Marlins Possibility Monte Harrison, Nick Neidert
The Marlins have optioned a pair of prospects to Triple-A Wichita, per a number of reporters (together with Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald). Outfielder Monte Harrison and right-hander Nick Neidert are headed to the Pacific Coast League.
Each Harrison, 24, and Neidert, 23, completed final season on the minors’ highest degree, however every seemed in want of a bit extra seasoning. Harrison hit a satisfactory .274/.357/.451 in 244 plate appearances with New Orleans (Miami’s earlier Triple-A affiliate) final season. Nonetheless, the previous second-rounder’s longstanding strikeout troubles within the minors continued.
Neidert, in the meantime, labored to a 5.05 ERA in 9 Triple-A begins. That’s higher than it appears on the floor given the hitter-friendly nature of the PCL. The management artist’s stroll charge spiked dramatically in his 41 innings there, although, and his floor ball charge fell precipitously.
Each Harrison and Neidert nonetheless look to be strong, near-ready property for the Marlins’ group. They’re every among the many membership’s prime 15 prospects, per Baseball America.
At this time is the ultimate day groups can possibility gamers earlier than MLB’s roster freeze kicks in. Gamers injured whereas on non-obligatory project are unlikely to be in line to accrue MLB service time. As Sahadev Sharma of the Athletic factors out, by optioning prospects who didn’t determine to crack the Opening Day roster, the Marlins (and different groups who make related strikes) insulate themselves from burning MLB service and paying an MLB wage if the gamers concerned have been to get injured whereas the game is on hiatus.