Friday to be an exciting night for figures miami marlins fan
That’s when 6-foot-8 right-hander Yuri Perez will make his major league debut against the visiting team. Cincinnati Reds in the first match of the three-match series
Pérez, a 20-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, is ranked as baseball’s eighth best prospect by CBS Sports and No. 2 overall. 9 by MLB Pipeline, which marlins‘No. 1 possibility. His best pitches are a deceptive slider and a fastball that hits 94-97 mph but hits 100. He also has a plus slider and his fourth pitch is a curve.
On Friday, Perez will become the youngest player marlins History. Perez is 3-1 with a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings at Double-A Pensacola this year. He averaged 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings and held opponents to a .148 batting average.
Perez is needed in the rotation as starters Johnny Cueto and Trevor Rogers are on the injured list. In addition, Braxton Garrett (5.97) and Eduardo Cabrera (5.35) have higher ERAs.
In fact, once Perez’s promotion became official on Friday, Cabrera could be sent to the minors to make room on the roster.
“Looking at Yuri’s performance last year has given us a lot of confidence,” marlins General Manager Kim Ng said
If he lives up to his hype, Pérez will fall behind reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara and lefty Jesus Luzardo.
In fact, Alcantara was the one who called Perez on video to tell him the news.
Pérez was brought into the office of his Double-A manager, who looked at some teaching tips on his laptop. Within minutes, Alcantara’s face flashed on the screen, and he addressed Pérez.
“I have some bad news,” joked Alcantara, “now I have to see your face every day.
“Do you think you’re ready for the big leagues? I’m so happy for you. It’s well deserved. We’ll see you here soon. We love you.”
As the call rang out, Perez stood up and hugged his coaches in tears.
Perez’s counterpart will be Cincinnati right-hander Graham Ashcraft (2-1, 3.82). Ashcraft, who made his debut last year, is 7-7 with a 4.61 ERA in 26 career starts.
An Alabama native who pitched for the University of Alabama–Birmingham, Ashcraft was Cincinnati’s sixth-round pick in 2019.
He had two of his best outings in his career debut against Miami, going 1–0 with a 1.80 ERA. Sole Judgment against Ashcraft marlins 2 came last August, when he allowed five hits, no walks and one unearned run in a 2-1 reds win
related to reds Hitters, tracking South Florida native second baseman Jonathan India should be interesting
India, Cincinnati’s leading hitter, leads the club in batting average (.311) and OPS (.863). He went 2-for-4 in Cincinnati’s 5-0 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. reds won two out of three games
He will enter Friday on an eight-game hitting streak and is hitting .433 during that stretch.
Miami is on a two-game winning streak after losing six of seven games.
Luis Arraz (.944) and Jesus Sanchez (.927) lead Miami in OPS. Arraz (.398) also leads the majors in batting average, though his 12-game hitting streak ended in a 5-4 win over Arizona on Wednesday. Sanchez hit a three-run homer in that game, but left with an apparently mild hamstring injury.
– Field Level Media