As rumors spin about Alex Rodriguez, Ozzie Guillen and the front office’s future, and more, Marlins prospects are doing their regular thing. Out in Arizona, top young players from the Marlins have joined along with the best of the best from Minor League organizations of the Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and Tampa Bay Rays, all to make up the Phoenix Desert Dogs.


Seven prospects make up the Marlins portion of the Desert Dogs, including OF Christian Yelich, OF Kyle Jensen, C Jacob Realmuto, RHP Michael Brady, LHP Grant Dayton, LHP Brian Flynn, and RHP Scott McGough.

Yelich and Jensen have appeared in six games a piece; Yelich being 4-for-17 with 1 RBI, 3 walks, and a .235 AVG, Jensen being 5-for-20 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 2 runs, and a .250 AVG. Realmuto has appeared in three games and is 1-for-11 with a .091 AVG.

Yelich, who was voted the Marlins Minor League Player of the Year for the second year straight, posted a .330 AVG (131-for-397) with 29 doubles, 5 triples, 12 homers, and 48 RBI with Jupiter.

Jensen hit .234 (104-for-445) with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 24 homers, and 84 RBI with Jacksonville.

Realmuto hit .256 (114-for-446) with 16 doubles, 8 homers, and 46 RBI with Jupiter.


UPDATE (10/20/12): The Miami Marlins announced a three-team trade which moved closer RHP Heath Bell and cash considerations to the Arizona Diamondbacks, receiving Oakland Athletics prospect 3B/IF Yordy Cabrera (D-Backs sent OF Chris Young to Oakland). Cabrera, the player that the Marlins received, plays for the Phoenix Desert Dogs already since the Fall League team is under the Athletics as well.

Cabrera’s stats thus far for the Desert Dogs: .333 AVG (3-for-9), one double, one home run, five RBI, two runs, seven total bases. For Single-A Advanced Stockton Ports in 2012, he hit .232 (51-for-220) in 60 games, totaling up 9 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers, 21 RBI, and 26 runs.

Here is the article regarding the trade of Bell and acquisition of Cabrera.



As for the pitchers, all four have appeared in two games a piece.

RHP Brady is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA. He’s pitched 2.0 innings, allowing 3 runs, all earned, on 4 hits. He’s also walked two and struck out two. For Jupiter, Brady was 2-4 with a 3.38 ERA.

LHP Dayton is perfect in his 2 innings of work, as he’s struck out five and only walked one; sporting a 0.00 ERA with no hits or runs allowed. For Jupiter and Jacksonville, Dayton was 4-6 with a 2.47 ERA.

LHP Flynn, who was acquired in the Anibal Sanchez/Omar Infante trade with the Detroit Tigers in July, is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA. In his 6.0 innings of work, he’s allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, striking out 4. He started the two games he’s appeared in. In the Minors, Flynn made 27 starts for three teams, posting an 11-5 record with a 3.91 ERA. With Jacksonville, he was 3-0 with a 3.80 ERA.

RHP McGough, an acquisition from the Hanley Ramirez trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sports a 4.50 ERA and no record. He’s allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in his two innings of work, walking one. In the Minors, he posted a 5-6 record with a 3.80 ERA; though following the trade, he was 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA with Jupiter.


Other Marlins prospects are partaking in offseason leagues, those players including Chris Coghlan, Gorkys Hernandez, Marcell Ozuna, Gil Velazquez, Jose Alvarez, and Josh Schmidt. You can check out the stats of all the players here, or individual stats via the links provided.