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State of the System: Miami Marlins

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

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'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

Prospects in the Marlins' 2020 player pool

Miami's 10 best prospects all named to Summer Camp roster
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

Aces' Widener picks up Pitcher of the Week

Arizona's third-ranked prospect recorded 14 K's over 11 innings
July 1, 2019

After three straight stellar seasons shot him up to Triple-A Reno to open 2019, Taylor Widener experienced some growing pains with the Aces as his ERA ballooned into the double digits on multiple occasions. As the All-Star break draws near, however, he appears to be correcting course on his early

Jupiter's Garrett unhittable for seven

Miami's No. 7 prospect strikes out career-high 11, walks one
June 25, 2019

After missing nearly two years following Tommy John surgery, Braxton Garrett had been making up for lost time in the first half of the season. On Tuesday, he took it to another level.Miami's seventh-ranked prospect tossed seven hitless innings in Class A Advanced Jupiter's 3-0 win over Bradenton at Roger

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 9

Tigers' Mize goes six innings; Padres' Zunica keeps raking
April 10, 2019

Tigers RHP Casey Mize, Class A Advanced Lakeland: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K -- After going five innings for the first time in his professional career last week in his season debut, Mize was just as impressive in his second start. The top Tigers prospect struck

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, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Sixto Sanchez, RHPThe

The Show Before the Show: Episode 143

Marlins' Garrett discusses Tommy John rehab, return to mound
January 18, 2018

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'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

Marlins' Garrett has Tommy John surgery

Top pitching prospect unlikely to return until 2019 season
June 20, 2017

The Marlins took it slowly with their 2016 first-round pick, but that didn't prevent him from getting hurt.Braxton Garrett,'s No. 37 overall prospect, underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday after being diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow two weeks ago. He'll miss

Report: Garrett may need Tommy John surgery

Top Marlins prospect was shut down for Grasshoppers on May 25
June 7, 2017

Four starts into his professional career, the Marlins' 2016 first-round pick is potentially facing a lengthy absence.According to the Miami Herald,Braxton Garrett,'s No. 37 prospect, was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, an injury which often requires Tommy John surgery.

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 14

Marlins' Garrett impresses in second start; Rays' Bauers heats up
May 15, 2017

Rays OF/1B Jake Bauers, Triple-A Durham: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R -- Patience has been key for the Rays' No. 4 prospect -- who entered Triple-A at just 21 years old and hit .229 with a .619 OPS in 21 April games -- and it's starting to show at

Garrett finds success in first pro start

Top Marlins prospect allows one hit, unearned run over 4 2/3 innings
May 8, 2017

Braxton Garrett has already done several great things on the diamond. He posted a 0.54 ERA while striking out 131 batters in 65 2/3 innings as a senior at Florence High School in Alabama. He won a gold medal in Japan with Team USA. He was drafted seventh overall by

Toolshed: Most, least aggressive assignments

Braves' Allard, Soroka get pushed; some 2016 draftees held back
April 7, 2017

In a lot of ways, Opening Day assignments for the game's most promising prospects can be a predictable game. If a player succeeded the year before, he's likely to move up one level for a new test. If there remains a lot to work on, they'll likely repeat the level

Farm System Rankings: Overall (30-21)

O'Neill emerges for Mariners; Angels begin rebuilding through Draft
March 13, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season almost upon us, has been looking at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranking them according to certain changing criterion with each edition. Our final series of rankings focuses on the overall quality and quantity of top talent in

System Rankings: 21 and younger (30-21)

Taveras leads way for Rangers; Marlins ready to showcase young arms
March 6, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season rapidly approaching, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them, according to certain changing criteria with each edition. This week, we focus on prospects who will be 21 or under on Opening Day and consider the quality

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Mariners, Angels in search of prospect arms; Giants have some depth
February 27, 2017

With Spring Training opening and the 2017 season almost upon us, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them, according to certain changing criteria with each edition. This week we focus on pitching prospects and consider the quality and quantity of top talent in each