The Miami Marlins have to be thrilled with what they saw in Dillon Peters last night.
With all the hype that led up to his start, Peters certainly didn’t disappoint. He was sharp from beginning to finish. Keeping the ball low in the zone, the infielders got a lot of work fielding softly hit ground balls. It’s easy to understand why he’s only surrendered one home run this season.
Peters will be making another start for the Miami Marlins this season. Given that they had Vance Worley and Odrisamer Despaigne making regular starts guarantees it. Expect Peters to replace Despaigne in the rotation.
For all the talk of how weak the Miami Marlins minor league system was, it appears to have yielded a pitcher with an incredibly high ceiling. Peters certainly didn’t look like a 10th round selection in his debut.
It’s far too early to start making judgements about his future with the team. Suffice it to say he will be a part of their 2018 plans, though. He’s only made one start, it’s best not to draw conclusions from seven innings of work.
Miami Marlins fans have every reason to be excited about his next start though.