Grading the Marlins: Miami Wins 1-of-3 Against Bucs

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 08: Trevor Richards
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 08: Trevor Richards /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: Drew Steckenrider /

Drew Steckenrider +.105

Drew Steckenrider is a 6’5″, 215 lb. right-handed pitcher from Atlanta, Georgia. Born on January 10th, 1991, he was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the eighth round in 2012.

Steckenrider, now 26-years-old, spent his first five professional seasons entirely in the minors, and just under half of his 2017 campaign. He struck out 259 in 238 1/3 career innings, with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.208 WHIP.

He also played 37 games for the Marlins in 2017, striking out 54 batters in just 34 2/3 innings. That resulted in a ridiculous 14.0 K/9 rate, which led the team.

This season, Steckenrider has made it through eight appearances without allowing a run. He’s struck out 10 in 7 2/3 innings, with a WHIP of 0.783. He’s only walked two batters.

Steckenrider did not appear in Game One or Game Three of the series against the Pirates. In Game Two, on Saturday, he relieved Trevor Richards to pitch the eighth inning. Steckenrider kept the shutout bid going with a scoreless frame. He struck out Jordy Mercer (+.046), walked Adam Frazier (-.049), and struck out Josh Harrison (+.025). Frazier was gunned down trying to steal second with one out (+.083).

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