Marlins Daily Prospect Report: 8-18-11By
Your daily prospect report, courtesy of yours truly and the guys in the system.
Double-A Jacksonville (in 7-3 loss to Mobile)
Kevin Dominguez — 2-4 w/ a strikeout
Dominguez isn’t much of a prospect, but he’s still hitting .253/.304 on the season, including a .357 hash in just over a dozen Double-A at-bats.
Kyle Jensen -- 1-5 w/ a HR
Jensen is a thick, large-bodied outfielder who remains a longshot to stay in that position, but the bat is definitely there. Kyle Jensen hit his 24th home run of the season tonight
Brad Hand — 6.0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7 (BB) | 4 (K)
Hand showed terrible command tonight, but still managed to keep the runs off the board. The case of Hand, a Major Leaguer one day and a Southern Leaguer the next, is quite astonishing as you never know what kind of numbers he’ll put up. Take today’s start with a grain of salt, as a variety of reasons could have led to his wildness.
Low-A Greensboro (in 6-2 loss to Lakewood)
Marcell Ozuna — 1-4 w/ HR (20)
We already knew that Ozuna is arguably the streakiest hitter in the minor leagues, but his power might also be the most raw. Ozuna has tons of holes in his swing and likely is power and nothing else, but he’s getting the job done.
Jacob Realmuto — 1-4
Realmuto has put up an outstanding South Atlantic League line of .282/.345 in his first season of pro ball. In addition, he’s shown the ability to hit for power and play solid defense behind the plate. He’s one of my sleeper candidates in the Marlins system.