I can't believe Anthopolous actually did something significant. This is awesome
The Marlins tried being the Yankees, and failed miserably. Now they are trying to build a team the right way. I'll break down some of the players going to Miami
- Adeiny Hechavarria will be a stud very soon. He will win at least 5 gold gloves when his career is over and he has made significant improvement offensively every single season. I think he was the best defensive middle infield prospect in baseball. In the majors he played 3B or 2B and played exceptional defense...he's a natural SS. Watch out for him
- Yunel Escobar is an above average SS both defensively and offensively. His attitude and discipline are the only things keeping him from being a really good player.
- Henderson Alvarez is a good young SP that needs some refining. He's a sinkerball pitcher but needs to be more consistent and strike a few more people out. He's got a low-mid 90s fastball and a fairly good slider/curveball...he just needs to work on a out pitch. He was brought up to the majors too soon, due to a lack of depth in the rotation, so a season (or until callups are needed) at AAA will be very beneficial for him. He's only 22 right now, he's got a bright future.
- Jeff Mathis is a great defensive catcher with limited offense. He can greatly help with a young rotation though
- Justin Nicolino is one of the "Lancing 3", aka one of the 3 top pitching prospects in the system. He's a lefty, 20 years old, and averaged a K an inning. He only walked 21 batters in 124 innings in A ball. MLB.com has him as the #86 ranked prospect
- Jake Marisnick is a top 3 prospect in the system. Really good defensively, plus speed and a plus bat. Needs to work hitting with more power, but that will come with time. MLB.com has him as the #35 prospect in all of the minors
- Anthony DeSclafani I don't know anything about except that he's a pitcher and might end up being a reliever down the road