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Offseason Fish—11/9/21

Keeping track of Marlins players competing in four different leagues.

Isan Díaz is in the midst of an “offseason swing transformation”
Isan Díaz is in the midst of an “offseason swing transformation”

Continuing a tradition from recent years, Fish Stripes will be providing weekly updates about Marlins who are actively playing/training during the offseason. At, you can find stats, highlights and (small sample size) analysis. These articles will typically drop on Tuesdays.

Arizona Fall League (AFL)

Active Marlins

  • C Will Banfield—33 PA, .296/.394/.444, 1 HR, 4 BB, 4 K
  • OF JJ Bleday—89 PA, .333/.438/.600, 4 HR, 14 BB, 16 K

  • RHP Justin Evans—7.0 IP, 10.29 ERA, 2 HR, 4 BB, 6 K, 2.71 WHIP
  • 1B Troy Johnston—61 PA, .314/.426/.353, 0 HR, 9 BB, 14 K
  • LHP Zach King—3.1 IP, 10.80 ERA, 0 HR, 4 BB, 4 K, 2.70 WHIP
  • OF Kameron Misner—75 PA, .193/.360/.509, 5 HR, 14 BB, 23 K
Side view of Kameron Misner’s home run swing in the Arizona Fall League Josh Norris/Baseball America

  • LHP Josh Simpson—9.1 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1 HR, 7 BB, 12 K, 1.50 WHIP
  • LHP Jefry Yan—5.0 IP, 12.60 ERA, 0 HR, 8 BB, 11 K, 3.20 WHIP

With Will Banfield, JJ Bleday, Troy Johnston and Kameron Misner all in the starting lineup on Monday, the Mesa Solar Sox erased a 10-0(!) deficit with 11 unanswered runs. Bleday’s home run came against Tanner Tully, a left-hander with Triple-A experience. The former top draft pick continues to make the most of his time in the desert. He’ll be celebrating his 24th birthday on Wednesday.

Banfield also went yard off of Tully, a three-run shot that appeared to top 400 feet:

“The Marlins are working with Misner on finding swing mechanics which will allow him to keep the barrel of the bat in the zone as long as possible,” Josh Norris of Baseball America reports.

Jefry Yan has not pitched since November 1. It’s unusual for AFL relievers to miss a full week of action unless it’s for personal reasons or injury related.

Liga Dominicana (LIDOM)

Active Marlins

Don Mattingly mentioned during the regular season that Sánchez was most comfortable in right field. Toros del Este have used him there exclusively through five games. He has already committed two errors though, both times on very routine plays.

Bryan De La Cruz—who’s also on the Toros—is likely to be activated this week and get his reps in either left or center.

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (LBPRC)

Active Marlins

Isan Díaz has played with Gigantes de Carolina previously and is listed on their roster. However, he’s still back in South Florida working on a “swing transformation.”

Jan Mercado’s RA12 team begins their regular season schedule tonight. The youngest catcher on their roster at age 22, it’s unclear how much playing time he’ll receive.

Mexican Pacific Winter League (LMP)

Active Marlins