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Fish Stripes Top 30: 2023 Pre-Draft Edition

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For a low-budget franchise like the Miami Marlins, scouting and player development will always be crucial. To ultimately compete at the major league level, the Fish must first identify players with promising talent and makeup, then bring out the best in them. Some will matriculate to Miami’s roster, while others will be flipped elsewhere for more complementary pieces, and the reality is, some won’t succeed as pros, derailed by injuries, exploitable weaknesses and/or personal issues. That’s why continually assessing young players is a key part of the process—how do we value them right now and where is that value going to be at the trade deadline, next offseason or multiple years down the road?