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A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 9: LumberKings Pitching Coach Mark DiFelice

Ex-major leaguer Mark DiFelice talks about Clinton’s top pitching prospects and expectations within the Marlins organization.

Original photo by @LumberKings/Twitter

Erik Oas is joined on the podcast by Low-A Clinton Pitching Coach Mark DiFelice (8:30) to talk LumberKings culture, Marlins organization expectations, the analytics of baseball, and the current success of starting pitchers Humberto Mejía and Chris Vallimont.

Enjoy Episode 9 of A-Ball!

Entering Wednesday, the LumberKings rank third in the Midwest League with a 3.10 earned run average. The staff has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 3-to-1.

DiFelice is a former 15th-round draft pick of the Rockies. He made 77 major league appearances—all as a reliever—for the Brewers from 2008-2011.


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, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods.

Follow Erik Oas (@erik_oas) on Twitter and listen to all LumberKings radio broadcasts on 100.3 WCCI. Follow Fish Stripes on Twitter (@fishstripes) and visit FishStripes.com for full coverage of the Marlins farm system this season.