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A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 14: Alabama product Jake Walters compares college and pro lifestyles

2018 Marlins draft pick Jake Walters joins us to talk the cutter, coming out of the University of Alabama, and beginning his pro career.

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On Episode 14, you get a full report on the hottest Marlins minor league affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings (0:40). Infielder Christopher Torres is igniting the offense while the pitching staff has consistently kept games within reach.

Then, our guest Jake Walters (7:45) joins us to talk the cutter, coming out of the University of Alabama, and beginning his pro career in 2019.

Enjoy Episode 14 of A-Ball!

Drafted in the ninth round last year, Walters is getting an opportunity in the LumberKings starting rotation following several midseason roster changes. The right-hander explains how he relies on his cutter’s movement and complements it with a slider and changeup to find success without spectacular velocity.

Through eight appearances (six starts), he has a 5.40 earned run average with 33 strikeouts in 26 23 innings pitched.


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.

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