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Prospects on the Move: Marlins New Prospects Received In Recent Trades

In a surprise move this past week, the Miami Marlins sent second base All Star Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects, RHP Nick Neidert, RHP Robert Dugger and infielder Christopher Torres.

Neidert was drafted by the Mariners in the 2nd round of the 2015 June MLB draft out of Peachtree Ridge HS in Suwanee, GA. In his first pro ball season in Rookie ball that summer, the right hander was 0-2, with a 1.53 ERA, 23 strikeouts through 11 starts spanning 35.1 innings. In 2016, Neidert was 7-3 in Class-A Full Season, with a 2.57 ERA in 19 starts and was four games better in 2017, after finishing 10-3 win Class A Advanced and 1-3 in Double A through 25 starts combined. He had two standout games in 2017, a 1-hit shutout on April 11th, tossing six innings, while striking eight batters, without allowing a walk. Then on May 28th, Neidart threw a no-hitter, while not allowing a run through six innings, striking out nine batters.

Dugger was drafted by the Mariners in the 18th round of the 2016 MLB draft out of Texas Tech University. In 2016, Dugger was moved around a bit pitching four games in Rookie ball posting a 1.04 ERA, then was sent the Mariners Triple-A affiliate for two games, posting a 6.75 ERA in relief before finsiging his season in Short Season A-Ball. In six starts with the Everett AquaSox, he was 2-1, with a 5.47 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 26.1 innings. This past summer,  Dugger appeared in 22 games for the Class-A Full Season Clinton LumberKings, starting nine games, and finished 4-1, with a 2.00 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 72 innings. On July 22, Dugger was moved up to the Class-A Advanced Modesto Nuts and in nine starts he was 2-5, with a 3.94 ERA, with 47 strikeouts in 45.2 innings. On August 1st, Dugger tossed a seven inning, three hit shutout, walking three batters, and striking out nine.

Torres started his pro career in 2015 with the Mariners Dominican Summer League team batting .251, with eight doubles, three triples, two home runs, 30 RBIs, and 51 walks in 64 games. In 2016 he was moved to Rookie ball in the states and in 44 games, he batted .257, with nine doubles, four triples, 17 RBIs and 19 walks. This past season he started back in Rookie ball for four games, then was promoted to the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners Class-A Short season squad, and in 48 games he batted .238, with eight doubles, six triples, six home runs, 22 RBIs and 25 walks. Torres finished the season strong, with a six game hitting streak, four of which were multi-hit and three home runs in his last five games, going back to back on September 2nd and 3rd.

The Marlins were not done trading away fan favorites, as they also sent Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees for Starlin Castro and prospects Jose Devers and Jorge Guzman.

Devers was signed by the Yankees in 2017 and played his first 11 pro ball games with the Yankees Dominican Summer League squad, and batted .239, with two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. he was sent brought to the states and in 42 games with the Yankees Gulf Coast League team, Devers betted .246, with seven double, two triples, a home run, nine RBIs and 18 walks. Devers is also the cousin of Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers.

Guzman was signed by the Yankees in 2015 and between the Dominican Summer League and the Gulf Coast League, he posted a 3-4 record, with a 5.04 ERA in 17 games (12 starts). In 2016, Guzman pitched for both Rookie clubs in the organization, posting a 3-4 record, with a 4.05 ERA, and 54 strikeouts in 40 innings. The 2017 season saw Guzman start 13 games for the Staten Island Yankees (Low-A), posting a 5-3 record, with a 2.30 ERA and 88 strikeouts through 66.2 innings. On July 3rd, Guzman tossed a two hit shutout in 6.2 innings, with no walks and 10 strikeouts.

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