NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When the Tigers traded six players to the Marlins for
In Maybin, the Marlins fill what has been their biggest positional hole for some time. He's massively talented, but as much as scouts love him, they have the some concerns that
Miller is also a player who hasn't been quite as good as the tools should indicate. Six-foot-6 lefties with velocity in the mid-90s don't exactly grow on trees, yet Miller has rarely dominated on a statistical level, even at High-A in 2007. One issue with Miller is his inconsistent command, as his long and lanky build still leads to inconsistent release points. The other primary knock against Miller is his lack of aggressiveness. Scouts don't see a streak in him as nasty as his stuff, and he often avoids challenging hitters or pitching inside. He has the skills to be a frontline starter, but in the end, he's yet to pitch like one.
The other four players are all marginal-to-decent prospects:
While some see
I was told that some in the Florida organization see
My opinion meshes with the general consensus of those that I spoke to last night about the deal: Yes, for their pair of young stars the Marlins received a lot in terms of raw numbers, but couldn't they have received more in terms of raw talent?