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Which 15 Players Should The Marlins Protect In An Expansion Draft?

In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it!  Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams.  You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.

The American League results are in!  Click here to see who’s protected and who’s available for each AL team.

So far, we’ve covered the BravesCardinalsPiratesBrewersRedsCubsDiamondbacksRockiesDodgersPadresGiantsRangersMariners, Athletics, Angels, Astros, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians, White Sox, Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles.  The Marlins are up next.

We’ll start by removing free agents Jonathan Villar, Matt Joyce, Francisco Cervelli, and Brandon Kintzler from consideration.  Sixto Sanchez and Jesus Sanchez will make the protected list as Baseball America Top 100 prospects with 2020 ETAs.  Here’s the initial protected list of ten players:

Sixto Sanchez
Jesus Sanchez
Brian Anderson
Sandy Alcantara
Miguel Rojas
Jorge Alfaro
Isan Diaz
Caleb Smith
Pablo Lopez
Jordan Yamamoto

That leaves five spots for the remaining 17 players.  Check out contract statuses and team control here.

Jesus Aguilar
Jon Berti
Jeff Brigham
Lewis Brinson
Adam Conley
Garrett Cooper
Corey Dickerson
Robert Dugger
Yimi Garcia
Elieser Hernandez
Harold Ramirez
Magneuris Sierra
Ryne Stanek
Drew Steckenrider
Stephen Tarpley
Jose Urena
Chad Wallach

With that, we turn it over to the MLBTR readership! In the poll below (direct link here), select exactly five players you think the Marlins should protect in our upcoming mock expansion draft.  Click here to view the results.

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