Larry Blustein

MIAMI MARLINS: Young Outfield Talent Is Among The Best Around

Larry Blustein
May 14, 2019 - 5:23 pm
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In less than a month, teams will have the opportunity to add to their collection of athletes with the June MLB Draft.

One of the teams that will continue use the farm system to build the organization into a contender will be the Marlins.

As new ownership promised – when taking over – there will be NO quick fixes – and the future will definitely come from what they have in a minor league system that has struggled to achieve success through the years.

After the first round selection of former Tampa Plat High star Connor Scott, this organization showed that getting the best players will be a priority – and so will the outfield.

Through trades and the draft, the Marlins have put together a promising future in the outfield – starting with the major league roster where 25-year-old Harold Ramirez has been added to a group of prospects Garrett Cooper, Rosell Herrera and veteran Curtis Granderson.

MINOR LEAGUES HOLD THE FUTURE

As stated many times, the likelihood of the Marlins bringing in any big-money free agents – anywhere on the roster – is not going to happen. The future rests with the minor league rosters, and they are indeed talented.

In Triple-A New Orleans, while Lewis Brinson looks to get his act together, he is perhaps looking at the player who will be a fixture in CF for years to come in one time Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect Monte Harrison, a 6-3, 220-pounder, who has it all, offensively and defensively.

Right fielders Isaac Galloway and Gabriel Guerrero and left field prospect, Austin Dean are certainly among baseball’s brightest future stars.

At AA Jacksonville, the Jumbo Shrimp has a group of prospects that everyone is excited about – with left fielder Brian Miller, center fielders Corey Bird and gifted Magneuris Sierra and right fielders Anfernee Seymour and Stone Garrett.

In Class A Jupiter, everyone is excited about mega prospect Victor Victor Mesa – as well as right fielders Cameron Baranek, Connor Grant and Isael Soto, and left fielder Michael Donado.

With top pick Connor Scott holding things down in his first season at Class A Clinton (Midwest League), the Lumberkings also feature Thomas Jones, Ricardo Cespedes, Jerar Encarnacion and Brayan Hernandez.

  NEXT WEEK: We will begin our look at the potential prospects that the Marlins could land in June’s MLB Draft.

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...

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

Isan Diaz Is Certainly The Future at 2B. https://wqam.radio.com/blogs/larry-blustein/miami-marlins-isan-diaz-cert...

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.