The Miami Marlins lost their fourth straight game last night, to the Philadelphia Phillies. Their minor leagues went 3-3 during the same time. Henry Valencio pitched a win in the Dominican Summer League.
Valencio is a 6’1″, 170 lb. 19-year-old right-handed pitcher out of San Pedro de Macoris. born on May 11th, 1999, he’s in his second season with the DSL Marlins.
Valencio appeared in five games out of the bullpen last season for DSL, going 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA and striking out three in five innings. Hardly enough to make any sort of determination, he returned to DSL for a full season this year.
In 10 games, including seven starts, Valencio is 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 27 whiffs in 39.1 innings. He’s got a 1.19 WHIP and has walked 12, holding opponents to a .240 batting average. In yesterday’s game, he won his second straight, holding the DSL Astros to no runs on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four and finished with a 66 GameScore. The Marlins shut the Astros out in that one, 7-0.
We shouldn’t expect to see Valencio in Miami anytime soon. Assuming he makes normal progression through the season, improving at every level, the earliest he would join the parent club is 2024.
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Donadio batted sixth for the Batavia Muckdogs, in an 8-2 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. He went three-for-four with a double, a triple, two runs, and two RBI. Donadio is slashing .309/.374/.478 in 37 games for the Muckdogs. More on Donadio here.
Life goes on for JB Shuck, who underwhelmed for the Miami Marlins this season. He’s not doing half bad for the New Orleans Baby Cakes. New Orleans dropped a 5-4 decision to the El Paso Chihuahuas. Batting sixth, Shuck went two-for-four with his first home run of the season from any level, a ball deep over the right field fence. Shuck is hitting .295 with New Orleans.
Mahoney took the loss in the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s 3-0 shutout at the hands of the Biloxi Shuckers. He pitched a Quality Start, holding the Shuckers to three hits and three walks for two runs over six innings. He struck out six, and finished with a 61 GameScore.
Osorio batted ninth in the DSL Marlins victory over the DSL Astros, and went two-for-three from the plate with a walk, a triple, a run, and three RBI. He’s hitting .241 for the season.
Alcantara started the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-0 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals, and earned no decision after 4 2/3 shutout innings. He struck out four and allowed three walks with two singles. His 62 GameScore was the seventh this season in the 60’s.
Andrews, Miami’s 10th round pick in 2018, earned his first professional victory in the Muckdogs win. He pitched two perfect relief innings, striking out four Scrappers.
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The GCL Marlins dropped a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the GCL Mets. Starting GCL Marlins pitcher Soriano lasted five innings and walked nobody, allowing only one single and striking out three. He finished with a 68 GameScore. Soriano is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a .175 oppBA.
Puckett earned a four-inning save for the Hammerheads, keeping the Cardinals scoreless on three hits and a walk. He struck out three, and holds a 2.41 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .245 oppBA for this season at high-A. We wrote about Puckett here.
Guerrero started in the Muckdogs win over the Scrappers, and held Mahoning Valley to six hits and zero walks in five innings. He allowed two earned runs and struck out four batters.
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