For many players within the Marlins organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. At FishStripes.com/offseason, you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis.
Jesús Sánchez, Kameron Misner, José Devers and José Salas—all consensus Top 30 Marlins prospects—were among those participating at a hitter’s camp in Jupiter on Thursday (h/t Daniel Álvarez Montes, El Extrabase). Lewis Brinson, Garrett Cooper, Isan Díaz and Miguel Rojas did the same on the major league side.
Dominican Winter League (active players)
- LHP Jarlin García—0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 3 K in 4.0 IP
- OF Gabriel Guerrero—.227/.271/.303, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 20 K in 66 AB
- DH/OF Peter O’Brien—.253/.402/.500, 8 HR, 32 RBI, 51 K in 150 AB
Peter O’Brien in the middle of the champagne celebration as his winter ball team, Toros del Este, clinched a postseason berth on Friday pic.twitter.com/Nu1bIBQ8Dn— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) December 8, 2019
- OF Magneuris Sierra—.234/.250/.298, 1 RBI, 2 SB, 7 K in 47 AB
The mighty Toros del Este became the first LIDOM team to qualify for the Round Robin postseason tournament (the top four teams in the six-team league receive berths). The league champion will advance to the Caribbean Series.
Catcher Rodrigo Vigil had been doing very well for himself with Águilas Cibaeñas (.412/.474/.471), but was removed from their roster because of the flu.
Mexican Pacific League
Mike Kickham’s tenure with Naranjeros de Hermosillo is complete. He had been leading all qualifiers in the league with 1.96 ERA in 41 1⁄3 innings pitched.
Puerto Rican Winter League
- SS Jazz Chisholm—.286/.333/.457, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB, 8 K in 35 AB
- OF Monte Harrison—.273/.373/.364, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 13 K in 44 AB
- C Brian Navarreto—.167/.205/.190, 2 RBI, 12 K in 42 AB
- INF Yadiel Rivera—.122/.200/.163, 3 RBI, 4 SB, 13 K in 49 AB
Chisholm is leaving the island prematurely. He was removed from Thursday’s game with a possible injury after grounding out in the top of the fourth inning, and the Marlins aren’t pushing him any further. All in all, he racked up 497 professional plate appearances in 2019, roughly the same workload as the previous year.
Small sample size of course, but worth noting that Monte is currently posting his lowest strikeout rate at any professional level since rookie ball.
Australian Baseball League
- RHP Dustin Beggs—6.06 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 15 K in 16.1 IP (3 GS)
Another uneven outing for Beggs last Thursday, though he was victimized by some rotten BABIP luck and persevered to set a personal ABL season best with eight strikeouts.
- 1B/DH Lázaro Alonso—.233/.343/.433, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 12 K in 30 AB
- OF Jhonny Santos—.167/.286/.300, 1 RBI, 7 K in 30 AB
Alonso ranks tied for second in the league with four extra-base hits...but also has the highest strikeout total.