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State of the System: Miami Marlins

Glut of top prospects propelled Miami to playoffs in 2020
@tylermaun
November 25, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Major League season was barely underway

Chisholm shows pop in final game of NLDS

No. 4 Marlins prospect rips double in last at-bat of 2020 season
@AndrewAtBatt
October 9, 2020

The season came to an end for the Marlins, but some of their young prospects showed Thursday that the club's future remains bright. Miami's fourth-ranked prospect Jazz Chisholm doubled and walked in a 1-for-3 effort en route to a 7-0 loss to the Braves in Game 3 of their National

Sixto helps Marlins advance to NLDS

No. 19 overall prospect pitches five shutout innings, fans six
October 2, 2020

Sixto Sanchez was 5 years old the last time the Marlins won a playoff series. On Friday afternoon, he helped them advance to the National League Division Series. MLB Pipeline's No. 19 overall prospect struck out six over five innings in his big league postseason debut as the Marlins completed

Sixto dominant in second start for Marlins

No. 24 overall prospect strikes out 10 over seven shutout frames
@jtbloss
August 29, 2020

The Marlins deployed Garrett Cooper as their designated hitter on Friday night, his first game action since he missed more than a month on the COVID-19 Injured List. But before his return, Cooper rehabbed with Miami’s alternate squad in Jupiter, Florida. The first pitcher he faced during his comeback was

Marlins promoting Sixto, Jesús Sánchez for debuts

Miami calling up Top-100 prospects to bolster second-place Fish
@jtbloss
August 20, 2020

The Marlins have made 80 transactions since their season began on July 24. Perhaps none of them were as highly anticipated as the 81st. Miami will reportedly call up both No. 24 overall prospect Sixto Sánchez and No. 88 overall prospect Jesús Sánchez for their Major League debuts. Sixto Sánchez,

The Road to The Show™: Sixto Sanchez

Top Marlins prospect shined in first season with club in 2019
July 20, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. When the Marlins acquired Sixto Sanchez

Prospects in the Marlins' 2020 player pool

Miami's 10 best prospects all named to Summer Camp roster
@AndrewAtBatt
July 3, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Toolshed dream lineup: The 21-year-olds

Padres' Gore, Angels' Adell highlight heading into season at 21
April 7, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers, and the second looked at 20-year-olds. This time, we turn

Marlins option Sanchez in first wave of cuts

Top hurler, Guzman optioned to Triple-A; Cabrera sent to Double-A
March 6, 2020

Sixto Sanchez has a bright future ahead, but he'll have to wait a bit to make his first pitch for the Marlins.Miami's top prospect was optioned to Triple-A Wichita along with 19th-ranked Jorge Guzman on Friday as the club made its first 10 roster cuts of Spring Training. Fifth-ranked Edward Cabrera

Marlins name Sanchez Pitcher of the Year

No. 23 overall prospect went 8-4 with 2.53 ERA at Double-A
September 21, 2019

The Marlins seem to have a bright future on the moundSixto Sanchez, the organization's top prospect, has been named its Minor League Pitcher of the Year and MVP for Double-A Jacksonville after going 8-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 97 strikeouts over 103 innings in 18 starts for the Jumbo

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 10

Four hits for Padres' France; more zeros for Marlins' Sanchez
August 11, 2019

Padres 3B Ty France, Triple-A El Paso: 4-for-5, HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R -- Four-hit games are pretty uncommon, just not for San Diego's No. 24 prospect. France registered his eighth of the season and fourth in his last nine games as the Chihuahuas outslugged San Antonio, 10-9.

Shrimp's Sanchez puts up six more zeros

Miami's No. 1 prospect extends scoreless streak to 19 innings
August 4, 2019

While numbers crunchers keep an eye on pitch counts and innings, Sixto Sanchez continues to pile up zeros.MLB.com's No. 26 overall prospect hurled six more shutout innings as Double-A Jacksonville downed Biloxi, 3-1, on Sunday at MGM Park. Sanchez allowed five hits and two walks while striking out three.

Scoreless Sixto and All That Jazz in 3-1 Win

Jacksonville tied for first with Biloxi
August 4, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (54-59, 25-18) defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (66-47, 25-18) by a 3-1 score in the fourth game of the five-game series at MGM Park on Sunday night.

Shrimp's Sanchez extends scoreless streak

Baseball's No. 26 prospect allows two hits, walk over six innings
July 29, 2019

Sixto Sanchez began his 21st year the same way he ended his 20th -- with a scoreless outing.The top Marlins prospect turned in his second consecutive shutout start as he worked around a pair of hits and a walk to strike out five over six innings on his birthday to

Sanchez overpowering for Jumbo Shrimp

Top Marlins prospect allows two hits, fans nine in seven innings
July 23, 2019

Sixto Sanchez hardly broke a sweat Tuesday night. Not bad, considering his start took place during a typical Florida summer evening.Miami's top prospect allowed two hits and struck out nine over seven innings as Double-A Jacksonville blanked Biloxi, 2-0, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The seven innings matched a

Sanchez notches first 10-K game of year

Top Marlins prospect has whiffed 19 batters over last two starts
June 28, 2019

Sixto Sanchez may have ended up on the wrong side of a pitchers duel Thursday, but he still accomplished a feat last achieved over a year ago.Miami's top-ranked prospect struck out 10 batters over seven innings as Double-A Jacksonville fell to Montgomery, 1-0, at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium. Sanchez surrendered four

Sanchez posts six zeros for Jumbo Shrimp

Marlins' top prospect scatters five hits, lowers his ERA to 3.08
June 16, 2019

Sixto Sanchez pitched in and out of trouble Sunday.Over six innings, MLB.com's 23rd-ranked prospect worked around five hits and a walk while striking out four as Double-A Jacksonville blanked Birmingham, 1-0, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 6

Padres' Urias keeps raking, eight's enough for Braves' Allard
June 7, 2019

Padres SS Luis Urías, Triple-A El Paso: 3-for-5, 3B, RBI, R -- There's been no let up for San Diego's third-ranked prospect, who extended his hitting streak to six games with three hits, including an RBI triple. Urias has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games and posted his

Sanchez twirls gem in Double-A debut

Top Marlins prospect fans seven over six scoreless frames
May 14, 2019

Just hours after getting a promotion to the Southern League, Sixto Sanchez spun his best outing of the season.Miami's top prospect yielded a hit and a walk while fanning seven over a season-high six scoreless innings, but Double-A Jacksonville fell to Biloxi, 2-1, in 10 frames at the Baseball Grounds

Marlins move Sanchez up to Double-A

No. 27 overall prospect to make Jacksonville debut Tuesday
May 14, 2019

Sixto Sanchez is getting closer to Miami. He's just heading to northeastern Florida first.The Marlins are promoting their top prospect from Class A Advanced Jupiter to Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, the club announced. Sanchez will make his Double-A debut with the Jumbo Shrimp in Jacksonville on Tuesday evening.

Top Marlins Prospect Sixto Sanchez Joins Shrimp

Sanchez starts tonight in Jacksonville
May 14, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Miami Marlins announced a pair of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp roster prior to tonight's game against the Biloxi Shuckers at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 7:05 p.m.MLB Pipeline's No. 1 Marlins prospect, right-handed starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez, has been transferred

Marlins' Sanchez bound for Jacksonville

Miami using caution with top prospect after elbow injury last year
April 7, 2019

The biggest arm in the Marlins' system is about to become a Jumbo Shrimp.Miami's top prospectSixto Sanchez -- acquired in the February trade that sent big league catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Phillies -- is scheduled to make his organizational debut with Double-A Jacksonville on April 26. The 20-year-old right-hander

Marlins Prospect Primer: On the upswing

Recent acquisitions Mesa, Sanchez look to revive Miami system
March 25, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Sixto Sanchez, RHPThe

Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats
February 19, 2019

With the 2019 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com is looking at the state of all 30 farm systems over the next month and ranking them in several different ways. After looking at position player prospects (30-21, 20-11, 10-1), the second installment, broken into three parts, focuses on pitchers and considers the quality and

The Show Before the Show: Episode 195

Tyler, Sam break down Marlins-Phillies deal; Ben talks promos
February 8, 2019

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "The Show Before the Show" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via