Marlins option Harrison, Neidert to Triple-A
Two of the Marlins' top 10 prospects are heading to Triple-A Wichita.Outfielder Monte Harrison, ranked ninth in the system, and right-hander Nick Neidert (No. 10) have been optioned to the Pacific Coast League, the team announced Saturday.
Two of the Marlins' top 10 prospects are heading to Triple-A Wichita.
Harrison, 24, led the team with six stolen bases and tied for the top spot with eight runs scored in Grapefruit League play. In 15 games, he batted .364 (8-for-22) with three doubles and four RBIs. Last season, the former second-round pick put up a .274/.357/.451 slash line with nine homers, 24 RBIs, 20 steals and 41 runs scored in 56 games with Triple-A New Orleans. He underwent right wrist surgery in July and missed nearly two months.
Neidert, 23, compiled a 1.50 ERA with six strikeouts over six innings this spring. Coming off knee surgery, he was limited to 13 starts across three levels last season and went 3-5 with a 4.67 ERA. Over 54 innings, he struck out 46 and walked 27. A second-round pick of the Mariners in 2015, he made five starts in the Arizona Fall League and was 2-0 with a 1.25 ERA, earning Pitcher of the Week honors on Sept. 29.
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