Miami Marlins: First Look At Prospects Acquired At The Deadline

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Aug 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Steve Cishek throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th inning at Great American Ball Park. The Cardinals won 4-3 in 13 innings. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

As we all know, the Miami Marlins made some moves at and around the trade deadline. The moves were made to try to “retool” their farm system. But as we all know, the Marlins have a bottom three front office in the MLB, so most of the moves were, let’s say, not good. Fellow writer Dillon Murrell wrote a review for the deadline moves soon after the deadline. 

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In this piece, I’m going to show statistical data on how these newly acquired prospects have done on their respective levels.

Let’s start with Kyle Barraclough.

The Marlins traded their former closer Steve Cishek to get Barraclough from the Cardinals. Barraclough is a pitcher known for a high-speed fastball, with some decent secondary pitches. People criticized the trade because Kyle was a 25-year old reliever pitching in Double-A.

Kyle was called up to the Majors league for the first time in his career and has had really good success in a very, very, very small sample size, 2.2 innings sample size. He has posted a 6.75 K/9, giving up zero earned runs while posting a 1.60 FIP. Opponents have a .111 batting average against him.

In his four games with the Marlins Double A affiliate, Kyle recorded 2 saves and had a FIP of -.42(!). Kyle could be an interesting bullpen piece for the Marlins moving forward.