Miami Marlins News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
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Fansided: Caleb Smith, Marlins face Washington starting Friday
The Miami Marlins once again find themselves in a familiar situation, calling on one of their young pitchers, Caleb Smith, to stop another losing streak. This time, the Marlins face Washington in a three-game series at Marlins Park starting Friday.
When is there not going to be a time where the Miami Marlins ask one of their young pitchers to take the mound and lead the team to victory after losing another series at home? When the ballclub takes the diamond on Friday night at Marlins Park, manager Don Mattingly will give the ball to Smith and hopes the hard-throwing lefty can set the table for a much-needed win.
Fish Stripes: Marlins Injury Updates: Garrett Cooper taking BP; Riley Ferrell begins throwing progression
Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes will pass along updates on injured Marlins players and top prospects as they attempt to get back on the field. Here is what we've learned in recent days...OF/1B Garrett Cooper (left calf strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list March 31. Cooper's bat is sorely needed in what's been MLB's weakest lineup, but even after completing his running progression, expect a handful of minor league rehab games to get his timing back at the plate. With no setbacks, he figures to return in early May.
Fansided: How long will Marlins OF Lewis Brinson sit?
The start of the 2019 MLB season was not exactly how the Miami Marlins or Lewis Brinson expected things to go.
After a spring that displayed power and more patience at the plate, the starting centerfielder has struggled early on this season. As the Marlins prepare to face the Washington Nationals starting Friday, it is Brinson who may be watching from the dugout, taking time to regroup and ready himself for the remainder of the season.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly gave Brinson the night off on Wednesday, going with Isaac Galloway in the lineup hoping for a spark at the plate.
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Miami Herald: Miami Marlins top prospect Sixto Sanchez faces live batters ahead of season debut
"When you compete, you're competing to win", said Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter during a press conference at Marlins Park the day before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training By
Sixto Sanchez pumped his right hand into his glove in excitement Thursday as he walked off the mound on a backfield at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Complex in Jupiter.
The Miami Marlins' top prospect and the No. 26 overall prospect in MLB according to MLBPipeline just finished off a two-inning performance in an extended spring training intrasquad game -- his first live game experience since being traded to the Marlins from the Philadelphia Phillies in February as part of the J.
Miami Herald: How Marlins starter Trevor Richards' changeup became one of the nastiest pitches in MLB
Miami Marlins Chief Executive Officer Derek Jeter talks to the media before start of the first full-squad spring training workout on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Jupiter, FL. By
The number of pitches better than Trevor Richards' changeup this season can probably be counted on the 10 long fingers that let the starting pitcher throw his signature pitch so effectively.
Heading into the Miami Marlins' three-game series against the Washington Nationals, which kicks off at 7:10 p.m. on Friday at Marlins Park, Richards' changeup has been one of the toughest pitches to hit this MLB season. So far this year, Richards has induced 46 total swinging strikes, 15th most in the majors, and the 28 against his changeup, making the pitch he throws most frequently a top-10 pitch in terms of getting swings and misses.
Fish Stripes: Monthly update on upcoming Marlins prospects.
Our new monthly segment "Who is next?" aims to provide updates on prospects whose big league promotion may be on the horizon. Particularly for a fanbase in a rebuild, these monthly updates will provide a glimpse of where the hope for the future lies.
These articles will be divided into three groups, each including one pitching and one position player--and several honorable mentions--who fit the following descriptions:
Almost here--Prospects who fans can comfortably anticipate seeing at Marlins Park within this season.
More time needed--Prospects who have a chance at getting a call-up within the campaign, but are more likely to be 2020 promotions.
Fish Stripes: Earning Their Stripes Episode 3: Exclusive Interview with Marlins LHP Will Stewart
Marlins left-hander Will Stewart joins Ethan and Ian for an interview about all aspects of his career (0:36), including what it means for him to be part of such a talented High-A Jupiter pitching staff (3:44), why the changeup is effective for him (5:05), reliving his no-hit bid from last week (6:14), describing some of his teammates (7:33), explaining the origin of his unique delivery (13:00), and reminiscing about growing up in small town Alabama (16:26).
The 21-year-old arrived from the Phillies organization in February as part of the J.T. Realmuto trade.
Fansided: Marlins: Three Marlins Who Could be Gone by August
I was talking with a friend of mine earlier this week, who isn't necessarily a Miami Marlins fan, but rather a baseball fan. He told me that he doesn't like to vent his frustration, but he had to let go of a few choice words. He said he didn't think it was fair that Major League Baseball is so unbalanced.
The teams that are able to spend, consistently spend, meaning teams like the Marlins will remain cellar dwellers. I agreed with him to some extent, and the conversation was one of the better ones I've had in quite a while.
Miami Herald: What Tyler Kinley learned from failure as Rule 5 pick to become effective for Marlins
Miami Marlins pitcher Tyler Kinley (39) pitches agains the New York Mets in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Marlins Park in Miami on Monday, April 1, 2019. MATIAS J. OCNER email@example.com
Tyler Kinley was ready for the opportunity when the Minnesota Twins finally gave him a chance to get to the Majors. As much as the Plantation native would have liked to debut with the hometown Miami Marlins, Kinley's selection in the Rule 5 draft ahead of the 2018 season meant his first, long-awaited taste of MLB would be with the Twins.
It lasted all of four outings.
Miami Herald: Chicago Cubs hit starter Sandy Alcantara hard to finish off sweep of Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Brynn Anderson AP
The magic of Sandy Alcantara's first start of the 2019 season has yet to be recaptured. Instead of being a preview of what's to come for the 23-year-old, those eight dominant innings he tossed on the final day of March have instead come to serve as a reminder of just what heights Alcantara can reach as he bounces through the anticipated inconsistencies of a rookie season in MLB.
Fish Stripes: Marlins Get Shut Out, 6-0; Suffer Sweep Against Chicago
It was the type of night many people expected from the Marlins this year. Inconsistent pitching, coupled with an ineffective offense and sub-par defense, resulted in a 6-0 loss against the Chicago Cubs.
The loss gave the Marlins their third series sweep of this young season, and dropped them to a league-worst 4-15.
Much like his last start, Sandy Alcantara was done in by one bad inning. After recording two outs in the 3rd, Sandy proceeded to allow five straight hits and four runs. Although he lost his command in the inning, some runs could be attributed to the defense.