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Fishology Episode 10: What Makes A.J. Puk Great Fit in Miami

Daniel, Louis and Ely cover the latest Marlins trade and what Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projects for the club’s 2023 season.

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher A.J. Puk (33) celebrates the final out after a game between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics on August 28, 2022, at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA. Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via 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.

Daniel, Louis and Ely Sussman evaluate new Marlins reliever A.J. Puk, what went wrong for former top draft pick JJ Bleday and point out notable details from Baseball Prospectus’ 2023 season projections.

Enjoy Episode 10 of Fishology!

At the time of our recording, PECOTA had the Marlins pegged for a 76-86 record with playoff odds of only 4.4%. But Wednesday’s update—projecting better results in terms of both run scoring and run prevention—jolted them to 80-82 with 16.9% playoff odds.

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Fish Stripes is ranked by Feedspot as the world’s No. 2 Miami Marlins podcast (trailing only the pod that’s produced by the franchise itself). Our programs include The Offishial Show, Fish Stripes Unfiltered, What a Relief and Fishology. All new episodes are posted to You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.