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Fish Bites Episode 58: Reacting to Brandon Kintzler signing, top prospects lists

The Marlins have seemingly secured their closer for the 2020 season, and their young talent continues to receive praise from all corners of the scouting industry

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MLB Opening Day can’t get here soon enough. The Marlins, one move at a time, have assembled—by far—their most intriguing roster since this rebuild began. Ely rejoices over the pick-up of veteran right-hander Brandon Kintzler (1:10), checks in on some “old friends” remaining on the free agent market like Henderson Alvarez and David Phelps (17:45) and cautions fans not to overreact to preseason Top 100 prospects list, even those from the most revered outlets (38:10).

Enjoy Episode 58!

The same five Miami farmhands cracked both the Baseball America and MLB Pipeline Top 100 lists (RHP Sixto Sánchez, OF JJ Bleday, OF Jesús Sánchez, RHP Edward Cabrera, SS Jazz Chisholm). Baseball Prospectus is set to reveal their own list momentarily—expect a separate article from us summarizing these evaluations for all of you.

Please note that this episode was recorded early Sunday morning, before the Marlins agreed to terms with experienced platoon outfielder Matt Joyce and the confirmation that iconic basketball player Kobe Bryant and his eldest daughter, Gianna, perished in a helicopter crash.

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