New Marlins Game Recap
New Fish Stripes Podcast
- FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 40% chance to win their next game against the Mets.
- By getting swept in Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Marlins are ensured a top-seven overall selection in the 2022 MLB Draft.
- Jesús Aguilar underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. With a projected rehab period of six weeks, he should have no issues returning to full strength in time for spring training.
- The Miami Herald asked a “veteran scout” for his takes on Marlins prospects who passed through Double-A Pensacola. They doesn’t foresee Peyton Burdick, JJ Bleday, Griffin Conine or Víctor Víctor Mesa becoming everyday-caliber MLB players. But the scout’s comments were also rife with clichés that make it difficult to take him/her seriously when it comes to projecting these prospects in the modern game.
- Within that same piece, Craig Mish and Barry Jackson report that there’s an increasing likelihood of Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins agreeing to terms on a “multi-year contract.” It’s unclear whether or not that would buy out any of his free agent years—Alcantara is already under club control through 2024 via arbitration.
- Blue Wahoos Stadium extended its lease with Pensacola through 2031.
- Lots of pitching talk between Fish Stripes’ own Isaac Azout with Peter Pratt and Shaun Barrett on the latest Fish Across the Pond.
- Miguel Rojas and Pablo López discuss their Venezuelan roots with MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola.
- Jake Eder was selected to the second team of MLB Pipeline’s 2021 Prospect Team of the Year.
- Ben Badler of Baseball America ranks José Salas (No. 3), Ian Lewis (No. 6) and Joe Mack (No. 7) among the Florida Complex League’s Top 10 prospects from this past summer. Kahlil Watson would’ve made the list as well, but didn’t get enough playing time to qualify.
- Troy Johnston and Jefry Yan are known to be participating in the 2021 Arizona Fall League, which begins two weeks from now. Here are my guesses for the other Marlins players: JJ Bleday, Alberto Guerrero, Anthony Maldonado, Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott.