It's been an interesting few weeks for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Starting with the ill-fated "crap pitcher's mound game" in Memphis on June 29 and ending with the nice and easy win over Charlotte this past Sunday, the Shrimp have endured three doubleheaders, two rain-outs, a hurricane, and, finally, a walk-off win. The Shrimp went... Continue Reading →
Jacksonville and the Marlins Farm System Rated No. 1 for Fan Experience
Ben Hill and Josh Jackson at MiLB.com are out today with a great piece on the top 10 minor league systems based on fan experience. And lo and behold, the Miami Marlins system, featuring our amazing Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, came out on top. We're biased, but of course the quadrumvirate of Jacksonville, Pensacola, Beloit, and... Continue Reading →
Look at this Magnificent Jumbo Shrimp Roster!
We finally know who we will be spending our summer watching at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Jumbo Shrimp released their preliminary roster today and it includes three of the top Marlins prospects: Lewin DíazJesús SánchezBraxton Garrett The roster also features nine players with Major League Baseball experience. I have little doubt that some of the... Continue Reading →
MiLB Scouting Report: Marlins Prospect Max Meyer
The ace writers at MiLB.com are at it again, this time with Josh Jackson taking a deep dive into the Marlins' First Round pick in 2020 - and Number 3 overall pick - Max Meyer. This kid has the makings of an ace, by all accounts. MLB Pipeline's assessment of him shows that his stuff... Continue Reading →
Marlins Minor League Complex Shut Down for the Weekend. Hmm…Wonder Why?
Ha ha, just kidding. No need to wonder. It's because of Covid-19, of course. At least five Marlins minor league players have tested positive and the team has shut down the complex in Jupiter, FL for contact tracing and isolation. At this point, it is just downright embarrassing to have a team - at any... Continue Reading →
Jax Shrimp Coloring Contest & Help the Blue Wahoos Name a Puppy
While you are waiting for the season to start on May 4, you and your kids can enter the Jumbo Shrimp & 121 Financial Credit Union's second annual virtual coloring contest. The top prize is $250 and some Jumbo Shrimp swag, so why not give it a go? Enter by May 3, 2021. You can... Continue Reading →