Now is a good time to take a look at four Marlins prospects, three of which I had included on my Marlins Top 50 Prospects list from back in January. The other is a name we should definitely keep an eye on who wasn’t on my preseason Top 50.
Braxton Garrett, P (Ranked #1)
Finally the tall left has made his first proball start! He went one out shy of 5 innings therefore not qualifying for the win but was already at 68 pitches 2 short of the imposed cap put in place by the organization. He allowed 1 unearned run in his debut, striking out 4 and walking 3 and allowing only 1 hit. There was a little difficulty locating the fastball but kept the ball low in the zone and at the edge. This was a great first taste and he will look to keep developing the change-up while commanding his exceptional curveball.
Isaac Galloway, OF (Fantasy Alert – Longshot)
Here is a guy that could be called up if injuries hit the big league club. In 110 Ab’s he is batting .336 with a .411 OBP. He has 9 SB and 7 homers which could help your fantasy lineup should he get the call. Drafted in round 8 in 2008 he has spent time mainly in AA and AAA the last 3 years. I am not saying he will carry your team but if you are in a deep league and looking for some players to keep an eye on Galloway seems like a prime candidate if injuries hit the OF in Miami.
Dillon Peters, P (Ranked #12)
On April 17, Peters was struck by a comebacker fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand. He underwent surgery and is currently on his 6-8 week timetable to return. With his impressive spring training and successful start in Jacksonville he could be a candidate for the big club in the final couple months of the season if he continues pitching like he did before the injury.
Colby Lusignan, 1B (Ranked #42)
Colby has logged 121 at bats and has a .372 OBP. He hasn’t developed anymore power yet this year but recently has shown the ability to hit when it counts. He does have 24 RBi’s surpassing his total from all of last year. He still strikes out to often but if he can get a handle on the strikeouts and develop into his 6’4” 230 pound frame we could have a diamond in the rough. Let’s see how he handles the rest of this year and will update in a couple months to track his progress.
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Article featured image of Isaac Galloway – courtesy MiLB.com