Devers was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster Friday. Devers was part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool in 2020, and he'll now be protected from the Rule 5 draft. The 20-year-old is one of the best defensive shortstops in the organization, but he'll need to demonstrate more production at the plate in 2021.
Devers is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports. One of the best defensive shortstops in the Marlins' farm system, Devers lacks physicality and will need to provide more offensive impact than he has shown thus far to profile as an everyday player. His plus speed and quality defense could be an asset for Miami in a pinch, but he is unlikely to see much, if any, MLB time in 2020.
The Marlins reassigned Devers to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Though Devers received the opportunity to take part in his first big-league camp, he wasn't a serious candidate to make the Opening Day roster after having never played above the High-A level. He could open the upcoming campaign at Double-A Jacksonville after posting a .749 OPS in 138 plate appearances in the Florida State League a season ago.
Devers was invited to the Marlins' big-league camp Tuesday. Devers will work with the big-league coaching staff for a few weeks, though he's not particularly close to joining the group for good. The 20-year-old hasn't played beyond the High-A level, though he looked good there last year in 33 games for Jupiter, hitting .325/.384/.365. The middle infielder is fast and has a good glove, though he's hit just a single professional home run in three seasons.
Devers (groin) was activated from the minor-league injured list Thursday. Devers wound up spending just nine days on the shelf with a groin injury. The 19-year-old shortstop will look to pick up where he left off prior to landing on the IL; through 10 games with High-A Jupiter this season, Devers owns a .326/.356/.395 slash line with a pair of stolen bases.
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