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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sickels: Miami Marlins Top 20 Prospects for 2012

1) Christian Yelich, OF, Grade B+: Pure hitter with decent power, surprising speed, ex-first baseman adapted well to outfield defense. Class of the system. Grade might go higher if he resolves problems against left-handed pitching.

2) Marcell Ozuna, OF, Grade B: Some risk here with plate discipline issues, but power/speed upside is excellent and he made progress last year with contact. Good throwing arm and range as well.

3) Jose Fernandez, RHP, Grade B: Highest-upside arm in the system, could be a rotation anchor although some think he’ll be a closer. 2011 first-round pick who hasn’t pitched much yet.

4) J.T. Realmuto, C, Grade B-: Borderline B. Good athleticism and power potential, needs some work with the strike zone and defensive polish. If he adds those, could be much higher next year and one of the best catching prospects in the game.

5) Matt Dominguez, 3B, Grade B-: Glove looks terrific, both on paper and in person. He has some power, but is not going to hit for average and doesn’t draw walks. Still young enough to improve, but at this point has more value for a real team than a fantasy one. Comp: Pedro Feliz.

...This system isn’t empty, but it is pretty thin. Yelich and Ozuna give some hope for the future outfield, with Yelich showing a good balance of skills in his full-season debut. Ozuna’s tools stand out and he made progress refining them last year, but he still carries significant risk. Realmuto will rank much higher in a year if he can polish up his defense. Everybody knows about Dominguez: great glove, but will he hit? It looks like role players beyond this group with few guys who project as regulars.

Thanks to Bello.

Repoz Posted: December 18, 2011 at 10:09 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:17 AM (#4019184)
For some reason I struggle with this: they're still the 'Devil Rays' and these guys are still gonna be the 'Florida Marlins' every time I mention them. It's a hard habit to unwind.
   2. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 19, 2011 at 05:27 AM (#4019187)
For some reason I struggle with this: they're still the 'Devil Rays' and these guys are still gonna be the 'Florida Marlins' every time I mention them.


Probably because they both should have kept their original names. Tampa Bay Devil Rays flowed much better than the abrupt Tampa Bay Rays, and place name/nickname allieration rarely works, and this is no exception to that rule of thumb.

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