For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins will have three top prospects representing the franchise at the All-Star Futures Game: right-hander Sixto Sánchez, second baseman Isan Díaz and outfielder Monte Harrison. The event will be held on Sunday, July 7 at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, the same site of the MLB All-Star Game.
The 20-year-old Sánchez, currently at Double-A Jacksonville, spent the first month of the 2019 campaign at extended spring training. Since being promoted to Jacksonville, he has a 2.77 ERA, 2.26 FIP, 25.4 K% in 52.0 IP. He was acquired as the centerpiece of the J.T. Realmuto trade in February.
Díaz (Triple-A New Orleans), 23, is slashing .287/.374/.533 with a 121 wRC+ in 75 games to put himself on the verge of a major league call-up. He leads the entire Marlins organization with 16 home runs. The Puerto Rican native was one of four former Brewers prospects included in last year’s Christian Yelich blockbuster.
Harrison (New Orleans), 23, recently returned from a hamstring injury. Like Díaz, Miami got him for Yelich.
After an inconsistent 2018, he has rebounded by slashing .284/.372/.479 with a 110 wRC+, 20 stolen bases and strong outfield defense.
Here are the full Futures Game rosters via MLB Pipeline.
Sánchez, Díaz and Harrison ranked as the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 Marlins prospects in our recently updated Top 30 list. The latter two were guests on the Earning Their Stripes podcast show earlier this season.
The only other National League farm system to produce at least three Futures Game participants this year is the Padres. Right-hander Jorge Guzman was the lone Marlins rep last summer.