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Dozens of exclusive interviews with the top talents in the Marlins organization.

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The Marlins are better suited to contend moving forward than at any other point in recent memory. Much of that optimism stems from ownership and front office changes, but more specifically, the elite farm system that new leadership has been able to construct in such a short period.

At Fish Stripes, we feel responsible for getting fans better acquainted with these young players. Not every individual will reach their respective ceiling, but those who do may wind up among the most significant figures in franchise history. We are bringing you their stories—goals and struggles between the lines, hobbies and personalities off the field—directly from the source.

Primarily through the Fish Stripes podcast, we conducted dozens of exclusive interviews with Marlins prospects during the 2019 season, including three who have since claimed significant roles with the big league team. Check them out below (listed in chronological order).

Conversations hosted by Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky on Twitter), Danny Martinez (@DannyM_MIA), Erik Oas (@erik_oas), Ian Smith (@FlaSmitty) and Ely Sussman (@RealEly).


Garrett Cooper (FishStripes.com)

Josh Roberson (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Jerar Encarnación (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

  • Led all Marlins prospects in games, plate appearances and hits during 2019 season

Will Stewart (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Acquired by Marlins in J.T. Realmuto trade

Will Banfield (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Monte Harrison (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Acquired by Marlins in Christian Yelich trade
  • Selected to 2019 All-Star Futures Game

Chris Vallimont (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

  • Traded to Minnesota Twins on July 27, 2019

Connor Scott (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Trevor Rogers (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Led all Marlins prospects in strikeouts during 2019 season

Sean Reynolds (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Thomas Jones (Earning Their Stripes)

Jordan Yamamoto (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Acquired by Marlins in Yelich trade
  • Made major league debut with Marlins on June 12, 2019

Tanner Andrews (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Alex Vesia (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Isan Díaz (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Acquired by Marlins in Yelich trade
  • Selected to 2019 All-Star Futures Game
  • Made major league debut with Marlins on August 5, 2019

Bubba Hollins (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Tyler Mitzel (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Jake Walters (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Peyton Burdick (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

J.D. Osborne (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Tyler Kolek (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Cody Poteet (Earning Their Stripes)

Remey Reed (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Kameron Misner (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Evan Edwards (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Davis Bradshaw (A-Ball with Erik Oas)

Nick Neidert (Earning Their Stripes)

  • Acquired by Marlins in Dee Gordon trade