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Earning Their Stripes Episode 2: Get to Know Us

Danny, Ethan and Ian analyze Marlins top prospect performances from the first few games of the 2019 Minor League Baseball season.

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ETS has some real minor league action to cover this time! On Episode 2, Daniel Martinez, Ethan Budowsky and Ian Smith tell us more about their personal/professional backgrounds (1:01), break down the monster starts from RHP Zac Gallen and OF Jerar Encarnacion (5:43), discuss player comps for 2B Isan Díaz (14:29), set 2019 expectations for OF Víctor Víctor Mesa (22:20), provide an overview of the Marlins’ starting pitching depth (32:49), finishing up with various updates and awarding pitcher/hitter of the week awards (43:35).

As mentioned on the pod, here is Ian’s offseason profile of Díaz from The 4-6-3 series:

And this was Mesa’s first hit in affiliated ball, an opposite-field single for High-A Jupiter on Monday night:


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 FishStripes.com/podcasts, or you can find them on Apple Podcasts, Megaphone and PlayerFM (coming soon to Spotify, Podbean, Stitcher and every other podcast platform).

Follow Fish Stripes (@fishstripes), Danny (@all_right_Miami), Ethan (@GatorBait_Ethan) and Ian (@FlaSmitty) on Twitter.