Miami Marlins Reel in Top 10 International Prospect
Everyone has heard the expression "the rich get richer" well, today, that applies to the Miami Marlins farm system. Miami already has the #2 system in the league, according to Bleacher Report, and today the Fish added the #10 international prospect, Cuban SS Yiddi Cappe.
The 18 year old Cuban is one of 11 total players signed by Miami this international signing period but was by far the most intriguing. He will immediately jump into the Marlins top 30 prospects list and be the number two ranked SS behind Jazz Chisholm (who will likely see time at 2B this season). Cappe is young and most likely won't sniff the majors for at least a year and a half, but to have a 6-foot-3 SS with "average to plus tools across the board" and comparisons to Carlos Correa waiting in the system is enough to keep hopes high for the Marlins future.
One of the first big moves in the Jeter/Sherman era of Marlins baseball was signing the then #1 international prospect, Victor Victor Mesa, and his younger brother Victor Mesa, Jr., and so far, that move has NOT worked out. Victor Victor doesn't even find himself amongst the top 30 Marlins prospects, according to MLB.com, after being inside their top 10 for a while. Victor Mesa, Jr., however, has blossomed and became the much better part of that signing. He currently sits at number 28, but at just 19 years of age, he isn't expected to find himself in the majors until 2023. Let's hope Cappe can follow in the younger brother's footsteps.
The Marlins signed 10 more International prospects today:
LHP Luis Baldiris (Venezuela)
INF Reiner Chourio (Venezuela)
RHP Gerardo Hernández (Dominican Republic)
OF Oscar Colina (Venezuela)
C Edward Duran (Venezuela)
OF Kevin Guerrero (Dominican Republic)
INF Jesús Hernández (Venezuela)
C Ronald Hernández (Venezuela)
LHP Jesús León (Mexico)
RHP Jhoniel Serrano (Venezuela)