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Conine stays step ahead of Melendez in power race

Pensacola outfielder hits his 30th; catcher homers in Omaha debut
@RobTnova24
August 12, 2021

In a race that has traversed three levels with a number of lead changes, Griffin Conine and MJ Melendez continued to duel -- and flex -- for the top spot in the Minor Leagues' home run column this season.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 310

Drnec family honors brother with Beloit's Name the Night promo
May 27, 2021

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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Scouting report: Marlins' Max Meyer

Right-hander brings blazing fastball and wipeout slider to Minors
@JoshJacksonMiLB
April 26, 2021

MiLB.com introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Marlins prospect Max Meyer. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Road to The Show™: Jazz Chisholm

Marlins speedster looking to make lasting impact in the Majors
@RobTnova24
March 22, 2021

It’s no longer a matter of if but when Jazz Chisholm will find permanent residence with Miami at the big league level. And judging by the performance of the fourth-ranked Marlins prospect at camp this spring, the answer might very well be now. Signed by the D-backs for $200,000 out

The Show Before the Show: Episode 300

Marlins' Meyer discusses first Spring Training, Minnesota roots
March 19, 2021

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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Bleday, Meyer lead Marlins spring invites

Two Top-100 prospects headed to Jupiter as non-roster players
@SamDykstraMiLB
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

2021 Prospect Projections: NL East rookies

How Steamer600 views Braves, Fish, Mets, Phils, Nats prospects
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 20, 2021

This is the second in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

Toolshed: Dunand making most of LIDOM return

Marlins infielder off to strong start after missing camps in 2020
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 4, 2020

Joe Dunand played 11 games for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (Liga de Beisbol Dominicano) last offseason. As of Thursday, he had once again played in exactly 11 games in LIDOM's 2020 iteration. In 2019, he went 4-for-26 (.154) with no homers. This time around, he leads

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

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

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Jazz sets tone in final Marlins tune-up

No. 62 overall prospect homers, doubles, drives in three runs
@RobTnova24
September 27, 2020

There was no playing second fiddle for Jazz Chisholm on Sunday. The fourth-ranked Marlins prospect was front and center as he put together his best performance in The Show with a homer, double, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored to lead his club to a 5-0 blanking of

Marlins calling on Chisholm for MLB debut

No. 70 overall prospect headed to Miami in time for playoff race
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 1, 2020

The Marlins made a splash by adding Starling Marte at the Trade Deadline on Monday. On Tuesday, they added another talent from the 2019 Trade Deadline. Miami is calling up No. 70 overall prospect Jazz Chisholm for his Major League debut, the club announced Tuesday. Jesús Sánchez was optioned to

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

Rogers impresses in Marlins' debut

No. 9 prospect yields one hit over four scoreless innings
August 26, 2020

Trevor Rogers wasn't the first highly touted prospect promoted by Miami this season, but he made the most impressive first impression. Miami's ninth-ranked prospect allowed one hit and overcame five walks over four scoreless innings as the Marlins blanked the Mets, 3-0, to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday night at

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,

Toolshed: Who will make the next big leap?

Candidates that could climb from Class A Advanced straight to MLB
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 14, 2020

Seth Romero recently became the latest example of a mini-trend taking place during the 2020 Major League season, yet there was still an element of awe involved. The Nationals purchased the contract of their No. 11 prospect/2017 first-rounder Thursday, and he made his MLB debut the same day. But it

Minor Leagues mourn passing of Schwechheimer

Baseball visionary made mark on three teams since interning in '78
@JoshJacksonMiLB
July 30, 2020

Lou Schwechheimer, an executive who played an outsized role in shaping the landscape of Minor League Baseball in the 21st century, died on Wednesday of complications due to the COVID-19 virus. “The passing of Lou Schwechheimer is devastating to the Wichita Wind Surge and Minor League Baseball family," Minor League

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

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

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

2020 Draft recap: Miami Marlins

Miami bolsters system with six high-upside hurlers
@AndrewAtBatt
June 17, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Heading into this year’s Draft, the Marlins didn’t have any intentions of using all six of their picks on pitching prospects. But with the unusual circumstances leading up

PCL witnesses ties for first time in 20 years

New Orleans, Fresno draws mark league's first deadlocks since 1996
May 30, 2016

It had been 20 years since there was a tie in the Pacific Coast League. Within a span of 80 minutes Monday, there were two. Around 4:15 p.m. ET, the Tacoma Rainiers and New Orleans Zephyrs halted play for good after five-plus innings due to rain, and the game ended

Suns' Marisnick has 'grand' ole time

Marlins' No. 2 prospect smacks two slams, plates nine runs
May 30, 2013

Jake Marisnick had a career night after the seventh inning of the Suns' game on Thursday. Then he made it a record-setting evening an inning later. The Marlins' No. 2 prospect hit the first two grand slams of his career and tied the Southern League record with nine RBIs as