Maybin Still Part Of Marlins’ Plans

Mike Stanton's getting all the attention and at least Cody Ross and Chris Coghlan are getting playing time. Cameron Maybin's getting benched, but Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest told Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald that Maybin is a "big time" part of the team's future.

"I'm not sure that's going to happen right now," Beinfest said. "But definitely in the future [Maybin figures in]."

Now, Maybin is struggling. He has a .225/.290/.341 line in 201 plate appearances this year, with five homers. Maybin, who was considered a top-ten prospect by Baseball America leading up to 2007, 2008 and 2009, has the potential to do considerably more on offense. To his credit, his defense has been above-average in about 1000 major league innings.

Beinfest told Navarro that he doesn't believe Maybin deserves a demotion to the minors. Maybin is on track to be a borderline super two candidate after 2011, so the cost-conscious Marlins could prevent him from obtaining super two status by demoting him for a few weeks now.

It seems like Maybin has been in the majors for ages, but like the man he was traded for (Miguel Cabrera) he reached the majors at an extremely young age. Maybin, 23, is younger than prospects like Desmond Jennings and Pedro Alvarez, so he has plenty of time to realize his potential and it's no surprise that Beinfest expects that to happen in a Marlins uniform.

7 Responses to Maybin Still Part Of Marlins’ Plans Leave a Reply

  1. Theres a typo on the 3rd paragraph it says Nararro instead of Navarro. Just trying to help :)

  2. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Exhibit 34532B. Kid should have had more time to develop in the minors. Even on small market clubs, the bigs is not the place to develop.

  3. bigpat 5 years ago

    Thank god the Pirates got McCutchen instead of him. He may eventually develop, but the process is very long and tiresome, and he isn’t entitled a job at the MLB level just because of the tools he’s yet to show thus far. Best off playing him in the minors for a year or two and hoping he gets red hot and it translates to the majors.

  4. Yankees420 5 years ago

    “Beinfest told Navarro that he doesn’t believe Maybin deserves a demotion to the minors.” So you limit his playing time in the majors and stunt his development even further? Yeah I can see the logic in that…..

  5. Maybin’s defense is above average? What kind of sick joke is that? Someone didn’t do their research. Anyone who has watched this kid play for more than a game knows he is lost when it comes to reading balls of the bat. His speed makes up for his lack of talent but in a place like Dolphin Stadium, it’ll catch up to him and he will fail (Maybin’s error in the Halladay perfect game, for example).

    PLEASE stop the Maybin experiment. He doesn’t deserve a demotion to the minors but he doesn’t deserve playing time in the bigs.

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