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Earning Their Stripes Episode 6: Strong call-up candidates emerging

As the MLB team continues struggling, Danny, Ian and an under-the-weather Ethan like what they’re seeing at Triple-A New Orleans.

Right-hander Elieser Hernandez
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Danny, Ethan and Ian offer quick thoughts on The Athletic’s unflattering report about Marlins vice president of player development and scouting Gary Denbo. Then, in their latest roundup of minor league developments, the guys review Sixto Sánchez‘s debut in the Marlins organization and forecast where his 2019 campaign goes from here (3:26), weigh in on why Lewis Brinson was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans (9:46), wonder when red-hot Elieser Hernandez and Harold Ramírez earn call-ups to Miami (20:02), and wrap up with their usual special segments (33:04).

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Low-A Clinton outfielder Connor Scott also gets some love for his steady progression following a season-opening slump. Make sure to check out Erik Oas’ interview with him that we published on Tuesday.

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 from.

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