Miami Marlins Top Prospects


Miami Marlins Top Prospects

Below are the 2015 Miami Marlins Top Prospects.

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Opening Day payrolls

(Major League contracts plus signing bonuses):
2014: $ 45,825,400
2013: $ 50,526,900
2012: $101,628,000

A Look Back… Last 5 Years Draft Picks
Year Name/Position School/Hometown Pick
2014 Tyler Kolek/RHP Shepherd (Texas) HS 2
2013 Colin Moran/3B North Carolina 6
2012 Andrew Heaney/LHP Oklahoma State 9
2011 Jose Fernandez/RHP Alonso High School 14
2010 Christian Yelich/1B Westlake (Calif.) HS 23

2015 Marlins Top Prospects

Rank/Overall Name Position
1/17 Tyler Kolek RHP
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
Top Position Prospect : RHP
Chosen with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 draft Kolek’s fastball rates as one of the best in the minors. His secondary pitches need work if he is going to make a quick assent to the majors. Overall he is a very athletic power pitcher who has all of the tools and makeup to become a number one starter in the majors. ETA will really depend on how his pitches develop.
2  J.T. Realmuto C
Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
Signed with the 3rd round pick in the 2010 draft Realmuto’s best ability is his game calling and strong arm. He is very athletic, with a good hit tool and has gap power. With some major league experience in 2014 the Marlins have already cut loose their starting catcher and promoted Realmuto to an everyday catching spot.
3 Justin Nicolino LHP
Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft Nicolino came to the Marlins in the Jose Reyestrade. His strength is the pinpoint control he has on his fastball that sits just at 90mph. His walk rate is one was of the lowest in all of the league last year but so was his strikeout rate. He keeps hitters off balance and induces many weakly hit balls into play. He profiles as a back of the rotation pitcher but could sneak up on people due to his incredible control. Nicolino might see major league action as early as 2015.
4 Avery Romero 2B
Rookie Card: 2012 Bowman
Romero was a 2012 third round draft pick with a quick bat and the ability to hit with gap power. He is strong, his power should develop and his fielding is improving. Depending on development his ETA should be some time in 2017.
5  Jose Urena RHP
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2008 Urena’s best pitch is his fastball that runs up to the plate at96mph. His changeup plays well off the fastball, coming in the upper 80’s. The development of his secondary pitches will determine if he ends up a reliever or closer. His assentation to the big leagues willdepend on where the Marlins need him and how his pitches develop
6 Domingo German RHP
Rookie Card: 2015 Bowman
A 2009 signee out of the Dominican Republic, German is raw but starting to show signs of being a pitcher. His strength is his ability to throw strikes with his plus fastball but in order for him to become a future member of the starting rotation he will need to develop his secondary pitches. His development is about a year behind fellow countryman Urena.
7 Isael Soto OF
Rookie Card: 2015 Bowman
Signed out of the Dominican Republic, Soto has raw power and his hit tool is advanced for his age. His raw talent will take a while to develop but Miami has time to let him develop with a really talented group of outfielders at the big league level. His ETA might be as late at 2019.
8 Trevor Williams RHP
Rookie Card: 2013 Bowman
Drafted in the second round in 2013 Williams has no plus pitchs but his pitchability and advance approach to the game helps make up for these issues. He can run his fastball up into the mid 90’s and heis developing his secondary pitches. Right now he appears to be a back end of the rotation pitcher or bullpen guy. He could move fast if he ends up in the bullpen with an ETA of 2106.
9 Brian Anderson 3B/2B
Rookie Card: 2014 Bowman
A third round pick in 2014 Anderson is a fundamental hitter with a smooth swing. He has raw power with eleven home runs in two hundred thirty at bats between two levels last season. He could be the future third baseman of the Marlins some time in 2018.
10 Jarlin Garcia LHP
Rookie Card: 2015 Bowman
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2010 Garcia is known for his control and above average fastball. His secondary pitches are in need of work but his curve ball at times shows signs of become a plus pitch. With development of his secondary pitches his ceiling could be a midlevel rotation guy. With current development he should be promoted to the big leagues some time in 2018
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