Marlins Minor League Update, Saturday 6/4

july_26_chuck_weaver_photo_by_toni_hanson

THE RUNDOWN

  • AAA: New Orleans 5, Memphis
  • AA: Montgomery 6, Jacksonville 3
  • A+: Jupiter 2, Clearwater 8
  • A: Delmarva 3, Greensboro 5
  • A: Delmarva 1, Greensboro 2

WHO CAME THROUGH

  • RHP Chuck Weaver pitched one of his best games of the season for Single-A Greensboro in their doubleheader against Delmarva on Friday night. Weaver allowed just one run—a solo home run—and walked none in 6 innings while striking out 6. The 25-year-old hurler is far too old for Single-A, which has an average age of 22, but he’s dominated the entire season, as he’s given up 1 run or fewer in 8 of his 10 starts this season. Weaver’s greatest asset his control, as he’s walked just 4 batters in 49.2 innings this season and didn’t give up a walk yesterday. Weaver, who spent three seasons in the independent Frontier League before being signed by the Marlins last season, has dominated in 66 innings between 2015 and 2016 for Low-A Batavia and Greensboro. Although Weaver is old, the pitcher should be due for a promotion to High-A or Double-A soon.

WHO CHOKED

  • LHP Michael Mader has proved to be one of the better lefties in the Marlins’ system this season, as the prospect, ranked 25th in the organization by MLB.com, had allowed 1 run or fewer in 7 of his 10 starts for Jupiter so far. However, Mader did not add to that number on Friday, as he allowed 5 runs in just 3 innings of work. Mader just wasn’t able to get it together against Clearwater, as after a scoreless first inning, he gave up 3 runs in the second and 2 runs in the third. Hopefully, the 2014 third rounder will put up results more similar to those he had shown earlier this season rather than what he put up last season at Greensboro when he had a 4.73 ERA in 140.2 innings.

QUICK HITS

  • OF Stone Garrett, ranked 4th in the system by MLB.com, was kept out of the lineup for Greensboro in both games of the Grasshoppers’ doubleheader on Friday. We’re not sure why—we’ll share if we find out in tomorrow’s update.
  • 3B Brian Anderson went hitless in his fourth game for Double-A Jacksonville last night.
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