Tuesday, April 16, 2013
THESE GUYS IN THE MINORS? THEY DON'T LOOK SO TERRIBLE
The outfielder was so good in Spring Training that many felt he could play at the MLB level right now. However, since he has yet to play past High-A, it seems pointless to throw him to the wolves so early.
Yelich dominated the Florida State League last year, and the left-handed bat seems to just be scratching the surface with his power numbers. At 6’4”, he can continue to fill out his frame and be a middle of the lineup type guy in the future at any outfield position.
Top left-handed pitching prospect Justin Nicolino has had a rough pair of starts to start 2013, but anyone who looks at his past performance can see why the team is high on him. He has a career ERA that hovers around 2.25, and his poise has been praised by a lot of advanced scouts.
He doesn’t have that ace type stuff, but he could be a solid middle rotation pitcher down the road. Look for him to rapidly go through the minor leagues simply due to his maturity.
Like Nicolino, the Marlins are hoping that Jake Marisnick also pans out well to at least kind of justify the deal with Toronto last November. The centerfielder made it to AA last season, and he has all the tools to be a solid player for years to come. He is still somewhat undisciplined though, especially against good offspeed stuff. If he can sort things out once he returns from injury (broken bone in his hand), he could be up late this season, or early next season and is one for daily fantasy sports players to keep an eye on.