Larry Blustein

MIAMI MARLINS: Isan Diaz Is Certainly The Future at 2B

Larry Blustein
May 08, 2019 - 10:22 pm
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Like most positions on the current Miami Marlins roster, second base is certainly one that will look toward the future to find someone who will be in place for the next few years.

With veteran Starlin Castro holding down the spot this season, along with other reserve players, what happens over the next few years will truly be in the hands of a young player.

There is no secret that the player that the Marlins have had their eye on is AAA standout Isan Diaz, who came over from the Brewers in the Christian Yelich deal.

This one time Arizona Diamondback 2014 selection has struggled this season, but those who have watched him play in the past – understand that while he hasn’t hit for average – know that he can hit for power, drive in runs and play defense.

Diaz, who played AA and AAA a year ago for the Marlins, has a chance to be in Miami sometime this season, and once on the big league roster will continue to work on keeping that average up, cutting down on the strikeouts as well.

In his soon to be five years in pro baseball, this 22-year-old is in a position to be the player who will be the cornerstone for this franchise.

In AA Jacksonville, the Jumbo Shrimp have J.C. Millan and Justin Twine, who we have talked about in the past.

Twine, the Falls City, Texas native, was a second round selection back in 2014, and we had the opportunity to watch him last season in Jupiter. This year the 22-year-old has done well, keeping his average around the .300 mark.

Millan, who comes from Broward College, has played sparingly this year, and the 23-year-old continues get his shot to learn and be there for the team’s depth.

While the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads have struggled with a very talented roster, 23-year-old Riley Mahan has slipped as well, but those who continue to watch him play, believe that this is going to be someone who will snap out of the year long slump.

At Class A Clinton (Midwest League), Manager Mike Jacobs and his team has really made some major strides, posting a winning record.

With Samuel Castro and Zach Scott holding down the second base position, things have been promising for the future.   

Don’t forget that we will take a look at the prospects who could be available in the upcoming MLB Draft in the coming weeks.

TRACKING THE MARLINS

Throughout the year, we will continue to bring you a look at the talent the Marlins have throughout their farm system.

We hope you will follow the coverage throughout the season:

It’s All About The Farm System & Future. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/miami-marlins-it-s-all-about...

Building A Contender. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/building-contender-2019-marl...

Catching Will Not Be A Problem. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/miami-marlins-catching-will-...

Anderson Is The Future & Present At 3B. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/miami-marlins-anderson-futur...

MIAMI MARLINS: Shortstop Position Is A Work In Progress. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/miami-marlins-shortstop-posi...

Larry Blustein has around baseball for nearly 6 decades. From working spring training for the Baltimore Orioles to a 28 year association with Miami Stadium, he has watched some of the best baseball players who played the game during that time. You can reach him at Larry.Blustein@entercom.com.