BELOIT, WI MAY 3, 2022
We all love a come up story. This team was on the brink of being eliminated from the minor leagues. Their former stadium falling apart, So with new Ownership ( Quint and Rishy Studer ) also with help from Diana Hendrick and a private group of people. They went out on a limb to build ABC supply stadium. In only 13 months, the then Beloit Snappers had a new stadium. One of the nicest ones in high A affiliated baseball . With a new stadium comes rebranding.. Say goodbye to the Snappers and say hello to the Sky Carps .
How did they come up with Sky Carps? They asked the people of Beloit and they came up with some very good options. Names like Supper Clubbers and the Cheeseballs to name a few. Now, as Wisconsin residents I find those very fitting.
Back to baseball, the Beloit Sky Carps are the high A affiliate team for the Miami Marlins. They are a very exciting team with a lot of young talent. Some of their top prospects are in Beloit . It might be to early to tell but here are some of the top player for the Beloit Sky carps….
The number 9 prospect in the Marlin’s farm system is Dax Fulton Who was drafted in the 2nd round with the 40th pick In 2020. The left handed pitcher has a 5.30 ERA through 18.2 innings. He has 22 strike outs and only 9 walks.
Victor Mesa Jr. An outfielder who was signed October 22nd 2018. Also he is the 14th right prospect in the Marlin’s farm system.Has an average of .257 , On base percentage .308 , Slugging .386 And 1 dinger through 19 games.
The 16th ranked prospect in the Miami Marlins farm system is 2B Cody Morissette. Was drafted in 2021 in the 2nd round with the 52nd pick . At the plate he is batting .179 average, on base percentage dungeon .276, slugging .313 and has hit 2 dingers. Hopefully he can turn it around he has played 18 games so far this season.
And lastly the number 18 prospect is prospect in the Miami Marlins farm system shortstop Nasim Nunez . He was drafted In 2019 in the 2nd round with the 46th pick. Through 18 games he has a . 111 average, . 260 base percentage, . 143 slugging which is not good. Sad to say no dingers, hes got 4RBI though.
In conclusion if you live near Beloit and wanna watch some ” pro” baseball for cheap, I think that The Beloit Sky carps are the team for you. I love the team, that’s why I’m writing this. As my first installment of a trip around the minors. So come on by and watch some baseball.
Photo credits to the Twitter handle @Beloitskycarp