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The Offishial Show Episode 108: Jesús Aguilar as Carlos Delgado 2.0?

Ely reflects on Cody Poteet’s MLB debut and compares Jesús Aguilar’s 2021 pace to what Carlos Delgado did in 2005.

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Cody Poteet’s hard work paid off, as Ely Sussman explains what he showed in Wednesday’s win that should be sustainable at the major league level. That’s followed by a breakdown of where Jesús Aguilar’s production stands in relation to Carlos Delgado’s lone Marlins season and how his awesome start to 2021 affects other key players in the organization.

Enjoy Episode 108!

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You can find some excellent analysis about Aguilar’s mid-career evolution on Pitcher List and FanGraphs. Compare his stats head-to-head with Delgado’s.

Small sample size of course, but Poteet’s slider averaged a 2,764 RPM spin rate in his debut. That is higher than any other Marlins pitcher has averaged in any appearance this season, according to Baseball Savant.

Here is one final plug for my latest Garrett Cooper article.

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