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Offishial news, 6/18/21: D.R. academy; Edward Cabrera interview; scoring change

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage entering a three-game set at Wrigley Field.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and Marlins General Manager Kim Ng pose for a photo Photo courtesy of Marlins Communications

New Farm System Report

  • In six games since June 10, Bryson Brigman is slashing .583/.621/1.083 (five multi-hit games)
  • Zach McCambley has a supernatural 58-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his first professional season
  • Troy Johnston was promoted to Beloit on June 1—since then, he leads all High-A Central players with 19 runs batted in

New Fish Stripes Podcast


  • Vote your favorite Marlins position players to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
  • Vote for the Marlins to advance in Bleacher Report’s 90s MLB Logos Bracket.
  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 39% chance to win their series opener against the Cubs.
  • The project has been years in the making and will cost approximately $12.5 million, but the Marlins finally broke ground Wednesday on a new baseball academy in the Dominican Republic. Derek Jeter and Kim Ng participated in the groundbreaking, as did Marlins prospects representing six different countries.
  • International amateur signee turned elite prospect Edward Cabrera names Jacob deGrom and the late Yordano Ventura among the pitchers he admires most.
  • David Samson reflects on how the Marlins “upset the rhythm of visiting teams” during his tenure as team president. Specific tactics included sabotaging batting practice sessions—by letting rain desecrate the field (at the old ballpark) and allowing excessive heat inside (at the new ballpark)—and altering the height of the outfield grass.
  • One day after accusing the Marlins of institutional foreign substance abuse, Zac Gallen struggled in his return from the injured list. That makes 23 consecutive road losses for the Arizona Diamondbacks, which is a modern-era MLB record.
  • Brad Penny became the latest former Fish pitcher to debunk Gallen’s accusation.
  • Our partners at SimBull announced that the initial share offerings for their college football market will open July 1 at 7 p.m. ET! Use promo code FISHSTRIPES when making your first deposit to receive a $10 bonus.
  • Father and son Luis Dorante Sr. and Luis Dorante Jr. are “teammates” in the Marlins organization. The Miami Herald’s Jordan McPherson details their interesting career paths.
  • How did Adam Duvall and Dylan Carlson both miss home plate in Monday’s game? Jomboy breaks it down.
  • Another week, another MLB Pipeline mock draft update. “The Marlins would likely love if a college player like McLain or Bachman got here, but in this scenario, both are gone,” so they wind up selecting South Carolina prep outfielder Will Taylor with the No. 16 overall pick.
  • Our own Hector Rodriguez profiles Eastern Illinois star Trey Sweeney.
  • There’s been a belated scoring change made to last Thursday’s Marlins-Rockies game. It gives Jazz Chisholm Jr. an error—his sixth in only 177 innings played at shortstop—and lowers Trevor Rogers’ earned run average from 1.98 to 1.87, further bolstering his NL Rookie of the Year case.
  • We’ve got an upcoming Fish Stripes Live show previewing the Marlins vs. Cubs series. Join us at 7:05 p.m. ET (and feel free to submit questions/discussion topics in advance).