Fall League profile: MO2 with latest on Marlins prospect Kam Misner
By Joe Frisaro @ManOn2nd
MESA, Ariz. — A somewhat overshadowed prospect for the Miami Marlins is outfielder Kameron Misner.
The 35th overall pick as a Competitive Balance Round A pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Misner opened the 2021 season at High A Beloit and late in the season made the jump to Double-A Pensacola. He combined to slash .253 with a .355 OBP with 12 homers and 59 RBIs. He added 26 stolen bases.
A left-handed hitter with power and speed, Misner improved as the season progressed. Now, he’s carrying that over into the Arizona Fall League, where he is representing the Marlins on the Mesa Solar Sox.
In his first eight games, Misner has an .828 OPS with three home runs and two doubles.
All the Marlins’ hitting prospects at the Arizona Fall League have the benefit of working with Phil Plantier, the Marlins’ Triple-A hitting coach at Jacksonville. Plantier is listed as an “Extra Coach” on the Mesa roster, and he’s highly respected.
As an organization, the Marlins are deep with outfielders. Their Minor League prospects on the rise include, Jesus Sanchez, who already is making an impact in the big leagues. JJ Bleday was Miami’s first-round pick in 2019, the same Draft as Misner. Peyton Burdick made a strong impression at Double-A and moved up to Triple-A in September.
Still, Misner is a prospect that scouts feel has the chance to be a big league regular. He’s getting better with repetitions and could be a 20/20 caliber-player; or at least a 15/15 (homers and steals).
On Wednesday, he had a double and stole a base.
ManOn2nd caught up with Misner for an interview at Mesa. Earlier in the week, ManOn2nd did a Bleday video interview as well. Check out all the MO2 interviews on the 5 Reasons Sports YouTube channel.