Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 2/13/12
The Miami Marlins are widely regarded as having one of baseball’s worst farm systems, but it’s not devoid of premium talent. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released his top 101 prospects Monday and included Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich (33) and right-hander Jose Fernandez (80). Yelich is bound for Jupiter in the advanced-A Florida State League this season and Fernandez, who the Marlins selected with their first round pick last June, will start at low-A Greensboro. We spoke to Goldstein earlier this offseason when he released his Marlins’ prospect list. For those of you who missed it, here’s what he had to say about the aforementioned duo: On Yelich: “He’s surprised everybody. It’s always nice when you take a first-round pick, you get him in instructs, let him play a year and realize he’s actually better than you thought he was when you took him and gave him a seven-figure bonus. The fact he played a lot of first base in high school kept people from seeing that athleti...
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