If the Marlins could just develop some hitters, they could begin to put things together. They’ve got some of the best young pitchers in the league and still have Edward Cabrera, one of the best pitchers in the minor leagues, Sixto Sanchez, Max Meyer, and Eury Perez – all of which have a chance to pitch at the top-of-the-rotation. Yet, their top positional player is an 18-year-old shortstop with nine games of experience. Don’t’ get me wrong, I like Khalil Watson a lot, but he’s three years away at least and a lot can go wrong. After that, there are some complementary players but no stars. It’s a problem. Perhaps the Marlins can dip into the free agency. Maybe some of their young players will develop into stars. Jazz Chisholm and Jesus Sanchez have shown flashes, but both are very aggressive hitters and will be prone to low on-base percentages. I dunno…but, you’ve got to score runs to win games.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Edward Cabrera
- Biggest Mover: Eury Perez
- Emerging Prospect: Jose Salas