2/2/13

BNS - Miami Marlins: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

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Especially with the departure of Johnson, Buehrle and Sanchez, Jose Fernandez could be on the fast track to Miami. A first round pick (14th overall) in 2011, the power right-hander has a 97 m.p.h. fast ball along with a plus slider and a developing change-up. Between low Single-A and advanced Single-A last season, he was 14-1 with a 1.75 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and a .191 opponent’s batting average. He struck out 158 batters in 134 innings and allowed just 89 hits.

Like Fernandez, 21-year-old Christian Yelich can benefit from the fire sale with a clearer path to the majors. The left-handed hitter has an advanced approach at the plate and can hit for average. He has yet to demonstrate prodigious power, but 15 to 20 home runs a season is possible. last year, at advanced Single-A Jupiter, he batted .330 with a .928 OPS, 12 home runs, 48 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 397 at-bats.

A key part of the package shipped to Miami from Toronto in the 12-player trade between the Marlins and Blue Jays last November, Jake Marisnick is a superb defensive outfielder with the capability to showcase five tools. The 21-year-old Marisnick’s offensive numbers were average between advanced Single-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire in the Blue Jays system, but with his potential to hit for average and power, along with his speed on the basepaths and his range and throwing arm in the outfield, he has a high ceiling that could lead him to Miami as early as 2014.


for the rest of the list... http://baseballnewssource.com/prospects/miami-marlins-top-10-prospects-for-2013/15317/ 

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