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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, 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.