In this episode, Erik Oas offers a full report on the Clinton LumberKings. J.D. Osborne, Jerar Encarnación and Connor Scott are each swinging a hot bat. Then, Marlins 2018 draftee Tanner Andrews joins the podcast (10:40) to talk about coming from a small town in Indiana, the role of other sports in his development, developing his arsenal of pitches (21:45) and working to become a starting pitcher. He also explains how fellow Purdue pitcher Nick Wittgren influenced his career plans (23:30).
Enjoy Episode 10 of A-Ball!
Andrews has made 20 career appearances (five starts) since being selected by the Marlins in the 10th round last June. In 62 1⁄3 innings pitched, he owns a 4.04 earned run average and has racked up 47 strikeouts. The strong right-hander had arguably his best outing last Thursday (6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K vs. Low-A Wisconsin).
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