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Diaz, Cabrera signal turning of tide in Miami

Sluggers, pitchers abundant in much-improved Marlins system
November 13, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Marlins are far enough along in their lengthy rebuild that the Minor League crops

Sluggers dominate 2019 PCL All-Star list

Top-100 prospects Tucker, Kieboom, Diaz among honorees
August 28, 2019

As expected, this group features a real murderer's row of hitting talent from the Minors' top level.Top-100 prospectsKyle Tucker, Carter Kieboom and Isan Díaz combined with dominant sluggers like Kevin Cron, Ty France and Jared Walsh to form the 2019 Pacific Coast League end-of-season All-Stars, the Triple-A circuit announced Monday.

File runs scoreless streak to 19 innings

Brewers righty allows three hits over seven frames for Shuckers
August 5, 2019

Not only is Dylan File continuing to dominated Southern League hitters, he's getting better at it. The Milwaukee righty allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five over seven frames with five strikeouts in Double-A Biloxi's 2-0 win over Jacksonville on Monday at MGM Park.

Marlins send slugger Diaz to The Show

Miami's fifth-ranked prospect bashed 26 homers in Triple-A
August 4, 2019

Isan Díaz has clubbed his way to South Beach.Miami's fifth-ranked prospect has been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans up to the Marlins. The news was first reported by Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio.

Toolshed: Prospects on the upswing

Twins' Lewis, Marlins' Diaz among those turning seasons around
July 24, 2019

Call these the grind times.Baseball players talk a lot about dealing with the grind of a long season, something that can be felt most in July. The weather's hot; the pennant chase is not quite here yet; the games within games -- adjusting to another team and then adjusting to

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16

Cards' Gorman gets three hits; Marlins' Diaz slugs 22nd homer
July 17, 2019

Cardinals 3B Nolan Gorman, Class A Advanced Palm Beach: 3-for-5, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs, 2 R -- Hitting over .300 in July, Gorman continued to swing a hot bat for Palm Beach. With three more knocks, the top Cardinals prospect ran his hitting streak to six games. Over the last two

Cakes' Diaz crushes homer on four-hit night

No. 6 Marlins prospect has 15 long balls since the end of April
June 28, 2019

If Isan Díaz keeps up his production for Triple-A New Orleans, he could soon be taking his talents to South Beach.The Marlins' No. 6 prospect went 4-for-4 with three extra-base hits, four RBIs and two runs scored in the Baby Cakes' 9-7 win over Oklahoma City on Friday at Chickasaw

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 20

Padres' Urias snaps out of funk, Twins' Lewis goes deep again
June 21, 2019

Padres SS Luis Urías, Triple-A El Paso: 4-for-5, HR, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 R -- There might not be much left for San Diego's No. 2 prospect to prove in the Minors. Even a brief slump didn't keep Urias down long as he fell a triple shy of the cycle during

Diaz homers again, sets Cakes' mark

Marlins No. 6 prospect goes deep in fifth straight game
May 26, 2019

Isan Díaz put an exclamation point on Baby Cakes history Sunday.Miami's sixth-ranked prospect set a franchise record by homering in his fifth straight game, launching a moon shot in the first inning, but Triple-A New Orleans was outslugged by Iowa, 14-10, at the Shrine on Airline. The teams combined for 28

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 25

Marlins' Diaz, Astros' Tucker extend home run streaks
May 26, 2019

Marlins 2B Isan Díaz, Triple-A New Orleans: 3-for-4, HR, RBI, 3 R, 1 BB -- Diaz homered Saturday, just like he did the previous day. And the day before that. And the day before that. He also finished a triple shy of the cycle against Iowa and scored half of

Diaz goes yard again for Baby Cakes

Marlins No. 6 prospect homers in third straight game, singles
May 24, 2019

The third time was a charm for Isan Díaz.The Marlins' sixth-ranked prospect homered for the third straight game on Friday as Triple-A New Orleans shut down Oklahoma City, 4-1, at the Shrine on Airline. He went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Gallen enjoys career night for Cakes

Marlins No. 18 prospect faces minimum in seven no-hit frames
April 5, 2019

By the fourth inning, Zac Gallen was plenty aware he had a zero in the hit column. In fact, the Marlins' No. 18 prospect and Jarlin García stayed practically perfect through eight frames for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, as the pair faced the minimum in the Baby Cakes' season-opening 2-1 victory over

Giants' Bart stays sizzling in Arizona

Club's top prospect homers, raises OPS to 1.714 this spring
February 27, 2019

Toward the end of what a quiet afternoon game at Scottsdale Stadium, Joey Bart helped the action perk up very quickly in a nine-run eighth inning.The top Giants prospect began the frame with a double and later hit the middle shot of back-to-back-to-back homers to close out a 15-2 drubbing

Marlins' Diaz still red-hot in Puerto Rico

Club's No. 9 prospect has raised average 70 points in two weeks
December 16, 2018

Though the Arizona Fall League is in the books, that doesn't mean baseball is over for the year. Winter leagues are going on across the globe with top prospects getting in extra at-bats and innings before the 2019 season. Here's a look at some of baseball's top ranked prospects who

Padres' Tatis continues swinging hot bat

Shortstop tallies five doubles for the week in Winter League ball
December 9, 2018

Though the Arizona Fall League is in the books, that doesn't mean baseball is over for the year. Winter leagues are going on across the globe with top prospects getting in extra at-bats and innings before the 2019 season. Here's a look at some of baseball's top ranked prospects who

Neidert, Miller headline Marlins All-Stars

No. 4 and No. 12 prospects impress in 2018 in rebuilding system
November 14, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.A team that hit the reset button prior to the 2018 campaign, the Marlins

Toolshed: Traded prospects, one year later

Looking at D-backs' Widener, many Marlins moved last offseason
November 13, 2018

Madison Bumgarner. J.T. Realmuto. Corey Kluber. James Paxton.There are some big names being bandied about in the trade rumor mill as the 2018-19 professional baseball offseason kicks into high gear. In all likelihood, a few organizations will make franchise-altering moves in the weeks and months ahead, and it won't just

Baby Cakes' Diaz busts out of slump

Marlins No. 8 prospect drives in five runs on three-hit night
August 4, 2018

Entering Saturday's game, Isan Díaz had nine hits in 42 at-bats since his promotion to Triple-A New Orleans. Against Albuquerque, he got one-third of that total.The Marlins' eighth-ranked prospect homered, tripled twice and drove in five runs as the Baby Cakes rolled to an 18-7 thumping of Albuquerque at Isotopes

Rays' Franco cycles way to weekly honor

Switch-hitting shortstop producing beyond years for Princeton
July 16, 2018

There are many reasons why Wander Franco shouldn't be dominating the Appalachian League. He's only 17 and was signed last July. He hadn't played in a stateside league before June. He skipped over the Gulf Coast League. He'd need time to adjust, both on and off the field. But there's

SL Weekly Award Winners: July 9-15

July 16, 2018

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp infielder Isan Díaz has been named Player of the Week and Birmingham Barons starter Jimmy Lambert has been named Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during

Diaz Southern League Player of the Week

Diaz becomes first player to earn two S.L. Weekly Honors in 2018
July 16, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp second baseman Isan Díaz has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for July 9-15, announced by the league office on Monday.

Marlins' Diaz reels in Player of the Week

Miami's No. 7 prospect batted .565/.667/.739 for Jumbo Shrimp
June 11, 2018

A little more than two weeks ago, Isan Díaz was just returning to the Double-A Jacksonville lineup after being plunked in the head on May 16. It hasn't taken him long to show he's moved on from that potentially scary situation.The Marlins' No. 7 prospect has been named the Southern League

Diaz Southern League Player of the Week

June 11, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp second baseman Isan Díaz has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for June 4-10, announced by the league office on Monday.

SL Weekly Award Winners: June 4-10

June 11, 2018

MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp infielder Isan Díaz has been named Player of the Week and Montgomery Biscuits starter Sam McWilliams has been named Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during

Diaz dialed in with Jumbo Shrimp

Marlins No. 7 prospect posts second straight three-hit game
June 5, 2018

After his last two games, Isan Díaz might be seeing triple.The Marlins' No. 7 prospect recorded his second straight three-hit game and scored both runs on Tuesday as Double-A Jacksonville edged Birmingham, 2-1, at Regions Field.