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Offishial news, 6/29/21: Miggy Ro’s loyalty; Poteet re-injured; Surfside Relief Fund

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage as the team enters a must-win series in Philadelphia.

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  • Marlins director of amateur scouting DJ Svihlik was blunt about how challenging the upcoming MLB Draft will be, writes Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Svihlik considers the pitching depth of the 2021 class to be inferior to last year. Although collegiate baseball was completely disrupted by the COVID pandemic, high school showcases were mostly “business as usual.”
  • Four Marlins are ranked on The List of Top 100 starting pitchers for fantasy baseball: Trevor Rogers (No. 15), Sandy Alcantara (No. 21), Pablo López (No. 23) and Zach Thompson (No. 79).
  • Following a scoring change, one of the runs allowed by Thompson on Saturday is now unearned, improving his season ERA from 2.00 to 1.50.
  • Cody Poteet re-aggravated his right knee sprain, per MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola. The club placed him on the 10-day injured list. I imagine that Jordan Holloway will be recalled to fill his rotation spot, but no corresponding move has been made yet.
  • Sixto Sánchez (No. 14), Max Meyer (No. 28), JJ Bleday (No. 60), Edward Cabrera (No. 76) and Jesús Sánchez (No. 90) are all among Baseball America’s updated Top 100 MLB prospects. J. Sánchez will graduate from prospect eligibility by late July if he continues playing regularly for the Marlins.
  • The High-A Beloit Snappers will host their first game at ABC Supply Stadium on August 3. They’re scheduled to host 24 total games at the new venue by season’s end.
  • Beloit left-hander Antonio Velez—a former undrafted free agent—won High-A Central Pitcher of the Week honors.
  • Today is the season opener for Miami’s affiliate in the Florida Complex League (previously known as the Gulf Coast League). Find all of the FCL players in our Marlins roster tracker.
  • In Monday’s episode of Jomboy Media’s The Chris Rose Rotation, Miguel Rojas opens up about potentially being traded from the Marlins to a contending team. Nationals shortstop Trea Turner joins the show.

  • The Marlins became the first MLB team to launch a credit card product with Cardless. The credit card is available now for Marlins Members and Home Run Rewards users (no annual fee).
  • Fans and community members wishing to donate to the Marlins Surfside Relief Fund may do so at marlins.com/surfside. Principal owner Bruce Sherman already made a $50,000 personal contribution and released the following statement:

“Our community remains saddened by the horrific tragedy last week in Surfside and the terrible loss that our neighbors have endured. The grief and lasting sorrow from this incident will be difficult to overcome, but our hope is that these funds can assist those directly impacted. We are appreciative of our partners at loanDepot and Founder/CEO Anthony Hsieh for joining us in these efforts, and we continue to thank the rescue workers for their tireless efforts during the search and rescue process.”