Anderson, Garcia named to Fall Stars Game

Marlins prospects will compete in Arizona Fall League showcase

Anderson, Garcia named to Fall Stars Game

MIAMI -- Two of the Marlins' top prospects will represent the organization in the 2016 Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game presented by Bowman Baseball Cards at Surprise Stadium.

Left-hander Jarlin Garcia and third baseman Brian Anderson, playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, have been selected to the East Division, which will face the West at 8:08 p.m. ET on Saturday.

According to, Garcia and Anderson are the Marlins' third- and fourth-ranked prospects, respectively. Each Major League squad has at least one representative in the Fall League Stars Game.

Garcia has made five relief appearances for Mesa, compiling a 3.52 ERA by giving up three runs in 7 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

The 23-year-old spent much of the 2016 season at Double-A Jacksonville, and he made a brief callup stint with the Marlins from May 15-18. However, he didn't pitch in a big league game. Garcia missed time with the Suns due to injury, and in nine starts, he posted a 4.54 ERA, with 27 strikeouts and 11 walks in 39 2/3 innings.

Top Prospects: Garcia, MIA

Anderson, 23, has impressed in the Fall League, batting .333/.415/.528 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs in 11 games.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from the University of Arkansas, opened 2016 at Class A Advanced Jupiter, batting .302 in 49 games before he was promoted to Jacksonville. In 86 games with the Suns, he hit .243/.330/.359 with eight homers and 40 RBIs.

Overall in 135 combined Minor League games in 2016, Anderson batted .265/.348/.389 with 11 home runs and 65 RBIs.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.