Marlins Minor League Update, Sunday 6/5

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THE RUNDOWN

  • AAA: New Orleans, Memphis (5 innings, rain)
  • AA: Montgomery 3, Jacksonville 1
  • A+: Jupiter 3, Clearwater 4
  • A: Delmarva 3, Greensboro 4

WHO CAME THROUGH

  • 1B Josh Naylor, the best hitter in the Marlins’ minor league system, went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI in last night’s Greensboro victory over Delmarva. Naylor has been steady, if unspectacular, the entire season, and while his .273 batting average in April beats his .247 mark in May, the former first rounder did walk more in the latter month. That’s an encouraging sign, as Naylor’s batting average on balls in play was abnormally low, so that could indicate he was unlucky. Naylor could see his batting average rise this month and beyond, and combined with his improved walk rate, that could make for one potent hitter.

WHO CHOKED

  • 3B Brian Anderson struggled again in his fifth game for Double-A Jacksonville last night, as the third baseman went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. He’s only struck out that much once before in this season. Anderson has now gotten just 1 hit in 14 Double-A at bats, although he has walked 5 times as well, so he’s reached base in a more respectable 6 of his 19 Double-A PAs. In his last 63 PAs, Anderson is batting just .245, but he’s gotten on base at a .350 clip.

QUICK HITS

  • RHP Cody Poteet came into Saturday’s game having pitched 15.1 straight innings without allowing an earned run. The former 4th rounder saw that streak broken in the second inning against Delmarva, but he still rolled on to pitched 5 innings while giving up just that one run. Poteet struck out 5 and allowed 5 hits and 1 walk to help the Grasshoppers to victory.
  • SS Anfernee Seymour picked up 2 hits in 3 tries and scored a run against Delmarva to continue his strong performance since the beginning of May after a horrid April.
  • OF Stone Garrett was placed on the DL with a cut thumb, so we won’t see him in action for a bit.
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