Welcome to Saturday’s Diamondbacks (52-52) vs. Marlins (39-62) game thread.
Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for July, August, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!
Coming up on the final few games, this is the most competitive month that the contest has had all season! The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.
- RF Jarrod Dyson
- CF Ketel Marte
- 2B Eduardo Escobar
- LF David Peralta
- 1B Christian Walker
- 3B Jake Lamb
- SS Nick Ahmed
- C Carson Kelly
- P Alex Young (2.38 ERA, 4.28 FIP, 21.7 K%, 27.6 Hard Hit% in 22.2 IP)
Notes: There may be a huge separation in the standings between the Marlins and Dbacks, but they’re both in rebuilds, and therefore approaching the trade deadline with the same “seller” mindset, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Plenty of #HugWatch warnings expected during the rest of this series...Young is your prototypical “crafty lefty,” relying on command and pitch variety to avoid getting shelled. So far, so good at the major league level. Arizona’s bullpen, which blew the series opener on Friday night, will once again factor into this contest considering that Young has not pitched beyond six innings in any appearance since August 1, 2018 (Triple-A Reno).
- SS Miguel Rojas
- RF Brian Anderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 2B Starlin Castro
- C Jorge Alfaro
- LF Harold Ramírez
- 3B Martín Prado
- CF César Puello
- P Jordan Yamamoto (2.61 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 25.3 K%, 44.0 Hard Hit% in 38.0 IP)
Notes: Yamamoto is on the verge of graduating from prospect eligibility. But for those wondering, recently updated lists by MLB Pipeline and Baseball America ranked him No. 13 and No. 14 respectively among all prospects in the Marlins organization. Stepping into a major league rotation spot and performing as well as he has makes this an extremely encouraging year in his development. Just gotta keep him injury-free moving forward...Plenty of Marlins alumni are on hand for Throwback Weekend! The franchise’s all-time hits leader Luis Castillo will handle the ceremonial first pitch. There is a “selfie station” at Section 12 on the Promenade Level featuring Castillo, Kurt Abbott, Gaby Sanchez, Álex González and Tommy Hutton.
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Saturday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writers are Ian Smith (@FlaSmitty) and Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori). Our photographer is Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography).
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team throws more pitches? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)
- Over/Under 6.5 Jordan Yamamoto strikeouts? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 11,750 attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will Harold Ramírez get a hit? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)