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Bleday lighting up the Arizona Fall League

No. 5 Marlins prospect collects five hits, drives in four runs
November 1, 2021

Peoria 15, Mesa 15 In a score more reminiscent of those found on the gridiron, the Javelinas and Solar Sox turned up the heat by combining for 30 runs and 28 hits on Monday afternoon. JJ Bleday led the charge with a homer and a double among his five hits

Duran showcasing multiple tools at plate in AFL

No. 7 Rangers prospect collects third consecutive three-hit game
October 25, 2021

Surprise 16, Mesa 15 In what can only be described as an old-fashioned slugfest, Ezequiel Duran continued his scorching AFL campaign. The No. 7 Rangers prospect fell a homer shy of the cycle and drove in two runs while increasing his average to .478 in 23 Fall League at-bats. Hitting

Burdick's Bomb Sets Franchise HR Record, But Blue Wahoos Drop Another To Shuckers 

September 9, 2021

Earlier in the game, Blue Wahoos outfielder Peyton Burdick had a moment to remember. Leading off the third inning, he waited on a sinking pitch, timed and squared it perfectly, and launched the ball so deep over the wall that Biloxi’s left fielder did not move. The moon shot homer

Bleday, Meyer lead Marlins spring invites

Two Top-100 prospects headed to Jupiter as non-roster players
February 8, 2021

The Marlins saw the arrival of several top prospects in the Majors last year on the way to their first postseason appearance since 2003. In a few weeks, the club will get a closer look at the next wave headed toward southeast Florida. Miami invited No. 20 overall prospect JJ

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

Toolshed dream lineup: The 22-year-olds

Big names like Lux, Robert, Rutschman crowd hypothetical roster
April 14, 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, the second looked at 20-year-olds and last week's featured 21-year-olds. This time, we

Top prospects among Marlins re-assignments

Bleday sent to Minors camp; Jazz optioned to Triple-A Wichita
March 10, 2020

The Marlins got an excellent look at the future of the franchise during the first month of Spring Training. But the time has come for some potential stars of tomorrow to head back to the Minor League incubator.Top 100 prospects JJ Bleday, Jazz Chisholm and Jesús Sánchez headline a group

Marlins bringing Bleday to MLB camp

First-rounder receives non-roster invite for first Spring Training
January 21, 2020

JJ Bleday represents a big part of the Marlins' future. For at least a little while, he will also represent part of the club's Major League present.Last year's fourth overall pick will head to Major League Spring Training camp as a Marlins non-roster invitee, the organization announced Tuesday. He is