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A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 3: Jerar Encarnación & the Path to Baseball in America

Marlins outfield prospect Jerar Encarnación talks about his fast start and path to a pro baseball career.

Original photo by @LumberKings/Twitter

Miami Marlins prospect Jerar Encarnación (13:45) talks with us about his unusual discovery as a baseball player and the path to playing in the United States. Encarnación has reached base safely in every Clinton LumberKings game in 2019 (1.207 OPS) while leading the team with 13 runs batted in. (Thanks to left-hander Nestor Bautista for serving as translator.)

Here is the Dominican outfielder’s early-season spray chart, per Baseball Savant:

We also talk about the breakout of first-round draft pick Connor Scott, Demetrius Sims’ approach at the plate, and the return of power and speed in the face of great strikeout totals.

Enjoy Episode 3 of A-Ball:

The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to You can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone, PlayerFM or wherever you normally get your pods.

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