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Fishology Episode 8: ZiPS Projections & Marlins Shortstops

Daniel, Louis and Ely cover 2023 ZiPS projections and the Marlins’ main starting shortstop candidates, Joey Wendle and Jacob Amaya.

Joey Wendle #18 of the Miami Marlins throws out Cal Stevenson #37 of the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on August 22, 2022 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Welcome to Fishology! This new show, hosted by Daniel Rodriguez with analyst Louis Addeo-Weiss and assorted guests, is dedicated to bringing advanced stats to Miami Marlins podcasting like never before.

For the eighth episode, Ely Sussman joins in to break down five big takeaways from the 2023 Marlins ZiPS projections (0:30). Then, the crew dives in on Jacob Amaya (14:00), Joey Wendle (25:00) and Daniel Castano (40:45).

Enjoy Episode 8 of Fishology!

Here are Dan Szymborski’s full 2023 ZiPS projections for the Marlins. What sticks out?

  1. Sandy Alcantara’s regression (ERA projected to spike by more than a full run)
  2. Recently traded Pablo López would have been the Marlins’ clear No. 2 starter
  3. Rule 5 draft pick Nic Enright can be legitimately good right away
  4. Don’t sleep on non-roster invitee C.J. Hinojosa
  5. Luis Arraez’s second-closest near-age offensive comp is Hall of Famer Wade Boggs

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