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Miami Marlins Top 30 Prospect Rankings For Dynasty Leagues

The Miami Marlins have been long touted as one of baseball’s best “pitching factories.” Pitchers like Sandy Alcantara, Pablo Lopez and most recently Eury Perez get dynasty managers salivating to grab an ace for their team. This week we are diving into the Miami Marlins farm system to see who the next top prospects could be. Recent drafts and international signing periods have brought some interesting names to watch. Dynasty managers who want deeper rankings can find my top 60 Marlins prospect rankings on The Weekly Streamer Patreon along with deep rankings on the Braves, Mets, and Phillies.

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Top 10 Miami Marlins Prospects

Max Meyer, RHP MLB

(Recovering from Tommy John Surgery)

One of the most electric arms coming out of the 2020 MLB draft, Miami snatched Meyer with the third overall pick. With plus offerings in a high 90’s fastball and a devastating slider Max Meyer attacks hitters.

Meyer has made big strides in developing his change since being drafted by an organization that has had huge success helping pitchers improve. Max Meyer had a quick ascension through the Marlins organization as he reached Triple-A in his first pro season. During his first pro season, Meyer struck out 130 batters in 111 innings with a 2.27 ERA in 22 combined starts.

The 2022 season started strong with Meyer back in Triple-A posting a 10.09 K/9 and solid 2.95 BB/9 across 12 starts before getting called up to the Marlins. Unfortunately, Meyer went down during his second MLB start with elbow discomfort that resulted in Tommy John surgery. Meyer will not get back out on the mound until the 2024 season when he can show us the SP1 upside he possesses.

Jake Eder, LHP AA

(6 GS, 24 IP, 23 K, .225 AVG. 3.75 ERA)

Taken in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft, Jake Eder impressed not only Marlins player development but dynasty managers alike. In his first professional season, Eder showed big strikeout potential coming from his plus fastball that sits 96 MPH and touches the high 90s and a wicked slider that induces a ton of swing and miss.

Over 15 starts in Double-A, Eder struck out 99 batters in 71.1 innings with a .168 AVG-Against and a 1.77 ERA. Unfortunately, his dominant season ended in a Tommy John surgery, keeping Eder out for the entire 2022 season. The long-awaited return for Eder has been postponed further by a foot fracture in spring that kept Eder out till June.

So far the Marlins are building Eder back up slowly and, as to be expected, the command is taking a little time to come back as the 6.28 BB/9 would indicate. Still, Eder finished up the first half with a solid five-inning, four-strikeout, and one-hit performance that hopefully gives him confidence heading into the second half.

Yiddi Cappe, 2B/SS A+

(76 GM, .230/.262/.338, 5 HR, 34 R, 37 RBI, 15 SB)

One of my favorite prospects in the Marlins organization right now is Yiddi Cappe. Standing at 6’3”, Cappe is smooth defensively at shortstop and second base, making him versatile for the Marlins long term.

Cappe’s numbers have been strong since 2021, hitting for average and keeping a low strikeout percentage throughout his minor league career. With above-average speed, Cappe should be able to sipe 25-30 bases per season. While the power is starting to come around and should rest around a 20-home run bat once he fills out a bit more.

Yiddi started out the 2023 season strong slashing .303/.353/.526 with three home runs in 20 games in April before struggling in May and June.

Despite the struggles over the last two months, Cappe has been able to maintain a low 18.5% strikeout rate and has stayed true to the low walk rate of 3.7% currently in High-A. It seems that Cappe might be getting a bit unlucky as the .265 BABIP hints at, and the 10% drop in line drive rate and 4% spike in groundball rate could be contributing to his struggles. When Cappe starts lifting the ball more the numbers should come back and that could push him as the second-best prospect in the Marlins organization at that point.

Patrick Monteverde, LHP AA

(13 GS, 74.2 IP, 84 K, .185 AVG, 1.93 ERA)

The Marlins selected Patrick Monteverde in the eighth round of the 2021 MLB draft out of Texas Texas Tech. Drafted as a red-shirt senior, Monteverde impressed with 101 strikeouts in 86.1 innings and a 3.75 ERA across 16 starts with the Red Raiders. This season Monteverde repeated the Double-A level but has been impressive with a 10.13 K/9 while only walking batters at a 3.13 BB/9. The 3.07 FIP and .257 BABIP suggests that Monteverde might be getting helped out by the defense around him but these are still solid numbers for the 25-year-old.

I’ll be the first to say having a 25-year-old at Double-A and dominating has given me some pause so far, I would like to see him get the bump to Triple-A or move to the majors to see how he would fair. As a fifth-year senior Monteverde has more experience than his minor league numbers would suggest and I believe would benefit more by being pushed. This is an SP3 profile to me if he can continue what he is doing in Double-A if not he would be effective as a long reliever and spot starter.

Xavier Edwards, 2B/OF AAA

(56 GP, .368/.437/.466, 3 HR, 52 R, 27 RBI, 20 SB)

Since being drafted in 2018 by the San Diego Padres, Xavier Edwards has been with three different organizations, and at every stop along the way, he has hit. Edwards started out this season in Triple-A and quickly impressed the Marlins enough to call him up for his first cup of coffee. In nine games with the Marlins, Edwards did well, slashing .381/.381/.429 with four runs scored, two RBIs, and a stolen base across 22 plate appearances. Xavier Edwards is exactly what the Marlins target; a bat-first middle infielder that draws walks and limits strikeouts.

In Triple-A this season, Edwards has managed a 10.6% walk rate with a pristine 5.1% strikeout rate. You take that, the high-ground ball (49.3%) and line drive (26.1%) rates, and you have a perfect top-of-the-order hitter. It will be interesting to see when the Marlins will bring back Edwards and if he can cement himself in the lineup long-term.

Kahlil Watson, SS A+

(58 GP, .206/.337/.362, 7 HR, 26 R, 22 RBI, 14 SB)

It’s been a struggle for the 16th overall pick in 2021. Coming out of high school, Watson was one of the elite bats but the results have been less than ideal. Watson dealt with discipline issues resulting in suspension in 2022. Regardless, Watson crushed 10 home runs in 88 games with 16 stolen bases. Watson is currently at High-A and the walk rate has come back up to a 14.4% while the strikeout rate has come down from last season resting at 28%. Watson has shown solid pop, hitting seven home runs while swiping 14 bases in 16 attempts.

With a .268 BABIP, Kahlil Watson has been a bit unlucky this year but his line drive rate has dropped from 27% to 15%. All this to say I see brighter days coming for Watson soon and would not be surprised if this is the last opportunity to “buy low” on a prospect who could bounce back up into the top 100 with some adjustments.

Jacob Berry, 3B A+

(70 GP, .216/.267/.360, 3 HR, 24 R, 35 RBI, 5 SB)

Taken in the first round of the 2022 draft, Jacob Berry put up solid numbers at LSU prior to the draft. In 53 games at LSU, Berry slashed .370/.464/.630 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs.

Berry finished up the 2022 season in Low-A with the Marlins, slashing .264/.358/.392 with three home runs, 19 runs scored, 24 RBIs, and one stolen base in 33 games played.

This season Berry has been promoted to High-A where he has struggled with the average and walk rates. Currently, Berry has a 4.3% walk rate with a 20.8% strikeout rate. Jacob Berry started to hit his stride in June, slashing .287/.358/.447 with 15 RBIs in 25 games. Hopefully coming out of the All-Star break Jacob Berry will continue to build on the strong month and continue up the Marlins organizational ladder.

Jordan Groshans, 3B AAA

(82 GP, .235/.329/.350, 6 HR, 43 R, 35 RBI)

The ride of Jordan Groshans has been full of ups and downs over the last five seasons. Groshans was traded to the Marlins in 2022 and made his major league debut in the same season. Known for his solid bat-to-ball skills, Groshans has struggled this season.

Currently in Triple-A, Groshans is slashing .235/.329/.350. The OBP has been helped by a 12% walk rate this season. Groshans has never been known for his power and profiles as a 10-15 home run bat long term. To me, Jordan Groshans is a player that can fill in around the diamond but is probably not an MLB regular due to the lack of power or stolen bases.

Dax Fulton, LHP AA

(7 G, 6 GS, 33 IP, 39 K, .252 AVG, 5.18 ERA)

The Marlins selected Dax Fulton out of high school in 2020 in the second round. The 6’7” left-handed pitcher casts an intimidating image on the mound for opposing hitters.

With an above-average fastball and plus curveball, Fulton can rack up strikeouts. The 2023 season was setting up to be a solid season for the 21-year-old Fulton as he had a 10.64 K/9 in 33 innings in Double-A. Unfortunately, Fulton left one of his starts with elbow soreness and his season was over after having Tommy John surgery back in June. Leading up to the injury Fulton was dominant, striking out 17 batters in 10.2 innings across two games with a .162 average against and a 2.53 ERA.

The early season struggles that ballooned the ERA and walk rate looked to be fading in the rearview mirror for Fulton. There is a good chance we won’t see Fulton till the end of the 2024 season but let us not forget the upside that was starting to show through. This would be a solid target in deeper dynasty leagues to stash now.

Zach McCambley, RHP AA

(10 G, 1 GS, 15 IP, 18 K, .125 AVG, 0.60 ERA)

The Miami Marlins selected Zach McCambley in the third round of the 2020 MLB draft. McCambley showed a big strikeout upside in his first professional season, striking out 120 batters in 97 innings pitched over 20 starts between High-A and Double-A.

One of the big issues for McCambley to this point in his career has been the walks. McCambley has three offerings in his mid-90s fastball that can get flat at times, a change-up that the Marlins have been trying to get more depth out of, and a true plus curveball that has gotten a ton of swing and miss out of the zone.

This season McCambley dealt with elbow soreness that kept him out of game action to start the season. Since coming back he has been very effective but it seems the Marlins have been using him out of the bullpen.

This could be a permanent move or an attempt to limit the innings and put less strain on his elbow. Regardless, the strikeout rate is back up to 11.42 K/9 while the walks have dropped. At 24 years old, McCambley could be a guy the Marlins just want to get up to the majors and into the bullpen. This can still have dynasty benefits for deeper leagues and the experience of being a starter could prove beneficial in a pinch.

Top 30 Miami Marlins Prospect Rankings

1Max MeyerRHP24Debuted
2Jake EderLHP242023
3Yiddi CappeSS/3B202025
4Patrick MonteverdeLHP252024
5Xavier Edwards2B/SS23Debuted
6Kahlil WatsonSS/2B192025
7Jacob Berry3B212025
8Jordan GroshansSS23Debuted
9Dax FultonLHP212024
10Zach McCambleyRHP242024
11Joe MackC202026
12Evan FittererRHP222024
13Cody Morissette2B232024
14Jacob MillerRHP192026
15Peyton BurdickOF26Debuted
16Jerar EncarnacionOF25Debuted
17Troy Johnston1B262024
18Jose GerardoOF172027
19Griffin ConineOF252024
20Jacob AmayaSS242023
21Marco VargasINF172027
22Ian Lewis2B/3B202025
23Fabian LopezSS172027
24Antony PegueroOF172027
25Andres ValorOF172027
26Nasim NunezSS222024
27Josh WhiteRHP222025
28Cherif Neymour2B/SS182027
29Alex WilliamsRHP232025
30Javier Sanoja2B/3B/OF202026
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