The Marlins plan to pick out an outfielder Peyton Burdick onto the most important league roster earlier than tomorrow afternoon’s contest with the Cubs, reviews Craig Mish of SportsGrid (Twitter hyperlinks). Outfielder Jesus Sanchez shall be optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville in a corresponding transaction, Mish provides. Miami might want to create a emptiness on their 40-man roster tomorrow.
Burdick was the Marlins’ third-round decide in 2019 popping out of Wright State University. The right-handed hitter attracts reward from evaluators for his energy and uncooked energy that’s no less than plus (a 60 on the 20-80 scale), though that is been paired with a good quantity of swing-and-miss. There’s no query he is carried out since coming into the skilled ranks, although, as Burdick has hit at a nicely above-average price at each minor league cease.
He tore up Low-A to shut out his draft 12 months, then was bumped to Double-A in 2021 on the heels of the 2020 minor league cancellation. He hit 23 homers there to earn a late-season bump to Jacksonville, the place he is spent your entire 2022 marketing campaign. Burdick, whom Baseball America lately named the #8 prospect within the Miami farm system, owns a .229/.344/.430 line with 14 homers in 385 plate appearances with the Jumbo Shrimp. He’s placing out at a barely elevated 25.7% clip, however he is additionally hitting for energy and strolling at a sturdy sufficient price (13%) to compensate for the comparatively low batting common.
Burdick has performed all three outfield spots in Jacksonville, with the vast majority of his time (328 innings) coming in middle subject. BA suggests his common velocity makes him a cleaner slot in a nook on the MLB degree, and Sánchez’s corresponding demotion probably opens up left subject enjoying time for Burdick. Miami positioned proper fielder Avisaíl García on the injured listing yesterday, leaving that nook primarily to Bryan De La Cruz of late with rookie JJ Bleday manning middle subject.
Manager Don Mattingly has continued to provide Sánchez continued runs in left subject, however the current outcomes have been subpar. A former high prospect, the 24-year-old Sánchez seemed as if he have been starting to make good on that standing early within the season. Through the tip of April, he carried a .282/.346/.493 line throughout 78 plate appearances. That got here with alarming strikeout and stroll numbers that hinted at some forthcoming regression, however one would’ve been hard-pressed to examine the lefty-hitting outfielder’s efficiency crashing as onerous because it has.
Since the calendar flipped to May, Sánchez is hitting solely .181/.247/.354. He’s been tormented by a woeful .206 batting common on balls in play over that stretch, however he is additionally turn into more and more pull-happy — significantly on ground-balls. Opposing groups have responded by shifting in opposition to Sánchez in virtually all of his journeys, and he has not managed to search out his footing. Over the previous month, he owns a .176/.291/.279 line by 79 plate appearances.
Marlins common supervisor Kim Ng and her employees have evidently determined it is time for Sánchez to attempt to reset in Triple-A. It’ll be his first minor league motion of the season. If he spends greater than 20 days within the minors, he’ll exhaust his third and ultimate possibility 12 months. That’d imply the Fish must completely carry him on the lively roster (or injured listing) from the beginning of the 2023 season if they do not need to designate him for task and make him obtainable to different groups.