The Marlins have actually optioned a set of leads to Triple- A Wichita, per several press reporters (including Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald). Outfielder Monte Harrison and also right-hander Nick Neidert are headed to the Pacific Coast League.
Both Harrison, 24, and also Neidert, 23, completed last period at the minors’ highest degree, however each searched in demand of a little bit a lot more spices. Harrison struck a satisfactory.274/.357/.451 in 244 plate looks with New Orleans (Miami’s previous Triple- An associate) last period. However, the previous second-rounder’s historical strikeout problems in the minors lingered.
Neidert, at the same time, functioned to a 5.05 PERIOD in 9 Triple- A begins. That’s much better than it appears externally offered the hitter-friendly nature of the PCL. The control musician’s stroll price surged substantially in his 41 innings there, however, and also his ground round price dropped precipitously.
Both Harrison and also Neidert still seem strong, near-ready properties for the Marlins’ company. They’re each amongst the club’s top 15 leads, per Baseball America.
Today is the last day groups can option gamers prior to MLB’s lineup freeze begins. As Sahadev Sharma of the Athletic explains, there’s a reasoning behind groups’ current wave of choices around the organization. By optioning gamers that really did not number to break the Opening Day lineup, the Marlins (and also various other groups that make comparable relocations) protect themselves from paying an MLB wage if the gamers entailed were to endure a lasting injury while the sporting activity gets on respite. Upon the organization’s resumption, such gamers would certainly take place the minor-league damaged checklist, where they would certainly get a minor-league wage and also (most likely) not accumulate MLB solution time.