MIAMI -- From top to bottom in their organization, the Marlins feel they have high-end pitching depth. On Monday, one of their Advanced Class A Jupiter right-handers was recognized for his standout performances in the Arizona Fall League.
Brian Ellington has been selected to represent the Marlins on the East Division squad in the Fall Stars Game on Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Ariz. The East manager will be Andy Haines, the skipper of Miami's Triple-A New Orleans affiliate.
Ellington, 24, has allowed one run in five appearances for the Salt River Rafters, which includes prospects from the Marlins, Rockies, D-backs and Twins. Haines manages Salt River, which is in first place.
The Fall Stars Game will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, and will be televised by MLB Network and MLB.com.
Ellington is a native of Gainesville, Fla., and the right-hander was Miami's 16th-round pick in 2012. The right-hander attended West Florida.
Ellington is another talented young pitcher raising his profile on a big stage. In July, Class A Greensboro right-hander Domingo German gained some national recognition during his appearance in the Futures Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.
In 2014, Ellington appeared in 35 games with the Hammerheads, and was 2-2 with a 4.75 ERA. In 47 1/3 innings, he struck out 56 and walked 24.
For Salt River, Ellington has struck out eight and walked three in six innings.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder will likely experience his first big league camp with the Marlins when Spring Training gets underway in February.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.