Miami Marlins sign No.1 Baseball America Independent prospect

By: Devon Teeple

Kevin Gelinas, who had his contract originally purchased by the New York Yankees, is now a member of the Miami Marlins organization (according to OurSports Central).

Gelinas, who was recently rated the No.1 Independent Prospect under 25, by Baseball America, started turning some eyes with his mid 90’s fastball, and 6’5 frame. 

After being drafted twice out of college; first by the Pittsburgh Pirates and second by the New York Mets, Gelinas didn’t begin his professional career until after completing his senior season with University of Southern California, Santa Barbara.  

Playing in only 22 games for the San Angelo Colts of the North American League, he was limited to what looks like, one or two innings per appearance, and after reviewing his college numbers, it was probably best until he solidifies himself in the role given to him. In 23 innings with the Colts, Gelinas walked five, struck out 29, recorded two saves, and compiled a 3.13 ERA.  

This is another great coup for the Independent game. The Indy leagues don’t get a lot of press or accolades thrown their way, but this is another example where if you have talent, someone will find you.

Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here

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