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Final 2019 regular season stats for Top 30 Marlins prospects

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Mixed results from the hyped future Fish in the minor leagues this season.

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From looking at the players who earned spots on my 2019 Marlins All-Minor League team, you can tell that the correlation between MiLB production and MLB potential is not super strong. You’d prefer to see top prospects leading their affiliates to wins and receiving accolades from their respective leagues, but there’s obviously a greater objective in mind. Once elite talent emerges, player development staffs must do everything possible to optimize it for eventual major league success, even if that process comes at the expense of conventional stats.

That being said, I understand the fanbase’s curiosity. With the minor league regular season reaching its conclusion on Monday, now’s an ideal time to check in on how the toolsiest players in the Marlins farm system performed during games.

This article features all members of MLB Pipeline’s Marlins Top 30 list, plus several others who appeared in the Top 30 at various points this season and are currently on the outside looking in. The level(s) of competition that they played at in 2019 are shown in parentheses. All stats are provided by FanGraphs unless mentioned otherwise.


No. 1 Sixto Sánchez (Double-A/High-A): 2.76 ERA, 2.81 FIP, 1.07 WHIP in 114.0 IP

No. 2 JJ Bleday (High-A): .257/.311/.379, 107 wRC+ in 151 PA

No. 3 Jesús Sánchez (Triple-A): .246/.338/.446, 87 wRC+ in 78 PA; .250 BABIP

No. 4 Jazz Chisholm (Double-A): .284/.383/.494, 156 wRC+ in 94 PA

No. 5 Isan Díaz (Triple-A): .305/.395/.578, 132 wRC+ in 435 PA; 26 HR

No. 6 Monte Harrison (Triple-A/High-A): .270/.351/.441, 94 wRC+ in 251 PA; 23-for-25 in SB attempts

No. 7 Edward Cabrera (High-A/Double-A): 2.23 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 0.99 WHIP in 96.2 IP; 22.2 K-BB%

Cabrera was consistent with his control during this breakout season.
Minor Graphs by Prospects Live

No. 8 Braxton Garrett (High-A/Double-A): 3.54 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 1.27 WHIP in 106.2 IP; 52.7 GB%, .196 BAA at home

No. 9 Trevor Rogers (High-A/Double-A): 2.90 ERA, 2.94 FIP, 1.14 WHIP in 136.1 IP

No. 10 Kameron Misner (Low-A/GCL): .270/.388/.362, 126 wRC+ in 196 PA

No. 11 José Devers (High-A/GCL/Low-A): .322/.391/.390, 133 wRC+ in 197 PA; 24.7 LD%

No. 12 Nick Neidert (Triple-A/High-A/GCL): 4.67 ERA, 4.85 FIP, 1.56 WHIP in 54.0 IP; 11.1 BB%, 25.6 GB%

No. 13 Lewin Díaz (Double-A): .200/.279/.461, 108 wRC+ in 129 PA; 8 HR, .188 BABIP

Now in his sixth professional season, Díaz finally began tapping into his tremendous raw power.
Minor Graphs by Prospects Live

No. 14 Víctor Víctor Mesa (High-A/Double-A): .235/.274/.263, 59 wRC+ in 503 PA; 0 HR, 12.7 K%, 59.6 GB%

Forget about homers—Mesa didn’t even show any warning track power in 2019.
Baseball Savant

No. 15 Connor Scott (Low-A/High-A): .248/.310/.359, 96 wRC+ in 524 PA

No. 16 Nasim Nuñez (GCL/Short Season A): .200/.327/.238, 77 wRC+ in 227 PA; 15.5 BB%, .038 ISO

No. 17 Jorge Guzman (Double-A): 3.50 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 1.20 WHIP in 138.2 IP; .241 BABIP, 32.9 GB%

No. 18 Jerar Encarnación (Low-A/High-A): .276/.331/.425, 121 wRC+ in 553 PA; 71 RBI

No. 19 Jordan Holloway (High-A): 4.45 ERA, 4.38 FIP, 1.51 WHIP in 95.0 IP; 6 HR allowed, 15.6 BB%

No. 20 Will Banfield (Low-A): .199/.252/.310, 63 wRC+ in 433 PA; 45.7 CS%

No. 21 José Salas (N/A): none—inactive

No. 22 Evan Fitterer (GCL): 2.38 ERA, 4.65 FIP, 1.41 WHIP in 22.2 IP

No. 23 Osiris Johnson (N/A): none—injured

No.24 Robert Dugger (Double-A/Triple-A): 5.15 ERA, 4.59 FIP, 1.36 WHIP in 124.0 IP

No. 25 Brian Miller (Double-A): .265/.326/.354, 98 wRC+ in 495 PA

No. 26 Tristan Pompey (High-A/GCL): .197/.300/.272, 76 wRC+ in 170 PA, 34.7 K%

No. 27 Will Stewart (High-A): 5.43 ERA, 4.43 FIP, 1.38 WHIP in 129.1 IP; 14 HBP

No. 28 Víctor Mesa Jr. (GCL): .284/.366/.398, 121 wRC+ in 207 PA; 11.6 BB%, 14.0 K%

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No. 29 Peyton Burdick (Low-A/Short Season A): .308/.407/.542, 171 wRC+ in 313 PA; .379 BABIP

No. 30 Humberto Mejía (Low-A/High-A): 2.09 ERA, 3.14 FIP, 0.90 WHIP in 90.1 IP; .429 OPS vs. right-handed batters

Marlins in MLB Top 100 Prospect Rankings

Name Baseball America MLB Pipeline FanGraphs
Name Baseball America MLB Pipeline FanGraphs
Sixto Sánchez 20 23 23
Jesús Sánchez 43 39 50
JJ Bleday 55 29 40
Isan Díaz 77 82 82
Edward Cabrera 79 100 N/A
Jazz Chisholm N/A 55 29
Monte Harrison N/A 84 106

A healthy but underwhelming season for former second-round draft pick Joe Dunand
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  • Bryson Brigman (Double-A/High-A): .253/.337/.326, 98 wRC+ in 444 PA
  • Joe Dunand (Double-A): .242/.314/.333, 90 wRC+ in 525 PA; 10 SF
  • Tommy Eveld (Double-A/Triple-A): 5.11 ERA, 5.48 FIP, 1.22 WHIP in 49.1 IP; 29.4 K%
  • Colton Hock (High-A): 3.16 ERA, 3.07 FIP, 1.34 WHIP in 51.1 IP
  • Thomas Jones (Low-A): .239/.332/.382, 11 wRC+ in 448 PA; 22 HBP, 30.1 K%
  • Riley Mahan (High-A/Double-A): .251/.315/.386, 107 wRC+ in 471 PA
  • James Nelson (High-A): .228/.279/.296, 72 wRC+ in 470 PA
  • Christopher Torres (Low-A): .234.346.317, 101 wRC+ in 508 PA; 14.8 BB%