Marlins Promote Mike Stanton; DFA Mike Lamb

4:00pm: Rodriguez tweets that the Marlins will designate veteran infielder Mike Lamb for assignment to make room for Stanton. Lamb's DFA is unsurprising, as the 34-year-old posted a line of just .208/.269/.250 through 26 plate appearances.

3:39pm: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweets that Stanton will join the Marlins for the series opener in Philadelphia on Tuesday this week.

1:46pm: MLB.com's Joe Frisaro echoes (via Twitter) that Stanton is not in the lineup and says that there is a report out that he's been called up by the Marlins.

1:42pm: Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel reports that Marlins top prospect Mike Stanton is not in the lineup for Double-A Jacksonville this afternoon.

As Rodriguez cautions, it's possible that Stanton is just receiving a scheduled day off, however this news certainly meshes with the previous reports and speculation that Stanton may be on his way to Miami to continue his 2010 reign of terror in the National League East.

The 20-year-old righty slugger has shown tremendous improvement over last year and absolutely annihilated Double-A so far this season. His .311 batting average entering Sunday matches his on-base percentage from Jacksonville in 2009; his .441 OBP and .726 slugging percentage for the season are also each well over 100 points higher than his marks from '09. To date, he's mashed 21 home runs and walked 44 times in 238 plate appearances, versus 53 strikeouts.

Heading into the season, Baseball America ranked Stanton as the game's third-best prospect, behind only Jason Heyward and Stephen Strasburg.


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36 Comments on "Marlins Promote Mike Stanton; DFA Mike Lamb"


jeffbrown
5 years 2 months ago

Dear cameron Maybin, welcome to New Orleans.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

Man, the NL East is loaded with rookie talent.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

poor stanton. He isn’t ready for the majors imo. Hopefully the Marlins realize this and send him to the minors if he starts struggling.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

He strikes out so much. What’s the harm in giving him some Triple-A? I think he’ll adjust fine with time, but of course, I thought the same of Maybin, whose biggest flaw is also a whole lot of swing and miss.

ludafish
5 years 2 months ago

Dont know whats going on with Maybin, who can flash greatness…it was just bad timing. marlins didnt have OF depth like they do now when we got him. he is still young, everyone forgets he’s 22, and hopefully in time can put it all together. the hope is Stanton wont be a Maybin. Its all about adapting. Heyward was great, then kind of garbage for a bit, but adjusted and has impressed me. Maybin cant seem to adjust…

5 years 2 months ago

What’s so frustrating about Maybin is he absolutely tears up AAA, .319 AVG last season in AAA and .250 with the Marlins. And you’re absolutely right, he just can’t seem to adjust.

5 years 2 months ago

What’s so frustrating about Maybin is he absolutely tears up AAA, .319 AVG last season in AAA and .250 with the Marlins. And you’re absolutely right, he just can’t seem to adjust.

ludafish
5 years 2 months ago

Dont know whats going on with Maybin, who can flash greatness…it was just bad timing. marlins didnt have OF depth like they do now when we got him. he is still young, everyone forgets he’s 22, and hopefully in time can put it all together. the hope is Stanton wont be a Maybin. Its all about adapting. Heyward was great, then kind of garbage for a bit, but adjusted and has impressed me. Maybin cant seem to adjust…

5 years 2 months ago

It’s disappointing that Carroll was sent down to the Minors and not Maybin. Carroll has been far more productive this season (defensively having to replace Maybin late in close games) and has done a great job when he’s been given starts. I really wish the Maybin experiment was over. Lets bite the bullet and just realize it was a bad trade.

5 years 2 months ago

It’s disappointing that Carroll was sent down to the Minors and not Maybin. Carroll has been far more productive this season (defensively having to replace Maybin late in close games) and has done a great job when he’s been given starts. I really wish the Maybin experiment was over. Lets bite the bullet and just realize it was a bad trade.

5 years 2 months ago

I picked him up, he better produce…

5 years 2 months ago

I picked him up, he better produce…

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

One number: 28% or his K% in AA. He will be over matched by more advanced Major League pitching and I expect a short stay.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah. And being as young as he is, you really want to make sure he’s as ready as he can be for the big leagues. It’s different for someone like Jason Heyward, who doesn’t strike out a lot and has great discipline. Plate discipline is something that almost always translates to the major leagues, and striking out is almost always something that gets worse in the major leagues. IMO, he strikes out way too much, and his age scares me.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah. And being as young as he is, you really want to make sure he’s as ready as he can be for the big leagues. It’s different for someone like Jason Heyward, who doesn’t strike out a lot and has great discipline. Plate discipline is something that almost always translates to the major leagues, and striking out is almost always something that gets worse in the major leagues. IMO, he strikes out way too much, and his age scares me.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Actually his BABIP is .322 this season. It doesn’t matter though, people don’t expect him to hit for average. He’s being called up to hit home runs and he’s shown more than enough power to do that at a major league level.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Actually his BABIP is .322 this season. It doesn’t matter though, people don’t expect him to hit for average. He’s being called up to hit home runs and he’s shown more than enough power to do that at a major league level.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward doesn’t strike out a lot? Really?

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward doesn’t strike out a lot? Really?

ludafish
5 years 2 months ago

Remember in 03 when we called up a young rookie named Miguel Cabrera? Stanton is graded with better talent and look how miggy turned out. Stanton is a POWER hitter, which give everyone a different expectation. Heyward is more of an all around player, with less power than mike. Stanton will strikeout no doubt, but he hits homers to all fields with ease. Most scouts already think he is ready and i expect him to drive in runs like a mark reynolds or Dunn kind of guy, low avg, high HRs and good RBI’s. He’s one of those players that the .avg will get better with age

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

It is? I did AB – K = Balls hit in play and then I did Hits/Balls hit in play. What did you do if you don’t mind me asking.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

It is? I did AB – K = Balls hit in play and then I did Hits/Balls hit in play. What did you do if you don’t mind me asking.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward didn’t strike out a lot in the minors. But notice how he has struck out a lot more in the majors even with his plate discipline being a lot better that stanton’s in the minors.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward didn’t strike out a lot in the minors. But notice how he has struck out a lot more in the majors even with his plate discipline being a lot better that stanton’s in the minors.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

If you’re judging by this season, yes he does. But as he’s settled in the K’s have gone down, and he’s made adjustements. If you look at his season, it’s been really streaky, which is a side-effect of pitchers figuring something out about him and him adjusting to it. Don’t forget, he’s 20 years old. But if you look at his minor league numbers, you can see that even someone that has been said to already have some of the best strikezone knowledge in the game will strike out a good bit as he adjusts to big league pitching. Now imagine how it will be for Stanton, who already strikes out a ton in the minors. Right now, I think Stanton’s power is the only thing that is major league ready. I’m rootin for him, though.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

If you’re judging by this season, yes he does. But as he’s settled in the K’s have gone down, and he’s made adjustements. If you look at his season, it’s been really streaky, which is a side-effect of pitchers figuring something out about him and him adjusting to it. Don’t forget, he’s 20 years old. But if you look at his minor league numbers, you can see that even someone that has been said to already have some of the best strikezone knowledge in the game will strike out a good bit as he adjusts to big league pitching. Now imagine how it will be for Stanton, who already strikes out a ton in the minors. Right now, I think Stanton’s power is the only thing that is major league ready. I’m rootin for him, though.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

The fact that he is strictly a power hitter is why I don’t think he should be up at such a young age. What will the harm be in giving him some AAA? That way he can at the very least get a better transition to the MLB team. I think that the only way someone should come up this early is if they DO have that all-around, once-in-a-lifetime talent like Heyward has. Especially for a guy that strikes out as much as Stanton, that’s a big red flag for me with a guy this young. Strikeouts are big confidence killers, and with a guy this young confidence IS key. And, chances are, he’s not going to start striking out less in the majors.

VoteForPrado
5 years 2 months ago

The fact that he is strictly a power hitter is why I don’t think he should be up at such a young age. What will the harm be in giving him some AAA? That way he can at the very least get a better transition to the MLB team. I think that the only way someone should come up this early is if they DO have that all-around, once-in-a-lifetime talent like Heyward has. Especially for a guy that strikes out as much as Stanton, that’s a big red flag for me with a guy this young. Strikeouts are big confidence killers, and with a guy this young confidence IS key. And, chances are, he’s not going to start striking out less in the majors.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

I don’t even think his homerun numbers project well to the majors for this season. No doubt he is a future 40 HR guy but I still think it is too early, especially for a guy who was, in a sense, over matched at times by AA pitchers (based on his K numbers with a presumably lucky HR/FB ratio although I can’t find those numbers). I almost expect a Travis Snider like rookie line with a lower average. And Snider hit just .240 with 16 homeruns.

And an article earlier on fangraphs from May 5th (when he had 13 homeruns) he had just 2 homeruns to the opposite field and of his other hits (17 at the time) just one, ONE! was to the other way. And of his 32 outs at the time, 10 were to the other way, in the form of flyball, pop up (but like they acknowledge most popups just come off the bat wrong and aren’t a true measurement), or groundball. Sure he has the ability to have power to all fields but it looks like he hasn’t learned to do that yet. This is why I think he will be exposed by pitchers who know they can pitch to him away (harder to pull) and can actually execute it (which AA batters can’t) and this will further make his time in the majors harder.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

I don’t even think his homerun numbers project well to the majors for this season. No doubt he is a future 40 HR guy but I still think it is too early, especially for a guy who was, in a sense, over matched at times by AA pitchers (based on his K numbers with a presumably lucky HR/FB ratio although I can’t find those numbers). I almost expect a Travis Snider like rookie line with a lower average. And Snider hit just .240 with 16 homeruns.

And an article earlier on fangraphs from May 5th (when he had 13 homeruns) he had just 2 homeruns to the opposite field and of his other hits (17 at the time) just one, ONE! was to the other way. And of his 32 outs at the time, 10 were to the other way, in the form of flyball, pop up (but like they acknowledge most popups just come off the bat wrong and aren’t a true measurement), or groundball. Sure he has the ability to have power to all fields but it looks like he hasn’t learned to do that yet. This is why I think he will be exposed by pitchers who know they can pitch to him away (harder to pull) and can actually execute it (which AA batters can’t) and this will further make his time in the majors harder.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

His major-league-equivalent line this season is 0.258/0.358/0.561 with 16 HR. His power is real and it’s major league ready.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

His major-league-equivalent line this season is 0.258/0.358/0.561 with 16 HR. His power is real and it’s major league ready.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime talent, but yeah, they are different players. Stanton has much more power and that is going to be his asset in the majors, while Heyward is probably the better overall hitter and player.

Sixto_Lezcano
5 years 2 months ago

Heyward isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime talent, but yeah, they are different players. Stanton has much more power and that is going to be his asset in the majors, while Heyward is probably the better overall hitter and player.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

I wouldn’t say much more power because Heyward is probably projected to be a 35-40 HR player in his career. Not much better you can get from there lol

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

I wouldn’t say much more power because Heyward is probably projected to be a 35-40 HR player in his career. Not much better you can get from there lol