 12 2 0 1 6 2 0 2 6 .316 .357 .447 .805 17 2 1 0 1 0
2018 23 0.7 Modesto CALL A+ SEA 98 425 381 47 116 13 7 2 38 15 6 37 58 .304 .373 .391 .764 149 9 5 1 1 1
2018 23 0.6 Jupiter FLOR A+ MIA 17 77 71 9 24 4 0 0 5 4 0 3 13 .338 .368 .394 .763 28 0 1 1 1 0
All Levels (3 Seasons) 314 1380 1218 163 330 39 12 5 104 54 26 127 194 .271 .346 .335 .681 408 30 18 8 9 2
A+ (1 season) Minors 115 502 452 56 140 17 7 2 43 19 6 40 71 .310 .372 .392 .764 177 9 6 2 2 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/3/2018.

Both Harrison and Brigman will continue playing in the Arizona Fall League, beginning October 9.

Single-A (Advanced): Jupiter Hammerheads (@GoHammerheads)

Record over the last ten games: 4-6

Season record: 70-64

Notables:

Jorge Guzman, the fifth-ranked prospect in the system, had ups and downs all year, while flashing an 100+ mph fastball all the while. Acquired in the Stanton deal. His big issue all year was control, and with an ERA over 4, he still has to truly harness all of his potential.

Register Pitching
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2018 22 -1.0 Jupiter FLOR A+ MIA 0 9 .000 4.03 4.59 21 21 0 0 0 0 96.0 84 49 43 7 64 0 101 4 1 16 430 1.542 7.9 0.7 6.0 9.5 1.58
All Levels (4 Seasons) 11 20 .355 3.80 4.85 64 54 3 1 0 0 258.0 227 139 109 14 129 0 272 15 6 49 1130 1.380 7.9 0.5 4.5 9.5 2.11
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 4 5 .444 3.67 4.96 17 9 3 0 0 0 49.0 37 27 20 1 24 0 56 3 1 15 207 1.245 6.8 0.2 4.4 10.3 2.33
FRk (1 season) Minors 2 3 .400 5.63 8.16 13 11 0 0 0 0 46.1 55 42 29 2 23 0 27 6 0 12 230 1.683 10.7 0.4 4.5 5.2 1.17
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/3/2018.

Single-A: Greensboro Grasshoppers (@GSOHoppers)

Record over the last ten games: 3-7

Season record: 60-76

Notables:

Pretty slow finish for most of the Marlins top prospects who are in Single-A. Edward Cabrera, Colton Hock and Trevor Rogers had very good moments, but finished with some rocky starts.

Top batting prospects Connor Scott, Will Banfield and Osiris Johnson impressed just by ascending to Greensboro within a couple months of the 2018 draft, but all hit less than .200 over the past 10 games.

You can see a list of the Hoppers roster and stats by clicking here.

Thanks so much for reading my updates this year. I look forward to going in depth on some of the Marlins top prospects in the offseason!