Marlins New Top Ten

According To Baseball America

Saw this info today on and thought I’d throw my opinion on this list.

1. Jeremy Hermida, of The game’s No. 2 outfield prospect, behind only Delmon Young

I totally agree with the top rating. I haven’t been this excited since Miggy C.

2. Hanley Ramirez, ss (from Red Sox) Impressive tools but has yet to have a breakout season to match

Great to see Ramirez at number two, will probably make the team as starting shortstop.

3. Anibal Sanchez, rhp (from Red Sox) Gets the nod over Olsen because he’s closer to having three big league pitches

My guess is that he will be the 4th or fifth starter, barring a bad spring.

4. Scott Olsen, lhp One of the better lefty pitching prospects in the entire minors

Will take the 5th spot.

5. Yusmeiro Petit, rhp (from Mets) Stats are more spectacular than his stuff, but has proven himself through Double-A

Should start in AAA, should be in the bigs sometime in mid season.

6. Josh Johnson, rhp Though relatively unheralded, could crack Florida’s rotation in spring training

A little iffy, but should start the season in AAA imo.

7. Chris Volstad, rhp The first and best of five pitchers the Marlins drafted before the second round in 2005

Not Ready.

8. Aaron Thompson, lhp Three-pitch lefty is extremely polished for a pitcher just out of high school

Shouldn’t be long, but not this year.

9. Josh Willingham, c/1b Can’t catch regularly in majors but should get more playing time with Carlos Delgado gone

Needs to bring his bat, will be in the starting lineup.

10. Mike Jacobs, 1b/c Ranked No. 4 on Mets list after hitting 11 homers in 100 big league at-bats

Another one in the starting lineup, I see great things for this kid…well good things anyway.

As annoyed as I am over this firesale, I can say that I actually feel pretty good about this team. If it doesn’t come together this year, watch out for 2007.

Speaking of the young ones, today is my twins 5th birthday. So happy birthday!Birthday


  1. Carl

    Wow, I didn’t realize how loaded the Marlins system is. The one guy I would’ve kept is Beckett, but they did get pretty good returns for him. Don’t underestimate Petit—I’m a big Mets’ fan and this kid will surprise you. Heavy movement on his fastball and very poised (Having a dominant time in the Domincan winter league. I loved having Jacobs— he’s going to be another Paul O’Neill at the plate. Is Hermida going to start this season?


  2. Bob

    yeah, Hermida will start for sure unless something awful happens. Even with all of these prosepects, I’d still rather have Beckett back. Btw, if you post your link with the http:// before the address it defaults to a link…it would be easier for people to get to your blog with one click! I do it on all of my replies.

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