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Realmuto, Nicolino named Marlins' Minor League Player, Pitcher of Year

Double-A Jacksonville catcher J.T. Realmuto and left-hander Justin Nicolino were named the Miami Marlins' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Monday. Both were key contributors to the Suns' Southern League Championship run, the third since 2009. Realmuto, a third-round pick in the 2010 draft, hit .302 with 29 doubles, six triples, eight homers, 65 RBI and 18 stolen...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins satisfied with skill-sets scooped up in 2014 draft

There's no telling how high picks draft will develop, but the Miami Marlins feel confident about theirs because of strong skill-sets. Right-hander Tyler Kolek, selected second overall, has a plus fastball and curveball. The Gatorade Texas Player of the Year posted a 5-2 record and a 0.35 ERA in his senior season with 126 strikeouts and eight walks in 60 1/3 innings. Competitive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Absolutely Fascinating Henderson Alvarez

Henderson Alvarez isn’t the best starter on the Marlins, obviously. He isn’t the second-best either, unless you really dislike Nathan Eovaldi. Tom Koehler has his supporters, and a lower ERA. Andrew Heaney is coming, and so is Justin Nicolino. If you’re looking for young pitching, the Marlins have lots of it, some younger than Alvarez, […]
Via Fangraphs
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Justin Nicolino, Miami Marlins Pitching Prospect

Justin Nicolino has been called “an intelligent student of the game.” It’s an accurate description and a big reason the 22-year-old southpaw is one of the top prospects in the Miami Marlins organization. He thrives on more than guile. Nicolino has better stuff than most crafty lefties. A second-round pick by the Blue Jays, in […]
Via Fangraphs
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins experiencing a resurgence of young pitching talent

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is a tough act to follow. Just ask Miami's crop of young pitchers in big-league camp. Andrew Heaney, listed as Major League Baseball's top left-handed starting prospect, remembers when the 21-year-old National League Rookie of the Year and NL Cy Young finalist allowed just three hits over 20 innings during minor-league camp. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Say no to Prospect for Prospect trades!

Earlier this week Jon Heyman discussed the possibility of the Cubs and Marlins getting together for a prospect on prospect trade. My advice to you all is not to get too used to the idea. Trades of minor leaguers just don’t happen very much. Heyman himself acknowledges this in his piece, but he seems to underestimate just how much value impact potential talent like Javier Baez and...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: Miami Marlins Prospects

The polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet has published today his 2014 organizational prospect list for the Miami Marlins. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Marlins or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What this brief post...
Via Fangraphs
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Miami Marlins

The Marlins organization boasts impressive pitching talent, as well as some up-and-coming hitting prospects. Three members of the Top 10 came from the 2012 blockbuster trade with Toronto, while a waiver claim from that same organization found his way into the 15th slot. Some strong drafting in the past couple of years has also helped improve the organizational depth.   #1 Andrew...
Via Fangraphs
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins prospect Nicolino named FSL Pitcher of Year

The Miami Marlins' young pitchers continue to impress, and not just at the major league level. Justin Nicolino, a left-hander acquired in the big offseason trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday. The league announced its 2013 All-Star Team based on voting by managers, official scorers and media. The FSL regular season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Florida to Premiere Inside the Marlins: Life in the Minor Leagues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On Friday, Aug. 2, FOX Sports Florida will premiere the next episode of "Inside the Marlins," upon the conclusion of the Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians game.Hosted and produced by Frank Forte, this episode will detail life in the Marlins Minor League system. Fans will get an exclusive look into the top three levels of the minor leagues -- New...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Florida to Premiere Inside the Marlins: Life in the Minor Leagues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On Friday, Aug. 2, FOX Sports Florida will premiere the next episode of "Inside the Marlins," upon the conclusion of the Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians game.Hosted and produced by Frank Forte, this episode will detail life in the Marlins Minor League system. Fans will get an exclusive look into the top three levels of the minor leagues -- New...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Marlins have best shot at All-Star future?

The Miami Marlins have produced the minimum lone All-Star representative the past three seasons. Staff ace Jose Fernandez enjoyed a spectacular All-Star debut on Tuesday night, when he struck out two American League batters during a perfect inning. At 20, All-Star starts could be in the right-hander's future. Giancarlo Stanton was Miami's All-Star last year, but he got...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Stock Watch – 04/10/13

The first week of the minor league season is behind us and we’ve already had some interesting performances – both good and bad. This week’s Prospect Stock Watch reviews two minor league performances, as well as one MLB debut. Sam Dyson, RHP, Miami Marlins The Miami Marlins front office added four prospects during last off-season’s mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Three...
Via Fangraphs
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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