Ely Sussman breaks down what Cody Poteet and Zach Thompson did as Miami back-end starters (2:20). Who do you trust the most to stay in the rotation for the rest of the 2021 season? Next, Double-A Pensacola’s Chris Garagiola joins Ethan Budowsky and Ely to discuss everything he’s seen in the first seven weeks of the Minor League Baseball season (6:15 PM). Perspectives covered in the interview include JJ Bleday, Peyton Burdick, Edward Cabrera, Jake Eder and Max Meyer.
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In his first six major league starts, Poteet posted a 3.90 ERA, 4.94 FIP and 35.6 GB% in 27.2 PI. The sample size for Thompson is even smaller (3 GS): 1.50 ERA, 2.09 FIP, 34.5 GB% in 12.0 IP
POLL: Who do you trust the most to be a strong starting pitcher for the rest of the season?
– Fish stripes (@fishstripes) June 20, 2021
Pitcher List’s Nick Pollack has a fascinating new breakdown of pitch quality and Thompson’s strategy from Sunday’s smooth start against the Cubs.
Garagiola spoke to us after enjoying success with the Blue Wahoos. Affiliate Double-A improved to 26-16, South Double-A’s best record.
Subscribe to Swimming Upstream from Fish On The Farm to find out more about Garagiola giving his first impressions of this year’s squad and the Marlins’ organization as a whole.
A few miscellaneous notes on their season:
- The Blue Wahoos have won six of their last seven games, all of those wins on two points or less.
Jake Eder (1.08) and Max Meyer (1.42) have the two lowest earned run averages in the South Double-A (among qualified pitchers).
Peyton Burdick leads the league with 20 more hits and is the only individual to have played in every scheduled game.
Colton Hock made nine saves, the most in Minor League Baseball.
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