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Earning Their Stripes Episode 7: Marlins poised for big international splash

One of those “peanuts” received during the rebuild, SS José Devers is among the best performers in the Marlins farm system in 2019. Plus, an exclusive interview with LHP Trevor Rogers.

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Danny, Ethan and Ian celebrate the promotions of Harold Ramírez and Elieser Hernandez to the big league club (1:00), note the improved performance from hyped Cuban outfielder Víctor Víctor Mesa (2:20), preview top Marlins targets for the 2019-20 international signing period (6:15), point to encouraging signs in the recent performances from Isan Díaz and José Devers (16:28), and round up the rest of Miami’s farm system in their usual segments (24:19).

Then, Danny and Ethan interview left-hander Trevor Rogers (37:39) about participating in Captain’s Camp, the adversity he overcame as a prospect, the roles that faith and family play in his life, and much more. The former first-round pick has been victimized by a low strand rate and inflated batting average on balls in play, but his peripherals have been great—3.07 FIP since 2018 is third-best in the Marlins organization (min. 100 IP). Rogers in currently in the High-A Jupiter rotation in his age-21 campaign.

Enjoy Episode 7 of ETS!

Ethan alluded to it on the pod, but multiple sources confirm to Fish Stripes that Marlins No. 1 prospect Sixto Sánchez will make his Double-A debut on Tuesday night. First pitch 7:05 p.m. ET.

Here is Danny’s report on the new MLB.com international free agent top prospect rankings:

And Ely provides deeper analysis on Devers:


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. You can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone, PlayerFM or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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