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Earning Their Stripes Episode 4: Baby Cakes stars growing up fast

Danny, Ethan and Ian update the statuses of dozens of Marlins prospects trying to establish themselves as long-term building blocks.

Outfielder Víctor Víctor Mesa earns an honorable mention from Baseball America for showing some of the “best speed” in the minor leagues
Photo by Alex Carver/Fish on the Farm

This episode of ETS begins by highlighting all Marlins on Baseball America’s 2019 “Best Tools In The Minors” list (2:15), then explores numerous internal and external options to fill the franchise’s void at first base (12:20). Ian selects his hitting and pitching prospects of the week (30:00), Ethan features outfielder Monte Harrison among his Things We Love To See (34:15), and Danny enlightens you on under-the-radar prospects (43:00).

Enjoy Episode 4 of ETS!

Could you see the Marlins investing big bucks in a veteran slugger like Anthony Rizzo or José Abreu? Have we been sleeping on Low-A Clinton shortstop Demetrius Sims? And which Triple-A prospect makes it to Miami first: Harrison, Isan Díaz or Zac Gallen?

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to You can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone, PlayerFM or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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