As the 2019 Marlins regular season approaches its end on Sept. 29, fans are tempted to disconnect from the team and allocate that time to other sports and activities. “It’s over,” you may be thinking. “Nothing more to see here.”
Wrong! For many players within the organization, baseball never stops. Just like last year, Fish Stripes will be consistently updating the whereabouts of your favorite Fish during the offseason. Participating in fall and winter leagues allows them to expand their skill sets and/or compensate for time they missed due to injury. This stuff matters.
These are the Marlins who expect to be involved in live, meaningful games between now and Spring Training. New for 2019-20, I have created FishStripes.com/offseason where you can find updates on them, including stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis.
- Arizona Fall League—OF Víctor Víctor Mesa, INF José Devers, RHP Nick Neidert, OF Jerar Encarnación, LHP Alex Vesia, RHP C.J. Carter and RHP Vincenzo Aiello (Salt River Rafters); RHP Sterling Sharp (Surprise Saguaros)
- Dominican Winter League—1B Lewin Díaz and OF Gabriel Guerrero (Estrellas Orientales);
RHP Tayron Guerrero(designated for assignment and claimed by White Sox); LHP Jarlin García, 1B/OF Peter O’Brien and OF Magneuris Sierra (Toros del Este); RHP Kolton Mahoney, RHP Cody Poteet and C Rodrigo Vigil (Águilas Cibaeñas); 3B/SS Joe Dunand and C Wilkin Castillo (Leones del Escogido)
- Mexican Pacific League—C Santiago Chávez (Charros de Jalisco);
LHP Mike Kickham(elected free agency and signed by Red Sox)
- Puerto Rican Winter League—SS Jazz Chisholm and OF Monte Harrison (Criollos de Caguas); C Brian Navarreto (Gigantes de Carolina); INF Yadiel Rivera (Atenienses de Manati)
- Australian Baseball League—RHP Dustin Beggs (Adelaide Giants)
- WBSC Premier12—OF Tristan Pompey (Canada)
- LPB Colombia—RHP Elkin Alcala (Leones de Santa Marta); INF/OF J.C. Millán (Tigres de Cartagena); OF Harold Ramirez (Caimanes de Barranquilla)
- Probeis Panamá—1B/DH Lázaro Alonso (Federales de Chiriqui);
OF Jhonny Santos(selected by Mariners in Rule 5 Draft)